[Seoul: Sangsu/Hongdae] Gyeongju Sikdang 경주식당

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Seoul’s trendy restaurants are slowly taking over instagram, and one of them where many famous Korean instagrammers frequent is this one; Gyeongju Sikdang, which means Gyeongju restaurant. Gyeongju, being the Kyoto of Korea, or in other words, the ancient city, I was expecting the food here to be as traditional as possible, but it was actually very much improvised!

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[Seoul TIPS] Biking in Seoul

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transportation in Seoul is probably one of the best in the world. it’s fast, affordable and easy. however, as a traveller, you may want to explore the narrower alleys and places trains and buses can’t reach and travel like a local. Seoul recently came up with the most brilliant idea, and that is to bike around in Seoul!

however, the website is really complicating and even with the Korean website, it took me and my friend over an hour to figure out how to use it.

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[Seoul: Sinsa] Jangsarang

to balance things out between my Korean and Japanese posts, here’s a 5 month old outdated post on one of the best Jeongsik (Korean course meal) restaurants in Seoul, Jangsarang.

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salad and acorn jelly appetizer for starters! (and a lot of side dishes!) that kimchi acorn jelly appetizer was the bomb. I finished it all. hahahaha. salad’s just salad. Continue reading “[Seoul: Sinsa] Jangsarang”

[Seoul: Noksapyeong] Kkaolli pochana

I am pretty hipster myself and that is why I love the alleys of Noksapyeong because it makes me feel super very hipster. for those who is bored of eating Korean food every single day, there’s this place called Kkaolli Pochana where they serve Thai food in a very laid back Thai-looking environment.

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very Thai! I’ve actually wanted to try this place for a LONGGGG time but because the queue was always more than an hour long, I decided not to. but one day, I couldn’t stand it anymore and I queued up for it! but it only took me 30minutes! Continue reading “[Seoul: Noksapyeong] Kkaolli pochana”

[Seoul: Hongdae] my favourite cake shop! Peony!

OKAY. so there are a lot of nice places in Seoul but good cakes? well.. I’ve not had many good cakes in Seoul that doesn’t cost a bomb. I’m not saying that the cakes from Peony is very cheap but.. it’s average and yet it tastes sooooo heavenly! I love their cakes so much I queued for an hour to get their cake for my birthday last year. yes, their whole cakes requires queuing.

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SO! the bakery is named Peony. lovely name isn’t it? it moved from the old location to this new location still in Hongdae. near Hongik University! Continue reading “[Seoul: Hongdae] my favourite cake shop! Peony!”