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Vicky

Josh&Andrea&Tyler Seoul, South Korea

Happy 100 Days

August 16, 2017

In the Korean culture, we celebrate the 100th day of a child’s life. Why? Well, some say it’s to thank the child for living the full 100 days. Long ago when there wasn’t enough food and diseases that used to spread so fast, it was hard to keep a child alive for more than 100 days. So people would make a 100th day table full of goods and food for the GODs and thank them for keeping the child healthy.

Some say that it’s just to celebrate the child’s 100th day because 100 is a good solid number.

Other’s say it’s to give thanks and to wish for the child to live until he or she is 100.

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Parenting Notes Pregnancy Notes

Eating while pregnant or breastfeeding

August 8, 2017

One of the things I craved while I was pregnant (the three times I was pregnant) was burgers and fries. However, living with my in laws during the last pregnancy, it wasn’t easy getting a burger down or even getting close to a burger. My in laws are Korean and they suggested I eat home made food and also made sure I got enough rice on my plate.

However, since I grew up in North America and since I always have a specifically preferred dish in my mind (I literally plan out what I want to eat for my next meal while eating) it was hard spending the two trimesters in Korea.

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Food Notes

이번지깡통집 | 왕십리맛집 | 한양대맛집 | Wang Shim Li, Han Yang University Korean BBQ

August 4, 2017

이번지깡통집

02-6402-9283

서울 성동구 마조로7길 4-6

Opening hours: 3PM – 2AM

Okay, so my friend and I found a really cool Korean BBQ place near Han Yang University. Wanna know why it’s so cool? The reason: if you order BBQ they give you Sha Bu Sha Bu for FREE!!!!!!!!!! How cool is that?!?

Check out the menu. It’s even cheaper than other Korean BBQ places too. 7,500 KWN per serving! Say what?!

Pretty awesome right?

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Food Notes Reviews&Ratings

[KR] HONG DAE AMERICAN DELI | 홍대 수제버거 맛집 | 홍대 수제버거 | 홍대 데이트 맛집 | 홍대 스테이크 맛집 | Philly Cheese Steak

August 2, 2017

Today Julia and I went to the famous “AMERICAN DELI” in Hong Dae.

Chef OH is famous for winning the East Western Food Festival. He even won 3 times!!!!

He has also been on the Korean TV program DAL IN on SBS.

He is well known for creating hand made burgers that are created with fresh ingredients and with precise details in his recipes.

“AMERICAN DELI” is located in HONG DAE IP GU (Line #2).

If you exit #8, it can be found easier.


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Food Notes

일마지오 | Il MAZZIO | 명동파스타 | 명동 파스타맛집 | MeyongDong Pasta | Seoul Italian Restaurant

August 1, 2017

Julia and I had lunch at IL MAZZIO in Meyong Dong and had the most fulfilling Italian food ever!

일마지오 명동점
02-755-5255
을지로2가 199-46 충일빌딩 3층

Weekdays:  11:30 – 22:30     Weekends:  12:00 – 22:30

Il Mazzio is an Italian restaurant in Meyong Dong. The best thing about Il Mazzio is that you get unlimited pizza if you order a main dish, per person.

Not bad eh?

Also, if you go before 1PM, you get to choose between a free salad or a free drink. How much better can this get?!?!!

When we first walked in, it was packed!

The kitchen and table setting was like any other Italian restaurant.

You see that block right there in the picture with GREEN WHITE and RED. If you keep it with the GREEN side up, that means you’re willing to have more pizza. If you put it RED side up, that means you don’t want any more pizza.

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Food Notes

완우네 | 상수동 타코 맛집 | SANG SU TACO | SANG SU PUB | 홍대 타코 술집

July 31, 2017

I love going places with my dad. I am after all a “daddy’s little girl”. In Vancouver, we would go for coffee or just even go for a stroll around the hood, but ever since we came to Korea, it’s like we have to make time to see each other.

So today, we did.

We went to a Taco/Chicken place at SANG SU Station (Line#6). It’s a little pub like place that sells fried shrimp and chicken but you eat it like a taco.

Once you get off the train, head to exit #3. Walk towards the Starbucks that’s on your right side and keep walking along the sidewalk (don’t cross the street).

You’ll see a sign like this that points you to 완우네.

You’ll also find this cute table made of storage boxes and old beer bottles.

Isn’t it cute? Maybe I’m the only one who thinks it’s cute but whatever.

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Food Notes

KINGKONG STEAK | SHINSA DONG | 킹콩스테이크 | 가로수길맛집 | 신사동맛집

July 28, 2017

Kaden and I had the chance to go to GAROSU GIL the other day and went to KINGKONG STEAK for a late lunch.

KINGKONG STEAK

If you know where KWANG LIM CHURCH in Apgujeong Station is, it’s close to the church. From APGUJEONG Station (Line#3) use exit number 4 or 5 and head towards the church. Once you get to the main entrance of the church keep walking towards GAROSU GIL, you’ll find KINGKONG Steak on your left hand side.

When we arrived, there were lots of cars lined up in front of the restaurant.

This is what the outside looks like.

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