Easy to Learn Korean 1207 – Grocery list (part one).

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Easy to Learn Korean 1111 – Metasequoia Street.

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Food trucks to finally become legal.

Food trucks, like the ones found in US cities, will become legal in Korea as early as May. As part of sweeping de-regulations intended to help create jobs, the Park Geun-Hye administration will soon allow commercial trucks to be converted into moving restaurants (with wild menus). As long as food safety and cleanliness are maintained, this is a huge win for the citizens of Seoul and other big cities.

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Korea makes the list – “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants”.

Opened in 2009, Jung-sik-dang in Sinsa-dong, Seoul comes in at #20 on San Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants (A50B) list. Over 900 people in the global restaurant sector contributed to the ranking. The #1 restaurant in Asia is located in Bangkok, Thailand and #2 in Tokyo, Japan. Here’s a CNN article discussing the entire list. Continue reading

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Hotel and restaurant buffet food.

Attended an 80th birthday buffet-party at the Riverside Hotel in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam Seoul. Turning 50 and 75 are big events in the US, but 70 and 80 are major celebrations here.

If you visit Korea, have brunch at one of the buffet restaurants. While not cheap, there’s a variety of food unlike I’ve seen back home. (55,000Won per person;$51USD). In general, buffets run from 25,000Won to 75,000Won. Lunch buffets are generally cheaper than dinner buffets and major credit cards get 10-15% discounts at chain buffets.

This buffet included Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Western, and lots of seafood. I enjoy the bite size desserts, especially green tea flavored cakes, pudding, and macaroons. The bilberry gelato (similar to blueberry) and grapefruit gelato were amazing.

This plates contains: blueberry pizza (a first for me), raw marinated beef, tuna sushi, bbq lamb, naan with curry, and Chinese-style chicken.Blueberry pizza

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