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Trending in Seoul: Bagels

Trending in Seoul: Bagels

According to the JoongAng Ilbo, bagels have really hit it big in Korea. In the expat-o-sphere, we’ve been noticing more bagel shops pop up over the years in our group Restaurant Buzz Seoul. The New Yorkers and Montréalers pooh-poohed most of the offerings. Not...
Filet-O-Fish is back in Korea

Filet-O-Fish is back in Korea

McDonald’s Korea discontinued the Filet-O-Fish in 2008. Today, April 1st, 2021, it is back. I try my first one in maybe 15 years. Will it live up to expectations? And what of the Double Filet-O-Fish? UPDATE (June 2023): It’s gone...
Pop-up with British Celebrity Chef Jay Morjaria

Pop-up with British Celebrity Chef Jay Morjaria

This weekend, after a quick few beers & Korean fried chicken the night before, I went to Chef Jay Morjaria’s (Twitter, Instagram) pop-up event at Vineworks. If you haven’t watched Chef Morjaria’s episode on Million Pound Menu (BBC2 &...
The Surprising Korean Burger Foodies Are Crazy For

The Surprising Korean Burger Foodies Are Crazy For

There’s a Korean burger that has been the must-try in Seoul’s foodie community. And it comes from a surprising place. Lotteria. Yes, Lotteria. The Korean-Japanese fast food franchise known for its culinary abominations–soggy fries and cardboard...
Seoul Food Festival 2017: Picnic on the Bridge

Seoul Food Festival 2017: Picnic on the Bridge

For Children’s Day, we went to the Picnic on the Bridge, part of the Seoul Food Festival, organized by Chosun TV. What they did was take over the lower deck of the double decker Banpo Bridge and made it into a boulevard of food demos, booths, and food...
Michelin anounces first “Bib Gourmand” for Seoul

Michelin anounces first “Bib Gourmand” for Seoul

Leaders in Korean government and corporations have for years been trying to lure the Michelin Red Guide to Seoul. Just consider it another gold star for their sticker charts in their neverending quest for status, along with international sporting events, ads in Times...

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