On the first Saturday in December I joined a friend to check out the German Christmas Market at the Deutsche Schule Seoul International. For my friend it was a confusing language nightmare since she's fluent in German, English and Korean and all were being spoken around us. The event started at 5pm and continued until 8pm … Continue reading German Christmas Market
Located in one of the winding paths of Itaewon is the Sweet East Dessert Cafe which specializes in funnel cake. A friend of mine mentioned it recently as we were discussing seasonal things we miss, like pumpkin spice lattes. I don't really drink pumpkin spice lattes but a lot of cafes in Chicago also made … Continue reading Sweet East Dessert Cafe 스윗이스트
Every year on the main road of Itaewon there's a global village festival. Restaurants from throughout the neighborhood set up booths so you can walk down the street and try food from all over the world. There's performances, cultural events, a parade, and an insane amount of people, more so then even usual, in Itaewon. … Continue reading Itaewon Global Village Festival 이태원지구촌축제
After finally getting a sim card so I can be reconnected to everyone in South Korea a friend and I went to Apgujeong for a celebratory brunch at Buttermilk Biscuit Co. Their specialty is in their name, buttermilk biscuits that they make fresh daily. The shop is a small shop with limited seating and no … Continue reading Buttermilk Biscuit Co.
My first weekend back in Korea had me fighting to get out of bed and leave my house. I was onlydrawn out by a friend visiting from the US who I hadn't seen in awhile and would be leaving that following Monday. I picked Woo Lae Oak for us to eat at because it kept … Continue reading Woo Lae Oak 우래옥
After our brunch in Yeonnam-dong's Bagel MTL we went off in search of a cafe, our criteria being that it must have air conditioning and seating available. After wandering around for a bit found ourselves at Flying Scent lab. Flying Scent seems to be a boutique with artists work for sale (but no photos allowed). The … Continue reading Flying Scent Lab Cafe and shop
Bagel MTL is a restaurant in Yeonnam-dong that specializes in...bagels. They aren't particularly easy to get to, about a 15 minute walk from Hongik University Station. But the neighborhood its in is quiet and peaceful, or at least was when Mika and I went for brunch on a Saturday morning/early afternoon. You can order basic … Continue reading Bagel MTL