Videographer: Kim Sunyoung


For Issue 11, I’m sharing all the yummy eats I enjoyed while on holiday in Seoul. Most of the specialties we tried fall under the category of comfort food, and, in my mind, soul food. The ingredients, flavors, the company and the warm atmosphere put Seoul on top of my absolute favorite places in the world. As many of you know from Tamu’s Cafe, food is one of my most cherished love languages. You can sense how deeply I enjoyed myself and my company through these images–I hope that this humble Seoul food guide can be helpful to you on a future trip to this incredible city and country.


Featured in My Seoul Visual Journal
Hangang Park
A highly adored local attraction in Seoul, city dwellers, students and tourists participate in outdoor activities like jogging, enjoy picnics with full out picnic gear, fill their bellies with classic Korean ramyeon, and fall in love on a romantic date.

Museum Piknic & Bar Piknic
194 Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
Wonderfully curated gallery space and restaurant. On display during our visit was Visite Privée par François Halard.

Gwangjang Market
88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
This foodie’s paradise offers inexpensive, traditional Korean snacks and “street foods.” 

Queens Park
2 Apgujeong-ro 60-gil, 청담동 Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Another lovely bakery and restaurant in Seoul’s affluent Cheongdam-dong neighborhood. Stocked with a vast array of pastries and serving brunch all day, it’s the perfect place to pop in after some shopping.

I hope that you enjoyed this vlog filmed by our Seoul sister Kim Sunyoung. I found Sunyoung on Instagram after seeing one of her projects on a client’s feed. An avid traveler and detailed story teller, it was a dream of mine to work with her on this trip. A special thanks to her for planning a fun two days through a local Seouler’s eye. To feel like a local for 48 hours was truly the cherry on top of an already incredible experience.

Below is a chronological list of all the other restaurants and local attractions we visited. We ate in this order, often with more than 4 meals a day counting cafe stops in between main meals. It was truly a culinary dream. I even tucked away my non-life threatening allergies for our Korean food adventures.