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Cheese Galmagi-sal in Taehwa-dong

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in | Comments Off on Cheese Galmagi-sal in Taehwa-dong

  If you did a search for the Korean word “갈매기” in a Korean dictionary you’d find a shocking translation of “Seagull” However, you will not find any seagull meat here. 갈매기살 (pronounced “Galmagi sal”) is roughly translated as bits of pork skirt steak and it is delicious. This regular looking restaurant located along Taehwa-dong’s “Bulgogi Street” seems normal enough. However, if you read the sign in Korean you will see a word that does not belong “Cheese” That...

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Nice Mongolia Cafe

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in | Comments Off on Nice Mongolia Cafe

Nice Mongolia is, to the best of my knowledge, Ulsan’s only combination Mongolian restaurant/karaoke bar.  The Mongolian karaoke I can’t speak to, though you will get to enjoy hearing it through a wall while you eat.  I know the food’s good. The restaurant itself should be familiar to anyone who has enjoyed Central Asian food before.  I assume there’s some store that does nothing but outfit these places.  Enjoy the light ball on the ceiling and jars of mystery...

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Sushi Mori

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in | Comments Off on Sushi Mori

If you’re looking for AMAZING sushi, look no more. Right next door to New York Kitchen in Samsan-dong, a few blocks from Hyundai Department Store, there’s this gem of a place where you can get a truly authentic sushi experience. The dining area consists of a long counter with seating for fourteen. That’s the only space available, and it gets crowded pretty fast on weekends, so you may want to plan ahead and make a reservation. The owner mr...

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베테랑 – Fusion BBQ at its best

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in | Comments Off on 베테랑 – Fusion BBQ at its best

I was introduced to this restaurant a while back, but I hesitated reviewing it for the site, as it’s already quite busy, and I didn’t want everyone rushing out to try it, making it impossible for me to get a seat. But I’ve decided to not be so selfish, and to let you all in on this secret (which I’m sure some of you are familiar with already). Beh Teh Rang (literally “Veteran” or “Expert”) Barbeque (베테랑 바베큐) is...

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La Coppia contemporary Italian restaurant – A pleasant surprise

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in | Comments Off on La Coppia contemporary Italian restaurant – A pleasant surprise

Italians living abroad are often wary of restaurants prominently displaying our national flag and sporting Italian names, so I was dubious as I approached La Coppia in the alleys behind Hyundai Dept Store, despite my Korean lunch companion having warmly recommended it (or perhaps because of it). As I clumsily tried to brave the three wooden steps leading to the front door with my bulky stroller, we were met by a member of the staff who helped lift said...

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Cheong Hae Wool

Posted by on Feb 2, 2014 in | Comments Off on Cheong Hae Wool

Ssambap is one of my favourite Korean meals: there’s nothing I love more than a table full of little side dishes — meat, fish, vegetables, soup — to accompany a bowl of fragrant rice. This restaurant (which unfortunately doesn’t have an English name) doesn’t look like it’s been in business for long but it surely will make a name for itself as they offer very good food for a very reasonable price: just 12,000 won per person. The restaurant...

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Foreigner Town

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in | Comments Off on Foreigner Town

Some say the best restaurant is your very own kitchen. Foreigner Town is no restaurant, but has an amazing amount of essentials for those that have a few culinary skills and a wish to eat at home. No bigger than a bedroom, Foreigner Town makes up in variety what it lacks in space.  On the mere dozen or so shelves in this small store one can find such rarities as taco shells, fajita seasoning, oatmeal, chick peas, ripe olives,...

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Gracias, Brazilian Tragedy

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in | Comments Off on Gracias, Brazilian Tragedy

I’ve been lucky to hit up a lot of good restaurants doing reviews for this site.  Sadly, to quote Q, all good things must come to an end.  I have seen the dark side and I hope to save all of you from it.   A while back I had heard there was a Brazilian steakhouse in Ulsan.  Wonder of wonders!  Brazilian steakhouses are magical places and the idea that I could go to one here, well, I was...

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Grappa Pizzeria and Pub – Now in Dong-gu!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in | Comments Off on Grappa Pizzeria and Pub – Now in Dong-gu!

By Todd L. Greene Taking its name from the strong, white-graped digestivo (liqueur), Grappa has just opened facing the seaside, separated only by a small garden plot from KG Western Pub.  From my conversation with Viviana, they had a previous location in Samsan-dong.  Upon entering, one first notices a large poster in the back of the restaurant bearing both the name and a picture of Julia Roberts enjoying a slice of pizza.  Then, the chalkboard menu catches your eye...

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Youngsang Cafe and Gallery

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in | Comments Off on Youngsang Cafe and Gallery

There’s a neat little place in Namgu, that might be of interest to anyone who is in to art, photography or especially cameras. The place is called Youngsang Cafe (영상카페). It’s been around since 2006 and has seen many alterations to its décor and menu, but there are some constants which make this place absolutely worth visiting. First, Youngsang offers a nice quiet place in which to enjoy a cup of tea and read a book or maybe do...

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