Street food – Tteok-bokki, Gimbap

Tteok-bokki¬† or stir-fried rice cakes is a popular Korean food made from small-sized garae-tteok (long, white, cylinder-shaped rice cakes) called tteokmyeon ( “rice cake noodles”) or commonly tteok-bokki-tteok (“tteok-bokki rice cakes”). Fish cakes, boiled eggs, and scallions are some of the most commonly added ingredients. It can be seasoned with either spicy gochujang (chili paste) […]

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Dongdaemun Design Plaza

The Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) was designed by world-renowned British Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, winner of the 2004 Pritzker Prize, with the concept of “Metonymic Landscape.” Metonymy refers to a method of describing a specific object indirectly and, Hadid integrated historical, cultural, urban, social, and economic aspects of Seoul deduced from this method in order […]

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