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Self-serve Beer Bars

Self-serve Beer Bars

I’d been hearing about self-serve beer bars not only opening but exploding in Seoul. These types of bars exist in other cities around the world, but it’s a very new concept in Korea, and it’s catching on quickly. Import beers are becoming popular...
Finds and Trends at Korea Food Expo 2011

Finds and Trends at Korea Food Expo 2011

Last month was the annual Korea Food Expo at the COEX, which seems to be getting bigger each year. To me, this is a theme park. They have one section that is like a museum of Korean cuisine. Then there’s a section of Korean vendors. This year it looked to be...
PB Sighting: Banh Mi

PB Sighting: Banh Mi

The Vietnamese hoagie that was trendy in America is popping its buns up in Korea. This chicken version was sighted and eaten at Paris Croissant in Yeouido. I’m no Banh Mi connoisseur, but I liked...
PB Sighting: Bulgogi Burritos

PB Sighting: Bulgogi Burritos

I have had a love-hate relationship with Paris Baguette over the years. When I first came to Korean in 2004 they pissed me off every time. They tended to put sugar in every one of their products, even their ham sandwiches. They’d throw ketchup, mayonnaise and...
The Future of Street Food?

The Future of Street Food?

Based on Tammy’s and Seoul Sub–>Urban’s posts, I wanted to check out this “Bomb Rice” Poktanbap 폭탄밥 in Noryangjin. I was in the area anyway. To find it, leave Noryangjin Station (line 1) and cross the overpass away from the fish market....
Food Find: Ranch Dressing

Food Find: Ranch Dressing

Seriously, Ranch dressing has been one of those elusive items that American expats had always taken for granted before coming to Korea. The only places to get it were shady foreign food markets, military base connections, or Costco–and even Costco didn’t...
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