[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
Did I mentioned before that TVN is really good recently with all the nice good dramas? One of my favourite dramas from TVN will be Let’s Eat. This drama is talking about 3 different character and personality person staying in the same building same level. Every single role have a impact to the storyline that doesn’t bored you at all. At first, I was thinking how interesting can a ‘eating drama’ be… so I’m wronged. As the main lead actor is Beast’s Doojoon, it tells me nothing but give this drama a try. Then, shortly, I got hooked to the drama because of the 3 main leads as well as their introducing of yummy food in every episode.
In EP 4, Doojoon served this food to 2 of his neighbours, and mentioned that it is a healthy winter dish. I’m curious, really curious about how it going to taste like. It’s Red Bean Noodle. So, I told my 2 friends about this winter dish, because we were heading for a winter trip in Korea (in 2013). We have no idea where we can get to eat this, but, while looking for “supper” after Hyesung’s Concert… we managed to pass by this store in Sinchon – 신촌안맛집 수연국수&카레. And, we thought, how about ordering 1 to share to have a taste of winter dish – since we doesn’t have winter here T.T
바나나 트리 Banana Tree at Sinsa
Remember how much I love Cafe hopping in Korea (Australia & Singapore) as well, this summer trip, we included quite a fair bit of cafe visit but due to the time limit, we only managed to go for a few one :( but, we manged to visit the one we really wanted – Banana Tree. And we were happy with the dessert :D
This cafe is quite a surprise because they are actually located quite off the subway so ‘maybe’ not many people knew about it. It’s petite and cosy cafe, handling by young ladies (during my visit). How I wish, I could have a cafe like this too. A pity that, Cin can’t join us but we promised to visit together next time :)
Direction to Banana Tree
526 신사동 강남구, Seoul, Korea
Monday – Friday 11:00am – 20:30pm
Saturday 11:00am – 21:00pm
The last time, I went Ilsan was like 2 years back for Kim Hyun Joong’s Break Down Comeback on Music Core. Oh gosh, can’t believe it’s been so long ago… And definitely, dropped by to the Jaksal outlet that KHJ’s mom owned. All I remembered was the long long journey from Myeongdong, and definitely the high speed of how the cab driver drove during midnight. It’s so fast T.T I remembered I was holding onto Alice saying I’m scared, HAHA (what am i doing to a little girl who is so much younger than me…!)
But, this time, we had a new reason to head over Ilsan! I’m meeting a new friend introduce by Cin. I’m pretty much excited to know this new friend, to me aside she is really very pretty and nice in person, I think is always very good to widen the social circle. And definitely, I love making new friend :) Kyungbin, my new friend, she brought us to Kid & Cafe for 감자탕, despite my 3th time to Korea, it’s my first time trying this dish.
The main dish, 감자탕 means Potato Stew, but it seems like adding Pork to it is so much common now. As much as I might not love the taste of Pork, but I must say this 감자탕 really taste very good, and the pork was so tender, the soup was so tasty, with lots of cabbage…. It’s one of the best combi.
Kyungbin is very nice to me, and chat with me though it’s the first time we met. I believed, we had a great chatting time! After the meal, Kyungbin treated us takeaway drink for a little stroll at the park. The weather was so good that day, it’s not exactly very hot, but we gets the sun and a bit of winds.
it’s a very very short time together with Kyungbin. Hope you will be heading Singapore soon, and we shall bring you around to see a different Singapore :) Till then, take care!
I never knew I will have love for pasta until my friends are totally in love with pasta. Nevertheless, this grown interest in me. I start to love pasta and always looking for the best pasta in town. During my stay in Korea, I’m sure korean food will never disappoint me, but how about pasta? I’m very sure not many people will have the thought of having other cuisine in Korea especially they already have so much different style/kind of korean food for us to explore. BUT, how can I missed having pasta in Korea right?
This cafe i am going to share is not just a normal cafe that serve paste… yet something unique about here.
The interior look very difference to those I visited in SG. There’s live band at night too, and our reason of why going in afternoon………
we ordered a lunch set that include salad and the two dishes we wanted – pizza and pasta!
And tadah~ one of the lead : Strawberry Pizza :)
Many people who came here, is for this special dish, and it’s often sold out by dinner.
Not too difficult to know why we were here for lunch instead of dinner right?
It’s a sweet dessert, instead of normal pizza, something out of the box that we usually have.
the thin crust is perfect.
and, YES, this is the pasta that we wanted to try too! Steamboat Pasta, omg!
It’s really good, and we all wished we had came here again for the 2nd time but we didn’t…
I have no idea, 39 days really not enough? :p
Address: 서울시 강남구 역삼동 821 이즈타워 B3
Direction: Gangnam Exit 11 (make a U-turn after exit, less than 3 minutes walk, it’s on your left – green glass panel windows building)
Cost for our meal: 29500W
This has always been a topic on, where to eat in Singapore? I mean, it is technically not too difficult to have a meal in Singapore. But.. the keyword is, where to find good and cheap food? And we start to wish, if only we are in Korea, and its so easy to find happy food there. And, I really think, we are so much easier satisfy even with a bowl of ramyeon from CU. (The instant bowl of noodle that I have heard from Cin & Carol previously… that’s really good after trying! haha)
And, this remind us of a place that sells ramyeon which we all thought the soup was so tasty! We were actually settling our 1month prepaid data sim card (yesyesyes!) at Gwanghwamun, so was thinking, to have our brunch around the area as well. So glad, we explored a little bit, walk a little, and found this small restaurant for our meal of the day! :)
It’s only when I start to research on this store online, to realise, it actually been around Korea for more than 30 years! And they had so many outlets all over Korea. We didn’t know it was a franchise business… :/
And just while all the photo bombing around, our food are all ready to be EATEN haha :) Though the noodle could be just ramyeon (and some called it instant mee), I think Teumsae made an extra effort to cook the noodle with very QQ feel when eaten. The soup was made with love, because it so tasty that we can’t stop drinking, and we finished almost all of it. :)
DIRECTION to the Gwanghwamun outlet
Gwanghwamun Station Exit 7, walk into Saemunan-ro 9-gil for about 5 mins. Teumsae will be on your left!
If you love spicy and dry ramyeon from Korea, I think this could be one that you should consider :)
I got it off from Lotte Mart. I’m feeling regret why didn’t I bought more the recent trip.
I really love it because its SPICY! :P
#okay, i played cheat, i put in some crab meat stick because I LOVE IT! :P
I had a spicy dinner. how about you? :)