Cooking Japchae (잡채)@ Yonsei KLI

Every term there is a special activity held for the class; sometimes more than one. In level one there was a speech contest at the end of the term. Now in level two there are 2 activities: The first one was a cooking class (which I’m about to go deep into) and the second is a singing/dancing contest at the end of the term. Today was my cooking class and the menu included Japchae (잡채)

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Dinning like a student @ Yonsei University

Cheap Dinner

Cheap Dinner

Often I make fun of myself and my “new” student life. being abroad without a job and on a tight budget has make me to cut on some expenses. Specifically on dinner time. The rule works pretty much like saving money on weekdays and spending it on weekends.

The nearest and cheapest source of food from Yonsei KLI is the convenience store outside campus.

I’ll make a full article on Korean convenience store later on but for the time being you only need to know the following: many of them everywhere, 24/7, “cheap”…  (more…)

Beef burrito @ Choi’s Tacos

Choi's Tacos @ Sinchon

Choi's Tacos @ Sinchon

Oops I did it again…

After several weeks of wandering Sinchon’s surroundings I have found another Mexican restaurant. This time is really close to Yonsei University which implies I would become a frequent customer soon… Today I’ll be talking about Choi’s Tacos, a Tex-Mex restaurant located just a couple of blocks away from Sinchon subway station.

It is a small sized, but cozy restaurant. There are no tables but a bar that goes around the place (just like some original “Taquerias”(Taco place) back home) . The walls are decorated with Mexican motives. The atmosphere is quite relaxed and student like.  (more…)

Ice-cream Waffle on the street @ Seoul

Waffle + Strawberry Ice-cream

Waffle + Strawberry Ice-cream

Korea is a trend culture, what works one day won’t do other. They told me bubble tea was hot some time ago but nowadays I can barely see someone having one of those.

It seems that waffles are the thing. An not any waffle but ice-cream stuffed waffles. Walking around Seoul I have found them everywhere. (more…)

Spicy Chicken Fried Rice @ Han’s Deli

Spicy Chicken Fried Rice @ Han's Deli

Spicy Chicken Fried Rice @ Han's Deli

Hans Deli is a restaurant located on the second floor of a building near de Severance Hospital in Sinchon, Seoul. This place is quite big, however its good prices and regular-good food makes it a favorite among students. Day by day we found the challenge to find a delicious place to it. So we have taken in our hand to find a delicious place while taking care of our student sized pockets.  (more…)

Tandoori Chicken @ Ganga

Ganga

Ganga Cuisine from India

You never go wrong with Indian food. At least not me. I have found that a lot of Indian meals are quite similar to Mexican counterparts. Specially when talking about the way they roast chicken and make that delicious “bread” you get to eat at the table. They even got some crazy hot dishes and food is always spicy.

After the experience at Second Cup Cafe and a couple hours of hards studying we decided to go somewhere else to pleasure ourselves with a delicious dinner. Since we where near Apujeong station in Seoul we decided to go to Ganga and Indian restaurant located in the second floor of a building. (more…)

A cup of coffee in a dog friendly cafe @ Second Cup

Second Cup Cafe

Second Cup Cafe @ Apgujeong

I never had a chance to have a dog of my own. I like them, however I had never quite understand that bond people often do with their pets. Don’t get me wrong I’ve had pets in the past but never conventional ones (parrot, turtles, iguana). And people always talk about the affection between them and their dogs. Well imagine putting together Dogs+Coffee in a nice relaxed setting… (more…)

Fire Fried Chicken @ Noo Na Hol Dak

Where the fire chicken lies.

Where the fire chicken lies.

Last friday was our first friday night out (Yonsei KlI students). After a long week of hard work sharpening our Korean skills we decided to hit up the streets of Hongdae. Located within a couple block from the Hongik Univ. Station is located Noo Na Hol Dak a 3 story restaurant.

The speciality of the house is a wide variety of fried chicken. Since we where a large group we managed to order 4 kinds of fried chicken with different level of hotness.

  1. Fried chicken
  2. Fried chicken (with Garlic)
  3. Some kind of sweet and sour chicken
  4. Hot sweet and sour chicken

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Pork Soup @ Shin Dubu House

Shin Dubu HouseThis is Shin Dubu House, a restaurant located in the basement of a building located near the subway station in Sinchon. The atmosphere its quite comfortable theres music playing in the background. The food was excellent. I ordered Pork soup (I hope to get the name later and post it here). As with most korean food they will bring you a bunch of things to eat with the main course free of charge. Also rice is provided as usual but I liked the fact that it came in the stone container (I need to learn this terms so bad…) Anyway the soup consisted of tofu,pork, and bunch of other thinks I dont know names for jajaja. Price was really good about 8,000 KRW for the whole set. (more…)