In the past few weeks, we’ve been revisiting past stations; Noksapyeong, Sindang, Hansung University Station to name a few. We traipsed around to interview an aging ajjumma in a vegetable market, we ate ‘Monster’ cupcakes (only in the name of research for the book, I assure you), gave a blacksmith a tiny English lesson, and hung out in an artist’s studio discussing the Seoul Arts Program and her work within it.
We promise we’ll be back to our (hopefully) regularly scheduled blog posts next week, but in the meantime, check out our friends over at ZenKimchi! They’ve lined up some awesome food tours that we thought you might be interested in checking out yourselves! We’re anxious to go on a tour ourselves, but have to save it as a reward for meeting a few deadlines for the book project first. For more information on ZenKimchi Food Tours, head over to ZenKimchi.com! For now, salivate over the following:
Ultimate Korean BBQ Experience
We will start by touring the Mapo food district, famous for it’s barbecue. Then it’s chow time with a stop at the epicenter of Mapo-style barbecue for some charcoal grilled pork, aged kimchi, and raucous atmosphere. Don’t fill up there because our next stop is our “shiksa,” the traditional tummy filler at the end of a barbecue meal. In this case it’s chilled buckwheat noodle Makguksu at a place that is an outpost of a famous Gangwon Province eatery. Trust me, you’ve never had noodles like these. We will then head to the Jeon Market for some Korean pancakes to chill for the evening.
Chilly Summer Crawl
Following our guide 10 Ways to Survive a Korean Summer, we’ll beat the heat with some of the best summer Korean summer dishes. This includes a spicy icy sashimi soup from Jeju Island, chilly noodles from Gangwon province, old fashioned shaved ice with goodies, and a favorite for the rainy season–crispy mung bean pancakes with some fresh dongdongju rice beer!
We will also see some other great locations you can check out for barbecue, along with some filming locations for Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.
Looking for a hardcore immersive Korean culture experience that you can’t get anywhere else?
Experience the romance of classic Korea and its food. We trek through the decades and centuries and the nostalgic memories of Koreans. We see where the Joseon Dynasty held great feasts, wander through a recreation of a 1970s Korean village with a working coffee house and the coolest wall of movie posters, try an old-fashioned student lunchbox, dine in a rustic bygone atmosphere, enjoy the serenity of a Korean tea house, and raise a glass in a historic drinking spot.