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Born & Bred: Is It Worth It?

Born & Bred: Is It Worth It?

Type: Fine Dining Korean BBQ Good for: Saying you went to a MIchelin restaurant Worth it? Food Atmosphere Service The allure of Michelin-starred restaurants is undeniable. The prestigious Michelin Guide has long been a beacon of culinary excellence, and its...
The Starfield Library | Is it worth it?

The Starfield Library | Is it worth it?

Type: Instagram Bait Good for: Instagram–if you’re already in the COEX Mall Worth it? Authenticity Uniqueness Fun A fake library full of fake books for fake people COEX Mall’s “Library”: a playground for faux-intellectuals and a paradise for...
Nanta | Is it worth it?

Nanta | Is it worth it?

Type: Fake Culture Good for: saying you watched it Worth it? Authenticity Uniqueness Fun Imagine someone watched “Stomp” and said, “Let’s slap some kimchi on this and call it ours!” Voila, Nanta was born. Sure, it’s a non-verbal...
Petit France | Is it worth it?

Petit France | Is it worth it?

Type: Domestic, Artificial Good for: if you’ve never been to Europe, and you’re fine with a fake Europe Worth it? Authenticity Uniqueness Fun Why fly halfway across the world to visit a mock-up of a French village? You know what’s authentically French there?...
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...
14 Must-eat Korean Foods In Seoul and Where To Eat

14 Must-eat Korean Foods In Seoul and Where To Eat

I’ve been writing about Korean food in Seoul since 2004 at ZenKimchi. I’ve consulted Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Travel Channel, and other world media in finding the must eat Korean foods.Here’s the...

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