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

Chuncheon Dakgalbi

Chuncheon, South Korea — When we say or even think of durian in the Philippines, we always consider that smelly yet delicious fruit as my beautiful hometown Davao City's delicacy. Speaking of which, I was born and raised in this safest city in the Philippines and would never transfer to any other cities in my home country. In … Continue reading Chuncheon Dakgalbi

Korean Tradition : Kimjang

14-15 Nov 2015 | South Korea — Today, I'm gonna share about my first kimchi making experience with my in-laws. Not just one head of baechu (배추 / napa cabbage) but amounting to a year supply. As we all know, kimchi is the most essential food in a Korean meal since many years ago. It's also … Continue reading Korean Tradition : Kimjang

Osulloc Tea House

30 Aug 2015 | Seoul, South Korea — One Saturday morning, my cousin-in-law arrived in Korea to attend a 5-day baking training starting on the following Monday. She informed me on the same day of her arrival because she thought my schedule was too hectic. Even though we didn't prepare any itinerary, it was also relieving … Continue reading Osulloc Tea House

Chuseok at a Fish Market

27 Sept 2015 | Incheon, South Korea — How Danny and I celebrated Chuseok wasn't anything like what I heard from other 며느리 (myeonuri or daughter in law). This year, Chuseok was a 4-day celebration. It's one of the major holidays in Korea, as families gather together in one home to feast, play traditional games or just … Continue reading Chuseok at a Fish Market

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

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

Shining Sea Restaurant

10 July 2015 | Uijeongbu, South Korea — While waiting for our car's emission test result, we had lunch at a nearby Japanese 맛집 (mat= taste, jib=house) - 빛나는바다 (Shining Sea), located in Uijeongbu, north of Seoul. The restaurant is also highly recommended by Danny's aunt. It was packed with people when we came in. But there were … Continue reading Shining Sea Restaurant