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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...
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...
Premium Kimbap?

Premium Kimbap?

Food trends in Seoul these days tend to center around foreign cuisine. I was happy to find that we are finding new innovations with Korean food in the humble kimbap. This one is long overdue. Kimbap is almost but not quite like a sushi maki roll but filled with meats,...
Review: Schneeballen Korea's Schneeball Cookies

Review: Schneeballen Korea's Schneeball Cookies

Like any city, Seoul goes through seemingly random food trends and fads. Once such a trend hits, you’re bound to see the same food or dish almost everywhere from street food carts to even high end restaurants sometimes.   One such trend that has arrived in...

TRENDWATCH: Sugar Cane Juice

You can tell when a vendor has had some success at one of the many food expos during the year. It looks like sugar cane juicers hit it big. There are three major areas where I check for street food trends, Insa-dong, Myeong-dong, and Hongdae. I first saw this in...
TRENDWATCH: Schneeballen

TRENDWATCH: Schneeballen

These have been popping up in various places around Seoul. They originate from Rothenberg, Germany, one of my favorite places in Europe, but I had not seen them when I lived in Germany. It does look like they do have some copycats jumping on the trend, though. They...

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