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Top Tips for Vegetarians While Teaching in Korea!

Posted on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

It's fairly well known that Korea is a meat lovers paradise. For us carnivores, there's a dazzling array of meats and sea foods that are readily available. Korea is obviously most famously associated with its Barbecue restaurants, which can be found on pretty much any street corner. While Korea boasts a large number of vegetable dishes, it can be hard for vegetarians (and even more so for vegans) to find dishes that are actually vegetarian. For example, many soups or stews that don't have meat or seafood in them will often contain fish or meat products within their broth. Having a co-worker that is vegetarian has really opened my eyes to some of the difficulties vegetarians may face coming to Korea. After chatting with him I thought it would be useful to put together some tips to help any vegetarians that are interested in teaching in Korea.

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Tags: food in Korea, Vegeterian, Vegan, ordering food

Visit Yeonnam-Dong While Teaching in Korea: Seoul's Newest "It" Spot

Posted on Wed, Aug 10, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

As a foreigner living and teaching in Korea, you will probably get very familiar with the hot spots of Gangnam, Itaewon, and Hongdae in Seoul. All of these places are great for meeting other foreigners, eating non-Korean food, and for bars and clubbing. However, just across the streets from Hongdae, you will find the new spot where foreigners and locals congregate. This  new "It" spot is called Yeonnam-dong.

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Tags: parks, shopping in Korea, food in Korea, western culture in korea, eating out, hongdae, Mexican food, Korean food, yeonnamdong

5 Easy Meals To Cook in Your Korean Kitchen

Posted on Tue, Aug 02, 2016 @ 03:55 PM

 So, you have finally settled in Korea, got through ChungDahm training week and finished apartment hunting. You are exhausted and starving after unpacking and now the real nightmare begins... how do you turn on the stove? How does the gas work? What can I make to eat?

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Tags: eating in Korea, cooking in korea, food in Korea, western culture in korea, Apartments in Korea, Korean food, kitchens in korea

Try These Top Summer Dishes and Drinks While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Fri, Jun 03, 2016 @ 02:47 PM

If you haven’t been to Korea, Korea is a great place to live because you can truly experience 4 seasons. When I was in living in Las Vegas, all I knew was hot and cold. One thing that I like about living in Korea, is that Korean people eat specific foods according to season. Since summer season in Korea is quickly approaching, I thought it would be best for me to share the top 4 foods you should try while living and teaching in Korea during the summertime.

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Tags: eating in Korea, summer in korea, alcohol, food in Korea, eating out in Korea, eating healthy in Korea, alcohol in Korea, Korean food, korean drinks

Get To Know The Food You Will Come To Love While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Mon, Jan 18, 2016 @ 03:52 PM

One of the things I was most looking forward to about teaching in Korea was all the delicious Korean food! I had heard of and tried all the staples of a classic Korean diet- Kimchi, Barbecue, Bibimbap and Soju, however, I was unaware of the complexity of Korean cuisine, and just how many different dishes there are.  This blog will focus on the Korean dining culture as well as a list of my favorite Korean foods. 

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Tags: food in Korea, Korean food

Best Food and Places to Eat in Busan

Posted on Mon, Dec 21, 2015 @ 02:45 PM

Busan is primarily known for its ports, beaches, and educational sector but that being said it is a metropolitan city of 3.5 million people so there is bound to be some great restaurants and hidden spots for delicious food.

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Tags: food in Korea, busan, Korean food

Like Food? Then You Must Visit Sunchang: The Food Capital of Korea

Posted on Tue, Oct 27, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

One of the best things about living and teaching in South Korea without a doubt is the food. Quite simply it is amazing. The flavors in Korean food are so unique that no matter what you eat you are bound to have a mouth watering experience.  Recently, I had the opportunity to travel with a friend to Sunchang, which is considered the food capital of South Korea.  This blog will focus on our trip and all the delicious food we got to sample. 

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Tags: food in Korea, Korean food

Fast Food in Korea: Eat Well and Eat Cheap

Posted on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 @ 04:51 PM

When I was thinking about first applying to teach English in Korea, I made a list of all the amazing things Korea had to offer, and of course food was on top of that list. I did not realize however, that some of my favorite foods would be from a fast food type place or Orange place as they are called here in Korea (by us foreigners at least).  Fast food in Korea, as I have discovered, is a lot different from the fast food I was accustomed to back home in Ireland. 

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Tags: food in Korea

5 Reasons To Teach Abroad in Korea; From the Food to Hiking

Posted on Wed, May 20, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

Deciding where to teach English in a foreign country can be a daunting task. When deciding where to teach, there are many pros and cons to consider. Having worked in Korea for over three years now, I have found numerous reasons why I love this country so much . Here are the top 5 reasons why you should consider teach abroad in Korea.

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Tags: Korea, food in Korea, hiking, friends in Korea, history of Korea, cultural activities, Transportation in Korea, hiking in south Korea

The Social Experience of Dining Out in Korea

Posted on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 @ 10:17 AM

When I came to Korea to teach English, the first thing I noticed, was the way in which the Korean people eat. I’m not talking about the fact they use chopsticks, or spoons to eat rice; I am talking about the way they order large dishes to share with each other. This is something that has transcended over to foreigners who now live here. In the beginning, I thought it was just common while eating at Korean BBQ’s to share food, however; now that I have been here for some time, I see that it is rare to see people (Foreign or Korean) ordering individual portions. This culture makes dining out in Korea that little bit more friendly. 
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Tags: Korean culture, food in Korea, restaurants in korea

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