Goobok Mandu (구복만두) (Namyeong, Seoul, South Korea)

This restaurant has become quite popular after receiving a “Bib Gourmand” from Michelin. The Bib Gourmand designation is given to restaurants who provide quality food at an affordable price and their plaque hangs proudly on their wall. The restaurant solely sells dumpling and in a city that doesn’t really do Chinese food (sorry…but Korean Chinese…

Tempur Cinema (Seoul, South Korea)

The CGV Movie theater at iPark Mall at Yongsan Station recently underwent a full renovation.  I was surprised as I thought the existing theaters were already pretty state of the art, but apparently I had no idea what they had in store for us! With these renovations, they added a ton of new theaters featuring…

Sid Burger (Seoul, South Korea)

Sid Burger is located in the Over the Dish food court near City Hall (Only 2 stops from our house!).  They offer a good selection of burger types and you can get a full size burger or 2 sliders that comes with a side of fries.

Sticky Ricky’s (Namyeong, Seoul, South Korea)

I’ve got a new sweetie and his name is Sticky Ricky. On the other side of Sookmyung University Station, Sticky Ricky has been serving homemade ice cream for about 4 months.  The ice cream is made in a traditional American style and offers some creative flavors that are super creamy, sticky and delicious! Since it’s…

13 quirky things about Korea

We have been living in Korea for over 2.5 years now and my friends and family back home are always asking us to share our experiences living here.  Throughout our time here we have definitely noticed little things that we find very interesting and/or amusing and very different from back home.  Originally I was planning…

Samgak Pizza (Namyeong, Seoul, South Korea)

Next up on our list of places to eat on “Passion Street” or “Passion Island” is Samgak Pizza.   As the sign in their window states, “pizza is the best triangle in the world,” and having a place downstairs from our house is awesome for those non-cooking nights! Samgak Pizza (삼각핏자) 43-23, Wonhyoro 1(iI)-ga, Yongsan-gu,…

Dall Pasta (Namyeong, Seoul, South Korea)

Recently a string of new establishments has been popping up near our house.  This area is known as  “Passion Street” or “Passion Island.”  As the new places come up, we have been slowly but surely checking them out one by one.  Surprisingly, some of them are quite good!  So over the next few weeks, I…

The Market Kitchen, Four Seasons Hotel (Seoul, South Korea)

Well last week was a big day for Scott and I, well really I mean for me….it was my birthday! And no, I won’t be divulging what number birthday it was, but let’s just say I’m over 21, lol.  Scott had the great idea for us to visit one of the nice hotels in Seoul and…

What can you get for $1? (Daiso) 

****Update as of June 2017**** Daiso has just opened a new store in Myeongdong.  Why is this so exciting you ask? Because it is 8 stories high, I think it’s the largest store in Seoul!!  To get there and see all 8 magical floors for yourself take the subway to Myeongdong Station, take exit 2….

El Pino 323 (Seoul, South Korea)

El Pino 323 has relocated from their Mapo-gu location and moved into Itaewon.  The restaurant is a welcome addition with their delicious authentic Mexican dishes.  We decided to visit El Pino 323 last Saturday and of course were not surprised that the restaurant was packed.  The restaurant is currently undergoing it’s soft opening, but the…

Toilet Museum – Haewoojae – 해우재 (Suwon, South Korea)

If you’ve looked at the title of this post, then you might be wondering who in their right mind dedicates a museum to a toilet. Well, let me tell you about Mr. Sim Jae-duck, the man behind the Toilet Museum, also known as the first Toilet Theme Park in the world! Mr. Sim was according…