Eulji Samgyetang With the prospect of a through-the-night flight to Singapore via Taipei ahead of me, it was time to say goodbye to Seoul with one final lunch. I’d been meaning to try so many more of the local delicacies but time just didn’t allow. I couldn’t depart without indulging in the famous samgyetang – …

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Naju Gomtang I was excited when it turned out that my hotel was near by legendary gomtang house, Hadongkwan. It was less good news to find the place being completely rebuilt so unavailable for restorative beef soup when that’s exactly what I needed. With Dr Google duly consulted, it turned out that there was another …

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Five Senses Noodles Gangnam! Home of style, incredible dance moves and apparently some of the more chic eating and drinking options in the city. Having taken the tuneful Metro south of the river once more, I was soon in the grip of many flyerers – mainly charmingly smiling middle-aged women – which gave me fleeting …

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Myeongdong Kyoja Writing about dining options in Seoul feels bordering on the absurd as there are a truly mindblowing number and variety of places and that’s just my impression from wandering around the Myeongdong area around my hotel. I haven’t even headed off for Gangnam style hijinx south of the river, yet. At the heart …

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Ziyafet

Ziyafet Friday night on the means streets of Almaty and horsemeat beckoned. A little Googling suggested Turkish steakhouse Ziyafet might be a good option so I took a stroll in their direction. On my way there it was conspicuous that restaurants were all very quiet. A holiday the following week meant that the following day, …

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