Thursday, 17 July 2014

Ewha Summer Studies Day #06 - #08: Myeong Dong x Insadong x Bukchon Village x Samcheongdong x Megabox

Day #06 in Seoul! :) It's a (mini) shopping day at Myeong dong haha

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul bukchang food alley lunarrive blog singapore saemaeul samgyupsal

But let's talk about food (lunch) first haha
We went to my previously favorite Korean BBQ restaurant at Bukchang-dong (the area which I stayed in previously when I was in Seoul during January) which is near City Hall Station for some BBQ meat for lunch!! #nomnom haha

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul bukchang food alley lunarrive blog singapore saemaeul samgyupsal

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul bukchang food alley lunarrive blog singapore saemaeul samgyupsal

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul bukchang food alley lunarrive blog singapore saemaeul samgyupsal

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul bukchang food alley lunarrive blog singapore saemaeul samgyupsal

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul bukchang food alley lunarrive blog singapore saemaeul samgyupsal

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul bukchang food alley lunarrive blog singapore saemaeul samgyupsal

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul bukchang food alley lunarrive blog singapore saemaeul samgyupsal
This powder is specially for the pig skin which they call Ggupdaegi :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul bukchang food alley lunarrive blog singapore saemaeul samgyupsal

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul bukchang food alley lunarrive blog singapore saemaeul samgyupsal

This is how Ggupdaegi looks for this particular store!! :) Every Korean BBQ restaurants have their own individual style of marinating their dishes! :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul bukchang food alley lunarrive blog singapore saemaeul samgyupsal

We ordered Pork Neck meat on top of the pig skin as well! :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul bukchang food alley lunarrive blog singapore saemaeul samgyupsal

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul bukchang food alley lunarrive blog singapore saemaeul samgyupsal

They both taste super good but the standard has dropped slightly because the meat previously literally melt in my mouth when I first put them in my mouth! But I didn't have this kind of sensation anymore this time round which is a little disappointing :/

But the meat is still worth trying I promise :)

Directions to Saemaeul Restaurant: Alight at City Hall Station and go out from Exit 8. Once you're out turn left and cross a small road you will be encounter two traffic lights in one huge 4-way intersection. Use the traffic light on your right and cross over and walk straight until you see a sign that says Bukchang-dong food alley and turn right! Continue to walk straight and the restaurant will be about one building away from the Irene Hotel on your left side. :) 

After our meal, we went to Namdaemun gate 2 and wanted to get a super famous Vegetables Hotteok but it was all sold out by then (and it was just around 4pm man)!! Sobs will show you guys the Hotteok next time round!! >_<

So we decided to move on and go to Myeongdong straight!

But as I didn't get to eat my favorite Hotteok, I decided to give Issac sandwich a try!!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul issac sandwich lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul issac sandwich lunarrive blog singapore

Ordered the one with bacon haha. I've always wanted to try their sandwich cuz they always smell so good whenever I pass by their shop!!! And yes they really taste good (Y) You need to try it if you're in Seoul!! They have many outlets but the outlet I've so far went to is the Myeong dong and Edae area ones :)

Afterwhich we went for a little shopping spree around Myeong Dong hahaha

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Myeongdong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Myeongdong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

And we ended up walking to this place unknowingly:

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Myeongdong Cathedral shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Myeongdong Cathedral shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Myeong dong Cathedral! A beautiful and peaceful place located at a super busy shopping district haha

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Myeongdong Cathedral shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Myeongdong Cathedral shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Myeongdong Cathedral shopping lunarrive blog singapore

That wraps up Day #06! It was a pretty chill day hahaha

But Day #07 is a super long day!! >_<

We visited Insadong on Day #07 but I shall start of with an OOTD of Day #07 haha :)


Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Anguk Station Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

At the Anguk station! :) They have art work displayed along the walls!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Anguk Station Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Insadong!!~~~

Exit from exit 6 at Anguk Station to reach Insadong :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Anguk Station Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Ssamziegil Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

The famous Ssamziegil at Insadong! :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Ssamziegil Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Ssamziegil Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Ssamziegil Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Ssamziegil Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Ssamziegil Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Ssamziegil Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Ssamziegil Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

In Ssamziegil, there is a cafe at the top floor where couples can tie love tags onto the walls of the walkway! The concept is similar to the Namsan Tower love locks! :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Ssamziegil Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Ssamziegil Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Ssamziegil Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Ssamziegil Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Ssamziegil Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore


Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Ssamziegil Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Ssamziegil Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

I swear man, Kim Soo Hyun is EVERYWHERE wherever we go in Seoul hahaha! He's really popular now here in Korea

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

All the shops are in Korean wordings here in Insadong, even Etude House!!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Got some street food while roaming around Insadong haha

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

There's rice cake (ddeok) at the center!!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

As we continue to walk down Insadong, we encountered this place called the Avenue of Youth!!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore

Not sure if it's because of the timing we visited this place (we came at around 4pm), but it was pretty empty at that time O.O

So there wasn't much to see sadly so we went ahead to have dinner at Yoogane!! :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Insadong shopping lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

It taste quite nice but I still prefer Samgyupsal more than this! The price is 8000KRW for 1 pax! It's pretty cheap!

There's an outlet of Yoogane newly opened here in Singapore as well but I'm not sure about the pricing in SG though (pretty sure it will be much higher than Korea though :/ Korean cuisine is not cheap in SG).



After dinner, we walked to Bukchon Village and Samcheongdong to take a look at their traditional hanok houses and it's by far my favorite place (in terms of sight seeing) here in Seoul! :)

It's such a perfect place to take nice pictures man!!! <3

Pictures time!! haha :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Sweet street art! :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Can you spot the Namsan Seoul Tower in this pic?? :D

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Do rmb not to make loud noises when you're at Bukchon Village because there are actual households living in those hanok houses!! :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Bukchon Village Samcheongdong lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

I took a lot more pictures of Bukchon Village and Samcheongdong than what is featured in this blog post actually (around 500++ number of pictures!!) but there's just too many of them so I had to pick out the ones that shows the best essences of the place! >_<

Our final stop was Changdeokgung haha but by the time we finished covering Bukchon Village, Changdeokgung was closed already though >_<

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Changdeokgung lunarrive blog singapore yoogane

But we get to take a pic of Changdeokgung during sunset! Really love the view and scene :)

After that, me and YX were both damn shagged because Bukchon Village was much bigger than we thought it will be! So we decided to just take a local bus back to Ewha instead of taking the subway because we did not want to transfer lines to get back to Edae Station. It can be quite tiring to transfer lines in Seoul Metro because there's just so many lines and most importantly, A LOT of staircase to climb! *sweat*



This is how their local bus looks like haha and that was how day #07 ended :)

Now moving on to Day #08!!

As we were damn tired after walking so much for the past days, we decided to take a chill pill on Day #08 and went to catch Transformers 4 at Megabox Sinchon!! :) 

It's the nearest movie theaters to our dormitories in Edae! Around 5-10mins walk only haha

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae lunarrive singapore kimbap Ewha POSCO

First off: lunch with the awesome Kimbap that Ewha POSCO cafeteria makes haha

I chose to try the cheese flavor one but I still prefer the traditional Tuna flavor one! It's much nicer :)

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae Sinchon Megabox lunarrive singapore

The shortcut route to Sinchon from Edae!! :) It's filled with graffiti!! :D

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae Sinchon Megabox lunarrive singapore

At Megabox!!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae Sinchon Megabox lunarrive singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae Sinchon Megabox lunarrive singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae Sinchon Megabox lunarrive singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae Sinchon Megabox lunarrive singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae Sinchon Megabox lunarrive singapore

Just like Cathay Cineleisure, they have a particular auditorium that is catered to couples!! The design is really cute with the heart shape hahaha

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae Sinchon Megabox lunarrive singapore

If you're not local or if you do not have their local card payments on hand, you will need to get a queue number and wait for your turn before you can purchase your movie tickets!!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae Sinchon Megabox lunarrive singapore

Movie ticket!!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae Sinchon Megabox lunarrive singapore

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae Sinchon Megabox lunarrive singapore

While waiting for the show to start, let us take a selfie! hahaha

Anyway, the sound system of the theater is super awesome compared to Singapore theaters!! ^_^

And just a brief review of Transformers 4 (spoiler ahead!!): 

It is god damn long with good graphics and actions, but I tell you, the dialogs in the movie is just TOTALLY AWKWARD (and sometimes boring and annoying -.-)!! Especially the part where the girl just went straight to hug her boyfriend instead of her father when it's her father who's putting hell lot of effort to try to save her from the space ship man!!! The scene is super awkward imo and it's so annoying to see her not appreciating her father's effort. >:(

Anyhoo, moving on!!

For dinner, we went to SE7EN restaurant Yeolbong Jjimdak at the Edae outlet!!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae SE7EN Yeolbong Jjimdak lunarrive singapore

The restaurant was empty even though it was dinner time!! O.O

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae SE7EN Yeolbong Jjimdak lunarrive singapore

Lots of celebrities pictures hung on the walls haha

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae SE7EN Yeolbong Jjimdak lunarrive singapore


Waiting for our food!!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae SE7EN Yeolbong Jjimdak review lunarrive singapore

One thing I will need to say, it didn't taste as good as (in fact it tasted much worse) how I first had it previously during my time in Korea back in January!!! >_< It used to taste super nice!!! :(

It maybe because we visited a different outlet from the one I visited previously which resulted in the drastic difference in standards though. I visited the Gangnam outlet previously!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Edae SE7EN Yeolbong Jjimdak review lunarrive singapore

The sauce wasn't as savory and the noodles was way too rubbery to chew that YX almost choked on it!!

So just a word of advice, don't visit the Edae outlet for Yeolbong Jjimdak and be sure to chew the noodles thoroughly before swallowing it down!!

It should have been a red light sign for us when there were no customers during dinner rush hours!!! :(

That's the end of Day #08! :)

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and do stay tune for future posts!! :)

Ciao~~~

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