City Guide Review: Greenhouse (Changwon)

Greenhouse, the prized cafe and bakery of northern Changwon, is not only my preferred place for whole wheat loaves and baguettes, but it is also the perfect spot for brunch. Located in a quieter neighborhood, with little noise but lots of light, the second-floor cafe of this charming establishment is almost — as its name suggests — a place where you can relax, rejuvenate, and grow. And eat. … Continue ReadingCity Guide Review: Greenhouse (Changwon)

City Guide Review: Ddeokbokki Plus (Naju)

While you may feel like a middle school student again in this restaurant with green neon decor, the Frozen soundtrack in the background, and the motherly attention of the owners, the student price you pay and the epic availability of cheese ddeok (always in too short supply in conventional ddeokbokki) make Ddeokbokki Plus a must-eat for any Naju visitors. … Continue ReadingCity Guide Review: Ddeokbokki Plus (Naju)

City Guide Restaurant Review: Eat Me Pizzeria (Daejeon)

Eat Me Pizzeria is a favorite with local waygooks, offering a large menu of pasta, risotto and pizza at a reasonable price. The restaurant’s interior is warm and inviting, and the seats near the window offer a view of the downtown streets. The restaurant was relatively empty when we went on a weekend night, and they were able to accommodate a large party of ten by pushing together a few tables. The service was attentive.
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City Guide Restaurant Review: The Lazy Diner (Daegu)

If you are craving good American food but don’t want to spend a ton of money, The Lazy Diner in downtown Daegu is a great option. The menu is not huge, but it has a decent variety considering its size. It does include a few dishes that are difficult to find in Korea, namely macaroni and cheese (a side dish, not an entree). They have an all-day brunch menu and a small selection of salads (with American dressings) and pasta dishes for those wanting something other than a burger or sandwich. … Continue ReadingCity Guide Restaurant Review: The Lazy Diner (Daegu)

City Guide Restaurant Reviews: Tomatillo Grill (Seoul)

Tomatillo Grill offers the closest alternative to Chipotle you’ll find in Korea. Cheaper than the more extravagant Vatos Urban Tacos, Tomatillo is serviceable Mexican food that will satisfy your craving at a reasonable price. … Continue ReadingCity Guide Restaurant Reviews: Tomatillo Grill (Seoul)

City Guide Restaurant Review: Myeongdong Gyoja (Seoul)

Kalguksu (칼국수) is one of my favorite Korean dishes, and Myeongdong Gyoja is the best place to sample it. Located in the Myeongdong shopping district, this noodle restaurant has been in operation for nearly four decades… … Continue ReadingCity Guide Restaurant Review: Myeongdong Gyoja (Seoul)