Think Asian craft beer and South Korea is probably not the first country you’d think of. After all, Hite, Cass and makgeolli dominate the scene there. However, since brewing regulations were relaxed in 2014, more than 200 Korean craft breweries have sprung up! I haven’t tried all of them—how could I, with only a week […]
While most of the ornamental cherry trees (beotkkot/벚꽃 in Korean) in South Korea were planted during Japan‘s rule, they have remained and cherry blossoms have become a big part of spring in Korea. I’ll make the case for viewing cherry blossoms in Busan, South Korea rather than, say, in Seoul or on Jeju Island: The blooming […]
When I’m on holiday, I usually seek out dishes that I can’t get back home in Singapore. I didn’t expect Korean pufferfish to corner me in Busan, however. It could’ve killed me, but the fact that I’m writing about it now doesn’t ruin the fun of writing about what I went through.