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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Sinseon Seolnongtang (Myeongdong)

If you read travel guides, you’ll definitely know MiGaBon (미가본). However, did you know that on the 1st floor, right under MiGaBon, is another famous restaurant? I didn’t actually know until I found out that people queueing outside were, in fact, queueing for this seolnongtang restaurant, and not MiGaBon! (mindblown) Seolnongtang is one of those dishes I […]

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MiGaBon (미가본)

Singaporean food bloggers DanielFoodDiary and ladyironchef highly recommended MiGaBon in their blogs (no, not paid advertising!) which really lends a lot of credibility to how good this restaurant must be. I tried abalone porridge in Korea before and it was absolutely delightful to have in the cold winter. Porridge is also a staple in Korean breakfast, […]

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Tosokchon Samgyetang (토속촌 삼계탕)

Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup) is a must-eat in Korea, but you know that this restaurant must be truly special to have its own feature on the Korea Tourism Organization webpage. Located near Gyeongbokgung Station, the restaurant was also frequented by late President Roh Moo-hyun. It produces their ingredients like Tojongdak (Korean chicken), 4-years ginseng, chest […]

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