What to eat: Korea

The Spring is a Cat

The Spring is a Cat

Cats don’t have a good rep in Korea. But that is slowly changing.

The Real McCol

The Real McCol

“You’ve gotta try this.”
I’ve known Sam long enough to distrust this sentence.

A Recipe. Sort of.

A Recipe. Sort of.

“The color is so pretty, and it tastes delicious.”

Snack Time!

Snack Time!

This week, we’re going to play guinea pig. Or more accurately, I’m going to play guinea pig and Erin agrees I shouldn’t crazy alone (it tends to unsettle the Koreans). Anyway, our convenience store features an array of children’s snacks, all vibrant, sugary promises – […]

Bangsan Market

Bangsan Market

There’s a street in downtown Seoul where all a baker’s dreams come true. Especially if you’re an American expat desperate for some damn cupcakes. It’s cramped, winding, like a crack between the buildings. But it is absolutely packed with things to make your inner foodie […]

The Latest McCraze

The Latest McCraze

It’s official: McDonald’s Korea has stopped serving honey butter fries. Now that the danger’s passed, I think we should discuss it. ‘Cause it’s McCrazy. In fairness, Korea brought honey butter fries upon itself. Every few months the country spazzes out over some New Hot Item. It’s […]

Yes, That’s a Turkey In Our Freezer

Yes, That’s a Turkey In Our Freezer

Living overseas can be awesome, but it does have its downsides. There’s only so long you can sustain amazement in a place before you just need something that doesn’t bring on culture shock. Most days it’s not a big deal. Mechanical routine carries you through […]

Street Snacks

Street Snacks

Winter is the best season for Korean street eats–the food’s the same as every other time of year, but it tastes better in cold weather. There are bubbling vats of rice cakes in pepper sauce, steaming pots of broth, and enough fried things on sticks […]

Dinner out in Danyang

Dinner out in Danyang

Danyang is not a big town. It’s almost “sneeze and you miss it,” driving through. But it does have a number of interesting amenities for someone looking to explore a bit of Korea. It’s a convenient base for tourism sites in eastern Chungcheongbuk-do. You can […]

Success!

Success!

While this was our third Thanksgiving in Korea, it was our first with turkey. Or with Koreans. Given the spaciousness of our new abode, we thought it was time to have some people over. I only knew one Korean who’d tasted turkey before. She tried a drumstick […]