Here's a great look (video post!) at one of the many different kinds of buffets that you can experience while living and teaching in Korea. This buffet has a fantastic variety of food options and a friendly cook who helps prepare your meal. This buffet in Seoul also offers many extra 'service' options. You'll have to watch to find out what these are.
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
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.
Since living in Korea, I’ve been asked over and over again what made me decide on becoming a vegetarian. I too am sometimes bewildered at the exact reason, as it has changed over the years. When I became a vegetarian in 2010, it was because I’d learned that the animals slaughtered for its meat were somehow harmful as it contained chemicals. I’d heard this over and over, but found it difficult to change my diet. It wasn’t until several years later that I was able to make the transition to becoming a pescetarian, vegetarian diet that allows consumption of fish. Pescetarianism excludes meat, poultry and pork but includes fish and shellfish as well as dairy products. As part of my indecisiveness on becoming vegetarian, I’ve often switched back and forth between pescetarianism and vegetarianism. Lately, I’m finding cruelty against animals is the major reason for sticking to my vegetarian diet.
While vegetarianism follows a pretty strict regimen on what can and cannot be eaten, I’ve found that my diet has become more relaxed while living in Korea, especially when eating out. Although many foods, including kimchi appears to be meatless, I've heard that it actually contains meat byproducts. The same is true for ramen noodles, an other seemingly Korean vegetable dishes. I've decided not to let this bother me too much.
Here it is, another restaurant review during my post as a teacher in South Korea!
Here is yet another addition to my ever growing collection of restaurant posts: Genji the Grill.
I've been blogging a lot on restaurants lately, but that's seriously what I've been doing with my free time while teaching English in South Korea. Since it's been rainy on and off in Korea, the best way to spend time is indoors. So instead of laying around in bed all day (also not a bad idea), I decided to venture out to different restaurants in Korea.
This is yet another restaurant edition to my blog. I know I'm teaching English in South Korea and should be trying all the different kinds of "exotic" foods Korea has to offer, but sometimes I just need my time away from all the Kimchi and barbeque.
A major advantage of teaching in South Korea is Korean food is some of the healthiest and most delicious food I have ever tried in all of my travels. Whether you come to live here or just to visit, I have compiled a list of HIGHLY recommended foods to try!
One of the things that I miss about being in an English speaking country is the accessibility of the internet. You take it for granted. When teaching English in Korea, just being able to quickly look up the closest movie theater and check the show times can be a real hassle or pretty much impossible, depending on your level of Korean. So open that up to all the other wonderful (and usually simple) things you use it for. Where should I go to eat? How late is that store open? What's there to do around here? It's a pain.
As English teachers in Korea, it is so tempting to eat out all the time. With our schedules at Chungdahm, I am often on my way to work around lunch time and on my way home around dinner time. Fortunately, eating out in Korea can be cheaper and a lot more fun than in the United States.