Having trouble sleeping because there is a MOFO mosquito in my room and I’m getting bitten like crazy but I can’t seem to catch the damned thing so thought I’d update on my seoul trip!
It was my first time to seoul and honestly I wish I did a lot more research!! I went with two girlfriends who had gone before, one of them also goes to seoul super often like 2x a year type, and so I kinda trusted them with it but I forgot I’m very particular especially with food lol, so yeah....
Anw we took the red eye flight out of SG and I managed to book a car on KKDAY to come pick us up from the airport. It was kinda last minute and also cheaper than klook so still okay with that!
This is Shan using her freaking gimbal to watch her Korean drama 😂 she didn’t even realise it was a stabilizer until I told her, she thought it was a selfie stick!!! Hilarious
Anw we checked into our hotel (which turned out to be so mediocre even though it was so expensive very sad) and headed out in search of food
Found this very trippy looking ice cream vending machine but didn’t have the appetite for it cos I wanted real food haha
Posting this to share the name of the restaurant! This is Pro Soy Crab and I didn’t even know there was a Gangnam outlet because it’s so hard to find information in English but luckily it turns up in Naver Maps hehhe
The banchan here was pretty good too
Shan ordered a portion of live octopus just to try as her husband doesn’t eat this sorta thing so she said this is her chance lol
The texture is just too impossible to chew.
Also at one point shan spat some out and said, woah that was a fierce one! Because it had tried to stick to her throat lol omg
Anw what we came for was the soy sauce marinated crabs
Pretty damn pricy but so GOOD. Am very glad this was my first meal of the trip! Also very glad that we didn’t get food poisoning cos that would have been a bummer. Didn’t think about that until it was too late anyway haha
I googled and they recommended ordering rice to mix it into the shell to eat and DAMN it was sooo good.
Completely demolished in like 30 minutes
A beautiful Sakura tree in the courtyard of the restaurant where we had lunch!
After lunch we took a cab over to Cheongdam where our spa was! Hehe this trip was a purely girl’s trip, so we did lotsa spa, some shopping, and a lot of eating!
Tried out Shangpree for the first time, and have been wanting to ever since I saw on songofstyle’s instagram that the facials are v good hehe
Unfortunately I think it’s a bit overhyped? The facial is rlly gentle lah but it’s quite pricey also, I paid about 400000KRW for their signature facial and a lymphatic massage.
Slept through it
Hehe spotted a cute little shiba in the very hypebeasty shop next door
Walked into a random donut shop after the facial and we wanted to try but it was sold out!!! Cute interiors tho.
Headed over to a lifestyle shop I found online called Queenmama market (although it’s called Qeenmama on google maps lol)
It’s v cute tho!
They even sell beautiful flowers hehe so pretty these ranunculus
Lots of cute quirky things, home Ware etc
Apparently they change their colour scheme every now and then, cos someone commented on my friend’s insta that “oh it’s pink now”
Fragrance display also can be so creative 👌🏼 really gotta give it to them for their VM
Really kinda wanted to buy everything!
They also had a shop that claimed to be eco friendly but I didn’t feel like it was??? Like everything still wrapped in plastic lol I don’t get it but ok good try I guess
Bookstore for grown ups lol
Cherry blossoms outside the balcony!
Shan took this of me and when I saw it I was like WOW LOOK AT MY POST FACIAL GLOWWWWWW wearing nothing but SPF and the creams they put on me
But also got one pimple lol
There was also a cafe on the top floor and it was cute too
More cherry blossoms
Headed to Omiga for dinner! Thought it would have been interesting to have lots of banchan but the reality is that all their banchan is cold and it was a rlly cold day so it wasn’t even satisfying lol.... sad.
We almost ate it all though! Definitely an experience but I’m okay with not having another dinner like this
Saw that there was a BHC fried chicken place down the road so off we went for second dinner
Uh it was okay only lah. But at least the food was hot!
Anw next day Poon arrived too and we all headed to Myeongdong for lunch and some shopping!
This was recommended to me by like 3 people hehe so safe to say I definitely had to go try it!
MYEONGDONG KYOJA! Super yummy and also we were so hungry lah but I rlly liked it!
Noodles were silkyyyy AF and the broth was tasty and the dumplings were v satisfying. If I didn’t stay so far for sure I’d have come back for another meal if I could! Only downside is their menu is v limited and their kimchi is crap lol
Also decided to stop by Isaac Toast to try
Uh ok only we had egg drop much later in the trip but their bread is better haha
After doing a teeny bit of shopping we headed to Lucy Coffee which I saw from a friend’s insta
They have a range of drinks and mostly sweets
My pals going crazy with the pastries
A bit too crazy
Such a pretty space tho! Very industrial minimalist
White sneaker pals
Headed to shinsegae and before we could even start shopping shan had to stop for icecream but it was sadly mediocre also
Wow inside the mall there’s a carnival swing also haha crazy
Dinner that night was bbq at Two Plus! It was pretty good but I wouldn’t say it’s a must go either.... luckily it wasn’t too far from our hotel otherwise I would have been pretty sad about it haha
I also found this cafe on Instagram and damn it looked good
There’s a rooftop seating area too that would have been nice if it were not so cold
This is what we came for!! TIRAMISUUUU
Walked around abit and took photos with cute spots
And there are rlly random places that are open late at night like this flower shop haha
But anw it was cold and we were tired and so took another cab back to the hotel and that’s my first two days in Seoul!
Thursday, 18 Apr 2019
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