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[Seoul] 팔팔민물장어

[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.

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#we took a normal seating because we so wet, doesn’t want to sit on the floor with our smelly socks too! HAHA

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Eel’s bone, its like crackers, and its quite addictive! :p

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The menu, we accidentally ordered the luxury eel at 85,000won each (85USD) lol

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Their side dishes really yummy, and we were given 2 set each. We only have 4 pax and haha we refilled a few times because its too good! :)

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quail eggs, who can resist!

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potato salad, one of my favourite!

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# anchovies

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#its a type of squid/octopus etc, not sure haha

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#radish

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#some greens finally!

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and our luxury eel arrived. It’s occupied more than half of our table height!

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really luxury, look at the fat meat!

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Oh my! i love unagi!

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It’s really expensive as it cost 170,000won for this meal, but I think we all ended up have happy tummy! :)

 

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 :)

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Exit 1 at Sinnohyeon Station & Walk straight

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#continue to walk straight, Burger King on your right

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Continue to walk straight, IBK bank on your right

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#Continue to walk straight!

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Did i told you all, I didnt have umbrella, so its really very wet! Husky on the right :)

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#continue to walk straight

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#continue to walk straight, dunkin donuts on your right

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#you are almost, go all the way to the end! :)

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#you will see the shop name at the building on ur right. Walk in! :)

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#the lens must be really wet!

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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. 

 

팔팔민물장어
Address in English: 745 Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Address in Korean: 서초구 반포동 745
Contact: 02-549-1112~3
Opening Hours: 10AM – 11PM (~10PM on Sat/Sun)
Nearest Subway: Sinnonhyeon Station Exit 1

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Running Man’s Gary Recommendation – Haru

In Running Man EP288, the mission is to complete the food race recommendation by all the Running Man’s members. Here’s one of the place you might not want to miss it if you are a food and running man lover! :)

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#all the recommendations on the table, all ready to eat! :)

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#look how nicely fried the pork cutlet is, and how generous the curry rice is!

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#another recommendation: Cold buckwheat noodle! :)

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#words cant express how nice the food is, but, this picture probably tells everything! :P

 

DIRECTION to HARU

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#Apgujeong Rodeo Exit 6, walk straight! :)

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#Continue to walk straight! :)

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#Turn right here! :D and continue to walk straight :D

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#continue to walk straight till you….

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#see NBA store and turn left again :)

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#and you will reached soon! :D Yeah!

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Haru 하루
Address in Korea: 강남구 언주로172길 56 서현빌딩
Address in English: 56, Eonju-ro 172-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
Contact: +82-2-514-5557
Subway: Apgujeong Rodeo Exit 6

Butterfinger Pancakes at Gangnam

[Travel in May 2015. Thanks Aries for the photos!]

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My cousin said that the pancake is very fluffy and it will be something she wish to have it again during her next trip.
I always wanted to visit Butterfingers Pancakes for their waffles, look likes, I should go soon :)

 

Butterfinger Pancake at Gangnam
Address in Korean: 서울시 강남구 청담동 88-9번지
Address: 88-9 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Subway: Gangnam Station
Direction: Exit 10, walk all the way straight till The Body Shop and turn left. Continue to go straight and Butterfingers Pancakes will be on your left. (lost track of how long the distance is because my cousin walked from Yeoksam station)

I Have A Dream

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.

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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………

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we ordered a lunch set that include salad and the two dishes we wanted – pizza and pasta!

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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.

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the thin crust is perfect.

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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

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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

Park JungMin’s Mom Restaurant – BANJUDAM 반주담

[UPDATED ON 7 FEB 2015]

I have seen some blogs that mentioned Banjudam have converted into a pretty cozy cafe. I have yet visit the cafe, but it is still at the same location. I’m unsure if this was still manageable by the family but do let me know if you visited :)

 

[UPDATED ON 18 JUNE 2014]

Banjudam is CLOSED (according to tweets from SS501’s fans)

 

[UPDATED ON 15 AUGUST 2013]

During my August Seoul Trip (Yes, I went again…), I visited Banjudam again for their food. I will blogged again in separate entry, but I would like to highlight here in this entry that, Banjudam is no longer open for business during Lunch Hours. They are only opened at night from 6pm-12midnight :) Night ambience are great and Im sure you will love this place with such romantic ambience. :D

(Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 6pm – 12midnight)

 

BANJUDAM 반주담

Yes, this is Park Jung Min’s Mom restaurant, and we managed to go there during our last few days of the trip… so glad that we visited here without any hesitation! BECAUSE OF THE YUMMY FOOD haha! Teeheehee~~ Oh yes, JM’s sister and mom say that we were able to share this restaurant to our friends and bring them here to eat and play with the dogs heehee, and sister mentioned that we must take great and beautiful photos… she is so cute!

Personally, I feel, even a non-fan who wish for a great meal should visit here. They served great pasta at a reasonable price. Then again, fans shouldn’t swarmed around the area just to wait for PJM, the food there is worth the visit. I’m sure you know what I mean after visiting ^^ It’s also show respect to his mom and sister by give them more space as much as possible, they are not just a celebrity’s family members… They are Restaurateur who make great delicious food for you.

We went around lunch time to have our brunch there, and its already beautiful in the interior and exterior. I heard, the night view was great too. Maybe I shall visit it again the next time for dinner…. it’s gonna be great too. (Thinking about the food – Yummy!)

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#this is how it look like from outside! The exterior is in Grey and White… the little bit of Green Carpet makes it look homely. (oh! Green for SS501 too!)

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#overall look.

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#inside, there’s a mirror on the left which make the entire restaurant look bigger. The interior designer is good!

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#melted candles… haha, and also 2 little houses for PJM’s kids.

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#I love the interior of the restaurant. It’s like in Black and White concept.

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#we were sitting down in this small corner where they are able to take in 2 group of 4-diners.

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#we sat here! :)

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#I heard many people was saying that this beautiful chandeliers came from his previous shop – Royal Avenue.

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#the menu, Lunch menu differ from Dinner menu too. I personally feel the food is really really affordable for such great restaurant. *thumb up!*

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#Water served in wine bottle, I love the entire feel of this restaurant.

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#my strawberry smoothies taste really good! *recommend to order!*

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#Kimchi Fried Rice – It has the —- Home taste!

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#Salad Pasta (Cold dish) was really appetizing for us. Its a mixture of Salad and Pasta which is really good for the start!

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#THUMB UP STARX501 – Kimchi Pasta. It’s really good, and I saw a few diners ordering this too. Everything was just good and nice for this. The taste was so great that you will probably asked for more for this dish! It’s really delicious, I will recommend everyone to try this! :)

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#3dory.

And, we was about to leave….. PJM’s sister approached us and asked if we could wait for another 10minutes as her mom wanted to cook something for us. We were delighted and of cos, shocked that we able to try something her mom prepared just for us. *happy*

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#Rice Cake Toast. It was really delicious. It has tiny bits of cinnamon too which I really love it, the taste was great.
This dish was prepared hot, and the toast came in soft, the rice cake was so chewy. It has an unforgettable after taste.

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#close up of how it look. (If i not wrong, this is available for dinner menu) ^^

We fare goodbye to his mom and sister, telling them, we were leaving in a few days time.
Thanks for the delicious meals and the yummy Rice Cake Toast that JM mom prepared for us. 
We fare goodbye with a tight hug, and share that we will be back next time. Thank you Mummy Park! :) 

//// Let me now show you, the 3 kids…. 점례 is the big sister with her little sister and brother :)

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#Say Annyeong to 점례!!!!~~

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Now I’m sure you can’t wait to know how you can get to this place right? It’s a heartwarming restaurant with dogs and really delicious food! I have seek permission if I could post this entry, and was given a Green Light from JM’s sister and she really happy that we could share this with many many friends, hehe, so I’m blogging this with direction too! :DDDD

It’s a MUST-VISIT for me the next trip! I’m missing the ‘kids’ so much now….

Direction to BANJUDAM 반주담.

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#Gangnam-gu office Exit 2

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#make a U-turn after exit 2, you will get to see SK Hub Plaza on your right… Turn RIGHT near the lift area~

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#you will see STARBUCKS on your RIGHT, and turn RIGHT.

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#Walked along the street, Paragon is on your right….

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#You will see Mini Stop on your LEFT

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#At this 7-11 junction, TURN LEFT

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#After turning LEFT, you get to see this….

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#After a 1minute walked, you see this beautiful restaurant on your left. That’s PJM’s mom restaurant! :)

Address: 242-1, Nonhyeon 2-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea