My Guide to Korea’s Café & Beverage Chains

My Guide to Korea’s Café & Beverage Chains

Korea has so many café and beverage chains that it has become a fun challenge for tourists to attempt ticking all of them off their checklist. I personally have a checklist to keep track of what I have tried before, but if it's your first time in Korea, how do you know which ones are [...]

PLAY K-POP (Jeju)

PLAY K-POP (Jeju)

We came here a few years as part of our tour itinerary - my memory of it may be a wee bit hazy, but by no means inaccurate! Jeju Jungmun Resort presents the digital theme park "PLAY K-POP" where new media technology and K-pop music meet. The Live Holo Concert, a hologram concert, gives more [...]

Lotteria: Fast Food Chain

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 [...]

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 [...]