Growing up in suburbia, I never saw/ thought about the logistics of moving into high-rise apartments. Last month I was startled while procrastinating online, when out of the corner of my eye, this giant “ladder car” came towards the window. Is it strange that this entertained me for a decent hour; what procrastinating? What’s moving day like in your country? Whenever… Continue reading Moving Day In Seoul
“I can’t hang out with you on Saturday, I have a broom party” This weekend just gone, Bobby went and celebrated his friend’s groom/ bachelor party while I stayed over my friend’s house. I got the better deal; the groom had a curfew and Bobby caught a fever from another friend. Nassie (friend) and I stayed in, having a non-stop grazing party. We… Continue reading Iranian Hospitality
If you haven’t yet, start here: Kimchi Making by the Mountains I. All the fruits and vegetables were laid out prepared waiting to be chopped, sliced and juiced: spring onions, radishes, apples, pears, onions, ginger, garlic and Korean greens.
This weekend I experienced my first 김장 ‘gim-jang’ meaning Kimchi making. Families gather and make enough kimchi to last through the winter and on until the following November. Nowadays it’s becoming less common as it can be brought throughout the year from the store. The mother in law spent the week clearing out her kimchi fridge… Continue reading Kimchi Making by the Mountains I
This is the little market near our house that I mentioned in a previous post. We strolled through on our way home from lunch today and picked up a few things before peak hour. . Do you like traditional markets? Happy eating – Chan and Bob
Prior to catching the subway, we paid a visit to the sushi shop around the corner and got our ‘entrée’ for the night. We sipped on little bowls of miso to warm ourselves as we eyed the conveyor. They had duck and bacon on the menu this time round, a plus to being the early birds and still at 1,000… Continue reading Saturday’s Shenanigans
Everyone wants a piece of the pie or in this case, 파전 pa-jeon – Korean pizza and at 2,000 won ($2.50) a piece, you’d be hard pressed to find a tastier street food this filling. A basic pa-jeon, 파 ‘pa’ meaning spring onion and 전 ‘jeon’ meaning pancake is made from Korean spring onions, batter and… Continue reading Street Delights
I found this little documentary on YouTube about Korean wild greens and some of their health benefits a few days back. If you’ve got the time, it gives a nice insight to traditional Korean side dishes and the healing properties of wild greens/high vegetable diet. Prior to watching this I didn’t know about the namul restaurants in… Continue reading Korean Namul
Another vibrant part of Seoul, Hong-dae is a fun area filled with indie street performers, brightly lit shops and numerous bars, restaurants, clubs and cafes. Hong-dae comes from the shortened form of Hongik university and caters to the students and youth. It’s crazy busy with a pulse, has an artsy vibe and makes for a good night out.