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Mukshidonna Seoul 먹쉬돈나 – Popular Toppoki Restaurant Known For Its Budae (Army Stew) Base, At Samcheong-Dong

Mukshidonna 먹쉬돈나 is a well-known “Toppoki” (Korean rice cake) restaurant, though many tourists also know it as a Budae Jjigae (Army Stew) place. Their most popular outlet is at Samcheong-dong, near Gyeongbokgung Palace. Samcheong-dong is famous for its Bukchon Hanok (Korean traditional houses) Village, surrounded by both Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace. Many tourists come here to rent traditional Korean costume of Hanbok, walking around taking #OOTDs. It’s quite amusing to watch, really. Maybe one day I will get enough courage to do that. Therefore, Mukshidonna serves as a suitable backdrop, and resting place to have some spicy......

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Jean Frigo 장프리고 – Hidden Café Behind Refrigerator Doors And Unassuming Fruit Stall, Near Dongdaemun Design Plaza Seoul

Jean Frigo 장프리고 – Hidden Café Behind Refrigerator Doors And Unassuming Fruit Stall, Near Dongdaemun Design Plaza Seoul

Forget about those vending machine door cafes , as they will probably go passé soon. Or, maybe not in the next 2-3 years. This is one that is different. A hidden café-pub, which lies behind a refrigerator door. Unknown to most people (tourists at least), Jean Frigo 장프리고...

November 28, 2018
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Bada Sikdang 바다식당 - Famous Army Stew Restaurant With 48 Years Of History, At Itaewon Seoul

Bada Sikdang 바다식당 – Famous Army Stew Restaurant With 48 Years Of History, At Itaewon Seoul

Located in the trendy Itaewon district, Bada Sikdang 바다식당 is a traditional-looking Korean restaurant that specialises in the popular Budae Jjigae (Army Stew). While searching for “Best Army Stews” in Seoul, I came to realise that the same dish of Budae Jjigae can take quite varied forms. And...

November 25, 2018
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Grandmother’s Recipe – Experience Homemade Korean Food At Seongsu-dong Seoul, Michelin-Recommended

Grandmother’s Recipe – Experience Homemade Korean Food At Seongsu-dong Seoul, Michelin-Recommended

Located in Seongsu-dong, also known as the Brooklyn of Seoul, Grandmother’s Recipe 할머니의 레시피 aims to serve food reminds diners of home-style cooking. Koreans have this saying known as ‘손맛’ (son-mat) where it is used to express something that tastes homemade. I could definitely taste the element손맛in the...

November 14, 2018
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Shimsontang 심슨탕 - Popular Budae Jjigae (Army Stew) Restaurant Owned By Korean Celebrity Hwangbo, At Hongdae And Myeongdong

Shimsontang 심슨탕 – Popular Budae Jjigae (Army Stew) Restaurant Owned By Korean Celebrity Hwangbo, At Hongdae And Myeongdong

If you are looking for Army Stew aka Budae Jjigae in South Korea, especially during the colder winter months, Shimsontang 심슨탕 (or Simpson Tang) comes recommended by a couple of friends. Part of the reason is that it is co-owned by Korean singer Hwangbo, so there is that...

October 23, 2018
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Stylenanda Pink Pool Cafe - Fabulously Pink Cafe In Seoul, Dine By The Indoor Pool With Cotton Candy Ice Cream

Stylenanda Pink Pool Cafe – Fabulously Pink Cafe In Seoul, Dine By The Indoor Pool With Cotton Candy Ice Cream

The Seoul coffee shop game is as strong as it ever was, and with the constant emergence of new, instagram-worthy places to hang out, this scene is going nowhere fast. The fabulously pretty-in-pink Stylenanda Pink Pool 스타일난다 핑크풀카페 is one of the hippest places to enjoy an iced...

October 12, 2018
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