Snack Food/ Desserts, Southwestern Seoul

Liège Waffles in Yeouido, who knew a slice of Belgium existed on an island in Seoul.

Belgian Waffle Majesty

Liege Waffles Yeouido, Seoul
Being Saturday and all, I thought a small hole in the wall Belgium waffle joint would tickle your fancy. So I present to you Belgian Waffle Majesty in Yeouido. I was immediately intrigued by the individually portioned dough batter left to rise and then compressed into the hot deep grooved waffle pan. I did a tiny bit of research and there are 3 different types of what we know and love to be Belgium waffles. (1) the American version of the liquid waffle batter which are lighter and made with baking power. (2) the Brussel waffle which is what the American version was modeled after, made from a liquid batter as well, but made with yeast. (3) Last, the Liege Waffle, which is made from a dough that is left to rise before compressing into the deep groove iron waffle pans. The best part of the Liege Waffle is the chunks of sugar in the dough that are left to caramelize into a crispy outer coatings, no syrup/whipped cream necessary. Just eat as is, wax paper included.
Belgian Waffle Majesty is a mother-son business, they only have two things on the menu, the plain, and with ice cream. I had the plain, tasted very Korean for some reason, I’m curious to see if Liege Waffles in Belgium also taste Korean pastry-like, but until then, I will be taking my #9 line train to Sedgang Station (샛강) exit 3 to get my waffle fix.
In the Kitchen
Not Expensive! 1,800 for one and 3,000 with ice cream

Notice the caramelized sugar on the Liege Waffles

Yungdungpo-gu Yeouido-dong 53-11 1F (Sang-ah building)
서울시 영등포구 여의도동 53-11 1F (상아빌딩 1층)

English and Korean spoken.
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Photographs, Snack Food/ Desserts

Michelle’s ice cream diaries: National flower bread ice cream, so complex! (국화빵 아이스크림)


So this is what I do instead of working, I photo-document and dissect my ice cream. But come on~ you’ve gotta hand it to the Koreans for coming up with some awesome ice cream concoctions!

So far this is my favorite, Gookhwabbang(국화빵) ice cream love the layering of all the textures and the red bean flavor mixed with the vanilla ice cream. So chewy, so cold, so good.

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Activities/ Events

Korean Taste Tour on March 20th

On March 20th, O’ngo Food Communications and Seoul Eats will be organizing a Korean Food Taste Tour. Participants on the tour will first enjoy a specially tailored lunch tasting menu consisting of over 20 different dishes and it will be explained by a Korean cuisine expert, Jennifer Flinn, in English. After lunch we will walk over to the historic Bukcheon district to visit 2 museums: A Korean Folk Art Museum (Gahoe Museum) and the Seoul Museum of Chicken Art. At the Folk Museum, we will enjoy Korean Traditional Tea.

After the museum tour, we will head over to a kitschy Korean Rice Wine Restaurant (Makgeolli) to have an Korean alcohol tasting. We will sample and learn about 9 different Korean makgeollis, wines, and alcohols. At this restaurant we will enjoy our drinks with Korean Seafood Pancake (Haemul Pajeon) and Red Spicy Chicken (Dak Bokkeum). 

The tour is designed to give travelers to Korea an insider’s view on the culture and the food.

The tour group will meet at 11am on March 20th outside of Anguk Subway Station Exit 6 (Orange Line Seoul Subway Line 3). The tour will last from 11am and finish at 3pm. 

The tour will be lead by Jennifer Flinn who has been in Korea for 9 years. She has studied and written countless articles on the food. She is fluent in English and Korean and she is a member of RAS (The Royal Asiatic Society)

The complete cost of the tour will be 80,000 won ($72.00 Dollars) per person. A booklet explaining the dishes and a map will be provided.

Payment can be sent to O’ngo Food Communication’s Bank Account by Bank Transfer at:

Woori Bank 1005-480-990616    ( 최지아 온고푸드커뮤니케이션 우리은행 1005-480-990616)

or sent to Daniel Gray by Paypal at dnlgray (at) gmail (dot) com. 

If you are a tourist and need to pay on the day, arrangements can be made.

There are only 20 spots available and preference will be given to non-Korean citizens. Korean tour operators are not invited to attend.

See more pictures of the tour at Michelle Min’s Flickr Page here.