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Review: New Updated and Relocated General Banjum 제네럴반점
Jun02

Review: New Updated and Relocated General Banjum 제네럴반점

Location: COEX Cuisine: Korean-Chinese Reservations: Not necessary Suggested Items: I had tried General Banjum in its earlier incarnation in Gangnam. It’s Korean-Chinese but notched up quite a bit. As usual per greedy Gangnam landlords, they increased the rent so much that GB was forced to close its Gangnam location. Their COEX restaurant was open a year before then. The new COEX renovation has made it way, way more restaurant...

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Where is there Teppanyaki in Seoul?
May11

Where is there Teppanyaki in Seoul?

JW Marriott, near Express Bus Terminal, has been giving a teppanyaki makeover to its Japanese restaurant Mikado. For the month of May, guest chef Cyrus Mann A. Platon, a teppanyaki master from Benihana at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa in Australia, will be cooking his menu. And we all know that at Benihana cooking also means performing. I was thrilled to be invited to try out the menu. The Experience course is W120,000,...

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New Menu at Craftworks Euljiro–PLUS Free Beer for YOU!
Jan07

New Menu at Craftworks Euljiro–PLUS Free Beer for YOU!

We all know Craftworks. But have you been to the Euljiro location in north Seoul? It’s in the basement of the Pine Avenue Building outside Euljiro 3-ga Station, exit  12 (map at the bottom of the post). I was invited by them to check out this new menu that only this location is experimenting with. They also had the Pumpkin Spice IPA available, so I indulged myself with that as well. Having worked in a brewpub before, the secret...

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Mi Casa 미카사
Dec30

Mi Casa 미카사

Location: Itaewon Cuisine: Spanish Reservations: Taken Suggested Items: Anything with jamon, the cool wine pouring system No, not at my house… I was invited to a press dinner a few weeks ago at Mi Casa, the Spanish restaurant in Itaewon, caddy corner from Three Alleys Pub. I had been reticent in the past to try out the place. My experience with Spanish food in Seoul has been disappointing. But if this evening was any indicator...

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Linus’ Bama Style BBQ 라이너스 바베큐
Nov19

Linus’ Bama Style BBQ 라이너스 바베큐

Location: Itaewon Cuisine: American BBQ Reservations: Taken Suggested Items: Pork, Brisket, Ribs, Fried Mac & Cheese Balls, Skinny Fries… EVERYTHING Birmingham, Alabama, native Linus Kim started making his mark in Seoul by holding BBQ pop-up restaurants for a few years. He then went to America to learn from the best. He returned and opened this permanent location. Since he started his popular pop-ups, an American BBQ trend...

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Second Kitchen
Nov18

Second Kitchen

Location: Hannam-dong Cuisine: American Reservations: Yes Suggested Items: Burger, Shrimp Polenta, Cocktails Tucked away new UN Village, Second Kitchen is casual fine dining with Italian and New American styles. They’re famous for their burger, but the surprising showstopper was the Shrimp Polenta, which in a way was Shrimp ‘n’ Grits. Creamy cheesy polenta with perfectly cooked and spiced shrimp. They also have a...

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