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Sandwiches And Hiking To Namsan Tower – North Seoul Tower

One Monday we made the journey in the rain to Itaewon for a sandwich feast at Casablanca Sandwicherie. Our little hearts were crushed when we got to the front of the empty shop and saw the lights off, a sign saying “closed Mondays”. We paced up and down the road trying to think of something that… Continue reading Sandwiches And Hiking To Namsan Tower – North Seoul Tower

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Dog Cafe In MyeongDong

A few days back I read Seoul In Black And White’s post on free traditional Korean medicines at the UNESCO building in MyeongDong and got excited to try. Experience Oriental Medicine Center are offering cupping, acupuncture, massage and hanbok experiences for free to foreigners. I have a huge interest in traditional therapies/ natural medicines and combined with the fact… Continue reading Dog Cafe In MyeongDong

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Strawberry Buffets

I wish my eyes had never gazed over these delectable pictures! Right now in Seoul at a few of the different upmarket hotels until May (some finish earlier) tables are being laid with decadent strawberry buffets. Shades of pretty pinks and reds line the tables of the Lobby Lounges and each hotel offers something slightly different along with the standard tarts, cakes, puddings and macaroons.… Continue reading Strawberry Buffets

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Kimchi Jjigae 김치찌개 Kimchi Stew

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

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Bowl Of Fire – 매운갈비찜

The day Bobby tried to kill me. Just kidding. We hungrily wandered the cold and smelly streets, in search of a warming meal. He turned to me and asked if I wanted to eat Galbi jjim- a hearty steamed beef rib dish with root vegetables and a sweet salty sauce.  Our lunch was priced at 7,000 won each and… Continue reading Bowl Of Fire – 매운갈비찜