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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...
Jeonju – Cheonnyeon Nuri Bom

Jeonju – Cheonnyeon Nuri Bom

Jeonju, the capital of North Jeolla Province is 3 hours away from Seoul. Having done my research, Jeonju was chosen as part of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network. I was hoping to taste really good Korean food in this city. With an empty stomach, I began to explore...
Restaurant: Kristalbelli, New York

Restaurant: Kristalbelli, New York

The opening of “the next Korean barbecue restaurant” in midtown Manhattan by K-pop star and producer Jin Young Park has generated some controversy. Some think the restaurant’s aesthetic is too antiseptic to provide an authentic Korean experience....

Jiri Mountain Eats – Eden Restaurant

If you find yourself in the vicinity of popular tourist spot Jiri mountain, I’ve got a must-visit bibimbap restaurant for you to try out. Eden Restaurant, or, 에덴식당, keeps odd hours and you’ll need to call in advance to check their availability and make a...
Restaurant: Korean BBQ Plus!, Concord, Calif.

Restaurant: Korean BBQ Plus!, Concord, Calif.

Serendipity brought me to this restaurant on the east side of the San Francisco Bay area. I had an appointment with friends in Concord early one February morning. By noon, our meeting was over, and I was hungry. Rather than waiting until I returned to more familiar...

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