|My terribly mannered cat trying to filch a cube of chicken.|
So my current job stems from annoying experiences as an expat, namely eating. Is anyone surprised? I mean…I do like to eat. What I always found frustrating is the path of discovery for restaurants. Most good meals I’ve had in Korea found their way to my face through haphazard happenstance. There’s never been one single way, or even a few solid ways, of discovering a good restaurant. A Facebook post here. A magazine article there. A random conversation. With no organized method of how I came across these tasty tidbits of info, I felt something like an ant feeling around without antennas.
But MangoPlate isn’t solely about discovery of cool, new places to eat. We’ve invested months in building an extensive database in both Korean and English with individually verified locations, contact information, and restaurant details.
Even if you don’t have a smartphone, you can follow us on Facebook to get inside tips on some really amazing places to eat in Seoul. We’re still in our open beta phase, but it’s possible to download the app and test it out. We always welcome feedback; it makes us better so you can find food better. Wanna be able to look that ajumma straight in the eye knowing her fried squid is gonna kill it? Download our app and start eating better. Let me know what you think!
Available for Android and iPhone. In English and Korean.