Category Archives: Central Seoul

Breakfast Buffet at Shilla Hotel


The Shilla hotel has the reputation of being one of the top hotels in Seoul. While I was there yesterday, I saw a number of police escorts. I was told that members of Korea’s Royal Family were staying at the Shilla. I didn’t know there was any Korean royalty left. This morning our company was […]

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Don’t waste your time at Mother’s fish in Insadong


Sure it is heard to open up a restaurant these days. And yes, I know it is a business. However when your approach focuses more on margins and not on the food, I tend to get a bit upset. Mother’s Fish 어머니 생선 in Insadong just opened in a prime location in Insadong. You would […]

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Korean Barbecue at Cham Sut 참숯


Sometimes you just get lucky and find a restaurant down an alley that is pretty good. In the alley behind McDonalds in Jongno 3-ga I found Chamsut barbecue place. It looks like your average everyday Korean barbecue place and that is what it is. Here you can get good cuts of pork jowl (hwanjeonsal) and […]

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The Best Hotel Breakfast in Seoul


Since our company has started doing Incentive tours and events, I have been lucky to eat breakfast at many of the 5-star hotels in Seoul. We usually have morning meetings or lectures over breakfast. Now breakfast is one of my favorite meals, so I am very happy to organize these types of events. Over the […]

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Gastrotong: Fine European Cuisine


This is one of the best fine dining restaurants I have been to in Korea because it is a perfect combination of all elements: location, atmosphere, cuisine and service. Located in Gahoedong this area is off the busy road in a quaint house that looks like an Asian chateau. Inside the tables are arranged in […]

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