Into the Heart of Seoul’s Food Scene

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Seoul foods are collectively a great reason to make sure that your visit in the city has plenty of time for culinary adventures. You simply must not leave the city without exploring its traditional dishes as well as well as its more contemporary take on its local cuisines. Seoul’s diverse food scene likewise provides plenty of dining options including international foods from across the world. But the best way to start your gastronomic adventure in the city is to dive right into the heart of the country’s tastes and flavors. And here are just some of the many ways to get started.

1. Taste as many of the local dishes as you can. Some of the foods you have to try when in the city are the extensive selection of banchans (the small dishes or side dishes often served in meals), bibimbap (mixed rice), samgyetang (chicken and ginseng based soup dish), gogigui (Korean barbecue) like samgyupsal (grilled pork belly), budae jjigae (Korean Army stew), and other famous treats like chimaek (chicken and beer) and patbingsu (shaved ice with red bean toppings).

2. Explore some of Seoul’s best street food hubs like Gwangjang Market for its traditional Korean dishes and treats, Myeong-dong, and the Dongdaemun Food Street in Dongdaemun Market. Some of the must-try foods you can try include gimbap (rice rolls wrapped in seaweed), hotteok (Korean pancake with sweet filling), and tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), and so much more.

3. Try some of the delicious snacks and beverages you can buy from convenience stores like Choco Pies, Binggrae Banana Flavoured Milk, Market O Real Green Tea Brownies, Pepero, Petitzel’s Creme Chocolat Sweet Roll, roasted seaweeds, and more.

Good Eats Around The World

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It’s no wonder people are travelling more each year!

You see, they won’t just see and experience amazing views and calm waters. They won’t just meet new faces and make new friends.

They will also savor good eats – from anywhere in the world.

Some good eats around the world include:

Gimbap

Also called kimbap, this Korean dish is an epitome of both traditional and modern cooking. It’s made with rice (cooked) and vegetables (steamed or raw), rolled into dried seaweed, and served in bite-sized goodness. It’s just like sushi or maki, but only sweeter and tastier. Even more so, it’s served alongside kimchi – another Korean dish that is made with fermented vegetables like cabbage and radish, along with other flavors like chili powder and salted anchovies.

You can find this good eat in Seoul, as well as other kimbap heaven all over the Southeast Asian nation.

Crema Catalana

Mostly found in 5-star restaurants all over the world, crema catalana is a sweeter take on France’s crème brulee. It’s a milky custard dish, burnt just enough for some tasty kick. It’s made with egg yolks, cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla. It’s also made with orange peel and cinnamon, making it even zestier and yummier than a normal crème brulee. You can best eat this in Catalonia, as well as other dessert shops in Spain.

Key Lime Pie

Whoever says they don’t like pie hasn’t encountered any kind of victory just yet, especially in the art of baking. The key lime pie is what you call “a tale as old as time” dessert, with roots tracing back into the 20th century. It’s made of egg yolks, condensed milk, and key lime extract. It’s then put onto a crust, topped with meringue from egg whites – even layered with different colors. You can best eat this in Florida, as well as other pie shops in Key West.

Nutritious Snacks to Carry Around when Traveling

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Eating right can be a big challenge when you travel a lot. Sometimes the lack of healthy options make you settle for anything that would stave off the hunger. But there are also instances when limited time prevents you from exploring health-friendly choices.

It is natural to feel hunger between regular mealtimes. But what you snack on can make or break your diet. When you travel, finding nutrient-rich snacks is not guaranteed. Whether you are traveling by car, plane, or train, the best way to eat healthy is to bring your own healthy snacks. This ensures that you do not have to resort to high-calorie foods that lack the nutritional value you need.

Packing some healthy foods does not have to be cumbersome. You should be able to bring just enough to fit in your carry-on baggage. At the very least, you should be able to pack a sufficient amount of food for the commute, drive, or plane ride as well as a little extra for layovers. Here are some nutritious snacks that you can munch on while on the road.

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• Assorted nuts
• Baby carrots (in single serving packs)
• Bananas
• Crackers (plain or whole wheat)
• Dark chocolates
• Energy bars
• Low-fat cheese sticks
• Low-fat yogurt
• Multi-grain granola bars
• Trail mix
• Unsweetened fruit or vegetable juice
• Whole grain cereal cups

Healthy snacking does not mean you have to give up on cookies and other treats. You just have to pick the healthier options before you indulge. Instead of indulging in chocolate chip cookies, go for oatmeal or mixed-grain cookies. Whole wheat bagels, bread, or pasta are also more nutritious picks. Substitute sodas with unsweetened fresh fruit or vegetable juices. If you are a coffee drinker, choose the low-calorie versions. You can always make special requests to replace whole milk with skim, non-fat, or soya milk. Black coffee and Americano likewise have fewer calories than other coffee drinks.