Tag Archives: South Korea

Nori Table in Itaewon – California Roll Love

By: Amanda Diamond Photos: Amanda Diamond IG: @diamands I have been wanting to check out Nori Table since it opened a while back, but never got around to going. Thankfully, Derek was kind enough to ask me to review this restaurant and I am really glad he did. The food, service, and atmosphere all joined […]

Cre8 Cookies – Cre8ing Warm, Chocolately Goodness in Gyeongridan

You know that warm comforting feeling of baking chocolate chip cookies in the fall? A moment that can recall thousands of different memories for millions of people? Cre8 Cookies in Gyeongridan will create that moment for you. Don’t tell grandma. How to get there: Cre8 Cookies is a bit of a hike, but well worth it […]

Mozzie in Itaewon – Mozzie! Mozzie! Mozzie! Oy! Oy! Oy!

I want to go out on a limb here and say that was my best title ever. So up on a hill full of lust and a country bar with cheap drinks, sits Mozzie, a New Zealand restaurant located inside the ITW Hotel. With lamb shanks, sausages and steaks galore, Mozzie hit the Spotzie (hahaha… […]

Gino’s Pizza in Itaewon – Still Rocking Some Good Pies New York Style

Six months ago, I visited Gino’s with a friend and came away impressed with their service and of course, their pizzas. Over the course of the summer, with their soft opening now long gone, and their appearance on a Korean food television show spiking their popularity, I headed back with the NYC ladies, Steph and Sabrina, […]

Gyeongpo Beach in Gangneung – Cool Vibes. Cool Water. Lots of Fireworks

Happy Chuseok! I hope you are having a great time exploring the ROK or anywhere else for that matter and enjoying the last few days of summer before we abruptly begin autumn in a couple of weeks. This June, I headed down to Gangneung for a Father’s Day retreat and had the opportunity to visit […]

Chuseok 2016: Five Places to Visit in Korea

So for some, mostly the international school gang, their Chuseok began on Friday at 4:30KST and like most people on holidays, their social media is currently bursting with selfies from all around Asia… and here I am.. sitting in me flat, with me wife, and two crying children, writing this column… Chuseok ain’t what it […]

Rye Post in Itaewon – Cooking up Some Juicy Beefcakes

Rye Post, a modern day example of culinary renaissance. First, Rye Post perfected the modern sandwich in the land known for kimchi and bibimbap. Now, for their most recent accomplishment: mastering the American cheeseburger. And a damn fine job they did. How to get there: Here is a link with pictures to get to Rye Post! […]

Motor City Pizza in Itaewon – The Best Thing to Come Out of Detroit Since Slim Shady

Slim summarizes my reaction when I tried Motor City for the first time last month in this infamous gif. So overwhelmed by pizza goodness, I couldn’t speak nor comprehend my whereabouts. Yeah, it’s pretty fucking amazing. Let’s dive right into it. How to get there: Motor City Pizza is right on the main strip, so it’s […]

A DerekvsLP Short Film – A Quick Tour of Gwanghwamun Square and Gyeongbokgung Palace

Take a quick tour of Gwanghwamun Square and Gyeongbokgung Palace with Soyoon Kim! Big thanks to Randall Riojas my talented photographer, video editor and friend. Enjoy!

Odaesan National Park – Guryong Falls, Manmulsang and Geumgangsa Temple

Odaesan National Park, on the east coast of South Korea, near the city of Gangneung is not the most famous of national parks in the ROK, but has the potential to be one of the more rewarding hikes in Korea, especially if you are a novice hiker. As the summer slowly fades into autumn, the […]