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Must-Try Sweet Street Foods While Teaching in Korea!

Posted on Wed, Jun 05, 2013 @ 03:20 PM

Feeding off the last blog of Savory Street Foods, this list is for all the sweet savory street foods!  

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Tags: food in Korea, Hof, dinner, cheap goods, what to buy in Korea, snacks in korea, what to do after

Must-Try Savory Street Foods While Teaching in Korea!

Posted on Wed, May 29, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

Being that there are so many food choices in Korea, being able to eat a lot of it and the best of the best is very much needed. In addition to the traditinal ddukbokki, fish cake, and fried goodies you can find at almost every stand, the special ones on my list for a salty and more filling taste include:

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Tags: food in Korea, Hof, dinner, cheap goods, what to buy in Korea, snacks in korea, what to do after

Teaching English in Korea-Drinking Fun at Hofs

Posted on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 @ 11:54 AM

When teaching English in South Korea, you will undoubtedly experience the Korean tradition of going out eating with a group of friends which almost always includes a bit of alcohol. Usually, for late night get togethers afterwork, natives visit a Hof which includes week days. Hofs are spots that you have casual drinking usually with a few or big group of friends and enjoy a few dishes of food. It allows for mingling with the natives, but that is up to you to initiate the conversation. It's definitely a different environment than being in the bar, it's the adult's playground with food and drinks.

My recent discovery is the Garten Bier, a Hof chain in Korea that is a spot for casual drinking with friends. I am absolutely in love with this place for a number of reasons. For starters, each table has its own mini fridge that helps to keep your drink cool so you never have to worry about a watered down drink or your beer getting warm. It is probably one of the best ideas ever for any restaurant or bar (they should definitely bring this idea over to America). 

In addition to the mini fridge, I am in love with their unique beer glasses which almost no one orders, but it was a must for a first timer. The photo above shows a 1100 cc glass of beer which is the largest and prettiest size that Garten Bier carries. I'll be quite honest, it is a bit difficult to drink out of the bubbly shape, but it sure is a great experience. Restaurants will provide you with a smaller glass to "pour" the beer out because it can be qiute a challenge to drink out of the glass, but what's the point of pouring into a glass when you've just ordered yoruself a once in a lifetime experience. 

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Tags: beer, Garten Bier, Hof, drinking, Nightlife in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

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