Burgers in Korea

Beef is expensive in Korea so eating hamburgers  can be expensive.  Of course you can always find Mc Donalds, Burger King menus from 4 to 6 dollars.

I wanted to eat a good burger, so I went to Burger Hunter and found it delicious. Burger starts at $8  aprox , sides $3-$4 dollars. Beverages $2.

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I really liked the decoration

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Burger was good, but size was small.

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Another day I went to Mos Burger. This was less expensive and way better than Mc Donalds. Burger, fries and drink $10 aprox .

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No decoration, it was like a fast food restaurant

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Size of burger was also small.

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I would go again

I also ate at  Lotteria, but this is a fast food chain like mc donalds. You can order bulgogi burger, I havent tried it yet.

They have a lunch special for $3 aprox, but for $3 you can also eat a good cafeteria meal at a university in Seoul.

Next topic Cafeteria Food in Korea^^

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Street Food Korea

I have to admit, I was hesitant. I always think I will get sick if I eat street food, but it looked soooo delicious, I gave it a try.

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Here you can see fried vegetables , rice cake, hot dogs.

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I tried Tokbokki and fried food. The fried food was too oily, but the tokbokki was good.

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It was a good experience and I didnt get sick. I saw many office workers eating here as well. I spent like 3 dollars, very cheap.

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My favorite street food is cup chicken, for 2 dollars you can get this cup full of spicy fried chicken. Some chicken shops sell this.
Who wants chicken?

All you can Eat Seoul

I went to three all you can eat restaurants in Seoul

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Ashley was the most expensive, beautiful but not lot of food. We had to wait a lot to eat a slice of pizza. The food is ok. Price 14 dollars aprox.

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The Self Bar

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In this restaurant you have to cook the meats. They have lot of banchan and some fried food like tempura, rice and soup.  This was 9 dollars per person. The quality of the meat is not great, but for 9 dollars I dont complain.

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Pulipchae buffet restaurant

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In pastel city, sadang station. This is my favorite, lot of choices and great food. This is a korean buffet restaurant, but  they have salads as well. Price is around 12 dollars.

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I am hungry again^^

Cooking Classes in Seoul

I always wanted to take a Korean cooking class, I studied culinary arts, so I am always interested in food. In Seoul I took several cooking classes . I will start with the second class. I took it through the Seoul Global Cultural Center that has cooking classes once a month.

The cooking class was near Ehwa University.

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You will have to cook in groups with other people. I met some good friends there.

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This is the instructor showing us how to cook the dish. She cooks and explains and then we cook.

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Presentation

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Bibimbap

Going back to first class.
First time I went to a cooking class. I searched through internet. There were 2 cooking schools Ongo foods which is very expensive and  Food and Culture Korea .

I went to the second one , located near kwanghwamun. I had to join a group of English.  We cooked Dakgalbi. There were 2 prices. One to see and the second one to cook. I paid the second one which  meant I paid more just to cut the chicken and add sauces and we all finished cooking it. We followed a recipe that they gave us photocopied from a book that at the Cultural Center they give it for free.

Classes were in English, the instructor was a funny lady, but I have to say BUT honestly if you want to really learn how to cook korean food, dont come here. Here you follow a recipe, you read it and follow the instructions. The result was not good, it didnt taste like Dakgalbi, so I was very dissapointed. The cost was $30 aprox.

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This is the Food and Culture Korea Academy

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My Dakgalbi, doesnt look like real  Dakgalbi TT.

I recommend to take cooking classes through the Seoul Global Cultural center located in Myeongdong.

I also had Kimchi classes in Myeongdong for aprox $10 dollars

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This was also a good class.

My Korean Food Love

These are some of my favorites.

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Dakgalbi, spicy chicken with vegetables and sweet potatoes. It is very spicy, but delicious.

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This is Samgyetang, chicken soup with ginseng.

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This is pork neck soup, one of my favorites in winter.

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Korean bbq, so delicious , this is a Must!

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Sundubu, spicy tofu soup. Hmmm.

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Bibimbap, rice topped with vegetables, mushrooms and beef. Sometimes it comes with a fried egg.

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Bulgogi, this is one of the most popular among foreigners. Tender marinated beef cooked on the table.

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Jjampong (spicy) and JJajangmyong (sweet)  these are  consider chinese food, but never seen it in China. I heard it was made in Korea .

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Bossam, this is pork which is served with lot of banchan .

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Mandu, korean dumplings. I like kimchi mandu, spicy .

I also like Ttokbokki, some of my friends dont like it, it is rice cake with spicy sauce. Also ramyon soup , this is korean ramen, very spicy. 

Leave me a message with your favorites^^

Korea Pizza time

I ate my first potato pizza, yes potato, during a school trip in Seoul and I loved it. The pizza you know is different in Korea. How different? Popular pizzas in Korea are potato pizza, sweet potato pizza, bulgogi pizza, chicken filet pizza,  etc.

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There are many pizza restaurants like pizza school and Mr Pizza, some international like Domino’s pizza and papa johns are popular as well, but little more expensive.

A pizza in pizza school for 2 is about 8 to 11 dollars.

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Definitely a Must try in South Korea.

Dakgalbi

I went to Chuncheon to try the most famous dish which is Dakgalbi
There is a hallway with restaurants dedicated to this delicious food.

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The city is not big, but I was happy to travel there.  There were lot of Sunflowers.

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I think the Dakgalbi in Seoul is  similar to the one in Chuncheon, but my favorite Dakgalbi is in Suwon.

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Incredibly spicy, hot. This Suwon Dakgalbi is one of the best.