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Korea’s Number 1 Shopping District, Myeong-dong

Ranked  9th  among the most expensive shopping streets in the world, there is no doubt why Myeong-dong District have gained fame from all perimeters of the globe, attracting great numbers of fashion enthusiasts and shoppers year after year. The wide array of all your fashion and personal wants will surely make your head spin as…


Will you try seasoned raw beef?

The yukhoe is quite a delicacy when you consider it. Not many people can eat raw meat, but the Korean version of the fancily-named beef tartare is soft, tender, and flavorful. The meat is tenderized by way of marinating it in garlic, green onion, soy sauce, honey, ground black pepper, sesame oil and sesame seeds.…


The Dazzling Stream of Cheonggyecheon

Originally built as an urban industrialization project, the Cheonggyecheon, which is a restoration of the stream that was once there before during the Joseon Dynasty, was praised as a major success in urban renewal and beautification and a center of cultural and economic activities. Was once a stream which was later on developed to an elevated highway,…


Easy jeyuk-bokkeum

Jeyuk-bokkeum simply means spicy stir-fried pork, and the translation of this savory Korean dish would probably give you an idea how long – or how short – it would take you to create one. This still falls under the barbecue-type of Korean food, but as with many of the Korean dishes, this leans toward the…


The soft treat called gyeran-jjim

Eggs are among the most versatile ingredients in the culinary world, sometimes involving a particularly complex and frustrating cooking method – but always a fulfilling choice when in need of a quick meal. In the world of Korean cuisine, there are several ways for eggs to be included in a meal but one that stands…


Kimbap: convenient, easy-to-pack

The kimbap is an important part of the Korean dosirak (packed lunch). Kimbap is simply rice rolls, perhaps best described as the Korean version of maki. There are fundamental differences between kimbap and the Japanese maki in manners of preparation and tradition. Kimbap is a popular choice for picnics as this log of goodness is…


Udo Island: Mini Jeju

Looking for a nice setting to experience bicycle tours, fishing, hiking, jet skiing, sight-seeing and many more fun activities? Its all in one place! Named after its resemblance to a lying cow, Udo island is situated off the eastern coast of Jeju Island, and it is also renowned as mini Jeju for it speaks of…


The Seaside Park: Songdo Central Park

You don’t have to go all the way to the West for New York City’s Central Park because Songdo International City’s Central Park will give the New York vibe to you. The centerpiece of Songdo IBD’s green space plan, the Songdo Central Park is a public park inspired by New York City’s Central Park and…


Bibimbap: a complete meal without the fuss

Think rice meal in Korean food and you’ll most likely end up with bibimbap as its quintessential representative. Bibimbap means mixed rice and while it can be understood as anything as toppings, there still is a set of standard ingredients for a standard bibimbap. It is quite easy to deviate from the original, but the…