My rule of thumb is this. To tell a good chicken place, look at the people inside. If it’s full of beautiful young women taking selfies, likely isn’t good chicken. If it’s full of middle-aged men who look like life has kicked them in the teeth–GREAT CHICKEN!
“Come for the Stumptown Coffee; stay for the dangerously delicious pancakes.” (Jake R.)
It doesn't seem to make sense that a 40-plus-year-old San Francisco Bay-area brunch joint is sharing valuable restaurant space with a fusion diner known for its Korean fried chicken and Los Angeles galbi with mac and cheese. It might be even more surprising that the...
There aren’t many great American pubs south of the river, particularly near Gyodae. WinK is not only a good option, it’s worth a trip across the river.
Cozy atmosphere for gorging on sausages and other succulent meats and Serbian dishes.
I was invited by the Park Hyatt Seoul to try their new "Gangnam Style" menu. Longtime readers will remember how jaded I've become to Korean fine dining. It all tends to be about presentation while flavor takes a bland backseat. I'm happy to say that things are...
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...
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...
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: 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...
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...
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...
Location: Hongdae Cuisine: Korean Reservations: No Suggested Items: Cheese Gobchang, Cheese Dalkbal, Gobchang Gui There's this trend of putting mozzarella cheese on Korean food. And in some cases it works. This row of gobchang (intestine) joints in Hongdae are doing...
Location: Gwanghwamun Cuisine: Italian, American, Europoean Reservations: Yes Suggested Items: Porchetta, Desserts We didn't have the mourn the passing of OK2 for long. OK3 opened in the new Microsoft building next to Gwanghwamun. The concept is a bit different, but...
Location: Gangnam, Sinsa, Jongno Cuisine: Korean BBQ Reservations: Recommended Suggested Items: Hanu ribeye Other Amenities: English menu, Valet parking Phone: Check map Location http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oyFqh_zWa8 * Please help complete...
Location: Sheraton Walkerhill Cuisine: Korean, Fine Dining Reservations: Recommended Suggested Items: Beef Galbi, Yukhwe Other Amenities: English spoken, Valet parking Phone: 02-450-4595 Location * Please help complete this review by...
Location: City Hall, Lotte Hotel Cuisine: French, Korean, Fine Dining Reservations: Recommended Suggested Items: ANYTHING Other Amenities: English, French spoken, Valet parking Phone: 02-317-7181 Location * Please help complete this review by...
Location: Chain Cuisine: Mexican Reservations: No Suggested Items: Burrito Other Amenities: Some English on the menu * Please help complete this review by adding information in the...
The little sister to Baru Gongyang (also spelled puzzlingly “Balwoo”) is best known as a lunch stop. It’s in the Temple Stay building across from Jogyesa Temple. I used to go there regularly, but the management there was getting increasingly rude and patronizing. After a year, I decided to return. It has changed a lot.
Address: 서울시 용산구 이태원 동 580 2층 580, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 2nd Floor Telephone: 070-4158-1669 Parking: Unavailable Alcohol: Bottled and draft beer, cocktails available Tip: Mother's Office has a special lunch menu on weekdays in which...
Long before Psy warbled about it, Gangnam was Korea’s capital of cool, but hipsters with taste (are there any…?) may now be heading for the neighboring hood of Nonhyeon-dong. Here, their destination is a spot called “Hopscotch.”
Finding California wine country's hottest new 한식 hanshik (Korean food) can be as challengingly fun as discovering next pinot noir wine sensation, but it's equally well worth the effort. Dick Blomster's Korean Diner, formerly known as Hi Five Korean/American Diner,...
Suggested Items: Fried kimchi mandu
Location:Near Osan Station
Cuisine: Traditional Vietnamese Food
Suggested Items: Fresh Rolls, Sae-u Gogi Deopbap 새우고기 덮밥, Pho
Location: Pyeongtaek, Near Newcore
Suggested Items: Earl Grey Chiffon Cake, Raspberry Macaron, Chocolate Macaron, Ice Teas, Everything Else
There's something I'd say for Korea that I wouldn't say for America--there are some freakin' good restaurant franchises that I'd recommend even over independent restaurants. Their quality is consistently good. These would also be great brands to export. I'm leaving...
Suggested Items: All the burgers, Chili
Cuisine: Cafe, Pizza
Suggested Items: Capricciosa Pizza
Bukchang-dong (or BCD) Tofu House has been one of the most popular Korean restaurants for years. I believe it's one of those rare Korean restaurants that was born in America and made its way back to the Motherland, Korea. They have 15 locations in and around the Los...
Suggested Items: ManduGuk (Dumpling Soup), Sae-u Mandu (Shrimp-filled Dumplings), Modeum Mandu (Dumpling Sampler)
Suggested Items: Galbi Jjim, Gul Jeon (Pan-fried Oysters)
I would like to deeply apologize, to all the ZenKimchi followers, for my long absence. I'll be more diligent in posting more often. One of the representative Korean foods is 삼겹살 (samgyupsal), uncured pork belly, or the Korean bacon. As a matter of fact, samgyupsal's...
Cuisine: Tapas, Creative American, Bar Food
Suggested Items: Magpie Porter
This was the best sushi experience I ever had. It looked like “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.”
The fine folks at Yeontabal 연타발 invited me over for a night of some lovely beef intestines and heart. I'm usually skeptical of a lot of upscale Korean restaurants because they usually think fine dining is just a bunch of...
Of all the places my wife and I have tried donkasu together, including a 50,000 won per person place in Tokyo, we never expected that it would be in the middle of nowhere in North Jeolla province that we would find the donkasu by which all other donkasu would be...
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