Fatman and Seoul Eats in Ansan Asia Town

This past Sunday, I met up with Fatman Seoul and Dan Gray (Seoul Eats) in that little haven that I have grown to love this past year–Ansan Asia Town.  I’m waiting for them to post what we did, as they had their high-powered cameras shuttering so much that I just gave up and pocketed mine.


Best Vietnamese food in Korea

Addictive braided Chinese doughnuts

Dan found shallots

Fatman and I got some Thai and Indonesian ingredients

Finding out that the beloved Uzbek cafe is actually a family-run franchise in Korea

If you are interested in joining us in one of our occasional food outings down there, Robert Wicks has set up a Facebook group, Amalgam Ansan.

Here are some of my shots of Asia Town and its restaurants from this weekend and this past year.

Taken before they renovated the streets

That's a durian shake in the background

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Joe McPherson founded ZenKimchi in 2004. He has been featured and sourced in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, CNN, KBS, MBC, SBS, Le Figaro, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Harper’s Bazaar Korea, The Chosun Weekly, and other Korean and international media. He has consulted for The Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern,” Lonely Planet, and the PBS documentary series “Kimchi Chronicles.” Mr. McPherson has written for multiple Korean and international publications, including SEOUL Magazine, JoongAng Daily, The Korea Herald, Newsweek Korea and wrote the feature article for U.S. National publication Plate magazine’s all-Korean food issue. He has acted as dining editor for 10 Magazine and was on the judging panel for Korea for the Miele Guide. He spoke at TEDx Seoul on Korean food globalization, at TED Worldwide Talent Search on the rise of Korean cuisine, and in New York City on Korean Buddhist temple cuisine. The company ZenKimchi International organizes food tours for tourists and corporations and acts as a media liaison for foreign and Korean media and local restaurants and producers.

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  • http://zenkimchi.com/ ZenKimchi

    Exit Ansan Station where you see traffic. Go through the underpass, and you’re on the main street through Asia Town. The Vietnamese restaurant is the second street on your left.

  • http://bancclothing.wordpress.com/ Andrew

    So how do you get to these restaurants? Particularly the one with the delicious looking spring rolls. If you could provide directions from the subway station that would be great.

  • Sandy

    Hi, I tired to find amalgam ansan on facebook, but no luck, how do I find it? thanks

    • https://twitter.com/ZenKimchi ZenKimchi

      This was four years ago. May not exist anymore. I should update this post. Thanks!

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