Restaurants

Soybean Noodle Soup for Vegans Traveling in Seoul

When I was younger, I thought Korean food had a good amount of vegetarian options. We eat a lot of meat but there are also many side dishes that looked vegetarian. As I got older and started cooking, it was surprising to realize how little is available for vegetarians and vegans. Salted
Restaurants

Traditional Korean Mung Bean Pancakes at House of Train

Yeolchajib is not just an ordinary pancake place, it is one of the few surviving restaurants from pimatgol, a lost alley in Seoul. Pimatgol is the name given to a narrow back alley in Jongno back in Joseon Dynasty. Back then, the nobles would ride their horses or carriages on the main Jongno
Recipes

Korean Vegan Cooking: Pan-Fried Julienne Fries

I remember school lunches from my childhood. I was in grade three or four when school lunch program was first introduced to public schools in Korea. 감자채볶음 was one of the popular banchans that eventually pleased even the pickiest kids. I for one already loved it as this was also my mother’s go-to
Restaurants

Imun: The Oldest Restaurant in Korea

With the Japanese occupation followed by the Korean War, the peninsula had suffered countless loss of historic gems over the past hundred years. Many restaurants, eateries, and jumak (peasants’ bar), carrying memories and stories of ordinary people in history, disappeared in the ashes of destruction. That is why Imun is special. A sole
Restaurants

Hanwoo Beef Brisket Soup Since 1952

Mun Hwa Og may be just another old seolleongtang restaurant  in Seoul, but there are number of reasons why this place is worth a visit. Since its opening in 1952, the restaurant stood in the exact same spot for past sixty-five years, unlike other old restaurants on the list that were forced
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