High calorie gamjatang for a long day

Gamjatang or pork stew with potatoes is one of the many spicy choices in Korean cuisine and its deep red color is all thanks to the red hot peppers. It is best served with a bowl of rice and kimchi.   The high-calorie gamjatang was said to have been popularized in the port area of…

The Illuminating Bridge of Dolsandaegyo

Nowadays, aside from providing travel convenience and connecting places to places; bridges, being powered with high-technology, have become a favorite subject for aesthetic photos and are now becoming popular as attractions. At 450m long and 11.7m wide, Dolsandaegyo Bridge is the largest cable-stayed bridge in Korea. Since its construction in 1984, the bridge, which connects…

Bossam: a feast for all

Bossam, one of Korea’s popular pork dishes, is nothing short of a feast for many. Bossam, or boiled pork, is usually served with slated napa cabbage leaves, radish salad, and salted shrimp. If the mood strikes, oysters are included in this Korean dish and bossam is then called gul-bossam. The process requires attention to detail,…

Tteokgalbi is burger patty, Korean-style

The tteokgalbi is a compound word and its direct translation means ‘rib rice cake’ which is more of a luxurious beef patty than a regular, commoner food. Rib cuts are pretty expensive and tteok dishes are often served during important Korean holidays. But then again, when you look at the history of tteokgalbi as a…

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…