2014首尔Kimjang(越冬泡菜)文化节归来

首尔市长朴元淳说“Kimjang(越冬泡菜)文化节不仅能恢复‘分享与协同’的共同体文化,还将成为向世界介绍韩国‘Kimjang(越冬泡菜)文化’的良机。首尔市将把这一活动打造成世人一起欢度的庆典,并发展为国际化内容产业,创造价值,为以Kimchi(泡菜)为基石的食品产业发展做贡献。”




Kimchi Museum

Taste kimchi, the worldwide wellbeing food In Korea, Kimchi is served with every meal at home. You will see Kimchi there if you go for eat at Chinese restaurants or Japanese restaurants. This Kimchi Museum introduces you the history of Kimchi, varieties of Kimchi and how to make. You can have an interesting time here. Kimchi is associated with traditional Korean food. Freshly sliced from the jar and taken with boiled rice, it is the best dish to the Korean people, who do not require any other side dishes. Hence, kimchi is a must food for them.




2014首爾Kimjang(越冬泡菜)文化節

《2014首爾Kimjang(越冬泡菜)文化節》 聯合國教科文組織,人類無形文化遺產。 不能去現場沒關係,打開首爾廣場24小時Live Cam, 看到白天的活動影像,遠遠的也很壯觀&神奇。 每天習慣性的看一下實況畫面, 會有種今天也來到這裡稍作停留的感覺,挺好。 http://goo.gl/uyUXQ9




Step-by-step Jimjibang Experience (Seoul Silloam Fire Pot Sauna)

Hadn’t gone to one before? Don’t know what to expect? Read the step-by-step guide for a relaxing jimjibang experience ^^ Pictures included ! Look out for part 2, for a Busan Jimjibang experience at Spa Land Centum City




Sinseol Jonghap Market

Sinseol Jonghap Market began to be formed in 1971 as a group of local merchants opened their shops at the current marketplace. The market has since then continued to grow its influence upon the economic life of the local community and still plays an important role in supplying daily necessities. The popularity of the market among the local shoppers is dependent upon its capability to offer fresh high-quality products at competitive prices via the direct day-by-day transactions with the producers. Currently, the market contains about 150 shops trading a wide variety of merchandise including meat, fruits and vegetables, fish, kitchen appliances, food, plastic and vinyl sheets as well as tiny snack bars and diners serving sundaeguk (Korean black pudding soup), jokbal (steamed pig’s feet), noodles, gimbap (laver rice rolls) and various fries.




Surfing the Korean Wave

I had the opportunity to participate in fascinating trip! We, 30 people from 22 countries, together had explored Korea in exclusive way. Actually, it’s my first time to travel alone without my family or friends and my first time in Korea also. When I knew I would be only one Thai people in this trip, I was so nervous but I didn’t feel lonely at all because of you guys, amazing people from around the world! I’m very impressed with all activities I did, people I met and the places I visited. I saw Korea with my eyes, touched it with my hands&feet and felt it with my heart.




Today It’s the “Suneung(수능)” in Korea

You know what today is? It’s the “Suneung(수능)”, the college entrance exam in Korea! Now about 640,000 students across the country are taking the biggest test of their lives On Suneung day, many younger students cheered their seniors at the entrance of test site, and also shared sticky snacks and rice cakes for their good luck! Moreover, bus and subway services are increased, police cars offered rides for students, and public offices opened an hour late today.




Seoul’s Jewelry District

Since the establishment 40 years ago, the Jongno Jewelry District has grown into one of the region’s largest jewelry shopping centers in which you can get any jewelry item made and circulated in the Korean jewelry market. The jewelry shops in the district offer a wide range of jewelry items, from the traditional to the newest, forming it as one of the most popular attractions in the capital among the newly married couples and foreign tourists. This jewelry arcade in Jongno, Seoul. there are so many jewelry shops which have reasonable price. Many Korean, foreign residents and even tourists buy jewel gifts for their each occasion and so on. If you guys are interested in jewelry then go to Jongno Jewel Arcade.




2014-2015 Korea Grand Sale returns

3 months of mega shopping, Korea Grand Sale returns! Hosted by the Visit Korea Committee (VKC) every year, 2015 Korea Grand Sale will take place from December 1, 2014 to February 22 of the following year. Anyone visiting during the event period can take advantage of various discounts and coupons for shopping, dining, accommodations, entertainment and more, available for use at major shopping venues in Seoul as well as other cities around Korea. Until last year, the Korea Grand Sale ran for just 2 months, starting in January and running until the end of February; however, this year event’s has been extended an extra month. Therefore, all visitors flying in to Korea during the month of December can also enjoy extensive events, promotions, and more discounts than ever before. In addition, not only visitors from overseas, but residents with foreign nationality in Korea can also take part in these exciting offers! The companies and affiliations supporting the event are located national-wide, with department stores, shopping outlets and major tourist attractions all participating. Make sure to print coupons or save the images on your mobile devices ahead of time to experience plenty of shopping, cultural programs and other tourism events available during the period. To learn more about the event and coupon use, visit the official website (www.koreagrandsale.co.kr). Please note that these coupons are not valid with other benefits and offers. Period: December 1, 2014-February 22, 2015 ☞ Venue: Seoul, the metropolitan area, and major cities around Korea




Street Food in Korea: Ice Cream Fish Bread (아이스 크림 붕어빵)

Marie and I enjoyed some Ice Cream Fish Bread (아이스 크림 붕어빵) on the streets of Hongdae~!!! We also get chocolate on our faces and hands~!!! Fun~!!! Bungeoppang (붕어빵) is a carp/fish shaped bread that is usually filled with hot, red azuki bean paste. It’s a great treat in the winter! Koreans have turned this common snack into a new ice cream dessert! This “new” dessert has been found in certain street food areas of Seoul since this past summer to keep people cool. It’s a neat recreation of bungeoppang, and it’s funny to see that it is still popular, even in the winter season! The Ice Cream Fish Bread is has a sugar creme filling, which is covered in frozen yogurt. Then it’s drizzled with fondue chocolate and crushed peanuts. There’s a skewer stick of grapes and pineapple also dipped in the fondue chocolate that’s stabbed into the dessert treat. It’s simple, delicious, and only costs 3,000 Won (roughly $2.90). If you’re in Korea and you see this snack on the streets, you should definitely give it a try!!! Please LIKE this video if you enjoyed what you watched! And leave some questions, comments or suggestions! =)




Walking Around Seoul – Itaewon on Saturday Night (서울 걷기 여행- 불타는 토요일~! 이태원 프리덤)

Come with me on a walk around Itaewon on a busy, Saturday night! I highlight several different areas as well as show what a typical Saturday night in Itaewon looks like on the street level. Itaewon is the #1 foreigner district in Seoul, and has been, for several decades. I remember coming to Itaewon in the 1980’s and 1990’s with my family. It was always swarming with foreigners, knock-off shops, cheap clothing and more. Now-a-days, Itaewon is redefining their image as a go-to place for young, urban, open-minded people to enjoy great international foods, drinks and more. The number of foreign pubs and restaurants seem to climb higher and higher every month, and new, chic, cutting edge type of places are popping up to satisfy Seoul’s continuously changing global view of the world. When I first moved to Korea, I will be honest and say that I hated Itaewon. It was too “foreign” with many foreigners everywhere. It didn’t feel like Korea. It felt like some weird place that didn’t interest me. But I’ve since grown to really like the area. It’s contemporary and exploring new ways to introduce cool types of restaurant themes and craft beers (especially the craft beers) to Korea. It’s so cool, in fact, that I am looking to move to the greater Itaewon area to be nearby these great places and it’s central location within Seoul city. ^_^ Please LIKE this video if you enjoyed what you watched! And leave some questions, comments or suggestions! =)




KOREAN FOOD PORN: Ep. 2 – Banghak Dokkaebi Market (코리의 군침유발자들 제2탄 – 방학동 도깨비시장 편)

In this episode, I captured the amazing foods you can buy and eat at the Banghak Dokkaebi Market, located in northern Seoul~! A great thing about this market is that it is located very close to my apartment and very close to the elementary school where I work! I can literally ride my bike from my work to the market in 1 minute. Very convenient! Banghak Dokkaebi Market is a medium-sized market that is pretty famous. They sell everything from clothing, to household goods, to beauty products, and especially lots of cheap food! Dokkaebi Market is famous for their Dokkaebi sale, held 3 times a week. Many things in the market are 30% ~ 40% cheaper than other major market places in Seoul. Please enjoy the 2nd episode of my KOREAN FOOD PORN SERIES. There will be many more so please Subscribe and stay tuned for tasty footage coming your way! Please “LIKE” this video if you enjoyed what you watched! And leave some questions, comments or suggestions! =)