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Premium Kimbap?

Premium Kimbap?

Food trends in Seoul these days tend to center around foreign cuisine. I was happy to find that we are finding new innovations with Korean food in the humble kimbap. This one is long overdue. Kimbap is almost but not quite like a sushi maki roll but filled with meats,...
Cronut Copy found in Seoul

Cronut Copy found in Seoul

So, the news came out that Dunkin’ Donuts in Korea and The Philippines is the first corporation to try to mimic Dominiq Ansel’s famous cronut that’s the hit of the summer in New York, calling it a “New York Pie Donut.” (A Korean company...

TRENDWATCH: Sugar Cane Juice

You can tell when a vendor has had some success at one of the many food expos during the year. It looks like sugar cane juicers hit it big. There are three major areas where I check for street food trends, Insa-dong, Myeong-dong, and Hongdae. I first saw this in...
TRENDWATCH: Schneeballen

TRENDWATCH: Schneeballen

These have been popping up in various places around Seoul. They originate from Rothenberg, Germany, one of my favorite places in Europe, but I had not seen them when I lived in Germany. It does look like they do have some copycats jumping on the trend, though. They...
Bamboo Salt Almonds

Bamboo Salt Almonds

As I mentioned, I need a mid-afternoon snack. I find that a bag o’ nuts does me fine. My usual mixed nuts I couldn’t find at E-Mart. But I saw these. Aw, I had to try it out. Bamboo salt is a Korean way of making salt by putting brine into bamboo and...

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