Best Grilled Fish in Seoul!

Last month my friends and I had a chance to go strolling around Sinchon, because we had some time to kill. And we’ve always wanted to explore bits of Sinchon as it is home to several famous cafes in Seoul! We did not have a lot of time because it was evening and we wanted to go home by 11. So, we went to the famous grilled fish restaurant, called Gosame.

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What’s famous here is of course the grilled fish! You can choose from three types of fish; mackerel, dot dot dot and dot dot dot. I can’t remember the names T..T Anyways, I think all of them are delicious but one is enough for three people to share! It’s too salty to eat by its own, so you need to add some other dishes like we did!

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We ordered tofu stew which is my favourite. Major love for the tofu! And it wasn’t too hot for my liking. I’m not into spicy foods, I think it’s major distraction to the overall taste. If you like super hot food, order tuna stew and ask them to make it extra hot! I don’t recommend though ha ha. And we also ordered chilli squid. It’s cooked with korean chilli paste. Maybe you can ask them to make it extra hot, if you want, but we didn’t and it was mild. And it’s really good!

So this is how Koreans normally eat. Take a salad leaf, put rice, fish meat and squid on it, wrap it and off it goes into your mouth. I like it that way because the spiciness reduced a little more.

The price? Our meal costs us a little under $20. That’s for three people!

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It’s quite difficult to find. I was lucky my friend knows the direction. But, you could start by getting off Sinchon station Line 2 and go towards Hyundai Department store UPLEX exit. It’s such a loooooong walk but you’ll see lots of shops and restaurants on your way… like Nature Republic, The Body Shop and KAKAO Friends Shop.

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You’ll see a GIANT RED pipe  as you exit the station and a junction on your left. Long story short…. follow the map! Phewwww bad sense for direction :’-(

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Onboard Malaysia Airlines

1)Incheon Airport is huge, but I didn’t have enough time to explore every nook and cranny. If anything, I’d like the toilet to have more cubicles (but it’s too late for any layout changes now 😴)

If you find yourself at Incheon Airport sometime soon, go to the second floor. They have a tourism centre where you can try out traditional clothes and there’s a background of Korean house if you wanna take a photo! Too bad I was rushing for my flight.

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2) In case you didn’t know, Malaysia Airlines was in two major air disasters last year, both resulted in loss of all lives onboard and their 777 planes. I bet you know, it was all over the news. I remembered myself feeling so traumatised by the news and I cried because I don’t think I can fly anymore. My breakdown went on for a few days…..before I embark on another last-minute holiday. Err..what are the tears for?

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Anyways, I was onboard B777. It looks old, but I don’t mind as long as it’s safe to fly. Even the entertainment system is tricky. I looked around, everyone wasn’t so sure as well. It was a daytime flight, so eventhough I was sleepy like cray cray, it’s hard to sleep during the day. The seating is 2-4-2. I requested a window seat. And I hoped no one is sitting beside me. Too bad 😦 But he’s nice and we’re already friends on facebook ha ha! The seats are ok, well-padded and just nice for a girl with an average height. I will be concerned about the leg room for a tall person though. The guy beside me is really tall, but he is skinny so that’s a huge phewww for him, from me.

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The cabin crew are quite friendly. Their service is fine. I mean what do I expect. I fly economy, not business. The flight meal was nice. I got a chicken pasta. May I add that everything onboard Malaysia Airlines is halal, just like the Middle Eastern airlines. I’ve flown this route with Malaysia Airlines before, and I must say that the flight meal used to be more than what I got the last time. I could put aside some snacks so I can have it later. Now I can finish everything in a go. Or, was I just hungry? hurmm…

Anyways, I’ve finished everything but I tried to eat sloww–ly but continuously. Because there’s a guy next to me who didn’t even finish his food…. it’s either he’s full or he just doesn’t eat much, which, judging from his size, I pretty much think it’s the latter. Which also makes me either… too hungry or I just eat a lot… and I pretty much think both are true mih mih.

Overall, I like their service, flight meals and movies choice. I just hope that they provide a wide variety of drinks. And I’d be grateful if they could provide the headset at the very beginning (although I can just use my earpods– I just knew– the guy told me) and don’t collect them before landing. In fact, let us enjoy the entertainment contents even after landing, until taxiing or until we feel like leaving the airplane.

I will fly Malaysia Airlines one more soon to my next destination. Hope it’s a good one 🙂

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3) I was in KL Airport for a good 6 hours+ layover and took some time to explore the area. There are so many chocolates but I didn’t get any,I don’t want to carry anymore extra bags. But, there is a promotion at Victoria Secret…! It’s such a good deal, so I got myself some body mists. These ones, I don’t mind one more bag. Then, I killed the remaining time at Harrods Cafe. I of course got a nice cup pot of tea, yum ❤

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Obligatory shot by someone who can only afford a drink at Harrods 😦

p/s: more Seoul posts coming!

Cafe hopping in Seoul

Hello! I so wanted to write about this from my visit to Seoul sometime in…summer I guess. So this was me doing cafe-hopping, although it’s only two cafes in a day. We wanted to stop by more places but.. nope! I have reasons for that. One, I’m not a coffee lover. Two, cafes usually only serve drinks and desserts which, I already felt sick at the sight of them in the second cafe ha ha. And three, why waste on drinks when you can spend on real food? That’s it. I can never go cafe hopping. I don’t love coffees enough to stop by a few in a day. Maybe I will try again when my wallet is thicker :-p

Anyways, for a fun day in Seoul, we went cafe hopping in Samcheong-dong, just a walking distance from Kyeongbuk Palace. Mind you, the palace is huge! If you think you’re lost, just take the taxi. It is blazing hot in summer, and I don’t think you wanna walk further. And Samcheong-dong is quite a big area. It has many alleys with lots of stores and cafes. We did get lost. We went up the hill, found some cool artsy wall paintings where young Koreans had their photoshoot for the items they’re selling ( I pretty much think so!) and we went down, drenched in sweat, and finally found some cafes!

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First cafe!

Second one, just behind the first one!

Second one, just behind the first one!

We were so excited because they’re all very pretty! If you can’t tell, look at the Korean girls getting excited as well. Mih mih. We wanted to get in the first cafe we found because we’re super exhausted and sweaty and we need a break from our giant bags. Well that’s the plan. But we’re quick to spot the second one behind it! And then, we decided that it’s too cute and too girlish for us LOL! Anyways, we settled for the third one, just a few steps from the second one!

Billy Angel Cake Company

Billy Angel Cake Company

This is how it looks like inside

IMG_0027IMG_0028My drink was to-die-for! It’s called muscat tea latte and I was wowed! My friends tasted it and got wowed as well. NO kidding. Too bad I can’t remember the tea brand they’re using. They also serve cakes which look so scrumptious! Amazeballs! But I am not in the mood for any.

The second cafe is must be girls’ favourite! Can you see from afar???!

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A Cath Kidston’s cafe! Cath Cafe! I swear I couldn’t stop smiling! They sell Cath Kidston stuff as well.IMG_0022IMG_0023.

My eyes literally had loves in them ❤

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We ordered a drink and a cake because we didn’t feel eating anything fancy. They had great cakes as well, their coffees are cheap, but non-coffee drinks are quite expensive. Sad face me!

Don’t forget to drop by if you’re here. I think you can find them easily, just use Google maps or Naver maps (Koreans love naver -.-) If I have to choose, I’d love to revisit Billy Angel for the muscat tea latte! ❤