Seoul Food: Normal by Ryunique

Normal by Ryunique At 22, Busan-born Tae Hwan Ryu decided he wanted to become a Chef.  After culinary schools, he worked in Michelin-starred restaurants in Tokyo, Sydney, and London.  In 2011, Ryunique, a Seoul restaurant with Japanese and French influences, was born!  By 2014, the restaurant had already won 27th place and 79th place in…

Seoul-stagram Goals: StyleNanda Pink Pool Cafe @ Pink Hotel

StyleNanda Pink Hotel The new StyleNanda flagship store in Myeongdong has been brought to my attention by several Seoul blogger and insta-blogger friends in Korea.  Normally I wouldn’t want to saturate the WWW with a story my friends have already covered.  When friends of mine from Toronto came to Seoul for a quick visit, the…

Seoul Food: Brera Italian Restaurant – The Pasta

There are a number of places which pop up time and time again on the Seoul Restaurant Buzz Facebook page (*ahem* M n’ M*ahem*).  An Italian restaurant just outside Itaewon near Beotigogae Station seems to get a lot of action, too.  Don’t get me wrong, they’re good.  More often than not I find these places…

Seoul-stagram Goals: 씨스루 C.THROUGH Cafe

Itaewon to Noksapyeong I moved to Kyunglidan (Kyungridan?) at the beginning of March, 2017.  Having spent so much time up in Uijeongbu I haven’t meandered the backroads of the hill between Noksapyeong and Itaewon.  There are so many incredible little surprises along those backroads!  We took a perfectly sunny Sunday in Seoul and set out to…

Sprout Seoul: Natural Healthy Whole Food Service Korea

Sprout Seoul: Natural Healthy Whole Food Service Last year, I thought my life in Seoul was pretty busy.  At the end of May 2016 I had finished a couple of months at a new job in the big city and was still struggling to make time to meal prep and hit the gym.  All I…

Seoul Food: Trench Town Caribbean Restaurant in Itaewon

Trench Town Caribbean Restaurant in Itaewon, Seoul, Korea Opened on April 28, Caribbean BBQ arrived in Seoul at Trench Town restaurant in Itaewon.  They claim to “serve the best pimento smoked jerk chicken, ribs, lamb chops and massive tiger shrimp”.  Coming from Toronto (home of “The Real Jerk”), I had been missing these flavours.  Yaman in…

Seoul Food: Oh! Poutine – Itaewon

Oh Poutine: Canadian Comfort Food in Seoul, South Korea As a Canadian, I have a bias on how cheese curds have to be made.  They have to be slightly melty, definitely chunky, and above all: they have to squeak!  Thankfully, I share this bias with Ellie of Oh Poutine in Itaewon, Seoul.  She spends 6-7…

SeoulFood: CraftBros Tap House & Bottle Shop (Apgujeong Bar)

Finding a spot in Gangnam where you can relax and catch up with a friend can often be overwhelming.  South of the Han there are SO many cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs, lounges, and hofs that making a decision can be infuriating.  If you’re looking for an after-work hangout, CraftBros Bottle & Tap House is a great Apgujeong…

SeoulFood: MADE Restaurant

I love to mix and match.  My favourite thing to do at a restaurant is order a whole bunch of dishes with friends and have nibbles here and there to satisfy every craving.  Beyond the unlimited, cheap, and cheerful wine, why do you think I love Ashley’s so much?  When a friend suggested we check…

SeoulFood: Min’s Kitchen Seoul

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMWCce0jFEq/ Min’s Kitchen Seoul On a chilly Thursday night in Seoul there are a surprisingly high number of ways to warm up.  Soju and Korean BBQ most often top that list.  I, however, find that I really enjoy a warm atmosphere with good friends, conversation, and great food.  Enter Linda of Linda Goes East, a travel…

SeoulFood: Pakito Taberna Española

Spanish Food in Seoul Spanish food isn’t something you’d expect to find readily available in Korea.  Pakito Taberna Española was a great little restaurant in Hongdae (closed now 🙁 wahhh) when you’re craving Spanish food in Seoul.  It’s a hidden gem where you’ll find jamon, chorizo, paella, pintxos, and wine!  We went in on a…

Seoulfood: Braai Republic Itaewon

https://www.instagram.com/p/BH9hts-gAQ3/ For a long time I’ve wanted to share a magical little place in Itaewon (Seoul) called Braai Republic.  Introduced to me by he who mustn’t be named back in May, I’ve now been to the restaurant at least 6 or 7 times.  This South African spot is fairly unassuming, and unless you knew where to…