Climbing Mt. Fuji, Japan (to the Summit)

So now that you know our thinking on how to tackle Mt. Fuji and the things to know before you go, let’s talk about how our trip up the mountain actually went.  We had started our trip to Japan with a few days of sight seeing in Tokyo (topping over 20,000 steps each day) and…

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…

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…

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…

Sous Vide is amazing!

I recently just discovered the magic of sous vide.  Sous vide is french for “under vacuum.” Yes, I realize that this doesn’t sound like an appealing cooking method, but let me tell you, when you learn more about it, you will be on board.  Trust me! So why did I even consider getting a sous…

Vietnam (Ha Long Bay)

Our last stop on our tour of Vietnam was Ha Long Bay.  It is one of the most well known places in Vietnam for it’s beauty.  Ha Long Bay has been certified as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is located in the North Eastern Vietnam.  Ha Long means descending dragon in Vietnamese. We chose to…

Kongbul – Our go to dinner spot (Seoul, South Korea)

Everyone has that go-to spot that they frequent whenever they don’t feel like cooking or forgot to go the grocery store. Well here in Korea, that place for us is Kongbul (콩불). I would say we are there probably once a week. Kongbul is extremely affordable (we spend probably 15,000 to 20,000 won for both…