Chueo-tang for your beauty diet

The chueo-tang is reputedly a ‘beautifier soup’ in Korea as the dish is loaded with calcium and proteins that contribute to that enviable dew of Korean skin. The pond loach is the main ingredient of this soup, and its uncooked version has a sharp and an almost-bitter taste. But crushed and cooked along with doenjjang…

Explore Gamcheon’s Creative Neighborhood

No one would ever imagine that something founded by the scars of the war will turn out beautiful, and colorful. The Gamcheon Culture Village, located in the Korean Coastal City of Busan, is a vibrant neighborhood that was once a scruffy neighborhood of Korean war refugees. A project themed “Dreaming of Busan Masu Picchu” was…

The Pond of God: Cheonjeyeon Falls

The rushing waters of Chenjeyeon Falls, plus the attractions that you are yet to unravel within its vicinity will surely wash all your worries and tiredness away. Cheonjeyeon Falls, named “The Pond of God,” consists of 3 sections. Just around the falls, is the abundance of a variety of plant life, such as the rare ‘solimnan’…

Dakjjim(Jjimdak), a feast for tight budgets

Dakjjim is sweeter than most stews in the Korean food list, but nevertheless, the spice is still there given the amount of chili present in the ingredient list. Dakjjim, known in English as braised chicken, is a compound word made up of dak (닭) for chicken and jjim (찜) for braised and can also be…

The Royal Shrine of Jongmyo

If visitations to the royal palaces and royal compounds have given you the feeling of sovereignty, the Jongmyo or the royal shrine dedicated to the deceased kings and queens of Joseon dynasty is filled with solemnity and holiness. This is where the royal ancestral tablets are preserved. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site after…

Kalguksu: Dynamic and flexible

Kalguksu is not spicy. This is not a drill. This flexible dish is literally translated as knife noodles as the noodles are handmade and knife-cut. There are several ways to make a kalguksu, and there are at least 12 kalguksu dishes and among the most popular are the chicken, or clams.   There have been…

Naksana Temple: The 1300yr old Beauty

A 1,300-year-old beauty that sits on a mountainside that overlooks the splendid ocean painted in soothing shades of blue, Naksansa temple, located 4m north of the famous Naksan Beach, is worth the long hours of travel. Built by the ambassador of the 30th king of Sila Period known as Ui-Sang, the temple houses the Seven…

Lotte World: Everything you can ever Imagine

Most of us dream of having a tour around the globe: taste a whole new variety of flavors and dive into all types of once-in-a-lifetime experience. But are you willing spend a lifetime and all your money to explore this vast, blue planet? There’s no wonder why Lotte World is called the world of everything…

Exploring the flavors of the sea with jogaetang

Beyond kimchi as the representative Korean food in the international food scene, there is jogaetang or the Korean clam stew – one of the seafood-based soups in Korea that are perhaps slightly less spicy than its colleagues in the stew and soups department. Jogaetang is best paired with soju. The clear soup belies its many-splendored…