[Travel in March/April 2017]
I love Eel or some called it Unagi. I love fishes and almost all kinds except those fried type. So, when I first visited 황가네 꼼장군 I was excited to try this baby eel that I never ate it before. I thought its really tasty and I never ate something that taste like this at all. I guessed, I am really challenging when I travelling, I basically give a try to almost everything except anything-seaweed-or-vinegar haha! So, after the visit at 황가네 꼼장군, I searched around and found this 신촌 풍천장어. So the recent trip, I wanted to bring the girls to eat Eel yet its somewhere new. Really New & Luxury hahahahhahhaha!
Please forgive me of the not-so-sharp-photos for the direction guide as the rain was pretty heavy and I doesn’t have an umbrella.
Direction to 팔팔민물장어
I’m sorry that the photo turned out quite badly due to the heavy rains, and the lens was blurred, I didn’t realise it until I was back home.
But, its not too difficult to figure out the way, and its quite easy after exit too :)
Anyway, when I was checking the exact english name of this restaurant (which eventually I can’t find lol), I then realise, this is the one that Jung-Suk (Ha Seok-Jin in Drinking solo) went. I love that drama, its so simply and actually telling quite alot of facts about working life too.
Address in English: 745 Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Address in Korean: 서초구 반포동 745
Opening Hours: 10AM – 11PM (~10PM on Sat/Sun)
Nearest Subway: Sinnonhyeon Station 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
Made by [O:Z] 메이드바이오즈
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
Remember my previous post on Day trip to Daejeon?
Actually, we didn’t end our day just like this. We were pretty adventurous and wanted our trip to be a bit different lol. I mean, honestly, that’s a little crazy and I thought both of us were perfectly fine with such plan (like travel long hours in trains or buses). Previously we thought we might have more time, and manage to catch the orange sky (sunset lol), but the daylight was shorter since its almost winter. But, we decided to proceed and go ahead with the plan… So glad we did! :)
P.S. It takes about 1hr 20mins from Seoul Station to Oido Station :)
I actually know of Oido when I was watching Beast Show Time (if you know, they have left Cube, and setup Around Us will be debuting as “Highlight” this year onwards. I’m support all the way!). It’s a little far, but you get to Oido just in 1hr 20mins via train :)
We took a cab from the station to the Red Lighthouse :)
#we randomly went to a restaurant that sell shelf-seafood :)
#scallop me loves!
#just when you tot thats the end?
#corn corn corn my favourite too!
Ended with a photo together! :)
[!!!] This New Maul outlet had closed, you may want to visit the one at Sinchon
[Travel in August 2016]
My friend’s korean friend introduce 새마을식당 to us, when we told him that we are going to Gangnam after Manufact (a coffee place) for Ryan Cafe :) The restaurant located in Nonhyeon (subway station is sinnonhyeon) is their main restaurant before they started to have chain restaurants around the city! :)
As someone who do not really like BBQ food/ Pork/ Meat and everything in between, I have to say, this restaurant really serve very very decent and really good BBQ Pork. It’s so nice that, I must bring my cousin here again next year! :)
According to the friend, they have this 7 minutes kimchi-chige that is so good that you must remember to order! So, we were looking forward especially to this even though its pretty much a hot evening :p
Direction to New Maul Restaurant (새마을식당 논현본점)
#so what are you going to order? hehehehe! :D
새마을식당 논현본점 New Maul (Nonhyeon’s)
Address in Korean: 강남구 강남대로122길 5 (논현본점)
Address in English: 5 Gangnam-daero 122-gil, Nonhyeon 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Contact: +82 2-544-3284
Subway: Sinnonhyeon Station Exit 3
[Travel in December 2015]
I have tried this stir-fried baby octopus dish at Inchang Octopus and one of the restaurants at Jegi-dong (octopus alley). I am so impressive with how chewy, how soft, how juicy it were. It was then, I really think the journey to jegi-dong or guri is too far and I need to find a place that is within Seoul, and best to be within mapo-gu area. So, here’s one I found in Sinchon! Hurrrray! :)
Our food came shortly after ordering! Yummy! We supposed to order 3 serving as there’s 3 of us, but they were SOOOO NICE and let us ordered just 2 serving instead teeheehee! Told you, koreans are really nice and helpful and not forceful! :)
Then we were so full but the table next to us was eating something very photo-worth. And tiffani was sooo nice to help me to ask them if I can took a photo :) Thank you! :P
AND, OUR MEAL INCLUDE THIS RICE & EGG TOO!!! Oh My God! But, we were so full to even have another serving! But, the waitress insisted that we should also have this rice too, so in the end, we gave in and ordered 1 serving to try this rice :p
DIRECTION TO 쭈꾸미 블루스
Sinchon Station Exit 5
(Sorry, I cant remember the operation hours, but be there before 10pm is better!)
Hashtag #thankyouhellosihui if you visited this restaurant via my guide :)
[Travel in December 2015]
I love eel, and I remembered my last visit to 황가네 꼼장군 for their baby eel. Its very different from the “unagi” we usually ate in a japanese restaurant. Now, I found a restaurant very near to my guesthouse, probably around 8minutes walk. I’m so excited to eat it when it was on my table! :)
Fried eel bone, surprisingly taste like cracker! :)
All for this! :)
Sinchon Station Exit 8.
Walking straight from the exit, you will see this view :) Continue to walk straight :)
Walk straight till you see Lotte Market 999 on your left… and…
Turned left here :)
Walk straight till you see 풍천장어 (In Yellow Board)
Turned left into the alley and walk straight! :)
Walk into the alley :)
Address: 서울특별시 마포구 신촌로18길 19-5
Operating Hours: AM 12:00 ~ PM 22:00
Please note that you need to order 1 serving for 1 pax :)
I have blogged about Running Man HAHA’s Mak chang restaurant (Pal Ja Mak Chang) back then in 2012. In 2014, they actually went through some remodelling and back as Loco Quan 401 with changed menu. And during my recent trip (March/April 2015) I visited his brand new restaurant with my friends and tried their speciality – Jeju Black Pork. I remembered how tasty and juicy it was during my 2011 and 2013 Jeju trips! So, I’m pretty excited to try their new menu! :) If you visited Pal Ja Mak Chang before, Loco Quan 401 is located at the same place. (He even opened 401 at the most famous tourist spot – Myeongdong too)
#no, i didn’t see the real HAHA. I only see this cute HAHA standing outside welcoming us haha!
#the interior changes a little as compare :)
#the sauces for the meat was pretty awesome. I don’t visit much BBQ places, but this probably the only place that serve such yummy sauce :)
#I visited 401 twice, one with YS, Yuki and my cousin, and another time with six+one which we forgot about a photo haha! :p
#cheers is a must for every meal :)
#Dongchimi Noodle (cold kimchi noodle that is really refreshing!)
#Jeju Black Pork just taste better! Personally, I like 401 more as compare! :)
Running Man’s HAHA Loco Quan 401 BBQ Restaurant
Address: 서울특별시 마포구 서교동 395-17
Address in English: Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, 395-17
Hours: Mon – Thu, Sun ~ 4:00pm – 2:00am , Fri – Sat ~ 4:00pm – 4:00am
Direction: Hongik Station Exit 9, walk towards Sang Sang Ma Dang, you will passed by Luxury KTV before SSMD. 401 is just opposite SSMD.
Menu: You need to order at least 2 servings for 4 pax!