Myeongdong is a street of skincare and fashion, where you will definitely visit whenever you head over to Korea. But, in between the shopping, I am very sure that your hungry stomach will growl and you need a meal. If its at night, street food is usually your number 1 choice, how about when its lunch time? The answer will be Myeongdong Kyoja! I love the place when Im visiting there in group of 3-4 persons, so I can get to order all 3 items from the menu. And with no fear, the kalguksu’s noodles are available for free refill! Omg! How I wish, the soup does come for free refill too, its too tasty with flavourful broth that you can’t stop tasting it. hehe.
Address // 29, Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (Myeong-dong 2-ga)
Address // 서울특별시 중구 명동10길 29 (명동2가)
Specialty // Kalguksu
Operating Hours // 10:30AM – 9:30PM
Website // http://www.mdkj.co.kr
(I can’t believe I actually typed this in June, and have missed this out totally. I was still talking about busy with beast promo haha and thats Good Luck comeback when they already ended their 12:30 comeback haha! I insist, I have been really busy with work. Despite being busy, I love the fact that I am really busy especially this very year. Let’s continue to be busy and blessed :)
Caffe Bene is a cafe house chain in Korea that have the largest number of stores. I visited Caffe Bene thrice out of my 6 trips to Seoul, and usually they were my last or 2nd last breakfast of my trip. Its always awesome to have a sweet meal before you leave. And this conclude a sweet holiday that you never wish that its going to end.
Cafe Bene in Sinchon
Cafe Bene in Myeongdong
I went to this outlet twice :)
Paul, one of the most famous name in 2010. The PAUL, I’m referring to wasn’t too far from the one you might be thinking right now hur hur. Yes, the non other Live Octopus. We must have seen it often from movie and drama… Oh especially, Hello Stranger.
I thought that it could be one of the “brave-daring” thing you should ever tried when you visit Seoul! I don’t deny it wasn’t anywhere pleasant to try since its LIVE and living during the moment you consuming it. But since it’s a little culture from oversea, I guess you should give it a try? How about just one time? ;)
The very first time was honeyeee whom bring to Hyehwa for Joanne’s and mine last day seoul trip! It was terrible enough not to know this little dish earlier ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
Though we have our worries and scary that it might just wriggling in my throat or by chance stuck somewhere….. We still go ahead and give it a try! A nice try I admit :)
// Alight at Hyehwa station Exit 4.
// when we exit the subway, will probably see a few tents like this. Some of them will come after work and have a drink. It’s kind of fun to see Korea so close, just like what we usually see from TV.
/// the live seafood, kinda cruel though…
/// the special sauce that goes well with the food. Slurp.
/// the live octopus really taste good and in fact have the familiar texture like jelly fish!
Since we were already at Hyehwa, we shouldn’t forget those street food selling in tent. Those you see on tv, drama just right in front of me. Kinda excited for this.
During my second trip to Seoul, we actually went on 3 meals for dinner on this day. Korean foods are just too sinful, and it’s a little sorry to your stomach if you never filled it with good food LOL!!!
I actually love the hot soup they provided, especially on this cold winter night! I actually refilled so much times that I had already lost count for it… 하하하하~~ And i love that….!!! the fish cake! :))
Honestly, a big group like us, a number of almost 10, definitely bring ahjuma some laughters. And, ahjuma definitely love us so much to give us more food! 하하하하~~
In a few hours time, KHJ very first Fan Meet Tour 2012, will start with Singapore! :)
I still remember, nearly a year back, I was in Seoul, watching KHJ’s Break Down Showcase. Let me show you a few photos first. Shall blog about it when I have more time and I need to go back to sleep real soon, got to get up at 6am!
Sharing some photos from 2011 KHJ’s Break Down Showcase :)
#Looking at HJ via the big screen :)
#HJ on stage…… That charisma that you felt hard to avoid.
#the shining star on stage
# the green sea that you almost forget, is back again. nothing but touched.
#the fireworks that tell you, he is back for more.
#not forgetting the surprise visit from YoungSaeng and Kyu Jong made the crowd scream harder! On this special day, KHJ’s bday (or belated), I get to experience this wonderful showcase by KHJ and see the 2 members of SS501 that I have been waiting. Surprise and just surprise.
And, I hope these photos give you one of the best reasons why you should catch his live performance in just a few hours time. Hope you would get to experience KHJ’s wonderful and special performance you never get to see in Singapore before! :)
Grab your ticket soon!
There’s still tickets available at this moment.
Don’t think, and action now! :)
I doesn’t have much time to blog my previously trip before the next one arrive. I felt really upset how I am not as motivated as last time. Well, I give myself a big excuse because I really have lots of work to complete and I doesn’t have much time to blog recently ;P
So, I decided to share with you a day a picture during my last trip :) But no worries, I will still try my very best to blog every single day, and not forgetting, upload all photos to my FB ASAP :P
#Day 01: Fly off via Cathay, on our way to HK soon!
#Day 02: Queuing for Inkigayo, Beast have really a BIG HUGE amount of fans
#Day 03: First shopping day over Bus Terminal, we bought so much stuff!!!!! :P
#Day 04: Took a 6hrs bus ride to Busan, and went for jimjibang! *shy*
#Day 05: Soak our legs, its COLDDD!
#Day 06: Garfield @ Myeongdong. SOOOOO CUTE!!!
#Day 07: Dream Concert Tickets! (yearly most happening concert!)
#Day 08: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! had my very first birthday oversea :)
#Day 09: Won Youngsaeng’s Autograph! “superstar hui’ :P
#Day 10: Lotte World, play cheat and got even uglier toy :X
#Day 11: N-Grill @ Namsam Tower! Fine Dining for Fine lady like us :P
#Day 12: Jeju Day 1, Teddy Bear Museum
#Day 13: Jeju Day 2, We are lucky, we met this 80+ lady!
#Day 14: Jeju Day 3, Touring some historical and tourism area
#Day 15: Jeju Day 4, Secret Garden Filming location
#Day 16: Went to Hwangbo’s shop to have dinner!
#Day 17: Invited by Perfect (HJ’s korea fc)
#Day18: WON HyunJoong’s showcase + surprise guest Youngsaeng and Kyujong
#Day 19: Ewha University, street food rocks!
#Day 20: Andong Chicken before we went on hibernate mode
#Day 21: Queuing for Music Live Show, get to watch really lots of people :X
#Day 22: Miyo’s last day – headed to Jaksal again
#Day 23: Se7en’s shop that sells really delicious andong chicken!
#Day 24: 7 Monkey have lots siggy, found DooJoon ^^
#Day 25: Namsam Tower, lots of cute and funny locks!
#Day 26: Good Bye Seoul
Just a short preview.
Remember, I did mention in the previous entry that, we are heading to ‘xxx’ agency? And, we walked alot and I mean really alot, maybe in hours in search for the agency. but, we totally get the direction wrong, and gave in to cab after hours.
Just in mood of blogging, but I did not have time for more. Hence, just a short preview first ;)
Stay here. don’t leave me ^^
// part two of my 2nd day. this is the reason why i took so long just to compile this entry. I think this probably was one of the day we took so so much photos. And, it was actually quite difficult to collate all photos from everyone, you know 4 cameras and thousand of photos. LOL! Nevertheless, we enjoyed quite alot at 63 Building! :D
We headed back to 63 Building because we yet completed the 3 places we bought tickets to! :) Despite having quite a low mood after the queuing, I guessed we did have lots of fun during Wax Museum. haha! You will know why from our photos! :)
/// i used to think to have something like that in my room. but much more simple version :)
#How often you get to meet Mr President? :)
/// how often you get to see Mr President! :)
/// Last Supper with 3 add-ons. Stacey Joanne and me! This could be yesterday supper -.-
///Seriously, he look like Beckham right!!!!! :X
/// fake nose? :P
///look so scary, like the bad snow white’s grandmother!
Oh, you should realise that we have taken the most photo in 4. every single image we have individual shot. It’s kind of scary because the amount of photos we had. HAHA! But here come the scary part. We saw this “WANTED” comic or something. And, we took every single picture with something else.. The expression, check this out. This is pretty funny, and guess who got the most NG? ME! LOL! The rest comment that I was not real and doing it in the right way, Oh my, I wish we are all back in the same place again. It’s just so fun, so real, and we forget everything in singapore (my work, singpost, everything!) More ease when I left my work totally for a trip of joy! :P
After that, we headed back to Hongdae, and have a quick rest, and meet the Stacey and Germx at Myeongdong for dinner and a quick shop/walk. We went random BBQ store near their guesthouse. Our first BBQ meal in Seoul. (typing this now, make me miss everything i left there, my heart and seoul!)
We had a fast shopping and we saw Chrystal. World is really small, when you can met people you knew in Singapore.
/// think the next time i visit here, i wont be looking at only cnblue, but BEAST! :)
/// i finally see MYEONGDONG!!!!
/// even their Giordano look so appealing then singapore
///the first guy, the first idol i ever like – WON BIN :)
heading back to our guesthouse at hongdae… took a subway back, walking around hongdae after leaving our ‘shopping’ loots from myeongdong! :D
many friends who read my first entry like it, and most of them are worried about the place i stayed as well. I still stayed at hongdae on my 2nd night. It wasn’t very bad if you are someone who just want a place to sleep. For me, I need more secure, hence it wasn’t the best place.
/// But, do you want to know more about our stay there?
/// We did our very first visit to a entertainment company… wondering which?
/// and after 3 days in seoul, we went SHOPPING… want to see our loots?
Read more on my day 3 soon…..
Credit: Photo by me & those w/o credit are Joanne’s (yimunheun@twitter)