korea, Korean Food, travel

Five Hearty Korean Soups to Warm You Up This Autumn

With its bold, wide variety of different tastes and textures, it's no surprise that Korean food has been gaining a lot of popularity in recent years. Now that it's finally truly autumn, the weather has cooled down enough to enjoy the best of what Korean cuisine has to offer: soup. You read that correctly. Bulgogi and bibimbap are all… Continue reading Five Hearty Korean Soups to Warm You Up This Autumn

EPIK, korea, Korean Food, travel

What a Week’s Worth of Korean School Lunches Looks Like

I can recall, with a faint sense of horror, what school lunches were like for me as a student in the US. There was cardboard-y rectangular pizza, watery canned corn, and gloopy mashed potatoes. We would supplement our so-called nutrition with whatever we could from the ubiquitous vending machines. Things are different in here in… Continue reading What a Week’s Worth of Korean School Lunches Looks Like

korea, Korean Food, koreanlife, Life Abroad

Forced Fun: Korean Company Dinner (회식)

It's the end of the year, which means that hwaeshik (회식) abounds in Korea. If you're not familiar with what hwaeshik is, let me explain. Hwaeshik when you go out and get more wrecked than a fratboy during his third week of college with your colleagues. It isn't really an optional thing; it's more like forced fun where you can't… Continue reading Forced Fun: Korean Company Dinner (회식)

korea, Korean Food, koreanlife, Life Abroad, travel, What to Eat

Pepero Day

In most of the Western world, November 11 is Armistice Day, a very somber, significant holiday which marks the cessation of the hostilities on the Western Front during the First World War. In South Korea, however, things are a little different.