Myeongdong 56th: Army Stew in Seoul

It seems that most people know about army stew when you talk about Korean cuisine, and so we knew we couldn’t go without at least having one meal of army stew on any of our trips to Korea. For the unacquainted, Budae-jjigae (부대찌개; literally “army base stew”) or sausage stew is a type of jjigae (stew), made with ham, sausage, spam, baked beans, kimchi and gochujang.[ The dish […]

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Bukchon Son Mandu (Insadong & Myeongdong)

I first knew of this place thanks to a friend who did her homework on where to eat in the area. I wasn’t particularly excited by the prospect of eating dumplings, but I was in Korea to try new stuff, so why not? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I’m sure glad we went ahead with this, because I liked […]

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Nanta Show (Myeongdong)

I got to enjoy this show on my first trip to Korea, thanks to the fact that we had booked a group tour with Chan Brothers, and you know that good tour agencies tend to include activities and food that you normally wouldn’t do or eat on your own (unless you’re loaded or really have […]

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Innisfree Green Café

If you have read my beauty blog (sorry for shameless plug HAHA), you may know that I am a big fan of Innisfree – partly because they do such a brilliant job with their branding & marketing, and also because I really like their lip products, heh. We actually heard about the Innisfree Green Café […]

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LOTTE Duty Free Star Avenue

We went to LOTTE Department Store in Myeongdong to do some last-minute duty-free shopping, and found out that they have this section on the 1st floor called ‘Star Avenue’. I guess it’s a way to entertain and attract K-pop fans to go to the duty free department store. Please touch a touch sensor. Then, stars […]

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Sinseon Seolnongtang (Myeongdong)

If you read travel guides, you’ll definitely know MiGaBon (미가본). However, did you know that on the 1st floor, right under MiGaBon, is another famous restaurant? I didn’t actually know until I found out that people queueing outside were, in fact, queueing for this seolnongtang restaurant, and not MiGaBon! (mindblown) Seolnongtang is one of those dishes I […]

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Korean BBQ: Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong Restaurant (Myeongdong)

We didn’t actually plan to eat here, but a) our Sinchon 9000 won buffet was nowhere to be found, and b) we wanted to eat KBBQ, because – well, because where else would we eat it, if not Korea? For the unacquainted, Kang Ho Dong is a very famous TV host and comedian in South […]

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