tangerine

Celebrating Tangerine Season

The tangerine season is probably the best time of the year for orange lovers. In this season, everybody’s favorite oranges are never as delicate and as sweet. With that, Jeju is a perfect pick for this celebrated season. Let’s go through the orchards in search for the glorious fruit. This inexpensive yet very enjoyable activity…

dongchimi

Dongchimi (water radish kimchi) all year round

The requirements for dongchimi is pretty straightforward: radish, korean pear, ginger, garlic cloves, red chili peppers, and green onion. The radish is primarily fermented in a water-based brine and this brine, in turn, is used as part of many of the known Korean dishes such as naengmyeon.   Like many other Korean dishes, dongchimi was…

bulgogi

A bulgogi hot pot stew in the dead of winter

With many vegetables as supporting characters to bulgogi jeongol, the crowd-favorite pan-grilled beef transforms into a delightful dish that’s perfect to share with friends over lengthy conversations in the dead of winter. That’s quite an image, but bulgogi jeongol, translated to Korean barbeque in a hot pot recipe, is more of a poem-inducing creation than…

Seorak

The Big Mountain of Snow: Seorak National Park

If you love the cold winter season so much and would prefer challenging winter treks, the best place to go to is Seorak National Park where snow would not melt even after a long time, keeping \ the mountain in its preserved, snowy state. That’s why it is called Seorak because it is derived from…

Kkakdugi

Kkakdugi for your soups

Kkakdugi |깍두기 Kimchi is a very well-known Korean side dish, and arguably the country’s representative food. But kimchi has many varieties and kkakdugi or cubed radish kimchi is one of those. In the same way, there are several different varieties of radish around the world and the Korean radish is characterized mainly by its rotund…

yangnyeom-korean-chicken

Yangnyeom Chicken: It makes you crave for more

The yangnyeom Korean chicken is perhaps one of the most successful Korean food ever to invade the foreign market, at least in Southeast Asia. In malls across SEA, one would find Korean chicken stalls and restaurants marketing these unbelievably crispy chicken dishes coated with sticky, spicy sauce, together with other flavors of deep-fried chicken goodness.  …

Video by an enthusiastic client

Korea is different things for different people. For some, Korea is the home of K-pop and Samsung. For others, Korea is a land rich in history, culture, and beautiful scenery. This enthusiastic client put in great effort to show what Korea is to him and his wife. They went on a 3 days tour of the…

Rubber Seoul: 22 Hours in South Korea – by Roam About Mike

 Link to blog Roam About Mike  Incheon, South Korea. It’s early and late – that perfectly discombobulating, dream-like state of still being stuck between two polar opposite time zones. Caitlin and I make our way to the lobby of the Grand Hyatt and she asks how well I know this guy were about to meet. I tell her I don’t know…