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The Burger Company

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in | Comments Off on The Burger Company

With Burger and Friez being closed for some time now, I have been at a loss for a decent burger. Left to wander the streets of Ulsan looking for something that did not have sweet chilli sauce, a pineapple or cost 20,000 won I found The Burger Company. It seems to fit the bill for what is seemingly the last proper burger place in Samsandong. I am not fancy when I want a burger but if I am paying a premium price for burger, I want it to be good. This goes against the typical Korean idea where more money means more “stuff” despite what it actually tastes like. Case in point below from a place that is now an arcade: A good burger should have a solid balance of bun, toppings and patty. They all should compliment each over. The toppings and sauces should not overpower the patty or the bun. This just makes for a sloppy lunch or a fist full of salad. I have eaten at The Burger Company a few times and have always gone for their bacon cheeseburger. To me, it is good yardstick to judge the quality of the burger as you can quickly tell if they are trying to skimp on the bacon or just slap on...

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Cinnabon Has Come to Ulsan

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018 in | Comments Off on Cinnabon Has Come to Ulsan

Those of us that have a sweet tooth can rest easy knowing that Cinnabon has arrived in Ulsan. While this is not a unique place to Ulsan as Cinnabon can now be found at department stores all over the country, they are certainly new. After being only open for a few months, it seems that the people of Ulsan are warming up to these sweet pastries. While prices are a little higher than what you might find back home, they do make for a nice treat every once and a while. Here is the complete menu from their shop: Who knows how long they will last but for the moment it is a nice treat to have. Just head down to the basement of the Hyundai Department store and it will be right next to the pretzel shop in front of the bakery. **This is also not FREE advertising as this is part of our ongoing mission to alert people to the new and interesting food finds in Ulsan. If you’d like to advertise with us and have the ability to provide more information about your business and to promote it on our facebook page, please contact our editor...

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**CLOSED** Burger & Friez: Ulsan’s Answer to Your In-And-Out Burger Craving

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in | Comments Off on **CLOSED** Burger & Friez: Ulsan’s Answer to Your In-And-Out Burger Craving

**THIS RESTAURANT IS NOW CLOSED FOR GOOD** Tucked in behind Up Square in Samsandong is arguably one of the best “hidden” spots to get your burger fix. I have been addicted to them since they opened and I am finally spilling the beans as I want them to succeed or rather keep me full with their amazing burgers. Be it known that this is your down to earth “no frills” cheese burger and not your 18,000 won restaurant style...

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**CLOSED** Dano: The Chef Without Borders

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in | Comments Off on **CLOSED** Dano: The Chef Without Borders

**THIS RESTAURANT IS NOW CLOSED** There is not another expat who has given more to this community than Dan Gauthier. From his work establishing many charities and his volunteer work he established himself as a pillar of the community and an example for us all. However, it is his passion and dedication to cooking that is the real story here.  Dan’s passion for cooking showed in the chilli that he makes for numerous volunteer events and in his dedication...

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**CLOSED** Papille: Modern French Cuisine in Ulsan

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in | Comments Off on **CLOSED** Papille: Modern French Cuisine in Ulsan

**THIS RESTAURANT IS NOW CLOSED** When it comes to Western restaurants in Ulsan, there are seemingly no shortage of places offering pasta or French fries. However, on closer inspection you find that they are not as authentic as we’d like them to be. Many are nothing more than Korean fusion restaurants. Papille, a new restaurant in Taehwadong, is offering authentic modern French cuisine with the dedication of a trained chef. Papille is located by the Taewha River Grand Park...

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**CLOSED** Burger Republic

Posted by on Aug 28, 2016 in | Comments Off on **CLOSED** Burger Republic

**THIS RESTAURANT IS NOW CLOSED** Ulsan’s latest and greatest burger shop! Finding a good burger in Ulsan has been a challenge recently. However, Burger Republic, a new restaurant in Samsandong has set out to change that. With an exciting menu of mouth-watering burgers and a comfortable and casual dining experience, Burger Republic will have you coming back for more. Signature Burgers Republic Burger: The classic combination of a 100% pure beef patty, cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and roasted...

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Cafe Renew

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in | Comments Off on Cafe Renew

With the wave of cheap coffee shops popping up all over the city, it is no surprise that quality is being swapped out for quantity. However, there is one cafe that opened up recently that is sticking to their guns and making some great coffee. Cafe Renew is located near Up Square in Samsandong and is worthy of a visit. Their coffee is expertly prepared by top baristas who make an effort to create and atmosphere where everyone feels welcome....

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The Best Bakeries in Ulsan

Posted by on May 8, 2016 in | Comments Off on The Best Bakeries in Ulsan

Bakeries are nothing new in Ulsan. However, when it comes to good bakeries that cater to a western palette is something altogether different. However, good news is on the way as there are a number “hidden gems” located around the city that will satisfy your bread carvings once and for all. Rencontre Located in Guyeongri, near the KEB bank, at the edge of the main shopping area by the parking garage. This has to be one of the more...

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Shinsa Garden: Ulsan’s Secret Garden

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in | Comments Off on Shinsa Garden: Ulsan’s Secret Garden

Words and Photos by Melissa Lang Hip and refreshing. Those are sentiments that come over you when you step inside the Sinsa Garden restaurant. It feels like a little dining oasis tucked within a quiet side street. Since it has opened 3 months ago. The fresh interior of Sinsa Garden has a modern but natural aesthetic. The organic look and feel is unlike any restaurant that I’ve come across in Ulsan during the 2 and half years been here....

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Paolo Italian Restaurant

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in | Comments Off on Paolo Italian Restaurant

Ulsan has never really been starved for “italian” food. It is something that has been picked up by local chefs and has become popular with people here. Ask any kids and guaranteed their top 3 choices for food will be most likely “pizza, chicken, and spaghetti” So then why is it that so many of the restaurants in Ulsan make pasta that is so bad that any self-respecting Italian would cry on the first bite? I feel it is...

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