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Located in Insa-dong, “Gaeseong Mandu Gung” is a dumpling specialist that originated from Gaeseong and has been passed down through three generations since its inception in 1970 by Grandma Im Myeong-suk. Known for its clear broth and generously filled Gaeseong-style dumplings, this restaurant captures the taste buds of customers and is particularly well-known in Insa-dong. However, Gaeseong Mandu Gung is ...

The Gwanghwamun area in Seoul is recognized as a prominent office district, attracting many office workers and offering restaurants that cater to their preferences. Among the dining options in the Gwanghwamun area, there are several restaurants with a long history. One such establishment is ‘Goryeo Samgyetang,’ visited this time, acknowledged not only for its longstanding history but also recognized by ...

It was the last day of my Tokyo trip. The final agenda was to check out from the hotel in Asakusabashi, near Ueno Station, and take the Skyliner train to Narita Airport, which I had already reserved. Therefore, I decided to spend the last day in Akihabara and then take the train from Ueno to the airport. “Lunch in Akihabara ...

In Seochon Village, located west of Gyeongbokgung Palace, one can discover various eateries. Among them is a 추어탕 (loach soup) specialty restaurant that has maintained its taste since 1932. Recognized in the Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand category since 2017 and awarded by the Blue Ribbon, this legendary spot is a symbol of exceptional dining. “Seoul Seochon Village, Yonggeumok – 추어탕 ...

Though I haven’t traveled extensively, with each journey, it seems like I’m gaining more know-how. For this Tokyo trip, to ensure a successful dining experience, I decided to utilize the Michelin Guide by marking interesting places on the map before the trip. The strategy was to visit restaurants near those marked spots. Starting from this Tokyo trip, I planned my ...

Sai Ying Pun in Hong Kong is a relatively recently popularized area located on the western side of Hong Kong Island. Although it’s only a couple of subway stops away from the Central district of Hong Kong, it exudes a local atmosphere. In the Sai Ying Pun area, there’s a street called High Street. This area also has a distinctly ...

Hong Kong is often hailed as a city for food enthusiasts. It’s easy to find a wide variety of eateries throughout the city. On the third evening, I had planned to visit “Ho Hung Kee,” a Michelin 1-star restaurant in the Causeway Bay area, but unfortunately, it happened to be closed that day for a staff gathering. This led me ...

In the Jordan area, slightly north of Tsim Sha Tsui, one can taste local Hong Kong desserts. This place is a restaurant that sells desserts favored by local Hong Kong residents, listed in the Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand section. At the entrance of a store named Kai Kai Dessert, you can find a photo of the Hong Kong actor Chow ...

Hong Kong is known as a city of gastronomy, where you can find restaurants featured in the Michelin Guide all around. The Michelin Guide doesn’t only highlight luxurious restaurants; it also has a section called “Bib Gourmand” that introduces restaurants where you can have a reasonable meal at a moderate price. “Michelin Guide Restaurant in Hong Kong SOHO, Tsim Chai ...

“FAGP” is an Italian cuisine restaurant located in Seongsu-dong, Seoul, which has been recognized in the “Michelin Guide: Bib Gourmand” category. The description featured in the Michelin Guide is as follows: Chef Lee Jong-hyuk, who has dreamt of a culinary career since childhood due to the influence of his family, brings a wealth of experience from both domestic and international ...

Located in Insa-dong, “Gaesung Mandu Palace” is a longstanding mandu (dumpling) specialty restaurant that has been passed down for three generations since its inception in 1970 by Grandma Lim Myeong-suk, originally from Gaesung. The restaurant’s signature dish combines a light broth with generously filled Gaesung-style mandu, captivating the palates of its customers. It is particularly well-known in Insa-dong. “Three Generations ...

“Blooming Flowers, Rice” is a restaurant located in Insa-dong. It offers a clean and healthy meal using only eco-friendly organic ingredients for health-conscious modern individuals. From ingredients to interior design and attention to detail in every corner, you can feel the care put into this place. Operated directly by a disabled persons’ corporation, this restaurant receives supplies only from organic ...