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Hello, Kimchibytes (KB) readers!

KB has grown from an awesome blog into a following of people interested in South Korea around the world. Comment sections and Facebook pages have influenced awesome conversations and a lot of learning. It’s exciting to know that KB has impacted you in a positive way. Transitioning to/from living abroad is an adventure we value, just like the contributors to this site.

This next part of the adventure is being led by Ashley Charlton Griffin, a 30-something YouTuber by the name of “Multifacetedacg,” while she experiences living and working in Daegu, South Korea. Ashley’s bringing along for the ride a team to bring more posts and info about life in Korea, too!

Founded in 2015, Multifacetedacg Productions LLC (MACG Productions) is an American multimedia entertainment company focused on creating content and strategic opportunities for diverse audiences worldwide. The company was established by four women with professional experience in entertainment, photojournalism, digital publishing, and social media.

MACG Productions’ current media properties include:

  • MACG Magazine

  • social media destination HallyuChat

  • live events Kpop Skate Night and Kpop Social Night (KPSN)

  • fan-driven Hallyu Wave-focused Assa! Awards, and now

  • Foreigner community and blog Kimchibytes

MACG Productions’ sister company, Seoulwave, focuses on Korean pop culture through original content and digital news online.

We hope you’re excited to learn more about the Land of the Morning Calm through her and her team’s eyes very soon. New entries will begin in May!

Get to know Ashley

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Breakfast Outside of Metro-Seoul [Part 1]

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There’s a lot of things people talk about when they’re living and working abroad on countless blogs and YouTube channels. For some, it’s the pulling on the heartstrings about loved ones who aren’t physically close anymore. For others, there’s the adjustment to wet rooms over a solid bathtub. Yeah, boo-hoo or whatever. I’m here to talk about real heartache: I need a feast.

For about, oh 3 weeks now, I’ve been ready to bite someone in the face over American pancakes. I am longing for a true, carb-fest American style breakfast. A buffet, even. Please, just point my taste-buds in the proper direction, I’m on the cusp of freaking tears.

Down in Daegu, the city isn’t known as the hub for amazing food options. If you want to talk beautiful recreational parks and gorgeous cherry blossoms, come on down! Yes, there are foreign food options, but the magic is reserved for good ol’ Itaewon. Well hell, that’s 4 hours from me and a McDonald’s Big Breakfast just isn’t going to cut it anymore, folks! So, if you’re too far from Seoul and happen to have fluffy breakfast biscuits, pancakes or brunch on your mind, here are some places to check out.

 

Hami Mami – Daegu

A kitty-corner away from Camp Walker Gate 4, Hami Mami serves breakfast all day Tuesday through Sunday. (ALL. DAY!) The restaurant’s interior reminds me of the coney island spots in metro-Detroit, but without the possibility of greasiness. If nothing else, that’s my measurement of yumminess.

Travel Maker – Hongdae

Yes, technically this is sorta kinda Seoul but I had to add it. From 8:00 a.m. until midnight, Monday through Friday (the hours are 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday), you can stuff your face with pancakes, French toast, and waffles the entire time.

Check in Busan – Busan

Check in Busan

Credit: Checkinbusan.com

Promoted as a postcard cafe, Check in Busan serves a hearty breakfast between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. There are also other tasty options that can fill your brunch and light lunch needs, too. The cafe is foreigner friendly and has many customers from mainland China and Taiwan so you can work on your language skills in between bites.

 

As I work through these hunger pains, I’ll add more options to the list. Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s morning time in Korea and my fork and knife are ready.

– Ashley

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