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
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.