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The Unspoken Rule of Korean Fried Chicken Joints

The Unspoken Rule of Korean Fried Chicken Joints

There’s an unspoken rule in the world of Korean fried chicken joints that many food enthusiasts have come to recognize. It’s a rule that may seem counterintuitive to some, but it’s one that has proven to be true time and time again. The rule is...
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...
11 Best Korean Chicken Joints

11 Best Korean Chicken Joints

Chicken and beer have become serious institutions in South Korea. Korean style fried chicken started showing up around 1970, when cooking oil became more affordable. In the 1980s and 1990s, chicken “hofs” that served deep fried chicken and beer popped up...
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...
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...
What is the best time of year to visit South Korea?

What is the best time of year to visit South Korea?

Planning a trip to South Korea? Choosing the right time to visit can greatly enhance your travel experience. In this seasonal guide, we’ll help you navigate the best time of year to explore the enchanting landscapes and cultural wonders of South Korea. From...

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