Eureka! Korean food blogs!

I am planning a trip to Korea for the 3rd time! After 2 failed attempts at going, I hope it will be a success this year. As a foodie, nothing is worse than going to a tourist trap with mediocre food. Sometimes TripAdvisor ratings are horrible because tourists who have only been to 1 restaurant rave about the food as though they have been to tons of similar ones. I like to surf and read blogs of locals and find out the best hidden find or at least where locals like to eat.

Well, Korean blogs are intimidating even when I am learning. I find it quite difficult to find good local places after WingPan closed down. A similar concept to Yelp and HungryGoWhere. The good news is, I found something else! This is a little different as in It tell you The number of blogs that wrote about a certain restaurant and lists out the blogs. It is so much easier to do research and drool at food pics now.

The only down side, it is almost purely in Korean. You will need to at least know how to copy the hangeul to search for the food place. Do hop by the site Dining Code to take a look of you are planning for your holiday.

Do share good food places with me! I am going in September!

Homemade 김치 in Singapore!

Yes, it has been a long Hiatus. I am still learning Korean in Sejong and enjoying it! This sem, my 선생님 focused quite a bit on speaking and it’s great since I’m going to Korea soon! Yay!

I recently found an online shop that sells homemade kimchi! I read about it in a Korean’s blog. It was a good sign when the website is in Korean and when I called, the person answered ‘안녕하세요!’. You can order it online (all Korean alert!) or call to order.

찬뽕 is the shop name and they sell more than kimchi. They sell banchan, cooked food and other interesting stuff. They do have a minimum order of $50.

I ordered 4 items and they taste great!
Japanese Cucumber kimchi
Whole Cabbage Kimchi

Also ordered radish kimchi and sesame leaf kimchi that I’ve been look for ages! Verdict, Yums! Will update after it ferments a little more.