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Craft Beer + Indian Food at Bombay Brau in Busan, South Korea

Despite my often futile attempts to research restaurants in advance before visiting a new city in South Korea, it seems like the best places that I find I stumble into by accident once there. Before a recent trip to Busan I trolled the web looking for places to scout out for dinner. However, as often happens in Korea, most of my pre-selected establishments turned out … Continue reading Craft Beer + Indian Food at Bombay Brau in Busan, South Korea

Sushi on Jeju Island at America’s Roll & Sushi

Very simply put, if while on Jeju Island in South Korea you are craving “American” style sushi, i.e. steamed edamame, simple miso soup and familiar rolls like California, Philadelphia, and Alaska, America’s Roll & Sushi is about as fresh and delicious as you can get. Besides those previously mentioned staples, America’s serves some of the freshest, largest portions of sushi and sashimi and other interesting … Continue reading Sushi on Jeju Island at America’s Roll & Sushi

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Jeju Black Pork Burgers at Ha Ha Ho Ho Cafe

I have a habit of doing something I refer to as “unicorning.” Unicorning is the act of ascribing superior qualities to an object or experience you’ve yet to attain due to the elusiveness of said object or experience. This fantastical practice often results in an inevitably disappointing return to earth when that once glorified and enigmatic object proves to be just eh, average, basic and not so unicorn-like after all. … Continue reading Jeju Black Pork Burgers at Ha Ha Ho Ho Cafe

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New York Pizza in Korea at Daejeon’s Johnny’s Pub

Any of you who have spent a reasonable amount of time in NYC can agree that the phrase “New York Style Pizza” used anywhere but New York is more often than not, synonymous with “huge disappoint, walk away.” However, when you’ve spent a year in a foreign country inundated with fermented soy beans and kimchi, the desire for a good old New York slice begins to grow increasingly towards … Continue reading New York Pizza in Korea at Daejeon’s Johnny’s Pub

Tasty American Burgers in Korea at House Grill

As much as I have enjoyed exploring traditional Korean cuisine while living in South Korea, I admittedly suffer from pangs of food-homesickness typically in the form of insatiable burger, pizza and cheesesteak cravings (I was born in Philly, raised in Jersey, and went to school in NY, what can I say…). During one of these waves of desire, I embarked on a scouring of online websites … Continue reading Tasty American Burgers in Korea at House Grill

The Best Fish + Chips Ever at Jeju Island’s Willala

You know that overwhelming sense of excitement you get when you discover a gem of a restaurant or bar and can’t decide whether to hoard the knowledge of your new found secret outpost for your own selfish indulgence or to blab about the place to every single person you encounter? Well I found myself in that very predicament when I unknowingly stumbled into Willala Fish & Chips in Seongsan on … Continue reading The Best Fish + Chips Ever at Jeju Island’s Willala

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Shopping + Snacking at Busan’s Jagalchi Fish Market

On a recent trip to Busan, I found myself fixated on the idea of visiting Jagalchi Fish Market. I knew absolutely nothing about the market but a few weeks earlier had spotted it as a tiny dot on a map and ever since, had an intense desire to explore it. I learned, once visiting the market and subsequently reading its history, that Jagalchi is the … Continue reading Shopping + Snacking at Busan’s Jagalchi Fish Market

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Detoxing in Korea at Liquibean

Daejeon, the so-called “Silicon Valley” of South Korea, is not exactly the first place you might pick for a weekend getaway. However, after spending several weekends exploring what this tech and transportation hub has to offer, I did discover a few gem-like finds tucked away in this less-than-illustrious city. One such discovery was Liquidbean, a perfect spot for the health conscious or fresh juice lovers in the Daejeon area. … Continue reading Detoxing in Korea at Liquibean

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Texas BBQ in Korea at Farmer’s

If eating Texas style BBQ in South Korea in a little neighborhood mocked up to look like Santorini, Greece sounds like a trippy travel/food dream gone awry then this post is sure to disappoint. However, if this strange mashup sounds curiously appealing to you, I recommend you find your way to Farmer’s BBQ in Cheonan, South Korea. Farmer’s is situated in a quaint neighborhood about an hour and a … Continue reading Texas BBQ in Korea at Farmer’s

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Gourmet Pizza on the Go at W.T.F Pizza Truck

Should you find yourself in Apple Valley, California (yes, I had to search for it on a map as well), or like me, have the pleasure of completing a rotation or three at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, then you just might have the opportunity to indulge in a freshly baked pizza from Where’s the Fire (WTF) Pizza Truck. WTF takes the mobile kitchen concept to … Continue reading Gourmet Pizza on the Go at W.T.F Pizza Truck