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Beyond Kimchi & KBBQ: Unexpected Street Food Gems in Korea

Skip the usual suspects! Discover unique Korean street food beyond gimbap & bulgogi: savory cheese hotdogs, spicy ddeokbokki & trendy honeycomb ice cream. Near Dongdaemun & Haeundae!  🇰🇷 Street food adventures in Korea! Cheesy dog overdose near Dongdaemun? ️ Fiery ddeokbokki near Lotte World? Sweet surprise & honeycomb heaven in...

타파스바 / Tapas Bar Itaewon (Yongsan-gu, Seoul)

On one of our final days in Korea, we decided to visit Itaewon and explore one of the many bars. Our interest was piqued by Spanish cuisine, so we chose to dine at 타파스바 (Tapas Bar). Nestled in one of the narrow alleyways in Itaewon, this establishment exuded a cosy...

고 망고 / GoMango (Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea)

Go Mango (고 망고), the only dessert chain in Korea specialising in Mango products is a paradise for mango lovers. With their brand colour being nothing but a vibrant yellow, this small shop located in DDP Mall is a must-visit. With minimal face-to-face contact with the staff, all items can...

미스카츠 / Miskats (Dongane-gu, Busan, South Korea)

Located inside the Busan Lotte Department Store, Miskatswas actually our restaurant of last resort after having to sought shelter from the pouring rain after visiting the Yonggunggusa Temple. To our surprise, Miskats turned out to be a fusion restaurant offering a variety of dishes from both Korea and Japan. Their...

금호식당 / Geumho Restaurant (Dong-Gu, Busan, South Korea)

Located within walking distance of Busan Station, Geumho Restaurant was a place that gave a traditional feel. With only limited seating and a single Halmoni (할머니) managing all the cooking and serving, it created a homely atmosphere. Since it was peak lunchtime, it was quite busy, but we were fortunate...

Sulbing – 설빙 (Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea)

Sulbing (설빙) is a popular dessert chain in Korea, with multiple shops across the country. They specialize in Bingsu(빙수), a perfect treat for a hot and humid day. Offering a variety of flavours, this place is ideal for anyone with a sweet tooth or a love for ice cream. The...

Coffee It House – 커피잇집 (Saha-gu, Busan, South Korea)

Coffee It House (커피잇집) in Busan is a popular destination for those who enjoy aesthetic and picturesque cafes. This cafe is known for its large windows that overlook the view of Gamcheon Village (감천문화마을) below. It’s within walking distance from the bus stop, and its Barbie pink exterior contrasts beautifully...