In the Seorae Maeul neighborhood in south-of-the-river Seocho-gu there is a delightful microcosm of French cuisine and culture.
The weather is getting colder, but its never too cold for some ice cream, right?
The experience of eating a burger here is no less of a cultural experience than grabbing a bowl of bibimbap at a traditional Hanok restaurant down the street.
After splitting, Jessye and I were both pretty full of both pork and self-pity.
Fell + Cole is famous for its creative and ultra-Korean flavors. Be warned – they come at a pretty penny.
You are told to #takepleasureseriously and there’s no choice but to do so when you step inside.
The vendors were friendly and approachable, willing to engage with foreigners, dangling octopuses, crabs, spoon worms (also known as, ahem, penis fishes) in my face while quoting me prices.
Upon entering the Beautiful Tea Museum (아름다운 차박물관) the blaring horns and roaring engines of Seoul suddenly cease.
On the outskirts of Itaewon, the hustle and bustle of the main stretch quiets down, and within the sprawling alley ways you can stumble upon some truly unique and international parts of Seoul.
Seoul has all of Taiwan’s top chains, three of which I will look at in this post: Gongcha, Hot-Star Chicken, and Din Tai Fung.