Gusto Taco, Sangsu-dong

Gusto Taco is not a new restaurant, nor is it one without a plethora of other reviews. In fact, it has been so successful that it has expanded from its original location near Sangsu Staton (상수역) to a Hongdae (홍대) location and a branch in the U.S. Yongsan army base. I made the decision to cover this restaurant for one reason: Gusto Taco is one of my favorite restaurants in Seoul. On February 27, I returned with a friend for dinner.Read More »

El Pino323, Itaewon

I love Mexican food. Whether it’s authentic, Tex-Mex, or some other type of fusion, I cannot get enough. When a friend from the U.S. with Mexican roots told me about an authentic Mexican restaurant in Seoul, I was understandably intrigued. While Korea has some good Mexican-style food, it generally strays pretty far from traditional Mexican cuisine. On January 14, we checked out El Pino323.Read More »

Just BLT, Haebangchon

I love a good sandwich. Whenever I have a full day ahead of me, packing a sandwich is my surefire way to ensure a solid lunch. After I first moved to Korea, I was a little sad to find out that sandwiches, while certainly available, are notably less popular than in the United States. However, after a boom in popularity surrounding Subway restaurants, I’ve seen more buzz around sandwich shops in Seoul. On January 13, I checked out Just BLT with some friends.Read More »

Plant, Itaewon

Life for vegetarians in South Korea can sometimes be challenging. While there are some traditional vegetarian options available, such as Buddhist temple cuisine, most South Korean entrees involve meat. Even seemingly vegetarian dishes, such as kimchi jiggae (김치찌개) or kimchi stew uses meat in the broth. For months a vegetarian classmate of mine urged me to go to Plant, a vegan bakery and restaurant, in Itaewon. On September 16, I went there with her and a few friends.Read More »

OK Burger, Yeouido

Yeouido might be known for having the (formerly) tallest building in Korea, the National Legislature, and cherry blossoms, but not for the outstanding food. However, legislators and businesspeople have to eat too. On June 25, some friends and I found our way over to the surprisingly satisfying OK Burger in Yeouido.Read More »

Taco Lab, Hongdae

On December 22 in Hongdae, I was searching with a friend for a nice place to eat dinner. We were walking in the south of the main area when we saw a sign for Taco Lab: Maxican Casual Grill and Pub. When we entered, the waiter told us that they were having an opening sale.Read More »