BUSAN, South Korea -- Beginning Thursday October 10 and running through Saturday is one of Busan's funnest celebrations of the year: The Hurshimchung Oktoberfest. The celebration of German food, beer, music and revelry will take over the Nongshim Hotel at its brewing facilities, Hurshimchung Brau and if you are one of the few who missed it last year, you don't want to miss it again.
BUSAN, South Korea -- Haps readers who saw my September article about La Celtique, the creperie in Seoul, can now find relief in the knowledge that they do not have to go all the way to the capital to indulge in this dish. It is available with many other goodies at Brunch Café Ean (pronounced ee-ahn), which is tucked away on a side lane off of Suyeong-ro in Suyeong-gu. Besides its crepes, it offers a special atmosphere that makes finding it worthwhile.
SEOUL, South Korea -- While moving to Korea opens up myriad food options, it also closes down quite a few. Query the typical expat on what they miss most about home and you'll likely find several food items on the list. Be it their favorite deli meats, bakery items, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups or seasonal selections such as turkey dinner with all the fixings.
Thanks to Kip Richardson, an entrepreneurial-minded California native who's lived in Korea for over two decades, the list of expat longings has grown markedly shorter --and yes, that includes the Reeses.
This Friday the 13th, come on out to OZ Club in Seomyeon for some brain splitting METAL. Busan's own Enter BuSandman is back with a vengeance with a new lead axeman that is sure to impress. This is a huge venue that easily fits 500 people, with awesome sound, a great stage and lighting, a very professional set up. Always there is a cover charge here, but do to the owner's love of Metallica, we've managed to allow our friends and fans to see us this FRIDAY with NO COVER charge. The show is a part of a 3 days heavy music festival at OZ, where people can pay to see a whole slew of bands as a package, so contact the club if you're interested. GENIUS kicks off the night at 9pm, to be followed by Enter BuSandman. Don't miss out!
BUSAN, South Korea -- A Holy Grail of food for Busan expats, fish n' chips is an often attempted yet rarely well-executed dish. It's either too much of this or too little of that and most often wholly unsatisfying with either. But there's hope in the back streets of Seomyeon. The recently-opened Hangover is a British/Irish fusion pub created by the husband and wife team behind the great food served up at the nearby Vito Italian Restaurant.