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Matina Restaurant, Incheon Airport

It’s the day you need to be on board. As airport security gets tighter, you are advised to arrive at an airport at least 3 hours earlier nowadays. 3 hours! Man, how am I going to pass the time? If you are a frequent flyer member of an airline then at least your membership can …

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When Soybean Paste Meets Art

After a 5 hour long journey from down south, Gwangyang, we arrived at East Seoul bus terminal. We were barely able to move because our bodies were completely surrounded by heavy suitcases and backpacks. Although my tummy was badly rumbling like a small cannon, we couldn’t really stop for a break until we unloaded our …

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Tteok and Kitchen Utensil Museum

(Jangdokdae, 장독대- A terrace where Koreans used to store pickled or fermented food like gochujang or soy sauce/ The pots are called hangari, 항아리) After enjoying my rice cakes and tea at Jilsiru, we decided to visit the Tteok and Kitchen Utensil Museum (떡 박물관) that is located in the same building (Tteok means “rice …

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Ddeok (Korean Rice Cake) Cafe - Jilsiru 9

Korean Rice Cake Cafe – Jilsiru

Look at these beautiful cakes! Can you believe that they are actually Korean rice cakes?! I was very surprised to see them because of their beauty and magnificence. Some of these rice cakes can be easily mistaken as western style cakes, like this one. This wine rice cake looks like a type of cheese cake but it …

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CJ cheese cake

Frozen Cheese Cake

We have a regular gathering with some other foreigners living in this area every second Wednesday. We have dinner in one person’s house and we take turns. The host prepares a main meal and everyone else brings their duty dish. Anyhow, Mel (most of the time dessert duty person) brought this cheese cake at the …

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Kimbap Places in Korea

I remember buying some rolls of Kimbab couple of years ago. There was a shop called “Kimbap Nara” (김밥나라) and they sold Kimbap for 1000 won (About US $1 that time). It was so sensational because it was so cheap. Kimbap used to be 2000 won for the cheapest one in those days. So everyone …

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Kicker chocolate. (A KitKat Copycat)

KicKer Chocolate Bar

KitKat? No! KicKer!! My husband and I went to the supermarket the other day to buy some snacks. They used to have really good (& cheap) Swiss chocolate, but it was not available anymore. (When one thing sells out, they often don’t replace them in Korea. Especially foreign goods. Do you agree?) Anyhow my husband …

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Lotteria Lunch Time Menu on Sale

Note: The sale below was a long time ago so is not relevant anymore. However, I still like bulgogi burgers and have shared a bulgogi rice burger recipe at this link. The other day I went to Lotteria with my friend. (Lotteria is a kind of Burger King.) I haven’t eaten a hamburger for over …

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What Brown Rice Packages look like

I noticed some foreigners buy brown rice when they visit Seoul (Itaewon). Which means they don’t think it’s available at the local market. So I am going to show you what it looks like (just one brand) and teach you the Korean name for brown rice. This is the brown rice I usually get at …

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