Author Archives: Daniel Gray

How I became a 35 year dishwasher

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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

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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) http://goo.gl/maps/lXHes 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

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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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