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[Boston - Fenway] Sweet Cheeks Q - American Barbecue

One of the first places I ate in Boston was Sweet Cheeks Q and it was great. 

[NYC - FiDi] Harry's Italian (Great Value Bottomless Brunch)

One of the best value brunches I have ever eaten in NYC is at Harry's Italian in Battery Park. You get your choice of an entree, coffee or tea, and unlimited mimosas/bloody Mary's for $20.95.

[Seoul - Hongdae] Seoul Trick Eye Museum Discount Coupon (LINK PROVIDED)

You can buy a combo Trick Eye and Love Museum ticket here  for a slight discount.

[Seoul - Sadang] Weizen Haus/Weizen House Beer Hall

Weizen Haus (Weizen House) at Sadang is a German beer hall-style pub in Seoul.

[Seoul - Yongsan] Tatami Japanese Bento

We happened to find Tatami in Sookmyung Women's University (near Yongsan station), a restaurant that serves cute little Bento lunches. 

[Snack Attack - Korea] Sparkling Soju (부라더#소다)

부라더#소다 is a carbonated soju soda (3% alcohol) that has been appearing at Korean convenience stores as of late.

NYC Trip Recap

Hi, Quick recap of my trip to New York City. It was a crazy whirlwind of a trip. Had so much to do, people to see, and, on top of that, there was a 14-hour time difference (thank you daylight savings time). I managed to go to almost all of the boroughs. I spent most of my time in Manhattan, but also managed to go to Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. The Bronx barely counts. I just went there to go to Target to buy toothpaste and vitamins. As stupid as it sounds, the thing I miss the most while in Korea is American toothpaste. I haven't quite gotten desperate enough to get a Costco membership, but I can feel that may happen soon enough, especially if I stay here much longer. Question: When you are abroad, what do you miss the most? For me, Target, toothpaste with fluoride, and reasonably priced vitamins. Follow me! |  Instagram  |  Facebook  | Affiliates:  Trazy: Korea Travel Deals   |  Amazon  |  YesStyle - Asian Fashion and Beauty  | *FTC Disclosure: Some of th

[Seoul - Sinchon] Amma Indian Restaurant Revisit - NEW Location

Revisited Amma with my friends (me, my Swedish friend, and my Danish friend) a little while ago.

[Seoul - Itaewon/Noksapyeong] Takeout Drawing Cafe and Gallery

After dinner at Trevia , my friend and I stopped at Takeout Drawing for some very creative/artistic, albeit somewhat expensive, cafe beverages.

[Seoul - Edae] Queens Bagel - Lox Sandwich

To celebrate being done with work deadlines, I treated myself to a lox sandwich from Queens Bagel in Edae on Saturday.

New York Travel - Where to go?

I've been extremely busy with work for the past 1.5 months, so I have neglected this blog. So sorry! The major deadline has passed, FINALLY! I will try and update very, very soon with some more food in Seoul. In the meantime, anyone have any recommndations for what to do in NYC? It has been about 1.5 years since I was there last! I can't believe it!! Where did the time go? So, I'm sorely behind on the cool stuff to do there. I will be in NYC from November 7~14! Just a quick trip! Any tips would be appreciated! :) Follow me!   Instagram  |  Facebook  | Affiliates:  Trazy - Korean Travel Deals  |  Amazon  |  YesStyle - Asian Fashion and Beauty *FTC Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links which means, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a commission if you click through the links provided and make a purchase.*

[Seoul - Edae] Man's Waffle Coffee (Green Tea Waffle)

I was so excited when I heard there was a NEW waffle shop in town. SO, I definitely had to check out Man's Waffle near Ewha University.

[Seoul - Dongdaemun] Remicone Thunder Bomb Ice Cream (Dongdaemun Doota Location)

My friend and I stopped by Dongdaemun after stopping at Gwangjang Market for bindaedduk  to get Remicone's crazy photogenic Thunderbomb Ice Cream at its Doota location. UPDATE APRIL 2017: The Dongdaemun Doota location has closed and it is now a Shake Shack. You can still find Remicone in Garosugil.

[Seoul - Dongdaemun] Bonggu Beer (봉구비어) - Fruit-flavored Draft Beer and Fries

Bonggu Beer (봉구비어) is a chain of beer and fries pubs (?) that popped up a few years ago. It was famous at first for it's draft "cream beer" and frites.

[Seoul - Gwangjang Market] Soon Hee's Bindaetteok (순희네 빈대떡) Korean Pancakes

Met up with a friend last weekend to eat 빈대뗙 (mung bean pancakes) and makeolli (Korean rice wine) at Gwangjang Market near Jongro-5-ga. Book a Gwangjang Market Tour

[Seoul - Gangnam] Double Trouble Part 2 - Grilled Cheese, Mango Salad, Potato Bomb

This is Part 2 of the Gangnam Double Trouble experience. Read the Part 1 post here

[Seoul - Gangnam] Double Trouble - Chicken and Waffles and Grapefruit Beer

Following the recommendation from my coworker, I met my friend for dinner at Double Trouble in Gangnam. Read Part 2 HERE!

[Seoul - Itaewon/Noksapyeong] Trevia (트레비아) - Pizza and Panini

We went to Trevia the other day, near Noksapyeong Station/Gyeongridan-Gil, to satisfy our pizza craving.

[Seoul - Chungdam] Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe - Mango Cheese Bingsu

Summertime in Seoul means it's bingsu season. Sulbing is a rapidly expanding dessert cafe chain specializing in bingsu. My friend and I decided to try the seasonal flavor, Mango Cheese.

[Seoul - Chungdaml] Jil'Hal Bros - Chicken over Rice (Korean version of Halal Guys)

I was excited to learn that a place just opened in Chungdam, Seoul that tried to replicate the Halal Guys experience and flavor. My friend I decided to go check it out.

[Seoul - Sinchon] Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe - Injeolmi Bingsu - The OG bingsu

Sulbing, the Korean Dessert Cafe, has been sprouting up all around the country. You should be able to find the bingsu on any corner!

[Seoul - Garosugil] Cafe Able - Round 2 for Brunch

Even years after my first visit, I still really enjoy having brunch at Cafe Able in Garosugil. It is still as popular as ever for weekend brunch, so plan ahead accordingly.

[Seoul - Jamsil] Uncles Dduk (Blooming Squid Ddukbokki) - MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE TTEOKBOKKI

Uncles Dduk (엉클스) capitalizes on the knowledge that we feast with our eyes.

[Seoul - Sillim] Boy's Recipe (소년의 레시피) - Pizza and Pasta

I met my friend the other night in our neighborhood at Boy's Recipe in Sillim to catch up over pizza and pasta

Jeonju Free Foreigner Shuttle Bus: Update #2

So, finally went on the free foreigner shuttle bus. This is my experience, but it may differ depending on the day. Well, it will definitely differ depending on the day you travel. Some of what happened was definitely...UNIQUE, or I should hope it is unique. Shuttle Update 1 Shuttle Announcement UPDATE: It appears that this free shuttle is no longer available and is now replaced with a 20,000 KRW bus instead. If you are interested, please check out the great tour packages available through a different site (linked below).

[Busan] Compose Coffee: Take-out Culture

I traveled to Busan this past weekend for the long weekend. While I was there, I was introduced to Compose Coffee by my friend. It's apparently a chain in the south, I have yet to see a location in Seoul.

[Gwangju] Nippong Naeppong (니뽕 내뽕) - Fusion jjamppong

A few years ago Nippong Naeppong, a fusion jjamppong and pizza restaurant, opened in my neighborhood, I was living in Gwangjin-gu in Seoul. Now it's a major chain and still going strong.

[Seoul - Sillim] Alchon - Cheap, delicious rice bowls

So, I'm back living in a student area again. Which means, I have quick access to cheap eats like Alchon!

[Minneapolis - Downtown] Metropolitan Club at Target Field (Season Ticket Holders)

It's that time of year again! Baseball Season. Wanted to introduce you Twins fans to the Metropolitan Club at Target Field.

Hiiiii~ I'm back in Seoul.

Hello everyone, I am back from my brief hiatus. I finally got all settled into my new life back in Seoul. I recently moved into my apartment, got my internet set up, and started exploring my new neighborhood. It took a while to decide where I wanted to live, there were just so many decisions to make! With that being said, I moved to a brand new area for me, so it means I am going to be having a lot of new food adventures, so stay tuned! My new job is going well and I am started to get readjusted to "Seoul life." I'll be trying to do a mix of backblogging on my US adventures and new adventures in Seoul/Asia. Follow me!   Instagram  |  Facebook  | Affiliates:  Trazy - Korean Travel Deals  |  Amazon  |  YesStyle - Asian Fashion and Beauty *FTC Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links which means, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a commission if you click through the links provided and make a purchase.*

[St. Paul - Frogtown] iPho by Saigon- Vietnamese Pho

If you're traveling around in the Twin Cities and have a hankering for pho, stop by iPho by Saigon in St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood.

Jeonju Free Shuttle Bus 2015 Update

As an update to my previous post about the FREE JEONJU SHUTTLE BUS. As you may know, I'm moving back to Korea tomorrow. My friend from Minnesota is going to Korea on vacation for a couple weeks. Since her trip overlapped with my move, we coordinated to make a daytrip to Jeonju with this great offer.  Part One: ANNOUNCEMENT Update #2:  Click here UPDATE: This deal has expired, but the company is still offering the same tour bus, but now with a fee. (I am not affiliated with Dongbo Travel.) However, I have provided some links below for you if you are interested in traveling to Jeonju with a travel agency that has great customer service and English-speaking staff. Like Eatstretchexplore on Facebook!  Follow @eatstretchexplore on Instagram! Travel tips: Buy your SIM card:  Prepaid 4G/LTE Sim Card: Unlimited Data+Voice call+SMS (5/7/10/15/30 days) Get a great view of Seoul:  Discount Seoul City Tour Bus Ticket Great Korean (traditional and modern)  culture and co

[Minneapolis] Afro Deli & Coffee - Sambusa

One of my favorite places to grab a quick meal on the go in Minneapolis is Afro Deli and Coffee.

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

  Mark your calendars! Free Cone Day 2015 is April 14 starting at 11AM at all Scoop Shops Around the World! Ben & Jerry's has a free cone day every year and I look forward to it every year.

[NYC, Nolita] Lombardi's Pizza 110th Birthday - Pizza for 5 Cents

I just found out that Lombardi's Pizza is celebrating its 110th Birthday today by selling small classic margherita pizzas (dine-in only) for 5 cents each (while supplies last or until 11PM). Pictured: Large margherita pizza I had with friends on another day.

[All Rita's Locations Worldwide] Rita's Ice Custard - Free ice on first day of spring

Every year to celebrate the first day of spring, Rita's Ice Custard gives away free Italian ices! And...that day is tomorrow! Pictured is what I had last year!

[Kobe - Sannomiya] Hair Studio Billy - English-Speaking Hair Stylists in Kobe

I was faced with the dilemma - where to get my haircut in Kobe without knowing Japanese or wait until I go back to Korea. I was lucky enough to be referred to Billy Hair in Sannomiya by my co-workers at WHO.

[Seoul - Hapjeong] Mecenatpolis Mall - Great atmosphere, peaceful shopping

The Mecenatpolis Mall in Hapjeong opened pretty recently and became one of my favorite places to hangout and meet friends because of its very convenient location, great design, and large variety of cafes and restaurants.

[Seoul - Eastern Seoul] Hiking Mount Youngmasan and Mount Achasan - beautiful panoramic views of Central Seoul

For the beginner hiker in Seoul, hiking the combination of Mount Achasan and Mount Yongmasan is perfect!

[DC - Georgetown] Georgetown Cupcake

Some Georgetown Cupcakes to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

[Osaka - Shinsaibashi] Pound House - Coffee Shop and Bakery

In honor of pi(e) day, I stopped by Pound House in Shinsaibashi/ Dotonbori after doing some shopping and a Dotonbori food tour.

[Osaka - Dotonbori] Dotonbori at Night - Osaka's Eat Street

Dotonbori in Osaka is the quintessential Osaka view. If you're planning on going to Osaka, make sure you stop by to have your picture with the Glico Running Man . It's a tourist must-do.

[Korea Day Trip] Jeondong Catholic Cathedral in Jeonju

The Jeondong Catholic Cathedral in Jeonju is located right on the edge of the Hanok Village and is definitely worth a visit.

Seoul Free Bike Rental

I just found out this really great information about free bike rental in Seoul. Reposting this very valuable information (with some editing) from Community Korea . Community Korea often posts very valuable information, so you should definitely follow them on Facebook. All it takes is an ID (student ID, ARC, or passport). Your ID will be returned to you when you return the bicycle to the facility.

[Jeonju - Hanok Village] Twisted Breadsticks at Jeonju Hanok Village (전주 모정꽈배기)

Jeonju in Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province) is a major food capital of Korea and is a center of traditional Korean culture. While you're there, make sure to get some of these twisted breadsticks!

[Seoul - Samcheongdong] Chloris Tea Garden Brunch - Samcheongdong

Chloris Tea Garden is one of my favorite brunch places in Seoul, a close second to Cafe Able in Garosugil.

[Seoul - Insadong] Poop Bread (똥빵) - Novelty Bread at Ssamziegil

Although I introduced the Poop Bread  on the Ssamziegil  post, I thought it prudent to introduce it in a separate post.

[Ganghwa Island] 109 House Cafe and Pension (Honey Bread and Bingsu)

109 House is a combination cafe and pension located on Ganghwa-do Island. The views are ridiculously gorgeous and I highly recommend stopping here for a refueling stop or to stay the night!

[Ganghwa Island] Chungnam Seosanjip 충남서산집 - Famous Horse Crab Stew

The last stop on my day trip to Ganghwa was to go to Chungnam Seosan Jip (충남서산집) to eat the famous horse crab stew ( kkotgetang, 꽃게탕). It far surpassed my expectations.

[Ganghwa Island] Ganghwa Dolmen - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ganghwado is really beautiful and is a great daytrip from Seoul! It is actually RIGHT by North Korea and you can actually see North Korea from some parts of the island.

[Saint Paul] Mim's Cafe - Cheap, fast food on UMN St. Paul Campus

I just love Mim's Cafe in Saint Paul, right by the Saint Paul Student Center on the University of Minnesota's Saint Paul Campus.

[Seoul - Insadong] Ssamziegil Shopping Center (인사동 쌈지길)

If you're going to Seoul, I'm sure Insa-dong  is on your list of must-sees.

[Korea Shopping] Must Buy Item - Korean Exfoliating Cloth

There are a few items that are super great to get in Korea. One of these items are Korean exfoliating cloths!

[Saint Paul] Como Park Zoo and Conservatory - Sunken Garden

Even in the dead of winter, the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory's Sunken Garden is beautiful, peaceful, and warm. Seriously, look at that! Can you imagine the windchill was -40F that day?

[Seoul - Gangnam] I Have A Dream - Strawberry Pizza (Gangnam Restaurant 아이해브어드림)

I Have A Dream is a nice blind date spot and jazz bar by Gangnam station - directly at the station.