Honestly, it’s been more than 3month since I’m back from Seoul and this post has been in my draft folder after I shared about the places to visit in Seoul. As many should have know by now, I’m in the midst of setting up Apairose (my own online blogshop label) and there is just so much for me to do. Here’s a little break time and I want to push this post out now for the remembrance of a friend, a reader of my blog, I believe you can read in heaven.
❆ Granny’s Pork Intestine Soup? [Translated by my Korean]
No, they don’t just sell pork intestine soup but a lot of other food that you see below. I wanted to recommend this shop because the E-mo (auntie) is really very nice. We were all hungry as we just touched down, pretty much settled in the hotel and head out to search for food at past midnight. They were cleaning up and preparing for closing when the patrolling policemen whom we had approached for directions actually went into her shop to tell her we’re hungry, without any seconds of hesitation, she welcome us in. How nice isn’t it and it was just the first day! I would especially recommend the Pork rib Soup, Seoul yummy. (orangey colour on the top left hand side on my 2nd picture)
Direction: Seoul Station, Besides Lotte Shopping area.
❆ Bimbimbap & Pork Rib Stew
Right behind our hotel, Hotel Manu there is lane with many different restaurants and our cab driver recommended this to us, so we decided to give it a try. The bimbimbap was really good and of course the pork rib stew as well. The pork rib stew was full of ingredients.
Direction: Seoul Station, Exit 7 to Hotel Manu. You will be able to find the food lane.
❆ Street Food
It’s everywhere~ from Hongdae – Myeongdong – Insadong. I have to say their street food such as fish cake, sweet-sour pork, chicken skewers and etc all taste the same but you really got to have it! We had fish cake consecutively for 3 days at least, it helped to keeps us warm at 7 degrees weather. The soup is absolutely savoury! It’s like Taiwan, you eat as you shop.
It is actually black bean sauce noodle, there’s a slight differences in the taste with the different ones we tried when we were there. For some reason, my boy love Jajangmyeon. (god knows why.) The cheapest we ate is ₩2500 at Insa-dong, a tent-age stall which we usually see in K-dramas.
❆ Korea Traditional Tentage Food Stall
Although we fell sick after that faithful night, the food is still recommendable but please take note that any stall that has no price tag on the menu tends to be more expensive, so, get ready your money! We burnt about ₩60,000 (Approx. SGD 60) on all these.
❆ Korea BBQ Pork
A friend who was studying in Korea brought us to “Nice to MEAT you” at Hongdae. The queue is rather long. If you’re a fan of running man, you probably know that one of its cast, HAHA opened a BBQ meat restaurant as well, we were told that it is quite pricey. To me, probably all BBQ taste the same, it’s the quality that matters.
❆ Bonjuk [Porridge]
We were all having diarrhoea hence we decided to have something light for the day. Bonjuk is a famous porridge place where many had compliment about it. For me, it’s tasteless porridge hahaha! I’m not a fan of it. They have wide range of flavoured porridge to choose from. Oh~ the side dishes are good hehe.
❆ OliverBrown Cafe
Chanced upon this Oliver Brown cafe after shopping at StyleNanda (Hongdae), decided to settle our lunch there. As usual, I order their brunch and Hot chocolate, they have 4 types of chocolate to choose from, amazing isn’t it? At that moment, I was spoilt with choices, so I chose the safest, milk chocolate hah! The waiting is a little long but the food is promising, I love their salad with nuts especially!
❆ Korea BBQ Beef
When in Seoul you really got to try their Premium beef, I was telling my friends, after you tasted the premium ones, you will spit out the normal ones haha! Premium beef of course have premium price as well but this is really the super high-class place and we spent about SGD90 bucks per pax in this restaurant and we didn’t regret.
❆ Ginseng Chicken Soup
I’m never a fan of chinese herbal soup, anything with herbs I reject but amazing Ginseng Chicken soup taste okay to me. Found this place at the alley behind our hotel, price is reasonable and food is nice except that their kimchi is very spicy!
I’d come to an end of the food I want to share with you if you’re going to Seoul. I feel that there isn’t really like yucky food in Korea, every Ginseng Chicken taste the same, every Pork Rib soup taste the same.. nothing really bad at all. Just go into any restaurant and try.. they might taste different but it’s all nice. Now I need to be back to my blogshop website to set things up, goodbye for now.