English Menu Crime: Sherbert?

This one comes from the infamous Caffé Bene, who should know better. It is advertising its line of patbingsu as “sherberts.” Now patbingsu has shaved ice and a wealth of goodies, but I doubt any actual sherbert goes anywhere near these things. Again, Caffé Bene has...

WTF: Korean Costco Banchan

Old habits die hard. Sarah Lee at Seoul in the City brought this up the other day. Koreans love the food court at Costco. It’s almost a pure unadulterated import from America. They serve big slices of pizza with no sweet pickles or mayonnaise squiggles. They...
Mui Mui Cafe 무이무이

Mui Mui Cafe 무이무이

Location: Apgujeong Cuisine: Cafe Reservations: No Suggested Items: Ddeok Spring Rolls Other Amenities: English Menu Phone: 02-515-3981 Location Did the chef even test this on people before putting it on the menu? It’s as bad as it looks. Chocolate Banana Pizza....

The Prison Bar

This was a late night smartphone pic. Please forgive the less than professional finesse. I’d heard about this prison bar, called Gamok 감옥 (“Jail”) in Anyang for a while, so we checked it out. The outside has mannequins dressed like convicts, and you...

A Tribute to Isaac Toast

Westerners in Korea have a love-mostly-hate relationship with Isaac Toast. Before McDonald’s started serving breakfast a few years ago, it was the closest we got to a breakfast sandwich. The closest. Egg. Ham. Cheese. Grilled bread. And you have to be vigilant...
Serendipity in E-Mart Purchases

Serendipity in E-Mart Purchases

I’m so used to marketing that gives freebies related to the products they sell. That’s why I automatically try to figure out the message when E-Mart duct tapes random products together. What are they trying to tell me? How did they know that toothpaste is...
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