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Daejon: Three lessons from a hotel breakfast

Daejon: Three lessons from a hotel breakfast

My first destination on a mid-May 10-day tour of Korea was the city of 대전 Daejeon, more than two hours south of the Incheon airport by express bus. View of downtown Daejeon as we entered near dusk on the express bus from Incheon airport. (credit: Jeff Quackenbush) I...
French Toast With Yujacha Syrup

French Toast With Yujacha Syrup

Writing recently for Plate magazine about Korean breakfast culture inspired me to try mixing traditional Korean ingredients with traditional western breakfast items in unconventional ways. For some time my palate has been passionate about 유자차 yujacha, a hot tea made...

Chocolate Gochujang Biscotti

  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here is an easy kick for your chocolate biscotti.  They look ever so innocent with the dark chocolate color and hazelnut bits, but a subtle kick after a second or two will let you know things get more interesting here.  While...
Pul-bbang Korean pancake dumplings

Pul-bbang Korean pancake dumplings

I found a Danish Æbelskiver pancake pan at William-Sonoma some time ago.  I kept staring at the catalog, scratching my head trying to figure out why the pan and its baked contents looked so familiar. Then I realized I was looking at the perfect pul-bbang pan....
Grits in Korea

Grits in Korea

This is a blog supplement to my article appearing in The Korea Herald this week. Wow, it’s taken me two and a half years to get around to sharing one of the finds that was one of the reasons for starting the Food Journal. During the short stint where I...

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