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Food for me is not just a passion, it’s an obsession. So whether I’m writing, cooking, or eating I’m always thinking about what’s next. My love of food and my very exciting expat life here in Korea led me to first start writing this blog and since then it’s become more than a hobby it’s become my way of life. Over the years I’ve been very fortunate to work with some wonderful people, but I’m always looking for the next project and  love collaborating with those of you who adore food as much as I do. Below are just some of the some of the ways in which we can work together.


  1. Sponsored Post – A chance for you to promote your products or restaurant to my readers via a post on my blog. Although I will only write what I feel fits the image of the blog.
  2. Articles – As a freelance writer I have written about the food scene in Korea for a variety of different publications and websites over the years. If you’d like to commission me for a piece then let me know.
  3. Restaurant Consultation – The restaurant scene in Korea is a very tricky business. I can give you advice on your new concept or menu.
  4. Journalists –  Coming to Korea for the first time for work?  Let me make your stay a little easier by being your guide.
  5. Something Else? – Do you have a project you’d like to share with me that’s not listed here, if so get in touch and lets talk about it.


Shoot me an email me at afatgirlsfoodguide@gmail.com to chat about your project further and discuss rates.
Or if you are interested in advertising on afatgirlsfoodguide.com, please forward any inquiries to afatgirlsfoodguide@gmail.com


Valentine Schimpff April 25, 2016 - 7:50 pm

Dear author,

I am a French girl and I have just found your website on the internet by searching an internship in the catering industry in Seoul and It is incredible, I would like to thank you a lot for all this address, so many places look great and I am gonna ask some of theme if they are keen to take me as an intern.

Thank you !

Keep going it’s awesome !

Best regards,


fatgirlkr April 26, 2016 - 1:05 pm

Hi Valentine

Thank you so much for your kind words. What are you looking for in particular? I know a lot of the restaurant owners here so many be able to put you in contact with the right people. Gemma

Martina April 25, 2016 - 7:57 pm

Dear Gemma,

my name is Martina and I’m a marketing management student in Italy. Since I have to do a research about artisanal ice cream consumption in South Korea and you’re so well-informed about Korean food, I would really like to ask you some help.
I need to know who consumes ice cream in South Korea (children, teenagers, young adults, adults…), if it’s considered street food or people prefer to eat it indoor, which are the occasion of consume (snack, after dinner, birthday..) and typical flavors,

I hope to hearing from you soon and thanks a lot in advance!


fatgirlkr April 26, 2016 - 1:08 pm

Hi Martina

In Korea everyone loves ice cream, its very popular with lots of ice cream shops that people will sit inside or use as a takeaway service. I don’t think its as popular at home. Some big ice cream trends that we have had over the past few years are the the rose ice cream, and the honey comb topped ice cream. One of the most popular ice cream makers here is called Fell + Cole who produce some really interesting and unique flavours. They have a great website which you can use to learn more. Hope this helps. Gemma

Martina April 26, 2016 - 5:27 pm

Thank you very much Gemma!! 🙂

Daisy Wu May 3, 2016 - 3:49 pm

Hello, it is nice to meet you. My name is Daisy Wu and we are working for Yevo Marketing. I wanted to invite you to our Yevo Chairman Peter Castleman Event at Google Campus on May 12th at 10am. He will be giving a message to young entrepreneurs and business people. Also focus on living a health life. If you check the Facebook page will have more information on it. And please feel free to share and invite others as well. Thank you so much. -Daisy Wu

fatgirlkr May 6, 2016 - 10:48 am

Hi Daisy

Thanks for the invite. Unfortunately I wont be able to make it, but I’ll let you know if I think of anyone who can.

Joon Choi May 19, 2016 - 1:19 pm

Hi, My name is Joon Choi, Founder/CEO of Jsquare INT (YourHomeKorea).
Our service is for Expats living in Korea.
we order delivery food to your door, we shop Costco Frozen/Fresh food, send you a Mattress Cleaner, House cleaner, call taxi, translate korean documents and all kind of requests that people need to live in Korea.
If there is any opportunity that I can use your foodguide.com to let people know about us including ADS,Banner,or post etc,, that would be highly appreciated. Please come check our website, and let us know what it cost to do what I requested.
Looking forward to hear from you.
Best regards
CEO-Joon Choi.

Bernard May 24, 2016 - 5:31 pm

I tried to comment on your most recent post but there is only a facebook option?

fatgirlkr May 24, 2016 - 9:02 pm

You just commented on the blog, what did you want to say?

Bernard June 9, 2016 - 3:49 pm

How can someone contact you directly ?

fatgirlkr June 10, 2016 - 9:15 am

This message service works fine. Or you can email me afatgirlsfoodguide@gmail.com

Kimberly Cowan October 9, 2016 - 8:11 pm

Hello! I didn’t know where I could send you a note, but this seemed a good place. I tried out a British bakery in Baum-dong today called Scoff, (a bit off the beaten path), and I thought it was great. Especially their Hot-Cross Buns! I was wondering if you had checked them out? I tagged the location in Waze so others could find it more easily, but I thought a review from you might help promote them. I haven’t found many places that have moist cakes and baked goods like Gran made 🙂

fatgirlkr October 10, 2016 - 11:35 am

Hi Kimberly, I have actually been meaning to get over and give Scoff a try for the past 2 years. I’m just never really around that area but I know I must make a point of getting there soon. Thanks for the great tip <3

Oshe November 7, 2016 - 3:47 am

Hello , Nice to meet you , I am Aya From Egypt my nickname is Oshe
i like what you do
and i would like to work with you
i know how to cook Egyptian food
all of my Korean friends loved it when they were in Egypt
i will come to korea after get job so if u need more staff tell me please i am sure you will like it , i can speack Arabic , English and i took 2 levels in korean too
i am waiting for answer
thanks alot

Thomas Kim November 14, 2016 - 11:37 am

Yo, Gem.

You better try 깔리 in 대학로 …

best Indian food ever!!!!!

Douglas November 22, 2016 - 2:31 pm

I’m a regular reader.
As a fellow brunch lover, I want to recommend 휘게 at 숭실대. Ricotta cheese pancakes. Mmmm. No English on the menu. Very limited parking. No cocktails. Cozy atmosphere, like you are in someone’s house. Nice owner/operator and staff. Not crowded. A locals-only kind of place. Nice smelling bathroom, too. 🙂

fatgirlkr November 29, 2016 - 4:17 pm

Thanks Douglas always great to have more options. I’ll add it to my list.

Alison February 1, 2017 - 6:47 am

Hi there! I just wanted to say what a wonderful blog!!! You really bring seoulfood to the world!

I was searching for the location of butterfingers, and I found your blog. 2 seconds later, I opened instagram and saw that you liked one of my food photos! What a small world!

Absolutely love your passion for food! =)

Don’t stop writing!

fatgirlkr February 1, 2017 - 11:47 am

Thanks so much for your kind words Alison. Unfortunately I haven’t ever done a review of Butterfingers but you may want to try The Original Pancake House, or the Pancake Epidemic instead. I’m always on Instagram looking for new foodie finds so not such a small world after all <3

Anuj Agarwal May 6, 2017 - 1:49 pm

Hi Gemma,

My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog A Fat Girl’s Food Guide has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 30 Korean Food Blogs on the web.

I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 30 Korean Food Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


Xara August 24, 2017 - 11:21 am

Hey, I was just wondering if you have any favorite new restaurants that just opened that’s worth checking out?

Thanks in advance!

fatgirlkr August 24, 2017 - 1:16 pm

Hi Xara,there are always so many new places in Seoul. You should definitely check out Trench Town the Jamaican place, Mishmash, Buttermilk Biscuit Co, and Nekkid Wings!

Alice August 31, 2017 - 12:20 pm

Hey Gemma!

A big hello from New York! I just want to thank you for making my life easier. I visit my in laws in Korea every year and I always make sure to check your blog before heading to Seoul to see what restaurants I should visit 🙂

I’m really interested in cafe/restaurant that are aesthetically pleasing and was wondering if you knew any? Thank you 🙂

fatgirlkr September 14, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Hi Alice, so great to hear from you, and it is great to know you find my blog useful. I know exactly what it is like to go to new places and not know where the hell to eat. You have to get the perspective of someone who lives there to get to know about all the best places. There are so many beautiful spots in Seoul, what kind of aesthetic are you looking for. Most places in Haebangchon & Gyeongridan and cute and quirky. you should also check out my article of Mangwon for the most adorable area filled with cute cafes.

kaynie October 16, 2017 - 12:06 pm

Hi, may I know how to get to Sally Cheong at Mangwon?

Thanks (:

fatgirlkr October 16, 2017 - 3:21 pm

There should be a map at the bottom of the article. If not there is a map here. https://www.facebook.com/pages/%EC%83%90%EB%A6%AC%E6%B7%B8/1208937462559357

Kate Kim November 4, 2017 - 2:48 am

Hi Gemma 🙂

I love following your food adventures! There’s a new place in HBC that is called Just BLT, I was wondering if you’ve heard of it or you’ve been to it? The concept of the place is really neat. The owner cures her own bacon, bakes her own bread, grows her own lettuce, and she make her own mayo (10 kinds?). She is starting to offer other things like soup and mac ‘n cheese too!
I know you are probably really busy but I love reading your reviews on places so if you do get a chance to go I hope you can! 🙂

Have a happy weekend!

fatgirlkr November 6, 2017 - 12:36 pm

Yes I have heard about it, will be going to try it soon!

Kate Kim November 11, 2017 - 4:36 pm

Can’t wait to see what you think! 🙂

Chris December 19, 2017 - 1:34 pm

Sign me updated

Marielle May 20, 2018 - 10:14 pm

Hello Gemma,

A huge THANK YOU for your wonderful blog, which enabled my friends and I to discover so many nice restaurants during our exchange year in Seoul ! Thanks to your advice we could spend our girls tea time and have nice diners in some of the ones you reviewed. We particularly loved Plant since some of us are vegetarians. We have once month left here and we plan on trying so much more from your blog !

Keep on the amazing work !

fatgirlkr May 29, 2018 - 10:30 am

Hi Marielle

Thank you so much for your lovely message and kind words. i am thrilled I have been able to help you and your friends find great places to eat. If you are around the Itaewon area, you may with to try Morococco Cafe & Vegetus, both of which have vegan dishes on the menu.

eugene September 30, 2018 - 10:19 am

Hi Gemma!

I’ve been in Korea for the passed 8 years and have always enjoyed the reviews you’ve posted. Thank you for being my guide into a new world of foodie-ism. Done am I with wandering into random restaurants, always wondering if this place is going to hit or miss.

I recently moved to Geumho-dong. There is a bakery there in front my place called Baker5. I thought the place was pretty good, but I was hoping to read your reaction/review of the place. Reading your reviews is like watching those reaction videos on Youtube for me.

Thanks for all your hard work!

fatgirlkr October 3, 2018 - 10:58 am

Hi Eugene, I’m so pleased to know that you enjoy my blog and my reviews. there are so many restaurants here it is hard to know which ones are good and which are not, which is why I started my blog. I don’t often get over to Geumho, are there any other restaurants you would recommend near by to make it worth a special trip?

Mangakyou October 25, 2018 - 11:03 pm

Hello Gemma,

thanks to your blog, I used to eat some wonderful burgers in Seoul.
Recently, I heared about a new baking studio, specialized in homemade granola. Very happy with the quality, hope to hear your own opinion.
It’s in Mapo-gu, the name is “Le Bontemps”.

Eric Torbellin July 7, 2019 - 3:34 pm

Greetings Gemma!

Love your posts–your writing style makes it effortless to read through all of your reviews. I appreciate you taking all of the legwork out of finding a bite to eat.


fatgirlkr July 15, 2019 - 4:29 pm

You are very welcome Eric, please feel to share with us any good places you think that we should also know about.

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