We tend to review a lot of foreign restaurants here, as Korean food is pretty easy to find, and the majority of restaurants sell pretty decent nosh. Every once in a while, however, we review a Korean place that stands out from the crowd, or serves something just a little different than every other bar-be-que […] moreNice Mongolia Cafe
Nice Mongolia is, to the best of my knowledge, Ulsan’s only combination Mongolian restaurant/karaoke bar. The Mongolian karaoke I can’t speak to, though you will get to enjoy hearing it through a wall while you eat. I know the food’s good. The restaurant itself should be familiar to anyone who has enjoyed Central Asian food […] moreCafe Melrose
Su Eun Go’s bakery made waves in Ulsan for having the best pie in Ulsan. Now she has moved to Ok-dong and has rebranded her bakery as “Cafe Melrose” Located near the East gate of Ulsan Grand Park, Cafe Melrose is perfect place to start a picnic in the park. If you are like me, […] morePork and Noodles
With a name like “Pork and Noodles” (meat and noodle story in Korean) understanding what they serve is dead simple. For lunch they serve noodles like kong guk-su and for dinner they serve barbecued pork. It is a concept that is not too unfamiliar to many traditional Korean restaurants but as newer “fusion” restaurants pander […] more
It’s that time of year again, where everyone in the world becomes Irish for a night, wearing green and drinking ’til they turn green. This year, the 17th is a Monday, so the bars are doing it up on Friday and Saturday night instead. Here’s where you can get your St. Paddy’s fix in Ulsan […] moreChristmas Parties Galore!
It’s that time of year again! Stores are playing Christmas songs on repeat, the department stores have decked their halls and their exteriors with elaborate decorations, and the expat bars are gearing up for some Festive Yule Cheer. Before you head out for some Christmas spirits of the alcoholic variety, check out this Charity Concert […] moreJJ’s First Anniversary Party
From Facebook: On Saturday, December 7th, JJ’s Bar will be celebrating its one year anniversary and wow, such an awesome year it’s been. There have been so many amazing memories with so many amazing people and Jun and I are so, so thankful. We want to make this our biggest and craziest party yet, but, […] more
What if this happened to you? Police Officer: Hello, could you please stop? I need you ask you some questions. Subject: (startled) What? Okay, what? Police Officer: Please show me your ID. There’s a protest scheduled nearby, and you’re suspicious. Subject: What? No, I’m late for work already, I can’t stop and answer questions. Police Officer: In […] moreCounseling Resources
As many people already know, counseling resources can be hard to come by in Korea. Mental health issues, which have a large stigma attached to them in Western cultures, are even less discussed here than at home. But this is starting to change, slowly, and more counseling resources are becoming available to those who need […] moreUlsan Summer Festival
If you’re a fan of Korean music, then check out the Ulsan Summer Festival sponsored by MBC. It is taking place in various parts of the city over most of the weekends in August. For those that can’t read Hangeul, here’s a brief breakdown: Prime Concert – Sports Complex Supplementary Grounds (Next to the basketball […] moreHow to Beat the Heat and Humidity
Summer in Ulsan can be hard to handle, as the temperatures rise above 30*C (that’s 86*Fahrenheit for those that are metrically challenged) and humidity soars into the 70%-90% range. Hear are some methods for dealing with the heat for those of you who may not come from similar climates. 1. Koreans swear by eating hot […] more
Fall is a great time to get out and explore Korea, as the temperatures during the daytime are reasonable, and you don’t feel like you’ll melt into a puddle whenever you move. The skies tend to be bright and clear, giving a pleasant backdrop for photos, and lots of communities all over the country are […] moreTime Travel is Possible – Exploring Gyeongju
Words and Photos by Steven Moore Time travel is possible! And, it costs less than 5000 won. That’s the price of transportation from the present day back into another era, and just an hour from Ulsan by bus; why not trade Co2 emissions for Silla Dynasty traditions and explore ‘Beautiful Gyeongju.’ The Korean tourist board’s […] moreTongyeong and Somaemuldo
By Scott Rotzoll Got any plans for the big vacation period this summer? No?? Well, there’s still plenty to see and do around here if you didn’t get yourself booked for a much needed escape. As you probably know, Ulsan is pretty well situated between one of Korea’s most well-known historic sites, Gyeongju, and one […] more
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