So I read about this burger place online and it had good reviews. Left Coast Artisan Burgers! I went to Itaewon, Seoul with a friend and tried it out myself. It’s located at Itaewon station exit 4 south of the street where Taco Bell is. It will be on your right side. I ordered a chicken burger with a salad and the kalbi fries to share with my friend. Everything was delicious and nicely sized. I also enjoyed the atmosphere. I love old school funk and R&B music and this place plays all those old goodies. West coast style. I love it. I would definitely come back to try their other menu items. 🙂
In Gwangu, Jeollanam-do, is a art night market: Daein Art Market (대인야시장)! You will find local art, local food stalls where the lines are really long and traditional Korean music performers. You can also shop for produce, fish and other grocery items. You can find some nice crafts too
You can find the days, times and directions on the website HERE.
For more photos and info, please visit the Gwangju Blog HERE!
The local vendors usually change. I went 2 times and I always go for the food! Gwangju is known to have some of the best food in korea.
If you want something to do on a Friday-Sunday weekend, I recommend taking at least 1 trip to check it out while you’re in Gwangju. 🙂
If you’ve been in South Korea for any amount of time, you know what Korean BBQ is. It’s usually samgyeopsal 삼겹살. It’s basically grilled pork, chicken or beef. Sometimes it’s marinated. You also know that buying it at a restaurant is cheaper than making it at home. Many restaurants are all you can eat for ₩11,000. Which is awesome in comparison to grocery stores!
But what if you’re alone and don’t wanna go out to a restaurant and risk being turned away because your party is 1 person too small? This is me on most occasions. So I went out to my local Emart and bought chopped pork (not samgyeopsal strips) for ₩5,000, lettuce and garlic for ₩1,000 each and my favorite ssamjang sauce 쌈장 for ₩3,000. You can find all of this at Homeplus and Lotte Mart as well. Vegetables tend to be the cheapest at your local Mart (“…마트”) on the street corners. I love ssamjang as much as I love ketchup! So my home dinner cost me ₩9,000 and I had enough leftover for the next day.
You could be more traditional and buy onions, radish and kimchi if you really want all the banchan 반찬 side dishes that accompany samgyeopsal. This was enough for me. My non-carbohydate dinner and it’s simple and delicious! Eating healthy and it tastes good 🙂