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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Dine & Drink

The Terrace: The Pan, The Pho, The Cafe


BUSAN, South Korea - Whether you feel the urge to pose next to a brightly lit reindeer or embrace a ‘hug me’ statue, Nampo-Dong is certainly putting forth efforts to draw crowds to the area. The opening of the new Lotte Department store has marked a new beginning for Busan’s original “downtown.”

From Guess to The North Face, to the little ajuma-run shops, this shopping area has something for everyone. Of course, all of that shopping can wear the most ardent spender down. You’ve gotta refuel.

Chinese Indie Band ‘Carsick Cars’


Carsick Cars, a Beijing-based indie band formed in 2005, that has opened for acts such as Sonic Youth on their European tour will stop in Busan this week as part of their drive across Korea.

Interview: Kim Dong Ha, Godfather of the Busan Bar Scene

Back in 1996 Kim Dong-ha opened The Crossroads in PNU. Today it still stands along with several other spots around Busan that he founded...

Review: Keun Jip

BUSAN, South Korea - At first glance, Keun Jip looks like any other run of the mill Dwajee Guk Bap joint.  And despite the fact that the giant Korean letters spelling out their signature dish, “dwajee guk bap” (????) dominate the sign out front --to the point that the actual name of the restaurant is difficult to find-- I’ve actually never ordered it. 

Oh Yes, Ono!


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