Sharky`s: California RePublic
5 weeks 5 days ago

Whether at the original Sharky’s at Haeundae Beach, the Gwangalli Beach location or the most recent addition of Sharky’s III on the Haeundae Strip, Sharky’s is the only place in Busan that is quintessentially Californian. Its friendly vibe is reminiscent of laid-back SoCal beach bars where you find a strange brew of patrons, some spiritedly blowing off steam, some relaxing with a kind ale or cocktail over board games by the beach. While the assorted assembly there may change (which keeps the craic...

Three of the Best: Bingsu in Busan
8 weeks 3 days ago

설빙- Sol Bing Dessert Cafes

Popping up all over Busan, this franchise uses traditional and seasonal ingredients, and their ice is made with milk and finely shaved to resemble snowflakes. All bingsu comes with extra condensed milk on the side. Red bean is available on the side, too.

THE BEST: Strawberry  (딸기 = ddalgi) bingsu, with sliced strawberries and strawberry sauce, 9,500 won


Mercado Brazilian BBQ: A Whole Lotta Brazil on a Plate Near You
14 weeks 5 days ago

EDITORS NOTE: Mercado is currently under renovation and has been closed. 5/15

BUSAN, South Korea -- Every time I take a trip up to Seoul, I pencil in a few hours to hit up a...

Busan Veggie Fest this Weekend in Nampo Dong
15 weeks 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Saturday 10th of May a new festival of “fine vegan and vegetarian food, and great music” takes place in south Busan, and “all are invited” explains Sunny Yun as she rolls out pastry flat on a board next to a...

Dal Mi Cocco, PNU`s Franco-Italian Food Option
19 weeks 3 days ago


BUSAN, South Korea -- It seems all the new French restaurants in Korea are hidden in alleys or side streets that make them overlooked by the majority of pedestrians, and Dal Mi Cocco is no exception. With a name meaning “...

April Festivals Feature Local Delicacies
20 weeks 9 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Festivals featuring locally grown foods will be held throughout the month of April in Busan. The 14th Daejeo Tomato Festival, which offers visitors a taste of freshly harvested tomatoes, will take place from April 5 - 6 at Gangseo Sports Park.


CockAsian Korean Spicy Chicken Truck Ready to Roll Despite Hard to Swallow Name
23 weeks 7 hours ago

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- When entrepreneur Candie Yoder sought out a name to describe her Korean spicy fried chicken truck, she settled on CockAsian. It seemed to her (as a Caucasian cooking Asian food)...

The Dish: Hobak Bokkeum - Fried Seasoned Zucchini
29 weeks 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- When planning to prepare a Korean meal with zucchini, there are many options. One is hobak jeon, a zucchini pancake, which is always tasty. Another option is gungjung tteokbokki, the royal ancestor of ...

The Dish: A Variety of Asian Food Markets Popping up in Busan
31 weeks 6 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- I will never forget the exact moment I first tried Asian food. I was 13-years-old and I found myself sitting in a Chinese restaurant in the port town of Le Havre, France on a rather dismal night. Staring at the menu in a language I had little grasp of, I read over a whole array of exotic...

The Dish: Matt`s Chocolate Mousse
42 weeks 3 days ago

Chocolate Mousse

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes, plus an hour or so for chilling. Serves 4.


  • 75g of dark chocolate
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 25g of butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • ...

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