Apr 102013
Charlie Brown Cafe PNU

By JULIAN STOUT To be perfectly frank South Korea has more than enough options for buying a cup of coffee. Cafes are  a dime a dozen, ranging from your one-on-every-street-corner, ubiquitous corporate conglomerate of convenience, to the prolific hole in a wall coffee corners stacked one atop the other; each positively glowing in its carefully […]

Mar 062013
Valance Burger- PNU

By JULIAN STOUT   Well Balanced Nutrition:” quite a bold statement. Bolder still when printed in large block letters above the picture of a supersized burger on a brightly lit example of restaurant signage. Somehow I’m not entirely convinced. There’s something that seems almost too good to be true about those two going together. The […]

Feb 032013
Sushi and Roll PNU

By Fiona Van Tyne   Exceptional sushi in Busan is easy to come by. I cannot count the number of rolls and pieces of raw fish that I have enjoyed here. For me, living somewhere completely landlocked, sushi was something that was terribly expensive and only good half the time. I have been lucky in […]

Jan 072013
Farmers - PNU

*This restaurant has no affiliation with Farmers Burgers in Nampo* by FIONA VAN TYNE You don’t have to go far to find western food in Korea. Hamburgers, Spaghetti and Fried chicken are in every area and in great abundance, that is if you know where to look. Though when going out with friends for western […]

Feb 022012
Busan Music Scene

BY MELISSA TAIT Do you like live music? I know I do. At the age of 19 I thought I would be the world’s next Lester Bangs and spread the word about the revolutionary music scene in Sydney. Well, there was pretty good music but calling it a scene was pretty laughable. There were just a […]

Jan 242012
The Box: Asian Street Food Restaurant

Article by Melissa Tait I like Korean food. In fact, I love Korean food. I like Korean food much more than Australian food which is basically vegemite and kangaroo sausages (kanga bangas). What I miss from Australia is the Westernised Chinese and Thai food, which Sydney is full of and you can find everywhere. A great place to get […]

Sep 212011
My 10 favorite Gimbap Cheonguk dishes

I tend to assume that regular visits to Gimbap Cheonguk are a staple for any foreigner living in Korea.  During my two and a half years I’ve visited some variation of this ubiquitous Korean eatery at least twice a week.  Still, I occasionally run into people who avoid it.  Some people are intimidated by the […]

May 312011
Small Bar - PNU

Post by Melissa Tait I was wandering through PNU, trying to find The Basement. I re-traced my directions twice from the station and still didn’t hit the mark. But I did stumble onto a street with a lot of nice bars and restaurants so I thought I was close. I was in fact only one […]

May 262011
Heosimcheong Spa - The "biggest spa in Asia" - Dongnae

NOTE: The spa is currently being renovated (and hence, is closed), until JUNE 1ST, 2011. This review is based on a visit before – and who knows what will change after the renovation. Any time a superlative is thrown around (in this case, THE BIGGEST), you just have to see it. While it definitely is […]