Green Tea Capital Of Korea, Boseong (보성)

Boseong is well known for its green tea plantations. It is known as the green tea capital of Korea as well as one of the top producers of green tea in the world. Green tea is known to be hard to grow, with the plant required very specific weather conditions such as humidity and rainfall during the growing season. Tea plant often can only be … Continue reading Green Tea Capital Of Korea, Boseong (보성)

Jjajangmyeon & Jjamppong (짜장면, 짬뽕)

Jajangmyeon is a popular Korean-Chinese fusion noodle dish. It is made with a thick black bean paste sauce, diced pork, vegetables and noodles. It is also one of the representative takeout food in Korea. Watch a Korean drama and chances are that you might have seen a scene of the character ordering takeout jjajangmyeon. The dish is often served with a side of raw sliced … Continue reading Jjajangmyeon & Jjamppong (짜장면, 짬뽕)

Myeongdong Kyoja (명동교자)

Everyone loves to go to Myeongdong when they are in Seoul. It is the one area where you can practically get all the things that you are looking for in Korea. From all the famous cosmetic brands to the various Korean fashion labels, Myeongdong is that one location that has it all. Many of the staff working here in Myeongdong can speak at least one … Continue reading Myeongdong Kyoja (명동교자)

A Tourist Attraction By Itself – Tosokchon Ginseng Chicken (토속촌)

One dish you can definitely ill afford to miss out when you come to Korea has to be the much acclaimed ginseng chicken! Much has been said about the health benefits of this dish, as it is packed full of nutrients and vitamins in a tiny little pot. This dish is usually made with a whole young chicken, ginseng, chestnuts, wolfberries, jujubes, garlic and glutinous … Continue reading A Tourist Attraction By Itself – Tosokchon Ginseng Chicken (토속촌)

A Taste Of Old Busan, Gukje Market (국제시장)

An Authentic Korean Shopping Experience Gukje Sijang, or International Market in Korean was set up during the Korean war as Korean refugees fled to Busan, the last standing region in Korea that remained in the hands of the R.O.K and U.S forces, and set up stalls in order to make a living. Gukje Market is one of South Korea’s largest markets, comprising a few hundred … Continue reading A Taste Of Old Busan, Gukje Market (국제시장)

Sprawling Port City, Mokpo (목포)

Mokpo is a city located at the tip of Korea’s south western coastal region. It belongs to the South Jeolla province, and is an important trade port in Korea that connects the mainland to the holiday island of Jeju-do. Mokpo is highly connected to Seoul, with buses and trains that depart for Mokpo from Seoul on a frequent basis. The KTX, a high-speed rail connects … Continue reading Sprawling Port City, Mokpo (목포)