Food and Drinks · Places

Lunch at Gwangjang Market

Seoul, South Korea — Gwangjang market (광장시장) is known as the first traditional market in Korea and popular among locals and tourists. It offers Korean snacks and street food one could think of, such as soondae, tteokbokki, odeng, mandu, jokbal, etc. on its ground floor and various choices of fabrics and linens which are situated on the second floor.… Continue reading Lunch at Gwangjang Market

Food and Drinks · Personal

Happy Pepero Day

South Korea — 해피 빼빼로 데이~ Aside from Valentine's day and White day, today marks another sweet occasion especially for high school students and couples. Today, Korea celebrates Pepero day. If one haven't heard about Pepero, it's a pretzel covered with chocolate, white or dark, almonds, melon or strawberry produced by Lotte. It can be compared to Japan's snack… Continue reading Happy Pepero Day

Food and Drinks · Recipes

Miyeok Guk | Birthday Soup

Seoul, South Korea — It's Danny's birthday! What should I cook? I only had one thing in mind: miyeok guk. 미역국 (miyeok guk) is also known as the birthday soup in Korea. It's made of seaweed and sometimes mixed with chunks of beef or mussels. This soup is nutritiously packed with iodine and calcium. Pregnant mothers usually… Continue reading Miyeok Guk | Birthday Soup