Seoul Exciting 2014 - Day 10 and 11

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Here's the day 10 and day 11 of my Seoul Exciting Trip in late April 2014!

What's in this post:
Day 10:
- Seoul Prince Hotel
- Wangbijib Restaurant
- Myeongdong Gyoza

Day 11:
- Gwangjang Market
- Osulloc Cafe
- Lotte Mart
- Bongchu Jjimdak

Seoul Prince Hotel
Honestly, this is my second stay in Hotel Prince Seoul. It is conveniently located right outside the Myeongdong subway exit. However, please note that there isn't a lift and you'll need to carry your luggage up the subway staircase if you are coming by the subway. Which was what happened to me, and half the staircase was unsheltered, so I moved my luggage up the steps in the rain.

Thankfully for us, it was a drizzle, so not too bad. I love the rooms here, it is comfy and spacious. Myeongdong shopping street starts just across the road and the convenience is truly unbeatable. We stayed in one of the Red Double A rooms. :)

Website: http://www.hotelprinceseoul.co.kr/

Wangbijib 왕비집
Wangbijib is translated to 'Royal Concubine House', to the best of my knowledge. It is a stone's throw from Myeongdong subway station, and is located on second floor of a building just directly opposite Gogong, a restaurant specialising in bibimbap (mixed rice). Wangbijib also has a speciality, and it's specialty is in grilled meat, which is right up my alley!

Location: 26 Myeongdong 8ga-gil, Jung-gu, 서울특별시 South Korea

Myeongdong Gyoza (명동교자)
Myeongdong Gyoza 명동교자 was opened since 1966, and have been going strong despite just 4 items on their menu. Their famous Kkalguksu (칼국수) aka Knife noodles is so comforting to the stomach. I also ate one of the best mandus (만두) I ever ate. :)

Click here for my full review: Myeongdong Gyoza (명동교자)
Location: 25-2, 2-ga Myeong-dong, Chung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Gwangjang Market 광장시장
This market is an eye opener! Selling almost everything for the household, this ajumma (auntie) haven is a pleasure to walk through. From Traditional Hanboks, dried foods, ginseng products to street food, they have it all! Gwangjang Market is an interesting sight for people who love a walk through traditional markets.

Click here to read full review: Gwangjang Market 광장시장
Location: 88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

O´sulloc Tea House 오설록티하우스
I love this place, it's great for its green tea desserts, and especially its cakes... visitors, you have to try this!

Location: 47-1 Myeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Lotte Mart, Seoul Subway Branch 롯데마트 서울역점

Located near Seoul Subway Station, Lotte Mart is a great place to shop for local Korean snacks and even cosmetics (if you give up going to Myeongdong). Their promotions and prices differ slightly from those at Myeongdong, so you might find better (or worse) promotions at the cosmetic shops here. However, one thing I like about it is that after shopping, I can pack my stuff and send it back home to Singapore, with their convenient EMS service parked at the corner of the store!

Location: 122 Bongnaedong 2(i)-ga Jung-gu

Bongchu Jjimdak 봉추찜닭
This is one of the well-known simmered spicy chicken, ready to rid your stomach of excess wind and good to have on rainy or cold days, because you'll be pretty much sweating it out while having this dish. And that's what I did exactly, I got into its Myeongdong (명동) branch on a rainy day.

Click here to read the full review: Bongchu Jjimdak 봉추찜닭
Location: 33-9, Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul-si

View the rest of my 'Seoul Exciting' trip here: 
Travelling Notes & Day 1
Day 2 & 3
Day 4 & 5
Day 6 & 7
Day 8 & 9
Day 12 to 14 (End of trip)