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Picture This: A Stomach-Stuffing Sojourn in Seoul

Only four nights meant a lot of fast eating for my first-ever trip to Korea. Here's a photo-heavy (and meat-heavy...and noodle-heavy) look at my visits to markets, a cooking class, cafes (including a sheep cafe?!?) and restaurants.
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Snapshots from Korea: Looking For Frozen Sweets in the Hongdae District of Seoul

Artisanal ice cream seems like it would be a sure-fire hit in Seoul, especially during the hot and humid summer days when temperatures can easily reach into the 90s. I recently found myself in the young and hip Hongdae district, full of indie spirit and…
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Snapshots from Korea: Smashing Pastry at Schneeballen in Seoul

A late spring stroll through the hip Hondae district of Seoul yielded a strange and surprising sight: a window full of colorful, giant “snowballs.” Upon closer inspection, I was delighted to see that these were actually powdered sugar-covered pastries called Schneeballen at a bakery/café that’s…
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Carbotourism: Four Great Noodle Dishes in Seoul, South Korea

There’s plenty of starch to be found on and off the streets of Seoul, from tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) to pajeon (a “pancake” typically made with green onions) and gimbap (a type of sushi roll) to bibimbap (a rice bowl with various toppings to mix…
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