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Did you hit upon this blog post because you were looking for a good Indian restaurant in Seoul? Great! Indian food is one of Josh and I’s favourite cuisines, so we often try a local Indian restaurant(s) wherever we go. Having spent quite a lot of time in Seoul together now, we’ve tried enough Indian restaurants to have a preference. So far, Taj – Taste of India (타지) in Myeongdong is our number one choice! It was actually our most recent trip to Korea when we came across Taj (March 2022). Taj recently went through a complete makeover; older photos on TripAdvisor don’t look the same both outside & inside. Myeongdong Cathedral view (명동대성당) The reason we wanted to try Taj was the view of Myeongdong Cathedral, which is Korea’s first Gothic-style brick church. Located across from the Cathedral, one side of Taj boasts an excellent view of the Cathedral,…

South Korea may not (yet) be best known for wildlife, but it actually has a variety of amazing animals. For example, 172 species of migratory birds (an estimated 1.37 million individuals) visited the south of the peninsula last winter. About 90% of the world’s water deer population is found here, while the country is home to a wide range of carnivores from the government-led moon bear reintroduction to raccoon dogs in the heart of Seoul. So, it’s clear South Korea can be an exciting destination for wildlife watching… with some good research (hunting for SNS photos/videos and blog posts like this one!), time and a bit of luck. I say a bit of luck, as a lot of Korean wildlife remains shy around humans. Where can we see wildlife in South Korea? Josh and I have had the same question over the years, and Eocheongdo Island is one of our…

Recently, my YouTube feed started to recommend a lot of videos of people trying making so-called ‘dalgona coffee’ (달고나 커피). And writing this post, I just had a cup of homemade dalgona coffee for the third time. How on earth has it become a thing in South Korea now and how did I end up trying it too? Well… we think, it’s all because of the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) issue… Appearance of Dalgona Coffee People are advised to follow social distancing, and self-isolate if necessary, to reduce the risk of contracting & spreading the new SARS-like virus. This means those who stick to the measures have become desperate to entertain themselves while they are home and ended up binge-watching TV and YouTube videos. And surely, one must have encountered this video from the KBS Entertain channel <신상출시 편스토랑/Stars Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant>: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbioO7wX1SA Here, Korean actor Jeong Il-woo tries a…

If you’re looking forward to trying Korean foods during your visit to South Korea, you must’ve heard about Korean fried chicken. Even though the origin of fried chicken is not Korea, we have taken it so well; there are 409 fried chicken brands with around 87,000 restaurants across the country, according to the recent report! For differentiation, they try hard to make new flavours and sauces, meaning you have so many options. I like Korean fried chicken too. But I’m trying to have it less often because of the values I want to live by: animal welfare. As much as I wanted to introduce Korean fried chicken, of which the taste is guaranteed, to my foreign friends, I also struggled to find somewhere that showed animal welfare… Until I encountered Rocket Crispy Chicken! For those who’d like to support restaurants that care about animal welfare while would love to try…

The metropolitan city of Seoul presents Hangang Moonlight Market for a fun evening out during your stay in the city (except when freezing Korean winters have their time). With its huge success year by year since 2015 (when previously called Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market), Hangang Moonlight Market has become a go-to place to relish the evening breeze and some new trends. Based on my visits in 2017, here are 10 reasons why I think you should include Hangang Moonlight Market (Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market) in your itinerary. Some of the details about the market may not be the same after its recent rebranding (including its new name), but the general idea remains the same! Bustling Seoul vibes Copyright ⓒ Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market As mentioned earlier, Hangang Moonlight Market (Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market) is attracting more and more people who seek cool cultural venues. A lot of couples, friends and…

This review is about my dining experience at Dosan Bunsik in Seoul. Retro and trendy elements were worth a go, although waiting could have been a nightmare as a part of the experience. If you’re up for a stylish snippet of older times of the country, keep reading! It was a sunny morning, bit late to have breakfast and early for lunch, when my friend and I had brunch in the 1970s~1990s of Seoul. My friend had had this place on her wish list for a long time, and it was a good day & time to try. When I searched this Korean restaurant on the internet for information, we realised we had to take it seriously to be served at Dosan Bunsik (도산 분식). As a new yet already highly successful eating place, there were a lot of reviews online, all of which mentioned a long queue! With lots of…