Posts in Korean

Go choo – review

By: Phuong | Comments Off on Go choo – review | | Category: Korean, Reviews | Tags :

My friend and I were here yesterday, Monday night, at 6pm and we were there for 2 hours and no one else came in except for two take-out orders. The place is one of those hole-in-the-wall joints, although in this case, there are two dining areas so it’s not technically... more

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Panini matlåda Bibimbap – review

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Right now Panini has a drive promoting their dinner boxes, matlådor. There are 9 choices – bibimbap, falafel, elderberry marinated salmon, chicken rice curry, saffran paella, mussels with pasta, pork buns, ragu bolognese, and taco carnita. How it works is that you get a code from your buddy and then... more

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KFC or Korean fried chicken – review

By: Phuong | Comments Off on KFC or Korean fried chicken – review | | Category: Korean, Savories | Tags : , , ,

KFC may have been invented in the US but the Koreans have perfected it! Korean fried chicken is tender, juicy and best of all, there’s hardly any oil in the skin so it’s crispy and crunchy! Perfect! Also, I love the radish pickles that come with as they complement the... more

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Korean barbecue in Seoul

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We ate Korean barbecue 4 times during our week-long stay in Seoul (once was during the cooking class at O’ngo) and I think that they were all chain restos. In spite of that, we still ate very well. Korean barbecue consists of a grill in the table, a fan above... more

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Jukhoe at Gwangjang market

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Jukhoe (육회) is Korean steak tartare. The seasoning for this is a raw egg yolk, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and Korean pear. The result is very fresh and tasty. The best place to get this is at Gwangjang market where there’s an alley serving only this dish. Notice that in the... more

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Myeongdong Kyoja – review

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Myeongdong Kyoja (명동교자) has been serving knife cut noodles, kalguksu, for 40 years now and it’s very popular amongst tourists and locals alike. We were there at lunch time and choose their most popular dish, kalguksu with what looked like ground pork. The bowls of noodle soup came within minutes of... more

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Street foods and snacks in Seoul – part 1

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I was really happy to discovered the street foods of Hong Kong. To my delight, I found that there is even more variety in Seoul! Here are a few samples. Tteokbokki. The ubiquitous rice cakes in red chili sauce. This is available at most markets and is often found side... more

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Cookin’ Nanta performance – review

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Since we’re food obsessed, we had to check out this show. It’s played 3 times daily at 2 different theatres in Seoul plus one in Jeju and has also been played in Broadway. I won’t go into too much details about the storyline but suffice it to say that it’s... more

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Korea samgyetang – review

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One dish on my list of foods to try in Korea was samyetang or ginseng chicken. It’s supposed to be the best cure for a cold. The ginseng used here is 4 years old and the chickens aren’t older than 49 days, ie the best qualities of ingredients. I decided on... more

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Buldak or fire chicken in Seoul – review

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Fire chicken, tummy ache inducing food due to the fiery heat from excessive chilies in the dish, is not authentic Korean food and apparently just one of the current fads. As we’re both chiliheads, we couldn’t pass up this opportunity to test ourselves! 😉 We were recommended Hongcho buldak (홍초불닭)... more

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