Asian Style Sweet & Spicy Shrimp

I remember when my dad used to make this dish for dinner.  I always wondered how a dish with ketchup could taste so good, but here I am trying to recreate the dish! It’s particularly good over rice, I mean it’s really the sweet, spicy and savory flavors of the sauce that make it so…

Hours American Chinese Bistro (Seoul, South Korea)

I cannot tell you how much I am craving good Chinese food. Since we moved to Seoul last year, we have yet to find authentic Chinese food, not even American Chinese food! There is a lot of Koreanized Chinese dishes and a lot of Northern Chinese cuisine (like hot pot and lamb skewers) but no good…

Seoul’s Noryangjin Fish Market

In honor of this week’s weird food – Nakji, this week’s post is going to be of Seoul’s famous Noryangjin Fish Market where I have had the opportunity to chow down on some delicious Nakji as well as a variety of other seafoods. I’ve always loved visiting markets whenever I travel, there’s something very interesting…

D’Maris Buffet (Seoul, South Korea)

**Update as of 02/14/2018 – this buffet has changed to Marincanto, although I have not been since the changeover, I have heard the buffet is similar to before** So you may have read my post of our visit to Todai buffet in Myeongdong.  Well I had heard from a few friends that they found another buffet…

Hot and Sour Soup

As a child, I never could never get enough of the Hot and Sour Soup that my dad made at our restaurant. There are plenty of Chinese restaurants serving this soup. Oftentimes their versions are too thick, some are not hot or sour, and some are a gross black color. To this day, I still…

Getting a Visa for China from Korea

****Update as of 09/30/2017 – There is a new rule which requires any foreigners applying for a Chinese visa via Seoul, regardless of the purpose of their visit or the number of allowable entries, to possess an Alien Registration Card (ARC) issued by the Korean Immigration Service (KIS).  Please keep this in mind before your…

Hong Kong (Hello Kitty Restaurant)

So as if flying in a Hello Kitty Plane around asia (EVA airlines) and sipping tea and coffee at the Hello Kitty Cafe in Seoul isn’t enough, now you can eat at the Hello Kitty Restaurant in Hong Kong!!  This restaurant opened up right after my last trip to Hong Kong, so I was super excited…

Szechuan Beef Noodle Soup

Szechuan Beef Noodle Soup to me is like Chicken Noodle Soup to some people.  It is just really comforting. I love it and once it is made, you have it ready in the fridge to make a quick and yummy meal. This is definitely one of the first meals that I made here in Seoul….

Visit to CJ Foodworld!

I recently decided that I want to take some Korean cooking classes while we are here in Seoul. While I was searching online for classes, I found mention of CJ Foodworld. Someone mentioned they had taken classes there, but I wasn’t able to locate any information in english online, so when I was walking to…

Chinatown in Seoul

Seoul has huge Supermarkets as you have seen in my post about Emart, however, they don’t have much in the way of Chinese sauces and dry goods. As these are necessities in my household, and it has had me searching high and low for my favorite products.  The Korean supermarkets just don’t have what I’m looking…