And finally part two of my Seoul adventures! It’s been a great trip, and made me love Seoul even more than I did before. I even want to move to Seoul! And the food is just so much better than in New York! It can’t even compare!
This is the first time I’ve hit three different cities in one trip, and so I really got to compare three different cultures. Hong Kong is definitely not like Shanghai, which is definitely not like Seoul. Each has its own distinct flavor – both culturally and food-wise. One thing that remained constant is that there is Chinese spoken everywhere. Thanks to Heirs and My Love From Another Star, Korean celebrities are everywhere in China on advertisements, which propels a lot of Chinese tourists to go to Seoul. Salespeople all speak in Chinese now, because they expect Chinese tourists more than Korean speakers entering their stores. So I was basically surrounded by Chinese people this entire trip. It was a bit strange, especially since I wasn’t expecting so many Chinese tourists in Seoul.
In any case, I have to find a way to move to Seoul. Take me Korea, take me!
RAW MARINATED CRAB AND SANNAKJI – LIVE OCTOPUS… (Where: Masan Agujjim – I think located in Seocho-gu.)
DDUKBOKKI FROM A STREET VENDOR IN NAMDAEMUN MARKET – BEST WAY TO DO IT IS EAT IT ON THE COLD STREETS OF SEOUL!
BARBECUE! HOW CAN I MISS OUT ON KOREAN BARBECUE IN KOREA? REALLY GOOD BEEF HERE. (Where: Maple Tree House in Itaewon.)
AND DESSERTS! MILK ICE CREAM WITH HONEY CUBES AS A PRE-DINNER DESSERT FROM MILK COW, WITH A SIDE OF PRALINE CHOCOLATE CAKE FROM KIM YOUNG MO PATISSERIE. (Kim Young Mo is the patissier that Baker King Kim Tak Gu is based on. It’s quite good cake.)
(Where: Milk Cow has several locations in Seoul, but I went to the one in Gangnam; Kim Young Mo Patisserie also has several locations, but I went to the one in Avenuel Mall in Jamsil.)
AND THEN POST-DINNER DESSERT AT BASTILLE ON ITAEWON, A BLOCK AWAY FROM MAPLE TREE HOUSE. YOUR ICE CREAM IS ON DRY ICE AND EVERYTHING!
And that’s pretty much it!
Good bye Seoul, until next time! (And I swear I’ll eat more foods!)