[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
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! :)
[!!!!] 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 :)
[Travel in December – January 2015]
#brought my cousin and her flight mate to try the live octopus – you never been Korea if you haven’t try this! :p — Read more about Live Octopus here – https://hellosihui.com/2012/06/30/febulous-seoul-2012-ah-paul/
Myeongdong Seafood Stew Grandmother House 명동해물탕어머니집
Tel: (02) 776-3896
Address in Korean: 서울 중구 명동2가 33-6
Address in English: 32-8 Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Subway: Myeongdong Station Exit 6.