We had a subway transfer at the Hongdae station so we went above ground and finally tested out the deep-fried squid that’s popping up everywhere on Instagram. There are a few shops and stalls selling this on the streets of Hongdae now, but this little take out window “Ozzang” claims to be the original and best… Is… Continue reading Battered Deep Fried Squid
Kimchi jjigae is the perfect comfort meal to warm up. Jjigae meaning stew, is made with aged kimchi 김치 and it’s liquids, tofu 두부, spring onions 파 and either tuna 참치 or pork 돼지고기. It’s deceptively flavourful for its minimal ingredients. The meat adds depth, the spice is a punch to the mouth without the burn and the onions give… Continue reading Kimchi Jjigae 김치찌개 Kimchi Stew
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
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.