Family Visit: All About the Food


My brother and sister-in-law have been here visiting for almost three weeks, and we have been eating pretty much nonstop the entire time. I’ll try to write up a few more posts soon about some of our activities (bibimbap cooking class, baseball game, N Seoul Tower, Secret Garden tour, Trickeye Museum, Han River ferry cruise, Banpo Bridge rainbow fountain, monstrous hike in Bukhansan National Park, and a jimjilbang visit), but I thought I’d just share some of why I’ve probably gained ten pounds in September!

I may have forgotten some restaurants, but we had:

  • Korean barbecue at Busan Galbi
  • Sandwiches at Rye Post
  • My favorite soft serve at Softree
  • Fried chicken at Kyochon
  • Macarons and other delicious baked goods at Amandier
  • Bibimbap that we made ourselves in cooking class
  • Delicious brunch at Flying Pan Blue
  • Myeongdong street food
  • Indian at Chakraa (despite the buffet being disappointingly cold, the food was still excellent)
  • Churros & soft serve at Street Churros
  • The most garlicky kimchi ever at Myeongdong Kyoja (along with their fantastic kalguksu)
  • Burgers at Left Coast
  • Nutella waffles at our favorite little joint in Itaewon
  • Texas barbecue at Austin: The Smokehouse in Hongdae
  • Ethiopian at Club Zion
  • Thai from Buddha’s Belly
  • Jordanian from Petra
  • Brisket lunch sandwiches at Linus’s (Alabama barbecue)

It’s been so much fun having them here, and we’ve loved sharing some of our favorite Seoul restaurants and sites with them. We have perhaps gone a little overboard on the eating out front, but I’ve enjoyed feeling like I’m on vacation, too! Back to reality next week, including extra workouts and a more subdued eating plan.

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