Num. 11 vol.01
WASTE NO TIME
JUMP IN SEOUL TIME
KOREA MICHELIN GUIDE
YEOEUIDO FIREWORK FESTIVAL
EUNJIRO STREET PUB
Seoul N Tower (Pg 20)
Breakfast at OKDOMSIK (Pg 1) -Unique experience above 479.7 meters
-Lock your memory in the tower!
-Taste Korea’s traditional beef soup, ‘Gomtang’
-Fascinating recipe of chef 4:00
Myeongdong (Pg 22)
How do we use Seoul’s Subway? (Pg 9) -Heart of shopping in seoul
-Contact of global tourists
-T-money, Seoul’s Oyster card
-Most advanced subway in the globe 7:00
Night Culture of Korea (Pg 25)
Korea’s Traditional Market (Pg 11) -Help yourself in Euljiro!
-Cheers in Han river
-Tong-in Market, a bridge between the past and the
-Try using ‘Yeopjeon’, traditional money of korea
Lunch at ONJIUM (Pg 15)
-Korean modern fine dining restaurant
-Michelin 1 star will be awarded in 2020
Num. 11 vol.01
Okdongsiik WASTE NO TIME
JUMP IN SEOUL TIME
The Korea soul food
(Pork soup & rice)
In cold winter, in the mornings in Korea, we eat rice with warm soup
and start our day.
So our tour decided to eat pork soup for the first time in Korea to
experience this culture.
As you can see in the picture, travelers who come here alone can enter
without any pressure and eat a bowl of warm soup.
Let me introduce you okdongsik.
Location : 44-10, Yanghwa-ro 7-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Opening time : 10:00 ~ 20:00 (14:00 ~ 17:00 Breaktime ,Restaurant ends early when the food ingredients run out, Sunday is holiday)
Tel : +82 10-5571-9915 2
Q. What does Okdongsik mean and Q. The food I want to do in the future.
who built it? A. It's a comfort food. It is neither well-versed in
Korean food, nor is it particularly attached to
A. I(chef) tried to express the meaning of a the genre. "I don't like the term "Korean food" .
house that eats one kind of food or a I want to make our food that modern people are
house that eats the same food together. I eating properly. It is a food that uses ingredients
placed importance on eating, Isn't it a honestly, and makes the taste of ingredients
family of people who eat together? I fully available. There is no reason to feel
wanted to share family-like ties with uncomfortable about eating food.
Q. There's a rumor that they sell Q.Why do you think there are so many customers?
only 50 bowls a day. A. freelance reporters, writers, and bloggers
A. After the opening of the business, I sold have made rumors even before the start of the
only 50 bowls for three days (August 8-10), business. People who had tried it posted it on
and I increased the number to 70 because I felt social media and introduced it on the radio, which
like I couldn't do it. There are a lot of naturally spread. a long line of guests is also
customers who went back after waiting. I'm so impact to other customers . I'm worried that the
sorry to those people. I tried to run it on my restaurant I set up because I want to rest. But It is
own in a comfortable manner, but I need to use known so much that there will be many customers. I
one person to guide me and clean up the dishes feel uneasy and sorry because I think it will be
and reinforce it to serve more customers. I do inconvenient for those who come. I can't tell you
the food alone. Even if you want to do more, not to come. I'm worried about the small space.
70 bowls are limited here. 3
Q.What kind of restaurant are you planning to lead
A. I(chef) want to build a house that is convenient for
the people who are alone. Being a single cook, the
lifestyle is different from the average person.
There are many things to eat or drink alone, but there
is no place to go. I don't think there are many people
I thought of a house where such people came to eat and
drink comfortably. All food is served on a one-person
basis. The same is true of sorcery. The wine prepared
rice wine and spirits.
Burkshire k(shank)3kg, Radish300g, Leek300g, Onion500g,
Green onion500g, Garlic80g, Ginger80g, Peppercorn 2table spoon
1. Drain the meat blood from low-temperature water
hours a day.
2. Boil the meat in a pot for and remove the meat and
cool it for 2 hours.
3. Refrigerate the cooled meat and broth 24 hours a day.
4. Cook the steam rice.(When you cook the steam rice ,
you have to cook smooth)after cool it.
5. Slice the meat and reheat the broth
6. Pouring hot broth over rice a little at a time to heat them up
7. ENJOY YOUR MEAL!
What is the only feature of Seoul?
The evaluation criteria applied global principles
in the same way as other cities. It deployed
evaluators of Koreans and various nationalities
to respect Korea's unique gastronomic culture
while maintaining consistency in global
To cite features, the company wanted to enhance
convenience for not only Korean readers but also
global readers by using pictograms and traditional
liquor pictograms that reflect Asian sit-down
culture. I think Seoul is introducing various types of
food, including Korean food, and opening a new food
culture in a creative way.
: Blood vessel of Seoul
15, November, 2019
Riding the subway in Seoul is an easy, fast, and efficient way to move around the city. The
entire system is in both Korean and English, making it very simple for English speakers to use.
There are two types of subway card, T-money, and disposable ticket. However, single-use
transportation ticket is highly efficient for foreigners. There are some steps to use this ticket.
Single use transportation ticket
Select your destination on the single-
use transportation ticket dispensing
machine and pay the transportation fee
and a deposit (500 KRW) to be issued
a single-use transportation ticket.
Contact the single-use transportation
ticket on the metro entry reader located
on the right side of a turnstile.
You will be refunded the deposit (500
KRW) after you insert the single-use
transportation ticket into a deposit
refund machine upon exit.
If you need to transfer to another subway
line, please ascertain the correct transfer
station. You can easily get to the platform of
a transfer station by following the signs
marked “Transfer” and “Direction to
Transfer. ”You can transfer without having
to pass through any turnstiles so you do not
need to buy a separate ticket for transfer
You can transfer from subway to bus, bus
to subway, or bus to bus up to 5 times for no
additional basic fare. Make sure to transfer within
30 minutes after scanning your transit card (an
hour from 9pm to 7am) at the exit of the last
station or bus.
: Warm heart of Korea
15, November, 2019
18, Jahamun-ro 15-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Type / Products
Traditional Markets / Traditional items
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-722-0911
* Call Center: Weekdays 09:00-18:00 / Saturdays 09:00-13:00 /
Lunch time 12:00-13:00 / Closed Sundays & public holidays
How to go?
Take a subway to Gyeongbokgung (line 3) and come out of exit 2.
Walk for about 5 minutes.
Street markets can found all over Seoul, but one of One of the most charming things about this
my favorites is Tongin Market. The small arcade market, is that you can exchange 5,000 won for a
style market is packed to the rafters with all kinds collection of old coins and a lunch box. You can
of wonderful traditional Korean street foods. The then use these coins to buy foods to fill your
market is a short walk away from Gyeongbuk lunchbox. Most items cost 1-2 coins and there is a
Palace, so its the ideal place to stop for lunch if huge variety of different foods.
you have visitors.
One of the things you have to try at Tongin market
is their special crispy fried ddeokbokki, it comes in
two ways, spicy and non spicy. Spicy ddeokbokki
is based with gochu paste, and non spicy
ddeokbokki is soy sauce. Therefore, you can
choose what you like to eat.
There is also an incredible array of banchan style
dishes, they have almost everything you could imagine
and more. One of the famous thing is Jeon: the
vegetables, and patty coated with egg. There are
numerous varieties, like pepper jeon, pork meat jeon,
filleted fish jeon, sesame leaf jeon, and with the coin
system you can just pick out what you want.
There is also a lot of fried chicken on the stalls so if you
haven’t had chance to try Korean fried chicken yet then this
is a great place to try it.
You must not miss
Ddeok-Galbi also. It means ‘chewy patty like a rice
cake’. However, ddeok-galbi in Tongin market has a real
rice cake inside of the patty. The patty is marinade with
sweet soy sauce, thus you will surely like it. Don’t forget
to order this gorgeous Korean style patty.
If you are planning to eat your lunch box at the
market, there is a seating area in the middle of
the market, just above where you buy the
lunchbox. If not just tell one of the stores you
want your food to go and they will wrap it up for
you, and will even give you chopsticks.
<Various kind of Korean side dishes.>
For more information you can visit the Tongin <Create your own lunch box>
Market website at https://tonginmarket.co.kr
• 8 oz Korean tteokbokki (baton
shaped rice cakes)
• 4 tsp Korean red chili powder –
this gives you medium spicy, add
more for HOT SPICY
• 1 Tbs+1/2 tsp soy sauce
• 1 Tbs sugar
• 1 Tbs sesame oil
• 1/4 tsp chopped garlic
• 1/8 tsp black pepper
• 1 Tbs chopped green onions
1. Quickly boil rice cakes until they become
fully soft – about 2 minutes and drain.
2. Make sauce by mixing red chili powder,
oil, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic chop
and black pepper.
3. Warm up the saute pan on medium heat
and slowly saute the rice cakes for 5
minutes, turning tteok to avoid burning. Do
not cook at high heat, because the sauce
will burn easily. Now, it is ready!
4. Garnish with chopped green onions and
serve. Enjoy your meal!
RESEARCH INSTITUTE :
TRADITIONAL KOREAN CULTURE
Onjium, which means ‘creating completely,’ finds the wisdom
behind the basics in life--clothing, food, and housing--through
tradition. Its philosophy is “to keep the present righteous and
complete based on old materials.” This is the best term that allows
you to ‘make’ clothing, rice, and housing.
Onjium first opened as the Traditional Culture Research Center that
is affiliated with Hwadong Cultural Foundation in June 2013, and
has succeeded in modernizing the value and spirit reflected in the
traditional Korean culture. It was originally under the same roof as
Areumjigi Foundation, but it moved to a larger venue in
Changseong-dong last summer. Onjium’s determination to study
tradition and deliver it to present generations is growing more
sturdily in the new space that is calling for bigger challenges.
Onjium’s space is divided into different sections for clothing, food,
and housing studies. The Clothing Studio, Food Studio, and
Housing Studio focus on the traditional Korean culture represented
by Hanbok, Hansik, and Hanok, respectively
The studios are led by the chiefs who are experts
in history and theories, and are run by chiefs and
members with 10 or more years of hands-on
experience. The lobby on the first floor is for
studies and implementations of everything
about life. Interesting projects of Onjium are
turned into exhibitions that blend with various
genres of art, cooking classes where tasty
recipes are shared, and discussions where
Onjium researchers actively share knowledge
If you go down a level, you will find the Housing Studio.
Onjium conducted studies and restored traditional
Korean houses, and worked on building Korean houses
that suit modern lifestyles. Its passion is reflected in the
enormous piles of resources and books that have filled
an entire wall.
The Clothing Studio is on the second floor. This place
showcases traditional Korean costumes based on
historical resources from the Age of the Three Empires,
and reproduces traditional outfits based on the said
They also make modern Hanbok that can be worn every
day. The Guui and Baeja exhibited in the Clothing Studio
are so modern that you cannot even believe that they are
traditional designs from the past. Elaborate sewing
techniques and structural designs evoke timeless beauty.
When you step onto the 4th floor, mouth-watering
flavors will be greeting you at the Food Studio. The Food
Studio features timetested recipes throughout Korea.
Also, native ingredients grown in Korean soil are used in
traditional recipes to create tastes that are familiar to us,
yet are completely different. Onjium’s Food Studio
Restaurant used to have only one table, but is now
serving more guests with more tables on hand. You can
relive a special moment countless times, as you look out
on the open view of Gyeongbokgung Palace while
indulging in the flavors of the season. I thought of how
you should ‘live’ life while I was at Onjium. It is hard to
produce anything perfectly, but beauty lies in how you
endure and overcome hardships.
49, Hyoja-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03043, KOREA Introduction
‘The past and present come
F. 02-725-6615 together to create a bright
E. [email protected]
ONJIUM is an institute for research into traditional Korean
LUNCH SPECIAL [CHAN] culture. Founded in 2013 in affiliation with the Hwadong
17.000 won Culture Foundation, ONJIUM keeps tradition alive by
upholding the values and spirit of traditional Korean culture
Preparing food the and adapts it for modern society.
right way The three studios of ONJIUM research and create clothing,
foods, and housing inspired by tradition and educate the
The fellows at Culinary Studio study public on traditional culture and its potential in modern
old recipes passed down for society.
generations in different regions of the Clothing Studio, Culinary Studio, and Housing Studio!
country. The research fellows at each studio produce a wide array of
Using modern ingredients in historical new products so that the elegant traditional culture of
recipes brings out traditional tastes Korea can inform modern living and make life more
and elegance of the past for the enjoyable for all. Their creations are the result of
modern table. painstaking research and cooperation.
Making modern things more dignified by taking inspiration
The mission of Culinary Studio is to from the past, and leaving them as heritage for tomorrow.
combine seasonal ingredients and This is ONJIUM’s mission.
unique regional tastes and revive
traditional foods for modern dining. 18
Name of dish Lunch Coarse:110.000 POP-UP MENU
Portion 4 Dinner Coarse:176.000
GLAZED CUCUMBER WITH BEEF
4 ea Cucumber 2 Tbsp Honey
100 gr Beef (Top Round) 1 gr Salt
1 cup Soy Sauce 1 gr Pepper
1 tsp Sesame Oil
2 Tbsp Sugar
3 gr Leek
3 gr Garlic
1/2 cup Water
Method of preparation
1. Cut cucumber into 3cm
2. Make a knife cut about middle depth of cucumber
3. Put cucumber into slat water about 1hour and remove water with clean towel
4. Mince the beef and marinade with soy sauce, sesame oil, leek, garlic and sugar
5. Saute the beef and put into cucumber (among the knife cuts)
6. Glazed cucumber with honey and water
N Seoul Tower,
Panoramic City Views from Namsan Mountain
April 2, 2019
N Seoul Tower, also commonly known as Namsan Tower,
is an iconic Seoul landmark that provides bird’s-eye views of
the city. It is both an observation and communication tower
located at the top of Namsan Mountain in the geographical
center of the city. N Seoul Tower is a very popular tourist
spot and one of the top must-see attractions for any travel
itinerary. It is also a popular date spot among locals.
On top of being a landmark that you can visit, N Seoul
Tower is beautiful to look at from afar, especially at night.
Using the latest in LED technology, the tower is always lit up in various arrays of colors and
patterns. The protected area around N Seoul Tower is also intended to display the harmony
that can exist between nature and 21st-century, state-of-the-art construction. General car
traffic is restricted in order to keep Namsan Mountain clean and green.
Main attractions and 3. Love padlocks
things to do at NAMSAN
TOWER Aside from a visit to the
observation deck, one of the top activities
N Seoul Tower is both a tourism for couples at N
and a cultural landmark. It’s a fantastic Seoul Tower is to
spot not only to take in views of the city hang a padlock from
but to learn a little bit about Seoul and the fence around the
South Korea while you are there. There plaza. Couples
are also a variety of dining options to inscribe their
suit any travel budget and you’ll find names, initials, or
plenty to do around the tower if you’d even a short
like to continue sightseeing when you message onto the
are finished. Here are some of the locks
tower’s main attractions.
4. Dining options
1. N Seoul Tower Observatory
There are plenty of dining
The main draw of N Seoul options available at N Seoul Tower if
Tower is its observatory. Observe you work up an appetite while
the city below from the height of
the clouds by making your way sightseeing. Sweet Bar is a great place
up to the tower’s observation to grab a drink and a sweet or salty
deck. The main observation deck snack such as popcorn. There is also
on 3F features large, floor-to-ceiling a fantastic assortment of sit-down
windows the whole way around the dining options.
tower, allowing you to experience the
full 360-degree views. 5. Namsan Park
2. Hanbok Culture Experience Namsan Park is a large public
Center park spread across the slopes of Mount
Namsan, surrounding N Seoul Tower.
The Hanbok Culture Experience Sweeping views of Seoul are available
Center is located in the lobby of the N Seoul from just about every area of the park
Tower plaza. It offers visitors a chance to
take part in two traditional cultural 6. Namsangol
experiences themed around the Joseon Hanok Village
Dynasty. In the Hanbok Experience, guests
get to dress up and accessorize in traditional Namsangol
attire Hanok Village is
located on the north
side of Namsan
Mountain, not far
from N Seoul Tower.
Shopping in Seoul (April 20 2019)
Address: Myeong-dong, Nearby station:
Junggu district, Seoul Myeong-dong
“The center of tourism Introduction to Myeong-dong, Seoul
in Seoul, No doubt.”
The bustling neighborhood
As one of Seoul’s major tourist of Myeong-dong is visited by roughly two
districts, Myeongdong attracts visitors from million people each day. As Seoul’s
around the world to its luxury shops and shopping, banking, and premier cultural
other commercial attractions. Because the hub, Myeongdong has no shortage of things
neighborhood is so integral to tourists and to do by day and night.
locals alike, its main street (and most
alleyways) are closed to traffic during the Ready, Set, Shop: Myeongdong Market
day, allowing pedestrians to roam easily
from shop to shop, including the Myeong- From upscale luxury goods to
dong Market. Discover attractions in kitschy South Korean souvenirs, the wares
Myeongdong so you can plan your Seoul available at the Myeongdong Market are
travel itinerary to include the best things to diverse and collectively attract visitors from
do in this vibrant part of the city. all over the globe to this shopping
Myeongdong Street Food Popular Myeongdong Street
Of the myriad of attractions Foods
in Myeongdong, the neighborhood’s
restaurant, café, and street food scene • Grilled abalone
surely top the list. There is a wealth of • Korean egg toast
things to eat in this section of Seoul • Tornado potato (this is a
whether you’re hitting the shops early in
the morning or prowling the nightlife scene must!)
late at night. • Fried crab
• Roasted sweet potatoes
Seoul is world famous for its street food • Spicy rice cakes
and street vendors who sell an amazing array • Fishcake
of foods, particularly Korean street food. • Sweet Korean pancakes
Korean street food in Myeong-dong is an • Deep-fried squid
attraction in its own right. Visitors will have • Korean fried chicken
many options during the day, the but street • Stuffed dumplings (stuffed
food scene really comes alive at night.
Whether you’re enjoying Myeongdong with ingredients like meats,
shopping or hitting the clubs, you’ll want to
pause to sample some delectable eats seafood, and vegetables)
available from the district’s street vendors. • Yaki noodles
Mung bean pancake
Street food recipe
Yield : 2 servings
‘Make and taste Korea’s most famous street dish
In your House!’
Ingredients Unit Quantity
Mung Bean Pancake cup 1
Water cup 1
Green bean sprouts cup 1
Pan frying powder
Leek cup 1
Kimchi Tbsp 2
1. Soak mung bean in water for a day
2. Blend mung bean coarsely
3. Chop kimchi
4. Chop pork loin and season
5. Blanch bean sprout for 10 secs
6. Slice chili pepper
7. Slice leek
8. Mix all of ingredients
9. Pan fry until pancake is crispy
-------- Fireworks in Yeouido, Seoul
Beautiful Night of Euljiro, Seoul
Seoul’s night is more lively,
and dynamic than daytime.
There are some night cultures
that might capture your
attractions. Let’s enjoy
Korea’s night cultures!
Ramyeon in Han river, Seoul
Seoul Seoul International Fireworks Festival will
Fireworks embroider the autumn night sky with
Festival beautiful fireworks on November 5 within
the area of Yeouido Hangang Park. It is an
330, Yeouidong-ro, international festival that takes place
annually in early November. This year’s
Yeongdeungpo-gu, show focuses on the theme “Life is
colorful,” displaying a series of colorful
Seoul fireworks. The main fireworks event will be
accommodated by a fabulous lighting show
from 63 Square consisting of videos, music,
and a laser light performance. Once the
show is over, an exciting music party will
take place at the main stage in Yeouido
Euljiro’s nogari alley
Brings life to aging hood
M-- any shops and restaurants in central Seoul get ready to
close at around 6 o’ clock in the evening, but not here in Euljiro,
south of the Cheonggye Stream in central Seoul. Walk deeper
into the alleyways selling tools, hardware and electric gadgets,
and you’ll find yourself among an impressive array of people
sitting outside at bright red plastic chairs and tables adorning
the streets. Those sitting at the tables range from young
couples, friends, people dressed in suits, who have obviously
just left the office, and senior citizens.
While it might appear that they are there for different reasons,
those who visit this part of Euljiro at this time are all there for
the same thing - to enjoy a pint of cold beer with nogari, or
dried young pollock fillets, usually grilled over charcoal..
The street is easily accessible by public transport, with the
Euljiro 3-ga station for both line 2 and 3 only a block away.
Prices are low, considering that the pubs are located in the
center of the city. Usually a nogari fillet is sold for 1,000 won
($0.90), and beers go 3500won for a pint.
I’m Eulijiro style
#Eulijiro #Heart #l4l #F4f #beer #nogari
Q: Just in your opinion, where is the best place to introduce foreigner tourist as a hidden spot?
A: I think Eulijiro is the best place
A: Eulijiro is one of good places that could experience Korea night culture. You can find lots of interesting pictures
in Instagram about Eulijiro culture. It has own unique concept. I went to Eulijiro last week and ate nogari with beer.
Q: What is the biggest attraction of Eulijiro to foreigners?
A: Everyone there seems free. Even foreigners who came here for the first time will be easy to adjust. And Eulijiro
is the kind of hidden local place which could not find in any traveling magazine. So, I recommend to some travelers
who want to feel local sensibility.
Q: Thanks for the interview
Enjoy Han River 100 times
If you want to have a real “local” experience, there’s
one more thing to do. Eating ramyeon at the Han River
parks! There is a special ramyeon machine that you can
boil it in a foil container in convenient stores near or in
the Han River parks. It is about (2-3000won) and
adding an egg is 500won. Wonderful river view and
delicious ramyeon will makes you fall in love with
Lee Sang Won (Publisher/Leader)
I was nervous because I made a magazine for the first time.
In addition, I felt burdened to take the leadership position. But the
crew was able to follow suit and complete a nice magazine. Thank
you to the crew. It is both satisfying and disappointing. If I can
make another magazine, I'm sure I'll get even better results.
Yoon Byeong Woong (Designer)
I was at a loss for choosing a topic. But after selecting
the subject, it was very interesting. I especially liked the fact
that I could design a magazine myself. I felt a great deal of
value when I read a magazine that was developing as I
modified my design little by little. A little regret remains, but in
general it was a satisfying group activity.
Lee Ye Seo (Writer)
At first, I wanted to make a magazine about the
ingredients. However, there was an opinion to make a magazine
about Seoul. It was quite a novel opinion, and we made a
wonderful magazine on this subject. Especially since I live in
Seoul, it was a familiar topic. In addition, it was a great
opportunity to learn about places I didn't know.
Moon Seong Ho (Editor)
When I came to write a magazine about Seoul, and Jung-
gu, my neighborhood, I was quite happy. It was rewarding that
knowledge I knew helped. I was also very happy to know places
that even I didn't know very well. If I can do this task once more,
I would like to make a plan to travel to more places for a week or
a month instead of a day.
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