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Carbotourism: Four Great Noodle Dishes in Seoul, South Korea

Jay Friedman 6 comments

I went on a starch-filled tour of the city's best noodle dishes, including naengmyeon, makguksu, kalguksu, and tteokbokki. More

8 More Crazy Korean Chip Flavors

Amanda Nichols 2 comments

Yesterday we shared four of our favorite snack souvenirs from South Korea. SE contributor Chris Hansen also recently traveled to Korea and came back with a suitcase full of chips. What's up with Korea and crazy chip flavors? Pizza, Korean barbecue, and more "real meal" flavors. More

4 Snack Souvenirs from South Korea

Dan Souza 4 comments

The Angry Bird chips from Korea are the kind of chip where you take your first bite and self-righteously think, "Well (ahem) I won't be eating any more of these—they're simply not flavorful enough," and then proceed to hoover half the bag. More

Snapshots from South Korea: The Best Things I Ate in Busan

Amy Sung 7 comments

Busan, being a port town, has a cuisine that's strongly focused around seafood, plus starchy snacks and vegetables; and with a large Korean-born-Chinese population, it also presents Chinese-Korean dishes with distinct flavors. From street eats to restaurant classics, here are some of the best things I ate. More

Snapshots from Seoul: Noryangjin Fish Market

J. Kenji López-Alt 7 comments

As the seafood hub of a town that loves seafood, Noryangjin market in Seoul, South Korea, sees plenty of aquatic action. Daily seafood auctions take place in the wee hours of the morning between 1 and 6 a.m. every day, and while not as cutthroat or exciting as the wholesale tuna auctions that take place across the sea in Tokyo's Tsukiji market, it's still no place for the faint of heart or the open-toe-shoed. More

Video: Everything I Ate In South Korea and Japan in 1 Minute 28 Seconds

J. Kenji López-Alt 37 comments

I just got back from a trip through South Korea and Japan with my wife and my mother. If I'd had my way, it would have been entirely food-centric. As it was, it was only 1/3rd food-centric, which still resulted in over 400 photographs of dishes we ate during our two week stay. I'll be going into more detail about everything in the coming weeks, but for now, here's a quick video featuring every single thing I stuck in my mouth (and a few things I didn't) while we were there. More

Snapshots from South Korea: Prepackaged Burger for 1000 Won

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 14 comments

This post is from my trip to South Korea back in May 2009. I didn't put it up at the time because it was far from being a significant part of my trip and after I wrote it, I realized it was sort of...totally...pointless. But I'm resurrecting this two-year-old post from the land of forgotten drafts due to this week's topic of memorable food we've smuggled home on a trip. More

Photo of the Day: Giant Burger from GS Supermarket in South Korea

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 9 comments

Last Friday the GS Supermarket chain in South Korea unveiled "The Greatest Burger" featuring a chicken patty (aw, where's the beef?) topped with tomato, cucumber, lettuce, and pickles, for a total weight of 600 grams (21 ounces) and a diameter of 25 centimeters (9.8 inches), according to The Straits Times. Each burger comes in a large cardboard box and is meant to be shared between six people (like Burger King's Pizza Burger). The regular price is 12,000 won ($10.70), but it's being sold for only 5,000 won until Thursday. The burgers sold out on their first day. More

Photo of the Day: BBQ Pork Ribs Pizza, South Korea

Slice Adam Kuban 2 comments

[via Reddit] See also ... • 10 Crazy Asian Pizzas » • Video: "Pizza Hut Is Much More Awesome in Other Countries" » • Snapshots from South Korea: Grand Prix from Mr. Pizza, Korean Pizza "Made for Women" »... More

Video: 'Pizza Hut Is Much More Awesome in Other Countries'

Slice Adam Kuban 11 comments

Zach "Midtown Lunch" Brooks writes: Knowing you, this was probably on Slice a million years ago — but just in case it wasn't, here you go :-) ------------------------------------------------------------ Actually, we've featured a lot of wacky pizza videos from Asia, but this is the first time this particular one, from South Korea, has crossed my desk. Thanks, Zach!... More

Deep Fried, Rice-Battered Hot Dog

Robyn Lee 2 comments

[Photograph: Daniel Gray] I've had corn dogs and french fry dogs, but a hot dog coated in seasoned rice and panko, then deep fried? Nope. Not yet. Daniel Gray describes the kid-friendly snack made by his friend Hoya in his Seoul-based food blog, Seoul Eats. Related 2009: The Year in Hot Dogs Gift Guide: For the Hot Dog Lover The Craziest Food Ever: Deep-Fried, French-Fry-Coated Bacon on a Stick Sous-Vide Version of South Korean Street Food... More

Video: Sausage Stylus for iPhone

Adam Kuban 5 comments

According to this poorly Google-translated article, South Korea's CJ Corporation has seen an uptick in sales for its snack sausage in the winter months because people have figured out they can use the meat stick as a stylus for their iPhone touchscreens. IPhone users in colder climes know all too well that you have to take off your mittens to use the dang thing. No more!... More

Video: Robots Serving Breakfast

Robyn Lee 1 comment

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology recently demonstrated two of their robots serving breakfast. The Mahru-Z (the biped) opens a microwave and takes out a cup, then puts the cup and the piece of toast in a basket; Mahru-M (the wheeled one) brings the basket to the table. Even though this process takes about two minutes, it feels much, much longer. Although it's good to see that the field of Robot Servant Technology is going somewhere, it may be a while before we get a Rosie. Watch the video after the jump.... More

Complimentary Korean Hotel Breakfast of Deliciousness

Robyn Lee 12 comments

[Photograph: Tia Kim] During her visit to Seoul, South Korea, Serious Eats contributor Tia Kim of Bionic Bites unexpectedly came across a great complimentary Korean breakfast at her hotel, Artnouveau City, that would make me rethink my non-breakfast-eating ways if I had easier access to the same dishes: Everyday there was junbok jook (전복죽, abalone rice porridge), a huge stone vat of bubbling kimchi jigae (김치찌개, kimchi stew) with pork belly, kim (김, roasted seaweed), rice, and some sort of japchae (잡채, stir-fried noodles with meat and vegetables) or haemul japtang (해물잡탕, seafood and vegetables in a thick soy ginger garlic sauce) with lots of oyster mushrooms, which, by the way, was my favorite. The oyster mushrooms in Korea... More

Kimchi Donuts from Dunkin' Donuts in Korea

Erin Zimmer 18 comments

[Photograph: Andrew Siddons] Fried dough and fermented cabbage aren't two things that usually join forces, except maybe in South Korea where my friend spotted this kimchi donut. It's one of five "ethnic" flavors that Dunkin' Donuts launched (they also made a yogurt-filled one in Greece and soy-filled one in Japan). Technically there's no hole, so they're calling them kimchi croquettes. File this under: potentially genius or a vile, gag reflex-inducing mistake. Related Snapshots from South Korea: Pon de Ring Doughnuts from Mister Donut New Burger/Doughnut Creations from Mosdo in Japan Paula Deen on Her Bacon, Doughnut, and Fried Egg Burger... More

Marginally Food-Related Video: Ramen Commercial Sung to Tune of 'Bubble Bobble'

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Girls' Generation: a crazy popular South Korean girl group. Bubble Bobble: A classic '80s video game. Instant Ramen: Duh. [via The Awl]... More

30th Anniversary Burger from Lotteria in South Korea

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee Post a comment

[Photograph: Rob McGovern] Lotteria is celebrating 30 years of dominating South Korea's fast-food landscape by serving a special burger that combines two of their most popular offerings into one sandwich: a bulgogi beef patty and a ground-up shrimp patty,... More

Snapshots from South Korea: Electronic Menu Console Helps Tourists Order Food

Robyn Lee 7 comments

Last month I visited Seoul, South Korea, Here's a look at something I ate from my trip. For more, check out the rest of my Snapshots from South Korea. For a city where most people don't speak English, Seoul does a good job (and seems to be constantly trying to improve) accommodating English-speaking tourists and expats. Metro announcements are made in Korean and English, streets signs have English translations, and every taxi has a sticker with a phone number you can call if you need a translator. But what if you're clueless about Korean food? Tourists without a Korean speaker by their side may end up ordering something they don't like, or forgo a meal altogether since they can't read... More

Snapshots from South Korea: Triple Pork Barbecue at Galmaegi-sal Jeonmun

Robyn Lee 2 comments

Last month I visited Seoul, South Korea, Here's a look at something I ate from my trip. For more, check out the rest of my Snapshots from South Korea. My last day in Seoul was, unfortunately, the most miserable in terms of weather. Non-stop rain meant awkwardly lugging around bags and an umbrella all day, walking around in damp shoes, and having little desire to whip out my dSLR and take photos of the gloomy city. But it ended in one of the best ways possible: with a mountain of pork. Accompanied by food bloggers Dan Gray and Fat Man Seoul, chef Rachel Yang and Soo Hyang Choi of the Institute of Traditional Korean Food, I got my wish of... More

Best Chili Burgers in Seoul at Chili King

A Hamburger Today Daniel Gray 6 comments

Note: South Korea-based food blogger Daniel Gray of Seoul Eats sent in this report about the best chili burger in Seoul. He has more info about the man behind the chili at his blog. Take it away, Dan! Kevin Cyr's... More

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