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Zenkimchi, Fatmanseoul, and Paul Hussey, will be on the radio this week!

We have some special guests this week on 101.3 eFM the all English radio station for expatriates. The show is on Monday through Saturday from 11am-12pm. I am the writer for the show and the fabulous Sara Kim is the host.

Thursday we have Paul Hussey of the Itaewon/Hannam Global village.

Zenkimchi and Fatmanseoul
will be on the radio this week.

Zen will be on Friday talking about…Zen and Fatmanseoul will be discussing what it’s like to be an expatriate female in Korea.

Now if you love me or Sara, please go to the site and leave a comment. Here is how you can do it.

1. Find Soul of Asia. It is the last show under the Arts & Culture Section and Click on it.
2. Click on Message Board on the left hand column
3. Hit the “write” button under the hits column and then type in your name and any password. It will ask you to register. Say yes.
4. Leave your comment and click on the “write” button.

Here is the site:

http://tbsefm.seoul.kr/

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Events in Seoul by Sara Kim

I know, I haven’t been posting much because I’ve been mad working for the radio station. You can catch what I’m writing about on 101.3 eFM from 11-12pm. Sara Kim is the host and she’s awesome. Today we will have Julie Alexander and she’ll be giving her perspective on what it’s like to be a mother and an army wife in Seoul.

I wanted to post some events that are happening in Seoul. I’ll be updating my events board so it covers more than just foodie related events.

This is Sara Kim bringing you “What’s Happening at 120.” If you didn’t know, if you dial 120 on your phone or 02-120 on your cell phone, you will reach the Seoul Global Village Helpline. This line has operators ready to help you in English. Call for directions, medical emergencies, or any other questions you have. The helpline is open Monday through Friday from 9 am-6pm.

There are a few things around town that are specific to Wednesday, so let’s start with those:

Itaewon Pool League
Meets every Wednesday in various locations around Itaewon.
www.itaewonpool.org

Toastmasters
Improve your communication and leadership skills with South River Toastmasters. Meets every Wednesday in Gangnam. srtm.org

Dec. 3rd
Harlem Gospel Choir
Internationally touring choir will perform at the Seoul Arts Center. 02-1588-7890
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10. Dec. 3rd, 4th, and 6th – There are a few games going on in the Korean Basketball League.
(SK Knights vs. Incheon Etland Black Slamer @ Jamsil Student Gymnasium
KT&G Kites vs Mobis Pheobus @ Anyang Gymnasium)
To get more info about the Korean Basketball League, go to www.Kbl.or.kr and click on English.

Dec. 3rd-7th
Seoul Design Festival @ COEX
Here, you can catch the latest accomplishments and trends in design and perhaps do some networking if you happen to be a designer yourself. Designfestival.co.kr/eng

Dec. 4th
Priscilla Ahn
This Korean-born singer-songwriter’s music has been featured on “Grey’s Anatomy” and in “Disturbia.” Sangsang Madang Live Hall in Hongdae. Yellownine.co.kr

Dec. 4th
EUCCK (European Union Chamber of Commerce in Korea)
Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
Will be discussing solar energy in Korea @ the Lotte Hotel in the Sapphire Room. [email protected]

Through Dec. 5th
Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Exhibit
Check out the artworks of 14 RISD alumni @ the Lavazza Café in Gangnam. 02-541-4868.

——Korean stuff———
Dec. 5th
“Dancing and Music from Old Paintings”
Take friends and family to watch dancing and music revived from old Royal Court and Korean traditional genre paintings, organized by the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts. 02-580-3300 / 580-3303

Dec. 7th
Ahn and Jang Season Greeting Special Concert
Join Ahn, the prima donna of Korean traditional music, and maestro Jang, accompanied by the Korean Classical Music Orchestra for a year-end concert @ Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. 02-399-1111

TRANSPORTATION TIP

Remember, there are a couple different types of Taxis in Seoul. There is the regular taxi whose fees start at 1900 won and they are usually grey, yellow, brown, or white. And don’t forget that the starting fare goes up to 2200 won at night, so don’t worry, you’re not getting ripped off.

Then there are premium taxis, which are the black taxis, and their fees start at 4500 won. There are also black vans, which charge about 4500 to start, but usually these have to be reserved.

Once you’re IN the taxi, the best way to give directions is to give the taxi driver a subway station, a famous building or a famous landmark. Even if you give them a note with an address on it, they won’t always know exactly where to go even if they do have a navigation system. The most helpful thing you can do is to have the telephone number with you of your destination, and either you and or taxi driver can call and ask for directions.

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Thanksgiving in Seoul 2008 Roundup

Grand Hilton Hotel Thanksgiving Day Special

Longing for a traditional Thanksgiving Day Dinner with stuffed turkey and gravy? You won’t miss out this year with the authentic Thanksgiving spreads on offer at our Buffet Restaurant and Atrium Café. Our chefs have prepared a buffet with all the trimmings from herb stuffing and mashed potatoes to pumpkin pie and holiday bread pudding.

* Date : November 27th
* Venue : Atrium Café & Buffet Restaurant
* Atrium Café Price :
3 courses KW 41,000 / 4 courses KW 51,000 (exclusive of tax and service
charge)

* Buffet Price : Lunch KW 42,000 / Weekend KW45,000 / Dinner KW52,000
Thanksgiving wine dinner buffet KW 62,000
(inclusive of tax and service charge)

* Alpine deli will be offering Thanksgiving Turkeys from November 16th to 27th
Price : KW165,000 ~ 195,000

For more information or reservations, please call at Atrium Café 02-2287-8270 or at Buffet Restaurant 02-2287-8271.

SUJI’S ITAEWON, SEOUL, KOREA – THANKSGIVING TURKEY BUFFET

SUJI’S ITAEWON, SEOUL, KOREA – THANKSGIVING TURKEY BUFFET

On November 27th
Suji’s will be offering a traditional American turkey buffet.
There will be two sittings at:

6:00 RESERVATIONS 50,000 (Tax included)
DOORS 55,000
8:30 RESERVATIONS 50,000 (Tax included)
DOORS 55,000

BUFFET MENU

*Herb turkey/Southwest spicy turkey
*Herb stuffing/Corn bread sausage stuffing
*Herb gravy/Spicy gravy
*Sautéed vegetables/Mashed potatoes
*Homemade cranberry sauce
*Pumpkin pie
(A glass of house wine included)

We politely ask customers for the 6:00 PM seating to complete their dinners by 8:10 PM to accommodate the 8:30 PM dinner seating.

To make reservations, please call 02-797-3698

Saturday, November 08, 2008


Grand Hilton Hotel Thanksgiving Day Special

Grand Hilton Hotel Thanksgiving Day Special

Longing for a traditional Thanksgiving Day Dinner with stuffed turkey and gravy? You won’t miss out this year with the authentic Thanksgiving spreads on offer at our Buffet Restaurant and Atrium Café. Our chefs have prepared a buffet with all the trimmings from herb stuffing and mashed potatoes to pumpkin pie and holiday bread pudding.

* Date : November 27th
* Venue : Atrium Café & Buffet Restaurant
* Atrium Café Price :
3 courses KW 41,000 / 4 courses KW 51,000 (exclusive of tax and service
charge)

* Buffet Price : Lunch KW 42,000 / Weekend KW45,000 / Dinner KW52,000
Thanksgiving wine dinner buffet KW 62,000
(inclusive of tax and service charge)

* Alpine deli will be offering Thanksgiving Turkeys from November 16th to 27th
Price : KW165,000 ~ 195,000

For more information or reservations, please call at Atrium Café 02-2287-8270 or at Buffet Restaurant 02-2287-8271.

Thanks Ashley Cheeseman

Friday, November 07, 2008


Quick Bites: American Thanksgiving in Seoul


Thanksgiving for Americans will be on November 27th this year and there are several options for you to get your turkey fix.

1. DIY: Do It Yourself
If you want to cook your own turkey then there are several options for you. Costco has 7.7 kilo turkeys for sale for W80,000. I’m sure you can get the rest of the fixings there too. If you lack a membership card then I recommend going to www.ezshopkorea.com. They will deliver to your home. The Hannam Mart and Haddon House also have turkeys and fixings for sale around this time. They have a range of sizes of turkeys. Hannam Mart 702-3313. Haddon House 794-0511.

2. Go Out To Eat.
Most international hotels and western restaurants in the Itaewon area will have turkey dinners available. Some are buffet style while others are sit down, coursed meals. The best is Toque near Hangangin Station. Chef Meili’s in Itaewon also has a nice spread and you can’t go wrong with the Grand InterContinental Hotel in Samsung-dong. Prices range from 40-60,000 per person. Dinner Service times vary. Reservations are highly recommended. Toque 794-3834. Chef Meili 794-7024. Grand InterContinental Hotel 559-7631.


3. Take Out
Call the Delibonbons at the Coex InterContinental. They have 6kg (160,000 + VAT) and 8k (180,000 + VAT) turkeys for take out from November 15 through December 31st. The turkey comes with roasted and steamed vegetables, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and giblet gravy. 3430-8660. The other option is to make friends with the military. The Dragon Hill Lodge on the Yongsan Military base has fully cooked meals in the Itaewon area for military personnel (and friends.) Last year the prices ranged from 90-95,000 won and it is enough to feed 8 with leftovers.

4. Get a Pie
Chef Greg from Tartine in Itaewon is making homemade pumpkin pies at his dessert cafe, Tartine, in Itaewon. This dessert cafe has been making waves since it has opened and it has alot to do with the chef’s meticulous attention to detail. All of his tarts and desserts use high quality fresh ingredients and the crust…THE CRUST! The crust is crunchy and fork snappy- just as crust should be. This Thanksgiving season he will be making pumpkin pies to order. They will cost 30,000 a pie. If you are going to a Thanksgiving celebration, this would be the “it” item to take. Also, if you’re homesick and you need a reminder of home I’m sure this pie will take you back.

Directions: From the Hamilton Hotel, go right –towards Paris Baguette, or go straight from Itaewon Station Exit #1, past KFC [first alley] to the second alley, turn right. We are halfway up the alley on the right [look for the pies in the window].

Tel: 02-3785-3400

Monday, November 03, 2008


Toque’s Annual Thanksgiving Buffet: Thursday November 27th

Jane Chang makes great homestyle food which is perfect for Thanksgiving. I recommend you check it out! Be sure to make a reservation.

Dan

Dear Toque Friends,

I hope everyone has had a good 2008 so far.
The season for Toque’s annual Turkey Time has come around again.
We’ve already received email and phone calls asking about our Thanksgiving feast and people have already started making reservations.
It seems that everyone is waiting for this time to come around.
So here’s the deal:

- November 27, 2008 (Thursday)

- Toque’s Annual Thanksgiving All-U-Can-Eat Turkey Buffet
(Juicy Turkey w/ Gravy, Stuffing, Mashed Potato, Creamed String Beans w/ Fried Onion, Cranberry Sauce, Salad, Pumpkin Pie and MORE!!)

- Adults: 35,000 per person plus 10% VAT Children under 10: 20,000 plus 10% VAT

- Reservation times will be limited to two blocks – 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
: When making reservation, please tell us what time you would prefer coming.

- Seating is limited so I urge you to call ASAP

- IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to limited seating, we end up having a long wait-list. In order to try to accommodate everyone who wants to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving, we need EXACT number of reservation in your party. We will be calling you a few days in advance in order to confirm your reservation and after confirmation, WE WILL HAVE TO CHARGE FOR THE NUMBER OF RESERVATION EVEN THOUGH EVERYONE DOESN’T SHOW UP. Please confirm with all the members of your party so that everyone will be able to make it on time and you will not have to pay for no-show.

- This year, for those of you who call in too late or want to enjoy their Thanksgivng meal at home:
:We will do TAKE-OUT TURKEY this year. Either half a turkey(serves about 4) or whole turkey(serves about 8) with gravy, mashed potato, stuffing, cranberry sauce, creamed string beans and pumpkin pie.
: We will only be taking orders until November 20, Thursday, and will not be able to take anymore orders after that.
: We will only be selling a limited number of turkey, so please make your plans in advance and we will try to accommodate you as much as we can.
: Half a turkey will cost 150,000 plus 10% VAT
: A whole turkey will cost 270,000 plus 10% VAT

I hope everyone will be able to enjoy a good turkey this up-coming holiday season either with Toque or somewhere else.
For parties of 15 or more, we also do private turkey dinners (except on Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) so please let us know if you’re interested and we will be glad to be a part of your holiday event.
Thank you for your interest and hope to see you all for Thanksgiving!!

Sincerely,

Jane & Toque Staff

장정은 Jane Chang
Owner/Chef Toque Diner
682-1 Hannam-Dong Yongsan-Gu, Seoul
Tel: (02)794-3834
Fax: (02)794-3828

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I am looking for an Intern

Ideally, I’m looking for a bright hyperactive college student that is food crazy and technology savvy. If any of you have students that would like to work in media and (I know this sounds so cliched) learn English, please ask them to contact me.

Here’s a listing that I posted on Facebook.

I am looking for an intern for my media company. If you ever wanted to start off your career as a writer then this would be a great opportunity. I am looking for a motivated, smart, and creative person to assist me in my various media projects.

I started off as a freelance food writer for Eloquence: a local Seoul Expat magazine. Since then I have been mentioned in the New York Times, The Joong Ahn Ilbo, Seriouseats.com, and numerous other places in the web and local media. This year I’ll be on two American TV shows (Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie).

I am also a regular writer for the Korean Tourism and Promotions site (www.visitseoul.net) and I will be a staff writer for 101.3: the radio station for Expatriates.

With all this going on, I can’t manage it all and I need to find help. If you are interested in writing professionally, then this would be great opportunity.

Job duties would include fact checking, translation, media editing, and writing. The ideal candidate will be able to speak Korean and English. Photography and Web Design Skills would also be a plus.

The job would compensate for some writing. There will be lots of free food and entrances to different functions such as concerts and expos that the magazines would cover.

Please send resume and a letter of interest to [email protected]

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SUJI’S ITAEWON, SEOUL, KOREA – THANKSGIVING TURKEY BUFFET

SUJI’S ITAEWON, SEOUL, KOREA – THANKSGIVING TURKEY BUFFET

On November 27th
Suji’s will be offering a traditional American turkey buffet.
There will be two sittings at:

6:00 RESERVATIONS 50,000 (Tax included)
DOORS 55,000
8:30 RESERVATIONS 50,000 (Tax included)
DOORS 55,000

BUFFET MENU

*Herb turkey/Southwest spicy turkey
*Herb stuffing/Corn bread sausage stuffing
*Herb gravy/Spicy gravy
*Sautéed vegetables/Mashed potatoes
*Homemade cranberry sauce
*Pumpkin pie
(A glass of house wine included)

We politely ask customers for the 6:00 PM seating to complete their dinners by 8:10 PM to accommodate the 8:30 PM dinner seating.

To make reservations, please call 02-797-3698

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