Exploring the East Coast by Sea Train

A great, fun-filled and of course the most exciting way to survey the very beautiful east coast of Korea is none other than boarding the Sea Train which holds tons of surprises. The tourist train stretches from Jeongdongjin to Samcheok and is comprised of four divided cabins with special rooms, one standard room and one…

Chewy, spicy, delicious tteokbokki

Tteokbokki or stir-fried rice cakes are popular Korean street food; sold either in pojangmacha (street stalls). Spotting tteokbokki while on a crowded street isn’t that hard – the red, and soupy treat stands out from the rest of the stuff sold along the streets of Korea. The Korean dish is made from garatteok, or the…

Luxurious Shopping Experience: Paju Premium Outlet

If you have a lot of extra budget for shopping, better get your wallets and cards ready for the most extravagant, (and by extravagant, I mean bigtime discounts and lower offers too!) but definitely worth it shopping ever is right in Gyeonggi’s Paju Premium Outlet. This 3-story building is home to 165 shops that offer…

The Brilliant Castle: Hwaseong Fortress

More than just a historical landmark, this UNESCO world Heritage site, Hwaseong Fortress (which means Brilliant Castle/Fortress), is considered a national treasure for its wonderful origin, and is also the epitome of the rich Joseon Dynasty. The establishing of the fortress marks the development of Korean architecture, urban planning, landscaping and related arts. The majestic…

Samgyupsal: in the company of the King

In many Korean restaurants across the globe, samgyupsal is King and while in Korea this might not entirely be the case, it still is a favorite in the vast Korean food repertoire – so much so that March 3 is dedicated to samgyupsal, and is rightfully called Samgyupsal Day. Imagine this setting: a Korean restaurant…

Round and round the bindaetteok goes

In Korea, the bumchigae or pancake family is rarely sweet but is commonly packed with ingredients and eaten as a side dish to an elaborate meal spread. This is especially true with haemul pajeon and kimchi bumchigae, but perhaps in this category of Korean food none is as packed as the bindaetteok or the mung…

The Moonlight Rainbow Fountain by the Banpo Bridge

Ever thought about chilly evening walks by a calm river while filling your eyes with soothing rainbow colors? You should know the right place to go. Also one of the coolest attractions you can ever amuse your eyes in Seoul is the Banpo Bridge which crosses the famous Han River, connecting two districts: Seocho and…

Striking visuals for jajangmyeon

Jajangmyeon has a black sauce, and visually it looks a little unusual – with yellow pickled radish as an optional and very delicious side and an egg, if the menu says so. Jajangmyeon is directly translated as noodles with black bean sauce, and it was originally a Chinese dish that first appeared in the port…