When I have written about Korea-based restaurants on Masjib Mania, I have tried to avoid writing about other Asian countries’ cuisines. This is not to say that there are not delicious pan-Asian restaurants in Korea–far from it! However, due to the general lack of knowledge toward non-Han Chinese and, to a somewhat lesser degree, non-Honshu Japanese Asian cultures in the West, I wanted to focus on Korea. That being stated, Korean-Chinese food is delicious in its own right, and deserved some attention. On February 25, I went to Sseubu (쓰부) in the Gangseo-gu district (강서구) of Seoul.Read More »
Many cities in Korea have popular streets with food themes. In Uijoingbu, there is a street with buddaejiggae restaurants, Suwon has a chicken street, and Sokcho has a fried seafood street, to name a few examples. A short walk from Gwangju Metropolitan City’s* Songjeong Station is the tteokgalbi street. On July 1, I went to Songjeong Tteokgalbi First Store with my significant other.Read More »
On December 20, I went to Ddalgigol, a small Korean restaurant in Sinchon. It is near the international student dormitories of Yonsei University, across the street from Ewha Womans University. A lot of college students come to the restaurant in search of affordable, tasty meals. They are not disappointed!