Chuseok is on the way, T-2 days in fact, and that means a five day weekend! Now if you are not one of the lucky souls visiting family or using the time to travel to far flung and exotic places because you didn’t have the foresight to book a flight back in January then all is not lost. Chuseok is the perfect time to enjoy our beloved capital city Seoul without the crowds. The intense heat has died down and we have nothing but blue skies and sunny days ahead. Now while you are enjoying the city it is important to keep yourself nourished, so here is a list of whats open and when over the holiday period.
One of the standouts on my trip to New York this year had to be the chicken and rice from the Halal guys street cart. Nothing fancy but those delicious giant foil containers filled with chicken, rice, salad and pita bread rocked my world and they were only a mere $7 dollars, I just couldn’t get enough. Anyhow I put the deliciousness that was chicken and rice behind me after making my own a couple of times and realizing that I would never quite strike the right balance of flavours. When one day out of the blue one of my most diligent and well sourcing foodie friends discovered Jil’Hal in Cheongdam and once again all was right with the world.
Watch out Seoul, there’s a new sheriff in town, and he’s brought a big bad smoker with him. Owned and run by Jeff Kang, previously of Wildfire, Manimal is the the latest American BBQ restaurant to set up in Itaewon. This review is coming to you straight off the press, as they only opened for soft launch a mere 5 days ago.