Experience the goodness of Tea at O’Sulloc Tea Museum

A great news to tea freaks who wanted to explore more than just a cup of tea goodness, Jeju’s very own O’Sulloc Tea Museum, is open for you to explore. Opened by AmorePacific (a South Korean Beauty and cosmetics conglomerate which also produced well-known beauty lines such as Laneige, Etude House, and Innisfree) in 2001,…

Sundubu-jjigae

Sundubu-jjigae, a soft and spicy filling treat

Sundubu-jjigae is a Korean tofu stew known for its spiciness that makes use of soft tofu called sundubu, hence the name. The origins of this well-loved Korean dish are unknown but it is believed that its earliest version was first served during the Joseon dynasty. Sundubu-jjigae’s soup base consists of anchovy and kelp, considered as…

Seolleongtang for the cold

Korean food is a known visual and gastronomic delight, but above this is the importance of eating healthy food. Koreans ascribe to the belief that eating healthy will help one stay healthy; hence, Korean cuisine is not only visually arresting – but also nutritious.   This belief is integrated in their boyangsik cuisine, a set…

Nature embraces the City at Haeundae

If you are a lover of both the ocean and the nightlife, or of both cityscapes and sand, the Haeundae Beach is the perfect getaway for you. Popular among the locals, and even to tourists,  (whose visits are also increasing in number) the Haeundae beach is hailed as one of the most beautiful beaches in…

Haedong Yonggungsa: The Temple by the Coast

Established back in the year 1376 by a remarkable Buddhist teacher Naong during the Goryeo dynasty, and reconstructed in 1970’s after the Japanese invasion, the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is more than just a historical diorama that is revealed by both tourists and natives. While most temples are traditionally constructed on mountain edges, what makes the…

Chimaek for Happy Hours

When the malt hits your tongue, a long night of officially begins. Korea is country known for its drinking culture and its people are known to be heavy drinkers. It is deeply embedded in a culture that has valued relations within the family and with neighbors and colleagues. For the longest time, drinking has been…

Perfect for the Summer: Jeongdongjin Beach

The beach never fails to cool steamy bodies during hot summer season, it is also a great destination for people who would love to see sea gulls, ride the waves or just marvel on the great masterpiece of nature. Gangwon’s very own Jeongdongjin Beach is perfect just for you. The beach has fine sand, and…

LA Galbi: globalizing galbi

There is another way of preparing galbi and this is called the LA galbi, long-believed to be the Los Angeles immigrant version. But there is also another theory to this, which lies fundamentally on the beef cut. It has been said that LA may stand for the ‘lateral’ beef cut that characterizes the beef used…

The Spectacular Evening View of the Gwangandaegyo Bridge

At daytime, you may never expect that this regular bridge, the Gwangandaegyo could transform into a world-class beauty and a must-see attraction when evening peeps in. Being the longest bi-level bridge over the ocean ever built in Korea, Gwangandaegyo is not just a quickway that connects Suyeong-do and Udong, but it also gives people a…

Seosokkak, The Hidden Paradise

Truly a hidden paradise encircled by towering rocks, Soesokkak estuary, a must see Jeju destination where Mother Nature's tears seem to be collected as the water is precious and sparkling, is in lined with majestic cliffs and interesting lava formations, where pine trees are abundantly showcasing their fancy green colours. Located in the Seogwipo area…