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Woomi Dakgalbi, Chuncheon, Korea

Woomi Dakgalbi, Chuncheon, Korea

Woomi is an old-school 닭갈비 dakgalbi restaurant that has been in the mountain lakeside city of 춘천 Chuncheon, South Korea, since 1970. This was the Chuncheon dakgalbi I remember from my teaching English in the city in 1997. That was before the 2002 Korean TV drama 겨울연가...
Nami Island | Is it worth it?

Nami Island | Is it worth it?

Type: Domestic, Artificial Good for: if you are a fan of the K-drama “Winter Sonata” Worth it? Authenticity Uniqueness Fun Ah, Nami Island: The Disneyland of Korea, without the charm or the iconic mouse ears. Look, I’ve got nothing against Nami Island—been...
9 Great Korean Restaurant Franchises (and bad ones)

9 Great Korean Restaurant Franchises (and bad ones)

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 Korean restaurant...
Today’s Dosirak: Deodeok Gochujang Samgyeopsal

Today’s Dosirak: Deodeok Gochujang Samgyeopsal

There’s a Bon Dosirak franchise near my day job’s location. This is the latest concept from Bon Juk and Bon Bibimbap. I’ve had a few of these dosirak (lunchboxes) before. I particularly like the way they pay tribute to regional cuisines, like the...
Gochujang Pasta

Gochujang Pasta

Gochujang (고추장) is one of Korea’s most important “mother sauces.” It is the backbone of many popular recipes: 닭갈비 dakgalbi, 김치찌개 kimchi jjigae and 떡볶이 tteokbokki. It’s also used to make 쌈장 ssamjang, the quintessential barbecue condiment....

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