Lotteria: Fast Food Chain

I was told that I had to try Lotteria in Korea. It’s like the equivalent of McDonalds and KFC, and it is BIG in Korea. So naturally, I assumed that it was a Korean fast food chain. I was wrong! Lotteria is a chain of fast food restaurants in East Asia that grew out of its first shop in Tokyo, Japan in September […]

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CAFÉ CHAIN: Miss Lee Café (Insadong)

I heard that this cafeé chain was very famous, but the first question that came to my mind was: “Who’s Miss Lee?” To be honest, I still don’t know, but it doesn’t matter. Miss Lee Café is easily spotted from far away, thanks to who I can only assume is Miss Lee, perched on a bench […]

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Myeongdong 56th: Army Stew in Seoul

It seems that most people know about army stew when you talk about Korean cuisine, and so we knew we couldn’t go without at least having one meal of army stew on any of our trips to Korea. For the unacquainted, Budae-jjigae (부대찌개; literally “army base stew”) or sausage stew is a type of jjigae (stew), made with ham, sausage, spam, baked beans, kimchi and gochujang.[ The dish […]

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Bukchon Son Mandu (Insadong & Myeongdong)

I first knew of this place thanks to a friend who did her homework on where to eat in the area. I wasn’t particularly excited by the prospect of eating dumplings, but I was in Korea to try new stuff, so why not? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I’m sure glad we went ahead with this, because I liked […]

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Emokdae 이목대 (Jeonju): Bibimbap

Our first stop in Jeonju on our Nov 2018 trip was Jeonju Hanok Village, and we thought it would be nice to have some authentic Jeonju bibimbap here. Now, for the unacquainted, Jeonju is the birthplace of your favourite Korean dish, so it only made sense that we had bibimbap here, and of all places, […]

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Bibigo Gyejeol Bapsang (Dongdaemun LOTTE FITIN)

We were looking for a place to eat in Dongdaemun’s LOTTE FITIN after visiting DDP, and we didn’t want to eat back at our usual CoCo ICHIBANYA, and we actually chanced upon… A BUFFET! From my experience, I haven’t actually seen a lot of buffets in Korea, sans the BBQ ones, but even those are […]

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CAFÉ CHAIN: Gong cha

I know, I know, Gong cha is not new to many of us, but we certainly missed it a lot when it disappeared from Singapore for a few months in 2017. Therefore, I was super excited to see Gong cha stores in Korea during that year to get a dose of this milk tea goodness. […]

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