The Jincook (더진국): Gukbab

The Jincook (더진국): Gukbab

The backstory of how I came to eat this in Anam: I was visiting Korea University in the winter of 2017, and it was possibly the coldest day of my trip. If I recall correctly, temperatures fell to about -10 to -13 degrees Celsius that day, and I was inadequately prepared (think thin ankle socks, no [...]

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Myeongdong 56th: Army Stew in Seoul

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 [...]

Kinfolk Kitchen

Kinfolk Kitchen

If there's one thing I've learned from travelling, it's that sometimes, the unplanned things can be unexpectedly good. We were craving chimaek (chicken + beer), because that is one of the most snack combinations you can get in Korea, but at the same time unable to find one of the more famous chimaek places in [...]