Seoul Exciting 2014 - Day 6 and 7

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Here's the day 6 and day 7 of my Seoul Exciting Trip in late April 2014!

What's in this post:
Day 6:
- Sandeomi Bulgogi
- Watching a movie in Lotte Cinema
- Hongdae
- Doma Restaurant

Day 7:
- Tosokchon Ginseng Chicken
- Gyungbokgung, Samcheongdong and Bukchon Hanok Village
- 55 Beonji Ramyon

Sandeomi Bulgogi 산더미 불고기
As its name suggests, the bulgogi was stacked like a mountain. Definitely more than enough for 2 people, and sometimes, even for 3. It was lovely and we enjoyed the bulgogi dish very much!

Location: 47 Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Lotte Cinema
Caught a movie at Lotte Cinema in Mecenatpolis mall. It was so easy to watch a movie here. The ticket purchase was easy, if you need help, just check with the staff at the cinema counters! You can also purchase tickets yourself through the self-help machines, which also are available in English. The cinema chairs were spacious and comfortable, and the popcorn flavours were great too! I had the seaweed ones and it was very good. For ladies, you may be glad to know that they also sell healthy snack sets, which comprises of low-fat snack and drink items! :)

This cinema is also available in many tourist areas, including Myeongdong.

Hongdae
Hongdae was lovely, we saw many artistes making portraits of people, buskers singing to different crowds, mostly the younger generation. It was a vibrant place and while people come here for clubbing, I'm not really into clubbing so I didn't visit any clubs. I did try out the karaoke, and it was really fun. Hongdae is great for shopping accessories and fashion. Makeup fanatics will also know that the popular Stylenanda is located in this neighbourhood.

Doma 도마
Doma is a rib barbecue restaurant in Hongdae, also famous for its Mayak (Narcotic) Doenjang Jjigae (Soy bean paste stew), which is famous for its addictive taste, like erm, narcotics. Hence the name. I really enjoyed the soybean paste stew here, which was so flavourful!

Click here for the full review: Doma 도마
Location: 357-3 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Tosokchon Ginseng Chicken 토속촌 삼계탕
I highly recommend this place, although it has become pretty touristy of sorts. People queue up here during lunch hours and the queue can be as long as 20mins to 1 hr! (Or maybe even more, judging from the queue) The waiters here know Mandarin as well, so there's no worry for lack of communication. The broth is lovely, and the chicken is not oily, yet nutritious. A great dish when you're feeling cold, or simply when you're there in winter.

Click here for the full review: Tosokchon Ginseng Chicken 토속촌 삼계탕
Location: 5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Gyungbokgung, Samcheongdong and Bukchon Hanok Village
We were here to catch the Palace Guards Changing Ceremony, and it was grand and colourful. It's one of the more beautiful palaces in Korea, so check it out if you haven't already. Samcheongdong and Bukchon Hanok Village are nearby as well, a stone's throw away. The lovely streets are filled with traditional houses and lined with interesting cafes too! If you are nearby, don't forget to catch a glimpse of the Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae, the presidential residence) as well. :)

Location: 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Sejong-ro)

55 Beonji Ramyeon 55번지 라면
It can be easy to miss this shop totally because it is tucked away in an alley. But don't be afraid to venture into their alley in Samcheongdong as you'll find that it'll be worth it tucking into this ramyeon, sitting in a traditional Korean house. Try the famous jjampong ramyeon here!

Location: 55-1 Hwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

View the rest of my 'Seoul Exciting' trip here: 
Travelling Notes & Day 1
Day 2 & 3
Day 4 & 5
Day 8 & 9
Day 10 & 11
Day 12 to 14 (End of trip)