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…

Weird foods – trying Japanese horse meat sashimi

We arrived to Kawaguchiko today, one of the five lakes of Mt. Fuji. We were so ravenous by the time we got there, so we  decided to visit nearby Houtou Fudou to try their signature noodle dish.  While perusing the menu, I saw horse meat sashimi and since Scott and Cathy wouldn’t let me to…

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…

Lie Lie Lie (Seoul, S. Korea)

Scott can attest to the fact that I am not a sandwich lover. I never asked my parents to send me to school with a sandwich nor do I often order them when I go out to eat. For the most part I just don’t think sandwiches have that much flavor. However, my distaste for…

Casablanca Sandwicherie and Morococo Cafe (Seoul, South Korea)

Everyone has that handful of restaurants that you just crave their food; and Casablanca is one of those restaurants to me.  Usually once a week, I will tell Scott that I NEED  a Shrimp Sandwich; this request is usually met with some eye rolling (not because he doesn’t enjoy their food, but because Scott doesn’t…

Sigiriya and Minneriya National Park, Sri Lanka (Day 1)

Once we made it to the arrival hall, our driver was waiting with our names on a sign and as soon as he saw us he whisked us away to our car. As soon as we stepped outside the airport, we could feel the heat and humidity, it was a balmy 84 degrees (at about…

Gobble n’ Go (Seoul, South Korea)

Happy President’s Day weekend! Since it’s the start of a long weekend, we decided to forgo our normal weekend pancake making ritual, and opted to try a new brunch spot.  Even though my favorite spot is still The Beastro in Hongdae, there are days that we wish there were brunch spots closer to home.  Recently some…

Bangkok & Ayutthaya, Thailand (Day 3)

We enlisted the help of Bangkok Food Tours to arrange a day tour to Ayutthaya, which was the ancient capital of Thailand and is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I was interested in getting to see another city other than Bangkok and figured that Ayutthaya would be a perfect choice with all…

Bangkok, Thailand (Things to know before you go)

This year as an early Christmas gift to ourselves, Scott and I decided we would take the time off from Veterans Day until Thanksgiving and go on a nice long vacation instead of our normal long weekend trips. At the top of my bucket list were the Maldives and Sri Lanka and we figured that this…