Friday, 28 February 2014

Seoul Street near Myeongdong station

Oh Eem Gee!!! Seoul is such a heaven for a girl like me who loves street food so much. The street food stalls can be seen in almost anywhere in Seoul and I think its one of the unique characteristics of the city. Any visit to Seoul will not be complete without trying these yummy korean snacks. Most of the street foods they sell are tteokbokki (rice cake in red sauce), sausages, barbeque, kimbap, pajeon and odeng. There are also street food stalls who specialized on selling only one or two types of snacks such us the hotteok stall in my old post. Usually the street food items ranges from 1,000 - 3500 won depending on the location. The cost of street food in Myeondong were quite expensive compared to the ones we saw in Insadong. Here I am sharing with you the photos we've taken while we were on our way to Myeondong #drool.

I also got this waffle like goodies that were shaped like chestnuts. I am not sure on the filling if it was chestnut or red bean #badblogger but I enjoyed them while walking on the streets of Seoul during that cold afternoon.

Miss Lee Cafe at Insadong

If you are travelling on a budget and an avid kpop fan (CNBLUE and SNSD) then head over to Miss Lee Cafe. Miss Lee Cafe became famous to tourists and kpop fans after Korean reality TV show "We Got Married" filmed with YongSeo couple (Yonghwa of CN Blue and SeoHyun of Girls’ Generation). It has 3 branches in Seoul (Myeongdong, Insadong, near Hyehwa station). To get to their branch in Insadong alight at Anguk station and take Exit 6, walk until you see G25 convenience store and take the stairs to the 2nd floor. The cafe is very famous for their metal box meal used by Koreans in the past.

We visited the one in Insadong since its near at our hotel plus its the same location visited by YongSeo couple. You will see a lot of cute signs, logos and celebrity pictures posted on your way up that will make you excited. I am in awe when we entered the cafe because I saw tons of little notes hanging everywhere, its my first time seeing that much #jawdrop #inlove. 

The food choices were very limited so we ordered bibimbap in metal box (rice, seaweed, egg, kimchi and sausage) and patbingsu set that costs 24,000 won. The patbingsu made our meal expensive but you can have their famous bibimbap for only 6,000 won. Before eating you should mix all the ingredients together like normal bibimbap then cover the metal box with the lid and shake shake it (instructions can be found on their menu). The bibimbap is not that yum but very filling and is okay for the price. The cafe's bibimbap is good for travelers on a budget or travelers who ran out of cash since they bought many souvenirs in Insadong hehehe! 

The cafe's ambiance is awesome, lovers and bloggers will love this place. There so many cute stuffs and notes hanging everywhere its like an organized chaos. Since we were there we also left a note <3. I love how cafes and restaurants in Seoul allow people to express their happiness and love. Most cafes and restaurants allow people to write notes on their walls, tables, chairs and almost everywhere #memoriesthatlast.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Dinner at Kang Ho Dong Restaurant near Jonggak station

Part of my bucket list is to dine at AYCE kbbq restaurant while in Seoul however its been our third day but we have not seen one. My boyfie and I was so desperate to have authentic kbbq and since we were hungry that time we went to the nearest and affordable kbbq restaurant around Jonggak station. The illustration in front of the restaurant added a factor in choosing the restaurant since he seems kinda familiar to me. After entering the restaurant we came to know that it is owned by celebrity Kang Ho Dong from Strong Heart.

We were satisfied with our first kbbq dinner in Seoul since the food was yum and the price was reasonable even though it was not AYCE kbbq. The staffs were so accommodating and friendly, one ahjussi even gave us some kbbq lessons. The staffs also gives us gochujang, banchan, water and green leafy veg refill without even asking and they change the grill regularly.We ended our third day in Seoul with a bang by having authentic kbbq dinner which will never be forgotten. Sharing with you some of the photos we took including their menu.

Lunch at Sakura Punggol

Sharing with you one of our buffet adventures on the first week of Feb. I and my friends headed to Sakura Punggol on a super hot sunny afternoon after we attended the mass. Oh Eem Gee the sun is so hot that it causes headache. Despite the weather and the location of the place we still continued our journey to our buffet lunch since my friends said its their treat.

I did not like the place because its far, not much option for public transpo and the place does not have aircon. Anyhow, enough of the bad comments I enjoyed the grilled salmon with teriyaki sauce that my friend grilled for us. There are tons of items or choices when it comes to seafood and hot pot but we mostly concentrated on their salmon. I would probably come back here on November or December but not on summer days because I can't enjoy my food when I'm uncomfortable with the place. Here are some of the photos I managed to take during our lunch.