Category Nowon

하남 돼지집 in Nowon – Excellent Samgyeopsal (삼겹살) in a Lively Environment

It’s beginning. The nights are getting warmer, and the BBQ joints in Korea are opening their windows to let the savory smells of melting pork fill the night air. BBQ season outside in Korea has officially begun. Let my heart be ready for the next six months of arduous labor. It was a nice night, […]

Buk Seoul Museum of Art in Hagye – Modern Art and A Great Italian Restaurant

The cold month of January has forced us to look for more indoor activities to pass the time until the spring arrives. We decided to stay local and just head up a few stops to check out the Buk Seoul Museum of Art near Hagye station. This place has a particular sentimental value, as Jill […]

Metropolis in Nowon – Great Wings, Solid Burgers and Competitive Beer Pong

Nowon station is not going to stick out in the guidebook. Tucked all the way up in the north of Seoul, Nowon-gu is a small, and relatively unadventurous place. But, like all small places, there are some charms which makes coming to Nowon worth the trip, including Dobongsan and Suraksan mountains and Culture Street, which […]

연탄 불구이 (Briquette Bulguyi) – Great Value BBQ Across from Induk University (Wolgye Line 1)

When in Rome, do what the Romans do. When in Paris, eat where the Parisians eat. When in Seoul, follow the university students. I noticed 연탄 불구이 on my way to Jill’s school one day. The restaurant doesn’t stand out, unless you look close and notice the coal charred briquettes that are alined along the […]

Blacksmith – The Steak and Pasta Franchise that is Popping Up Everywhere

Maybe I am blind, but when I first arrived in Korea four years ago, I never saw a Blacksmith restaurant. I always saw the usual suspects: Outback, TGIFs, and Bennigans. Now like breading rabbits, Blacksmith is spreading its love around Korea. As it happens, one opened up near work, so X and I decided to […]

Kraze Burger – I Still Don’t Know if It’s Pronounced “KRAZEH” or “KRAZY”. The Mystery Continues.

Hello gentle reader. It’s been a long few days with graduate school taking up most of my time. However, my wife and I did find time to go out and have some dinner at Kraze Burger. If you’ve been in Korea for a long time, you’ve probably seen this restaurant chain all over the great […]