Author Archives: Daniel Gray

Outdoor Namu: The Bistro


Located in the haughty Garusugil district, Outdoor Namu: The Bistro is another one of those restaurants that is trying to survive in the very competitive market. It has the elements to be successful and I hope it does survive. The interior is posh and has a “glamping feel,” the servers and staff are pretty and […]

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Twiga: Go for the Lamb, Stay for the Cheesecake


I was lucky enough to be invited to the South African restaurant Twiga by the owner. It is located behind the Crown Hotel and across from the Saudi Arabian Embassy. Located on the 5th floor, it doesn’t seem like a restaurant at all but a dinner party at a friend’s condo. On the evening, we […]

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Steamers Coffee Factory: Impressive Facilities with a Leaky Lid


I grew up in America and that means that I want my coffee early in the morning and not at 10am when it seems most Korean cafes like to open. I like to have my coffee a bit later on Sunday’s but I still want it before 8am. Steamers Coffee Factory has very impressive facilities. […]

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Julios: If you are looking for real Mexican look elsewhere


Julios is a popular Mexican-themed restaurant in Korea. They have 4 locations that I know of and they were one of the Mexican food-trend leaders here like 5 years ago. I remember going to their first location by Gangnam Station and being pleasantly impressed. It tasted “authenticish.” These days Mexican food has upped their game […]

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Trends: Street Churros at Noksapyeong Area

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