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Bong's Food: An Introduction to Korea's Blood Sausage

Posted on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 @ 04:12 PM

For anyone who has heard of blood sausage, the Korean traditional sausage that scares a lot of foreigners, it is a Korean staple that everyone must try. It is one of those things that you are probably scared of (maybe EXTREMELY SCARED OF), but you should just give it a go. Luckily, there's a place that's very welcoming and serves this not so appealing Korean traditional dish.  Bong’s Food 봉스 떡볶이 is a small chain in Korea with an original location in Sookdae, and they serve up a less spicy version of the Korean traditional dish of rice cakes and it is probably the only place that I recommend for EVERYONE who lives in or is planning to visit Korea. 

Ddukbokki is a popular Korean staple food, along with blood sausages 순대, fish cakes 오뎅, and a variety of battered fried goodies 튀김 (which range from vegetables to dumplings to fish cakes even).
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Tags: blood sausage, food in Korea, restaurants in korea, restaurant, Daegu, eat in korea, cheap eats

A Splendid Salad at Seven Springs in Seoul, Korea

Posted on Fri, May 10, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

If buffet chain restaurants were a flock of teenage girls, Seven Springs would be the Queen Bee demonstrating the supreme art of  smörgåsbord dining in Seoul, Korea.

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Tags: seoul, food in Korea, restaurants in korea, restaurant, hongdae, buffet, Seven Springs, Weekend activities in Korea

8 Food Finds For Foreigners in Seoul, Korea

Posted on Wed, May 08, 2013 @ 04:25 PM

From time to time while teaching English in Korea, you'll most likely get cravings for non-Korean meals and snacks. Itaewon, an international neighborhood in Seoul, offers a selection of food from all over the world, including sweets that you're missing from home. Here is my list of the most suggested places for any foreigner to visit in Itaewon!

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Tags: Itaewon, restaurant, dessert, coffee, sandwich, Moroccan, Spanish, cucpake

A Teacher Finds Home Comfort Food in Korea

Posted on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 @ 03:50 PM

Tomatillos is the Korean equivalent of the American comfort food of Chipotle, literally. With branches all over Korea, you can get your Chipotle fix in Korea at any time that you want. Although it is not exactly the same as Chipotle, it is the closest you can get with a few exceptions. Nonetheless, it is an all time favorite place of English teachers in Korea, locals as well. 


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Tags: food in Korea, restaurant, Korean chain, mexican, Chipotle, Tomatillo, burrito

New Experiences While Teaching in Korea: Eating in the Complete Dark

Posted on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 @ 09:56 AM

One of the newest trends in dining is to eat at a Blind Restaurant. Yes, a blind restaurant where you eat in the dark as if you were blind. There are a few around the world which include Hong Kong, New York, San Francisco, London, and one in Korea. With one in Seoul of the Kongdae area by Konkuk University, it is a popular spot for couples to attend for a new style of dating, but it is recommended for all to experience in order to heighten their senses. As a expat teaching English in Korea, I decided to give it a try. 

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Tags: Korea, restaurant, dinner, Kongdae, Konkuk University, eat in the dark

Satisfying Cravings While Teaching in South Korea

Posted on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 @ 09:14 AM


Everyone who knows me knows that I have the biggest sweet tooth and I can eat more dessert than any other course. I'm always asking for the dessert places, not just cafes that have slices of cakes and I finally found one that satisfies all my cravings. Things have not changed since I started teaching English in South Korea. The dessert bar Kyotofu
is a popular restaurant back in New York and is famous for its desserts. Opening one by Itaewon at the Hanganjin station in Hannam, this spot has been on my list for a while now. After finally paying a visit to the restaurant, it is a place I recommend for small groups, especially dates.

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Tags: Japanese, living in Seoul, Itaewon, restaurant, Hannam, Kyotofu, dessert, dessert bar

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