seoul in the city

a love affair with food. travel. design.

my first christmas in seoul… December 27, 2010

Filed under: seoul,seoul-just having fun — seoulinthecity @ 5:37 am

sally bought this christmas cake for party, but we ended up bringing it home! and i've been eating it ever since...oh geez...

Missing home like crazy this holiday season…must say it really didn’t feel like Christmas here in Seoul! The traffic-road and foot- was absolutely crazy on the 24th and the 25th.  Everything was pretty much open both days, and all of Seoul was out and about.  I stopped by Myung-dong on the 25th with my roommate, I just about died in the crowd…plus the weather was quite brutal this past week!  All in all, I’m very blessed to have close friends around me, who have made my first Christmas in Seoul amazing! Would not have have spent it any other way!

To my devoted readers out there-thanks for keeping up with my blog, I am truly grateful for your encouragement as well as your continuous support.  You guys are my true kindred spirits!

Hope everyone had a warm Christmas, and have a fantastic New Years!

met christmas bear on the train, had to take a photo!!!

'free hugs' at myung dong on random!

crazy crowd on christmas in myung dong

roasted chesnuts in myung dong on christmas day!

hodduk on a cold the best!

enjoying hodduk on christmas day!

silk button-my favorite jewelry store in myung dong!

earrings from silk button-all made from silk scarves!

spending christmas eve with jon and keeyon

brian and chad goofing off-christmas eve @ portgha

tina and her cousin

folks having a good time at our portgha christmas eve party


The First Days of Summer in Seoul… June 15, 2010

Filed under: seoul,seoul-just having fun — seoulinthecity @ 2:38 pm

cute cafe in garasugil-my new neighborhood


crepe restaurant-garasugil

spending some time at a cafe-garasugil

cute shop-garasugil

thai spot in garasugil

Aussie Chef Darren Vaughan and I had an opportunity to partake in the special ‘Made in Korea’ dinner series at the Grand Intercontinental Hotel in Gangnam.  I was mostly impressed with the first course which was makoli and dried kimchi and dried gogooma (Korean sweet potato).  It was the perfect way to start off the evening!

starters-makoli rice wine with dried kimchi and korean sweet potato...this was actually my favorite in the whole 'made in korea' series!

seared kingfish with namul pesto, gochujang, and ginger floss- 'made in korea series'

jeju cactus fruit sorbet in dry ice bowl-'made in korea' series

korean beef short ribs with beef tenderloin-'made in korea' series at the grand intercontinental

watching the korea vs. greece world cup game with friends at casa espana-gangnam

crazy times...go korea!!!

had to take a photo of this...go jisung!

interior at 'casa espana' was pretty nice!

this is the largest paella pan i've seen! this was our dinner while watching the world cup korea vs. greece game at 'casa espana' in gangnam