Category: HomeBoundx9

Gaepan 개판 by Shinhwa’s Minwoo

[!!!!] 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

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#exterior of the restaurant, not-those-glam-restaurant, but something very friendly-casual-looking type!

 photo P3180377 copy_zps5sgra2hm.jpg#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

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Menu have in english and chinese these days to cater to foreign fans! :) You know, you cant underestimate the power of SHCJs!

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#Kimchi stew :)

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#Seafood Egg Stew

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#hot plate squid!

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#gaepan egg pizza!

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#Potato Pancake

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#Seafood Pancake

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#Lunch box that most of my friends like! :)

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#MUST ORDER!!!! CHICKEN STEW!!!

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#EGG ROLL WITH CHEESE, is a must eat too!!!

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#with half of six+one :) the clearest photo of all the blurs one :p oh yeah, there’s Joie too! :)

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DIRECTION TO GAEPAN 개판 (Sorry for the low and bad lighting for direction)

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#you will pass by Canon on your right :) Continue to walk straight :)

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#continue to walk straight, you will see a Paris Baguette on your right too! Continue to walk straight :)

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#turn right here! :)

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#continue to walk straight (you are actually walking towards Dosan Park direction) :)

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#Turn right till you reach the T junction! :)

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#you should see the bright lightbox here! :)

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#and yes, you reached! :)

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Gaepan 개판
Address:서울 강남구 신사동 647-4 1층
Contact: 02-515-8381
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 :)

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Spending a day at Incheon, Songdo

[Travel in May 2015]

Incheon, the first thing that came to your mind was Incheon Airport. But do you know, there’s many places you can shop/play/visit just in Incheon itself? This time, my cousin and I ventured to Songdo as known as the world first smart city. The reason why its a smart city because they are built of reclaimed land along Incheon waterfront from scratch. Amazing! While taking the cab over from Incheon airport, we were told by the cab driver that this highway bridge (Incheon bridge) was 12.3kilometre long, which is pretty amazing and pretty to look at it from far :)

But, maybe most of us get to know more about Songdo because of the KBS’s Superman returns’s Song Triplets? The Central Park (next to it) is pretty a good hangout place for couple and friends. I’m not sure was it the best plan ever, but in late May and its afternoon, I’m sharing you that this is not just simply hot since its an open space :) So please get better of the heat if you are heading there soon :)

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Looking back at this few photos especially on the bridge, remind me of School 2015. I didnt know that this bridge was feature in the drama until I was back home :) Beautiful places always used in Korean drama. Awesome production teams for all the Korean’s dramas! :)

Anyway I look really tired but I wanted show a photo of myself on the bridge haha! :)

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I shall do some duck cycling at this river here! :) It gonna be so fun! OK, do it in autumn or winter will make more sense. Summer is just too hot! Plus honestly, we were a little late for our schedule, so we didnt manage to do some of the rides we wanted.

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#Reset Reset Reset~~~
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#a photo of us at the bridge! :)

We visited the NC Cube, and having our brunch in Cafe La Lee (located at NC Cube) and a walk at Central Park :) You could plan a day visit to Songdo Central Park with food, shopping and scenery! :)

Songdo Smart City – Central Park
Filming Site for Who Are You: School 2015 and The Return of Superman – Song Triplets.
Nearest Subway: Central Park

Cafe La Lee (Incheon, Songdo)

[Travel in May 2015]

Thanks to my cousin, we visited another cafe in NC Cube. I actually found this cafe in instagram, and realise many people tried their strawberry cake. I’m not sure if is really good, but it looks pretty awesome in photo. “you never try, you will never know” Since, we will be around the area, it will be great to visit it and have our brunch there ;)

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The cafe looks very pretty with flora print. I feel happy just looking at every little things this cafe gave :)

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I was pretty early, and they were just opened so its pretty empty? haha, but its pretty filled when I’m leaving ;)

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a little old-french english feel, super like :)

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they even have alfresco seating. but its afternoon now and its pretty hot in May, so i guessed its better for dining time ;)

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yes, we didnt manage to order the strawberry cake because its SOLD OUT! OMG!!! Sob Sob, and I wont be able to come anytime soon. Its incheon, its far! haha :p Well, we ordered some-fruit tart instead. It looks pretty normal on its own…. But after a few bites, its pretty decent :) I would like to try the strawberry cake one day!

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Cafe Lalee
Address: 연수구 송도동 19-1번지 커넬워크202동175,229호
Contact: +82 32-833-7355
Website: http://lalee.co.kr/
Tips: Cafe Lalee is located in NC Cube.
Nearest Station: Central Park

NC Cube, Songdo, Incheon

[Travel in May 2015]

A visit to NC Cube is a must when you are staying in Incheon. The main attraction about NC Cube was the canal walk, i have seen photos of it in day and night view, both looks amazing pretty. So, we took a cab from Incheon Airport and arriving NC Cube in less than 20minutes. And i saw a bed of purple and red flowers just beside the road next to NC Cube. I can’t resist and went ahead to take photos ;)

Its not the best decision because its scorching hot at 11am, but pretty flowers are the reason why :)

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after having xxx amount of photos, we proceed to NC Cube :)

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the mall is divided into 4 season and they are full of restaurants, cafes and many korean and international brands too. ABC Mart is a must visit if you wish to get any shoes.

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You might not be unfamiliar with NC Cube because its often used recently in drama series too :) If not for the distance far from Seoul, I guessed many people will visit it more often :) For me, staying at Incheon, wasn’t an excuse at all. To add on, I will be sharing a cafe we visited in NC Cube and a trip to central park nearby too!

 

BEAST’s Cube Cafe and Studio

[Travel in March 2013 – December 2015]

[!!! •  Updated on 20 February 2016] Cube Entertainment have shifted to Seongsu, Cube cafe is currently located at the level 1 of their new office building. Note that, the cafe now is currently renovating! :)

Every trip I will pay a visit to Cube Cafe, first their drinks are pretty not bad, and its a great place for a rest before heading to my favourite restaurant – Gaepan (which I will shortly share this place). And, of cos, it will be even awesome to see BEAST here too. If not, having a drink will be equally good and awesome :)

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#a large poster of the current artist promoting – at that point of time is Hyunseung from BEAST :)

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#cube is in pretty mint and pink. I quite like the colors!

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#more spacious and more seats as compare :)

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#new showcase area of their official merchandise and concert merchandise. you can get them here too! :)

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After ordering our drinks, we started to tour around the new revamp cafe :) and one of the best thing ever, there’s WIFI here too! :) Pretty good wifi teeheehee… my cousin downloaded a bit of dramas here too hehe!

So, we headed over to the “Showroom Area” :)

 photo IMG_1632 copy_zpsvumnydru.jpg#a common practice for the fans to do Rice Support for their idols. They will support their idol via doing donations for the needy – such a great practice that I think it shld widely spread around the world. In short, you doing a good deed! :) And during my May trip, its was 4Minutes – Gayoon’s birthday + BEAST’s Hyunseung solo comeback! :)

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#cup sleeveless through the days of their artists’ comeback or fan supports during their birthdays :) *Very thoughtful!*

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#hyunseung solo album introduction wall decal :)

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#BEAST albums

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Outdoor POP ART decals :)

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#during my december trip, Junhyung Birthday banner was up! :)

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The FOOD in the cube! 

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#my cousin and I picked something that is CUBE’s specialities plus something that will be great for summer! The drink from cube now is much bigger, no they doesnt have Black Tea Latte anymore T.T Cheesecake frappe is pretty interesting and tasty, my cousin loves it alot :) – It does cost more now as well, but my cousin think is worth because the cup is so much bigger haha :)

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I supposed to blog about the cube cafe when I first visited it in 2013, but I didn’t have the chance? or maybe I was too busy? Maybe I wanted and always love to keep the best last? That why Cube Cafe posting have always been delay. But, since I have already prepared to blog about the cube cafe back then, I thought will be interesting to share here to give everyone a recap how the old cube cafe look like. My cousins love the new cube cafe because its more lively and cheerful. Something very different. I love the new cube cafe color too. mint x pink is nothing but awesome. But, the old cube cafe looks very much like “CUBE” more. But, they removed the handprints from the old cube cafe. And, I missed out Dongwoon’s thought I will be able to take the picture the recent May trip but T.T its all gone!

– Old look of Cube Cafe

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#during August 2013.

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#during december 2014

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#during january 2015 (I got to see Junhyung birthday support + Yoseob birthday support)

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#March 2015, during Gikwang birthday!

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#and yeah to Gikwang birthday sleeve! :)

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#old cube cafe, where its no longer looking like this :)

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#cube cafe interior.

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#cube cafe’s toast, where they no longer sell it now.

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#cube cafe’s brownie with ice cream – they no longer sell it now.

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#brownie was a great birthday dessert for the birthday girls! that day was shumin’s birthday! :)

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#my last day on january where I get to see dongwoon at cube cafe! lucky me! :)

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Remember I mentioned about the handprints? They have all their cube artist handprints there.

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#merchandises corner where you can grab some of them back home! :)

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#throw an surprise event with carol that year for her birthday too :) Together with dooly hehe!

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CUBE CAFE & STUDIO

Subway: Apgujeong Rodeo Station Exit 3
Direction:

Walking RouteExit 3 you will able to see MCM, walk straight till you see the beautiful Dior Building on ur right, that very traffic junction next, turn left and continue to walk straight till you BaskinRobbins and turned left and continuing walking and you will see CUBE Building on your right, continue walking…. You will see JYP building on your left, turn right and you will reach Cube Cafe

Bus RouteExit 3, Take the bus 143/362/240/4318 and alight the next stop. Cross the road and walk into the street beside Baskin-Robbins. You will see CUBE Building on your right, continue walking…. You will see JYP building on your left, turn right and you will reach Cube Cafe

To visit any BEAST related cafe, read here

Cacao Green in Myeongdong (Video)

[Travel in May 2015]

Yummy Strawberry Gelato Pie with Strawberry Sauce! :)

Cacao Green in Myeongdong

[Travel in May 2015]

Every trip needs a cafe visit! :) Despite my short visit this time round, I managed to visit one of the cafes in Myeongdong. A place where everyone is familiar and will definitely visit it during their trip. After walking nearly 20K steps (according to my friend and me – we did walked 20k step at myeongdong lol!) for your skincare shopping, how about heading to Cacao Green for a dessert? I’m sure you won’t regret…. teeheehee~

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#we placed our order for the Strawberry Gelato Pie! :)  and we walked around to take photos! :)

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#this happen… when, I have already took all corners of the cafe, except myself haha – Selca yo! :)

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#looking really awesome right? looking really delicious right? Yum yum! Strawberry My favourite!!!! :D

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#this dessert took quite a while to prepare, but its definitely worth the wait! :) Everything is amazing when you have a bite of it :)

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#we poured the strawberry sauce over the ice cream and pie which makes the dessert even amazing hahahahaha! Its really nice!

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#how can we not take photo with the dessert right right right? :)

DIRECTION:

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#conveniently located at the main street of Myeongdong, next to MIXXO. (MIXXO is also one of my favourite shopping outlet! ^^)

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#Take a lift to Level 3 :)

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Cacao Green 카카오그린
Address: 중구 명동8길 17 (명동점), 명동, 서울특별시, 100-809, 대한민국
Subway: Myeongdong Exit 6
Direction: Myeongdong main street, walk straight for about 5mins. Its just located next to MIXXO on your right :)
WIFI available. Password: 02 3789 3102