Saturday, 27 May 2017

18 Nov 2016 - Seoul Lantern Festival 2016

After a hearty dinner, I made my way to check out the Seoul Lantern Festival which was nearby.

Ending the nite with this.
 I bought a lot of this Yogurt Almond back to SG.
Available in small and big packets.
The small packet makes a very good souvenir ^^
My family and colleagues love it!
The packaging changed when I was back at my second home recently but they tasted the same.
Wasabi and honey flavor are easily available in SG but not the Yogurt flavor ^^
It could also be Yakult flavour and it taste the same as yogurt flavor.
So far, I only found them in certain mini marts and convenience stores.
Supper of Yogurt Almond with Apple flavour Makgeolli.
Personally, I find the Apple flavor 
Makgeolli tasted really awful...

Sunday, 14 May 2017

18 Nov 2016 - Delicious gamjatang at Gwanghwamun

I was searching for some local favorites in Gwanghwamun area and this place seems to be a hot spot for many locals.
This was good! But my favorite is still 영동감자탕.
I wonder if they are still in business.
I think I must go back in my next trip cos I miss the taste so much!
Easy to access and it took me about 5 mins to walk from Gwanghwamun Station, exit 1 to reach here.

18 Nov 2016 - Yummy lunch

Wanted to have lunch at 송정식당 becos it was a popular eatery for 불고기백반 Bulgogi set among the locals but the man who was grilling the pork slices told me something like a minimum of 2 persons is required. I am not sure if I heard him correctly a not but I was so disappointed.  Anyway, I walked on as shown by the purple arrow.
Although I didn't have a chance to dine here, but I took a peek of the interior.
The place was packed.
The narrow alley led me to here where I had lunch at a random eatery.
I saw several eateries selling bulgogi and grilled fish along the alley but I decided to have my lunch at this eatery. 

Yes. I still want my 불고기백반 Bulgogi set.
I always love it whenever steamed egg or egg roll omelette is included in the set ^^
Very yummy lunch!! Everything was so yummy!!
  I was disappointed that I could not have my Bulgogi set at 송정식당 but not anymore ^^
송정식당 is the one circled in Orange. I could not remember the exact location where I had my lunch but I think it was somewhere in that area circled in Red. Nearest subway station is Dongdaemun station exit 9.

18 Nov 2016 - Exploring

Making my way back to Gyeongbokgung Station.

Hyejin and Hari's house in "She was pretty 그녀는 예뻤다".
Came here cos it was nearby. 

So happy to see this in the shop!  ^^
Yes, I passed by Tongin Market 통인시장
I did not watch the drama though.

I highly recommend a walk back to the subway station for the return trip though my pictures did not show much of the neighborhood.  

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

18 Nov 2016 - Exploring Suseong Dong Valley 수성동 계곡

After breakfast, I walked over to Gyeongbokgung Station, exit 3 for bus, No. 9 to Suseong Dong Valley. You can either take the bus or walk there from Gyeongbokgung Station. For me, I took the bus there and walked back to the station for my return trip.

You need not know about this route becos you will get off at the last stop. I like "last stop" cos I don't need to keep a look ut for the stop to alight and usually, it will be the same stop to take the bus for the return trip.

This is the last stop. Get off here.
I couldn't remember how long the bus ride took.
Not very long.  Was it 10mins??
The last stop.
You can see the valley after you alight from the bus.

This is a very nice place to check out.  Not a big place and easy to access. 
Took this picture from the valley.  
You can see the bus stop from here.
For my return trip, I walked down the slope and explored the neighbourhood.
You will pass by Tongin Market 통인시장 on your way back to the station.

18 Nov 2016 - My new found love, 들깨칼국수

Made my way to Gyeongbokgung Station, exit 2 for breakfast.

I came here for its 들깨칼국수 Perilla noodles (4th item on the menu). 6500won.
Came here becos I saw this place was known for its perilla noodles among the locals.

Omgg....this was really GOOD!!!
I love Perilla leaves!
The smell of the Perilla leaves was not strong but yet addictive to make me finished all the soup.
The more I drink the soup, the more I love it!!
Another favorite Korean food added to my list ^^
About 3 mins walk from Gyeongbokgung Station, exit 2.
Very easy to come here and I will be back!!