Author Archives: Daniel Gray

How I became a 35 year dishwasher


The first job I had when I was 15 years old was as a dishwasher at a pancake restaurant. Since then I have run a catering business, been a barista and a bartender. I have worked as a teacher, a marketer and a business owner. So at 35 why am I washing dishes? I don’t […]

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What to do in Korea: Bau House Dog Cafe


If you like dogs and want to spend an afternoon petting over 25 different dogs then you should head over to Bau House Dog Cafe. The spacious cafe has a feeling of love as dogs prance around and are loved by the many patrons that come. The place has an energetic feel and the place […]

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Patbingsu of the Day: Honeydew Patbingsu

Honeydew balls on top of coconut shaved ice with roasted bean powder, red beans and almonds. Yummy. Ian Coffee and Place Dropped Pin near 124-8 Noryangjin 1(il)-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul (8 Manyang-ro 14ga-gil) Phone: 010-8844-5245 Daniel GrayDaniel Gray is a Korean adoptee and entrepreneur that returned to Korean in 2005 because he wanted to try […]

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Review: Indoro in Insadong


The idea that a decent non-Korean restaurant to exist on the traditional area of Insadong seems like a paradox. You go to Insadong to eat Korean food after all. There is a terrible Indian place on the main drag which I despise to this day. It is the worst. Anyway… Recently Indoro restaurant has opened […]

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Left Coast Artisan Burgers

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  Left Coast Artisan Burgers   There is not a shortage of “gourmet” burger joints in Korea. However few truly live up to the bill. Left Coast was inspired by California, USA to make Asian-inspired soul food. They have surprisingly gourmet accompaniments to their burgers such as homemade tater tots, kalbi fries (Korean short rib […]

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