[Travel in October/November 2016]
Before heading for our very first trip together, we were watching Battle trip, and there’s EP on Seoul Snack… and one of the places that APINK’s Eunji and Bomi introduce is this place Kimpira. Honestly, the food that they ordered look extremely yummy! So, I thought, maybe we could give it a try and… let me share more about it in a while :)
Direction to Kimpira
Address in English: Address: 411-12 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Operating Hours: 11AM – 10PM (Weekdays) 11AM – 11PM (Weekends) Last order 30mins before closing.
Nearest Subway：Sangsu Exit 1
[Travel in March/April 2017]
I remembered I don’t really visit Hongdae that much and this year, I went there about 4-5 times? So, I need to research on places to eat around this area since we will be spending the evening here. And, I found this really interesting dinner place where you can cook your food with cheese and be creative with it. (I wanted, but i didn’t) But, heading somewhere new was something I always like to do in Korea, and now with my best cousin, she will delighted to try new food too! :D
haha i forget to take the photo of the cheese, but yeah, it’s quite a bit of portion of different cheese for us to cook with the meat/vege and make cute food! :)
And this was the best I did hahaha > https://www.instagram.com/p/BSHbb28h4CC/
Direction to Made by [O:Z] 메이드바이오즈
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Address in Korean：서울특별시 마포구 서교동 358-36 2층
Address in English: Address: 358-36 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Operating Hours：11am – 10:30pm
Nearest Subway：Hongdae Station Exit 9
Toilet PW: 4889
[Travel in 2016 October 2016]
Remember my post on Haru, the Tonkatsu place that Running Man’s Gary introduce during EP288? This time, I will be sharing 골목냉면 the eatery that Yoo Jaesuk’s recommends. Those were the days where Running Man is a must watch variety show for me. I haven’t been watching since 2016? haha! But, good food are still worth the post :) Running Man family did not visited the store, they called delivery service at Gwangsoo’s house instead haha. But, we went to the store to have the meal instead haha. And, yes, we saw the ahjussi that brought the food to them :)
Direction to 골목냉면
#Geumho Station Exit 1 – Orange line
#turn right ;)
#go straight :)
Address in Korean: 서울 성동구 독서당로 295-7
Phone: +82 2-2235-2540
Operating Hours: 10AM–9:30PM
Subway: Geumho Exit 1
Daejeon: Sung Sim Dang
[Travel in October/November 2016]
This gonna be my last stop of our day trip to Daejeon. We actually know there’s alot more to explore but there’s only 2 things we wanted to do – the cafe & the bakery! haha. Sometimes in life, we have to make some decision to accommodate things we wanted. So, we got the best of the world, visited and do what we wanted.
We visited Sung Sim Dang which is a really famous bakery since 1956. Recently, Sung Sim Dang also featured in Michelin Guide Korea too. The most famous bread in the shop is the Red bean paste bun (twigim soboro), so do try it when you are there!
(This is also the bakery that SHINHWA went during an epi where they were at Daejeon, remembered Minwoo actually met Leeteuk – Super junior at the Station?)
성심당 Sung Sim Dang Bakery
Address in Korean: 대전광역시 중구 대종로480번길 15 (은행동)
Address in English:145, Eunhaeng-dong, Jung-gu, Daejeon
Nearest Subway: Jungang-ro Station (Exit 2)
Please note, it takes 1 hour to travel from Seoul to Daejeon via KTX.
In Running Man EP288, the mission is to complete the food race recommendation by all the Running Man’s members. Here’s one of the place you might not want to miss it if you are a food and running man lover! :)
#all the recommendations on the table, all ready to eat! :)
#look how nicely fried the pork cutlet is, and how generous the curry rice is!
#another recommendation: Cold buckwheat noodle! :)
#words cant express how nice the food is, but, this picture probably tells everything! :P
DIRECTION to HARU
#Apgujeong Rodeo Exit 6, walk straight! :)
#Continue to walk straight! :)
#Turn right here! :D and continue to walk straight :D
#continue to walk straight till you….
#see NBA store and turn left again :)
Address in Korea: 강남구 언주로172길 56 서현빌딩
Address in English: 56, Eonju-ro 172-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
Subway: Apgujeong Rodeo Exit 6
[Travelled in December 2015]
I want to go this, I want to go there, I want to be here, I want to go. There’s so many things in my mind every times I see nice photos of Korea. And, right now, another strike off my list – Haneul Sky Park.
I know, going to Haneul Sky Park during Autumn will be the best choice because its filled with Redwood Trees. Its so pretty. Honestly, I never a flower/plants/or trees or person. But, I love pretty things, and capture them into my camera :) Beautiful things are always on my mind :)
Autumn was over, I’m not sure if the Redwood Trees are dying by then. Its a battle of 50-50 on whether I get to see a dying park or a redwood trees park haha. Since, its my first time going Korea on 2nd week of December… I think, there still might be a tiny little hope. (worried over cant see redwood trees are silly, but I really feel that, I might be disappointed too!)
#291 steps, not too much, not too little. Good enough to shed a little calories before our next meal (which was the lobster roll at Lobster Bar, Itaewon!)
#we took about 1hours around to take photos, walk around, rest a little. If only we had some hot drink will be awesome. I mean, something like Black Tea Latte? :p
#overview of the stadium at Haneul Park.
DIRECTION TO HANEUL SKY PARK (HANEUL PARK) :)
World Cup Stadium, Exit 1….
Walk straight and you will see this stair, walk up :)
Enjoy climbing the stairs :)
Continue, and turn left :D
Continue to walk up :D
You are at the right gate at the moment! :D Turn left….
Walk straight! :D
Turn left here :D
Continue to walk straight! :)
Turn right after this gate
Continue walk straight to the carpark
Cross the carpark :)
Continue to walk straight to the roadside and turn right.
Walk straight to zebra crossing
Cross the road, and turn right :)
Turn left :)
My friend told me that, this was the park that Shinhwa went for the thieves episode in Shinhwa Broadcast. I was surprised because, I didn’t realise it when I wanted to visit it so badly. haha, anyway its pretty and its also a form of exercising, why not! :)
Haneul (Sky) Park
Subway Station: World Cup Stadium, Exit 1
Hashtag #thankyouhellosihui if you visited there via my guide :)
[!!!!] Gaepan have officially closed on 29 November 2016. It’s been a great 7 years for Minwoo’s family. Lots of memories created too. For me, I bring most of my favourite people there to have a meal as well. It’s been a total of 23 trips and many of them makes me a happy person because the food is just so yummy just so tasty. I missed the egg roll alot because I don’t think I can or able to find one that taste this good. Thank you Gaepan :)
[Last Travelled in March/April 2016]
I have been wanting to blog about this “a-must-visit-restaurant-every-korea-trip” since my first visit in 2013. But, I thought, I must leave the best to the last. And, I really want many people to try their SUPER DUPER YUMMY Cheese Egg Roll and Chicken Stew, and yes even their Lunch Box is nicer than any other restaurants I visited! :)
(Note, if you have bought “Oppa! Take me to Korea!” travel book, I have guest-feature in the book on Gaepan too! I’m also 1 of the creative designers behind this awesome travel book too!)
Every Korea trip since then, is a must visit to Gaepan! I checked my swarm for the address and realise, I actually check-in for 19 times! Hence, you can imagine how many foods I have tried here before listed my favourite dish here! :p
#exterior of the restaurant, not-those-glam-restaurant, but something very friendly-casual-looking type!
#Gaepan will be very very crowded on during March, as SHINHWA usually have their anniversary concert during march, and fans from all over the world will be heading here for a lovely dinner/supper :D
Menu have in english and chinese these days to cater to foreign fans! :) You know, you cant underestimate the power of SHCJs!
#Kimchi stew :)
#Seafood Egg Stew
#hot plate squid!
#gaepan egg pizza!
#Lunch box that most of my friends like! :)
#MUST ORDER!!!! CHICKEN STEW!!!
#EGG ROLL WITH CHEESE, is a must eat too!!!
#First visit to gaepan with my favourite friends #3doryinKR, this happened during 2013, where we embarked a wonderful 39 days journey together! :) No photos of us, dunno why :P But we visited together for at least 11 times!!! :p
Bought so many of my friends here, and some we didn’t actually took photos together too! :p but, so many of them! :) 19 times is pretty much deserve some awards! hehehehehe :p
DIRECTION TO GAEPAN 개판 (Sorry for the low and bad lighting for direction)
Apgujeong Rodeo Station Exit 5 and walk straight! :)
#you will pass by Canon on your right :) Continue to walk straight :)
#continue to walk straight, you will see a Paris Baguette on your right too! Continue to walk straight :)
#turn right here! :)
#continue to walk straight (you are actually walking towards Dosan Park direction) :)
#Turn right till you reach the T junction! :)
#you should see the bright lightbox here! :)
#and yes, you reached! :)
#a photo of the yummy cheese egg roll that you must have in gaepan! :)
Address:서울 강남구 신사동 647-4 1층
Operation Hours: 7pm – till last guest leave
Subway: Apgujeong Rodeo Station Exit 5
*This restaurant belongs to SHINHWA’s Minwoo’s sister. She is often in the restaurant, and if you are lucky, you might meet celebrities there too. There’s once when I was there, I saw BEAST’s Yong Jun Hyung! :) Pretty much of lucks and love! <3<3<3
*If you like SHINHWA like I do, and wish to visit places that they visited before, read here! :)
Hashtag #thankyouhellosihui if you visited this restaurant via my guide :)