Monthly Archives: October 2014

Hiking in the ROK – There Are No Jokes on Myeongjisan

By: Erik Weichel  Even if you had something humorous to mention while hiking Myeongjisan (outside of Gapyeong), you wouldn’t have the audacity to let it be heard. Despite its outstanding and exciting beauty, this mountain is not for those simply looking for a nice view. You will be lulled into your leisurely pace until you […]

Doughnut Plant NYC – Trans Fat-Free Doughtnuts in Gyeongridan. Can This Be True?

Doughnut Plant NYC has headed back to the big apple. Closed.  Yes, believe it or not, I still write. But a big thanks to Erik for his excellent contributions as DerekvsLP continues to expand. So after Holy Smoke, I decided to continue to fuck my heart by heading down to Doughnut Plant NYC for some dessert […]

Queen’s Head in Hongdae – Good Craft Beers If You Can Find It

Reviewed by Erik Weichel A Microbrewery in Hongdae? Hell yeah, let’s do it! Who doesn’t enjoy a one of a kind brew in the land of Max, Hite, and everyone’s favorite Cass? No one, that’s who. Microbreweries are the hippest of the hip back in the States, with too many tastes and styles for even […]

Burger B in Hongdae – Grade A Hype, B+ Experience

Reviewed by Erik Weichel And so we began a journey into Hongdae in search for what was rumored to be the best burger in Seoul. Of course this is a accolade that we take very seriously. Especially with Western style food becoming relatively prominent in the city as of late, being the best at anything […]

Holy Smoke in Haebangchon (HBC) – The Meat Gods Are Strong Here

Update: Holy Smoke shut its doors in the spring of 2016 Itaewon seems to be going through a southern BBQ renaissance right now. Last year, JR’s BBQ opened up on the main strip in Itaewon and I had a positive experience and a horrific experience. A couple of months ago, Linus BBQ opened up just […]

Hottoek (호떡) – A Sweet, Warm and Comforting Korean Street Food

Hotteok (호떡) is arguably Korean’s most well-known street food. Every street corner in Seoul seems to have a little cart selling some variety of that beautiful little Korean pancake filled with various sweets, nuts, and sometimes vegetables. On a cold winter afternoon, it is common to see people huddled around a Hottoek cart with a […]

Myeongdong Market Exits 6 and 8 – Sifting Through the Madness and Absorbing the Excitement

Fake noses, tons of great street food, cheap imported socks and famous name brands all wrapped up in the excitement of the heart of the city defines Myeongdong. Arguably the most famous of all the markets, Myeongdong is packed with tourists from around Asia and the locals as well. Got a kid in a stroller […]