[BLOG] Haz In Korea | Why You Gotta Eat Out In Korea

Hi my beloved readers,
I hope you are enjoying winter with cosy nights in and cups of hot chocolate ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I am writing about another amazing experience of mine in Korea; meals out!
It’s one thing you’ve got to try at least once while you are staying in this Far East country.
No matter which cuisine you choose, you will enjoy the whole experience let alone the food.

Here’s why:

 

1. Koreans Know How To Barbecue

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A Standard Korean Barbecue*

One of the famous things about Korean food is Korean Barbecue.
When you go to a Korean Barbecue restaurant, you sit at a table with grill in the middle and a pipe hanging down from ceiling to suck all the smoke.

Once you have ordered meat to grill, you get a dozen of side dishes to keep you busy while the meat is being cooked. It depends on restaurants but quite a lot of restaurants have staff to grill the meat for you too. They even replace your grill when it gets too greasy and burnt! So all you have to do is eat eat and eat.

You can also get a small free bowl of rice when you order a traditional Korean stew (either Kimchi or Miso paste). Anyway, it is heck a lot more than just grilled meat.

 

2. Koreans Are Keen To Find Good Ones

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A Korean Restaurant Guide Application**

Koreans love sharing; from information to food. If there’s a good Italian restaurant, they have to share it. Also Koreans love finding and trying the best of all sorts, especially food.

There are loads of bloggers who review hundreds of restaurants and even TV programmes and mobile applications to introduce quality restaurants in Korea.
So it is quite easy to find a good restaurant for any cuisine in whichever area, all you have to do is search.

Most of the restaurants that I went to were actually those quality ones proven online; my friends kindly searched them for me. How convenient! And the foods? Of course, they were amazing!

 

 

3. Koreans Are Creative Foodies

I was really impressed with some of the restaurants for their creative way to serve food. I went to 3 different Korean barbecue places, and they were all unique and appealing. Grilling meat on your own table was the only thing in common among those three. Wow. You would be surprised by how many different styles of restaurant for the same cuisine in one street in Seoul.

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Black Stone: A steakhouse with a pipe on a side of the table!

This steak house my friend and I went to had two pipes sticking out from edges of our table to suck smoke from this individual steak grill. I know, right? The picture above might help you understand what I am trying to describe here… It is just another level.

 

4. You Can Try Proper Traditional Korean Cuisine

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A Traditional Korean Cuisine***

Yes. When I say proper traditional Korean food, I mean PROPER. A small bowl of rice, a bowl of soup, a couple of main dishes and a dozen of side dishes. You don’t know where to start and may feel somehow lost in so many flavours and textures. The main dishes usually contain meat or fish, and side dishes are mostly made of a range of vegetables.

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A Main dish: Steamed Pork With Kimchi

I took my British hubby to a traditional Korean restaurant, and he loved it! He found a couple of the side dishes a little strange, but he enjoyed most of them and all the main dishes.

Korean cuisine is mostly based on soy sauce, chilies, garlic, sesame oil and a little bit of sugar. So if you are OK with these ingredients, you will find traditional Korean cuisine very enjoyable. Have a try, and let me know what you think of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, you get to experience this “sharing food” culture whilst trying a variety of food too! And you know, it is quite easy to try traditional Korean food in this scale at a meal out.

 

All in all, it’s one thing you will try in Korea because of its variety and convenience, and I am quite confident to say, something you will enjoy too.

The following restaurants are my little recommendations on good eat out places in Korea for you.

 

Thanks for reading,
I will see you in my next blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

H xx

 

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Me trying on a disposable apron ๐Ÿ™‚

*ย Picture taken from https://www.timeout.com/newyork/restaurants/best-korean-bbq-in-nyc

**Picture taken from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ktms.food114&hl=ko

***Picture taken from http://vvdesignstudio.tistory.com/82

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[VIDEO] Haz In Korea | Foods In Korea

Hi guys,
Sorry for a long wait since the last blog; I am still alive!

This is another vlog of my adventure in Korea and it’s about food ๐Ÿ™‚
I love how foods in Korea, whether it’s Korean, Japanese or Western cuisine; they just do it very well!
You may say I am biased BUT really, you would definitely agree if you tried the food out yourself.
From the actual taste of food to the presentation of it, I just can’t say enough how much I enjoyed eating out in Korea.

I hope you guys enjoy having a peak of what Korean meals out are like!

xx

[VIDEO] Haz In Korea | At A Korean Gym

Hi guys,

Here’s the very first video of my Korea Vlog, and it’s on my first Korean gym experience! Korean gyms are truly amazing, they give you a couple of towels, a t-shirt, a pair of shorts and even a pair of socks! Also the gym I went to had a great sauna facility as well which is always a plus.
I hope you guys enjoy sharing my standard gym routines as well as what Korean gyms are like!

xx

[VIDEO] Haz In Korea Teaser

 

Hi guys!
I know, I am so sorry it’s been absolutely ages since I saw you in the last video… I’ve been on a holiday visiting my motherland… KOREA!
Aaaand I am going to share what I have been doing on my holiday with you guys in the next few videos ๐Ÿ˜€
I hope you guys enjoy the teaser, and am looking forward to seeing you guys in my next video very very soon!

Bye for now xx

[BLOG] Fear of “NEW” | A Cuppa Chat

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Hi peeps! I hope your week is going great.

Today I just want to write you about my fear of “NEW”.
It’s been a month or so since I opened my Youtube channel, and a couple of weeks since I started this blog.And I can tell you that I am loving it, it’s great to share my words and life with you that may give you some encouragement. Also THANK YOU so much for all your support, it means A LOT to me.

However, it’s terrifying to have gone into this Youtube world, not knowing whether I am helping anybody at all. What’s the point of doing it if it’s not useful to anybody after all?

Stepping into this world wasn’t so difficult, but surviving, let alone thriving, does seem tricky. I have been questioning myself if I am good enough to actually be a Youtuber.

Not born with it

Going back a few years… since I was very young, I always wanted to speak in front of an audience. I wasn’t very good at public speaking though. I was and still am nervous, panicky and a little shaky when I speak to a group of people, regardless the number of people in the group. Having done a lot of presentations at University, I decided that I wasn’t good enough for public speaking at all.

After graduating from University, I spent a long long time to find what I wanted to do for the rest of my life; and finally I came up with the idea of opening a Youtube channel,about which I was full of hope and excitement. It is because, as you know, you can reach a wider audience without actually speaking to them!

However, the same challenge struck me again. I become nervous, panicky and even shaky when I speak to a flipping camera! Oh my gosh, can you imagine the struggle?! Filming, checking the footage and editing the videos made me realise of the problem, which led me to question myself even more. Would I ever get better at this?…

Looking at The Bigger Picture

Then, I went to church on a Sunday to listen to a sermon by a great public speaker: the pastor of the church. He is, by the way, amazing at his job; he’s clear, engaging, so natural and even funny. While I was amazed by how good he was at public speaking, I realised, regardless he’s born with it or not, he had to start somewhere to become who he is now. Maybe, I have a chance to improve?

Also the pastor’s word on having a bigger purpose of life gave me a great encouragement to chase my dream instead of passing day by day! So I have decided that my life purpose is to encourage and build people up with my positive words by sharing my life via actual encounters, YouTube and Blogging.

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It’s Your Time

So I want to encourage you as well, that you have a purpose of your life. If you haven’t found one, do not worry, you will find it just as I have by dreaming, hoping and learning so many good things that you can do in the world! You might sometimes feel useless (I did!), but don’t feed that nasty thought. You are born with a purpose like everyone is… you just don’t know what it is yet!

And if you have started, and are afraid of your new career and new lifestyle; don’t worry, you are not alone!
I know it’s sometimes hard and so frustrating that you might want to quit… but hang in there! Through these difficulties and challenges, we will grow stronger. And I am here to support you! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I hope my words would give you encouragement.
Please leave in the comment what your dreams and how you are overcoming/ have overcome challenges to follow your dreams. I would love to read them all!

Thank you so much for reading such a long story,
and I will see you guys in my next blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

Bye! xx