SEOUL Eats: Innisfree Garden Cafe

Innisfree Garden Cafe | Tripadvisor
Address: 13 Myeongdong-gil, Myeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening Hours: 9am-11pm, Monday to Sunday
Price: minimum of KRW 8,000 (~PHP 350) per person, for one meal without drinks.
Will Return: YES!!
Date of Visit: April 28, 2019

We didn’t get to eat proper breakfast on our previous days in Seoul so we promised ourselves to try out the Innisfree Garden Cafe for brunch on our last full day there and we’re so glad that we did!

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SEOUL Eats: Hyung Nim Jeo Yeo KBBQ

Hyung Nim Jeo Yeo KBBQ | Tripadvisor
Address: 136, Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu | 1f 2fSeoul 04053, South Korea
Opening Hours: 10:30am-9:30pm
Price: minimum of KRW 10,000 (~PHP 432)  per person
Will Return: YES!!
Date of Visit: April 27, 2019

I read before our trip that Hongdae is full of Korean BBQ places. I listed a few KBBQ places that I wanted to visit but we ended us just eating at this KBBQ place where we passed by. There were some groups who were waiting outside and they have a poster with Gordon Ramsay so we decided to try this place.

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MENU. I found their pricing quite affordable since it only a little pricier than Kaya, one of my favorite Korean BBQ restaurants in Cebu. They require each person to order ate least one item on the menu. Since the sides were already free, we just ordered:

1 Emperor Meat
1 Pork Belly
1 Soju

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INTERIOR. The place was just open and they have nice ventilation because I didn’t come out smelling too smoky after dinner. The tables were a little cramped but it didn’t bother us too much.

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They also provided us with plastic and a basket to store our bags and our coats for it to not smell too smoky after.

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Here’s us, in our cute table.

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FOOD. We enjoyed every bit of meat we ate there. They provided us with various side dishes. They served us kimchi, cabbage, lettuce, some ‘taogi’ and soup.

The meat was also tender and very tasty. We paired it with a bottle of Soju because every Korean who ate there were drinking Soju or beer  and we didn’t want to be out of place. lol We weren’t able to finish the whole bottle because we’re not heavy drinkers but the soju actually completed our whole Korean BBQ experience. 

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Here’s my bbq wrap before I rolled it and ate it. lol

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Cheers!

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I was already a little drunk by this time. lol 

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Would I recommend this place? Yes! We actually had a great time eating here. I’m sure there are a lot of better Korean BBQ places in Hongdae and in other parts of Seoul but I think this was place already a great find. The meat was tender and delicious and we saw a lot of Koreans eat here so maybe it’s a really legit KBBQ place.

SEOUL Eats: Hong Cup

Hong Cup | Tripadvisor
Address: 35 Hongik-ro 3-gil, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Monday  (2pm-12am) – Closed on Tuesdays)
Price: KRW 3,000 (~PHP 130) – KRW 11,000 – (~PHP 475)
Will Return: Yes!
Date of Visit: April 27, 2019

We roamed around Hongdae and we passed by this busy stall that sells fried chicken with cheese. We needed to eat a little snack and being the cheese freaks that we are, we gave in and got ourself a cup. A lot of people were lining up when we arrived. I had to line up on the right side of the stall to order and waited for my number to be called on the left side.
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SEOUL Eats: Peony

Peony | Website
Address: 56 Eoulmadang-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening Hours: 12:30pm-9:30pm (Monday to Sunday)
Price: around KRW 6,000 (PHP 260) per slice of cake
Will Return: Yes!
Date of Visit: April 27, 2019

We had a mini pre-wedding shoot the day before and we told our photographer that we were going to Hongdae the next day. She suggested that we try her most favorite cake in Hongdae, and so we did. She told us that she got this as her birthday cake last year so we got really curious. We made our way to Peony after navigating through Hongdae’s roads of endless shops selling everything from clothes to accessories to street food and just about anything.

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SEOUL Eats: BHC Chicken Myeongdong

BHC Chicken Myeongdong | Tripadvisor
Address: 21 Myeongdong 7-gil, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening Hours: 1pm-1am (Monday to Sunday)
Will Return: maybe
Date of Visit: April 26, 2019

After an afternoon of shooting photos for our wedding, we were so tired. I was craving for snowy cheese fried chicken so we went to this street in Myeongdong where a lot of fried chicken restaurants were. I initially wanted to eat at Nene Chicken but they don’t have a nearby branch so we settled to the fried chicken restaurant with the least wait to get a table. This was why we ended up eating here.

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SEOUL Eats: Yoogane Chicken Galbi

Yoogane Chicken Galbi |Tripadvisor
Address: 7-4 Myeongdong 10-gil, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Parking: No
Opening Hours: 9:15am-12:00am (Monday to Sunday)
Price: around KRW 12000 (~PHP 517) per person. (KRW 6,000 only if two people will share one dish.)
Will Return: Yes!
Date of Visit: April 26, 2019

We found this place because it’s just below James Cheese Ribs in Myeongdong. We were about to have our pre-wedding shoot that afternoon so we needed to eat lunch early. They were open early and we saw that a lot of Koreans eat here so we decided to give this place a try.

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SEOUL EATS: Myeongdong Kyoja

Myeongdong Kyoja | Tripadvisor
Address: 29 Myeongdong 10-gil, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Parking: No
Opening Hours: 10:30am-9:30pm
Price: around KRW 10,000 per person (~PHP 432)
Will Return: YES!!
Date of Visit: April 25, 2019

We ate here on our first night in Seoul. It was raining so we looked for a noodle place around Myeongdong. I didn’t think I’d like it that much because I didn’t think I’d love any other noodle dish like how I love ramen but this wasn’t so bad! They are a definitely Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant for a reason.

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