Day 13 (Part 2) – Seoul (Part 11)

After we finished lunch, we slowly walked back to the subway station. On the way back, we stopped by the famous Napoleon Bakery (many wealthy people come here to get breads, pastries and cakes). “We might as well take a look,” I said to my cousin and made a quick run around. I liked the atmosphere, very spacious and  welcoming. I wouldn’t mind sitting down and having afternoon tea here (had I known about it).

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The frozen treats arrangement was so cute. Too bad it was winter, or I would have gotten one ‘to go’.

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My last dessert before I left and it consisted of chocolate shaved ice at Red Mango & Cacao Green.

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Located on the streets of Myeongdong, second floor, this is a perfect place to stop by and have a snack while watching the busy shoppers (if you’re lucky enough to get a seat by the window).

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I don’t remember exactly what we ordered, but Carmen told me that the shaved ice is actually chocolate flavoured and then frozen and shaved into this lovely dessert. Topped with more chocolate and brownies, this is definitely a chocolate-lover’s heaven-on-earth-must go place. This was plenty enough for the both of us.

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To end my official last hours in Seoul, I suggested to have take-in. I wanted to call it an early night and just relax while I rest and pack up for home. So we had a classic, pizza for dinner while watching a movie (felt like a sleep over!). The pizza options were crazy; sausage, bulgogi and everything else meat. Maybe I’m too Westernized with the idea that pizzas should have peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni and the ‘regular’ toppings that you can find on North American pizzas.

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I think I would call it a ‘super’ (that’s on the Pizza Pizza menu), which included pepperoni, green peppers and mushrooms (I’m not too sure by looking at the photo below). All the other options on the menu was what I described above. Maybe next time I will try a classic Korean pizza.

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You can check out my tweets here and other activities that I did while I was in Seoul here.
P.S. Check out Carmen’s blog here.

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Day 13 (Part 1) – Seoul (Part 10)

I think this is one of my favourite restaurants/ places in Seoul. I’m really glad that Carmen let me choose where we could have brunch/ lunch. And the reviews surely did not disappoint.

IMG_6937The menu was double sided, if I remember correctly, and it was so hard for me to choose a dish to order. I wanted waffles, pasta and basically one of everything on the menu.

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Inside was really big and filled with green plants that made it cozy and warm. The interior reminded me of a garage, at least if sitting by the windows. It was a bit cooler sitting next to the windows.

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Carmen ordered a plate of pancakes and sausages that came with a latte.

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I settled with seafood pasta. I didn’t realize that my pasta came with a drink or I would have changed my coffee to something else.

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(This is so tumblr ready!)

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Don’t forget to check what I did in Seoul while I was there and click here to visit my cousin’s blog.

Day 12 – Seoul (Part 9)

A trip to Korea wouldn’t be complete without having some ox tail/ bone soup. It wasn’t on my list of foods to try but we passed this restaurant by accident, after failing to find Slow Garden (please check out Day 13 for Slow Garden). We sat down after 1pm so it wasn’t busy. We each ordered a soup (that came with rice) and there were three kinds of all you can eat kimchi at the table.

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My soup had rice cakes, my favourite!

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After spending time at Ihwa-dong Mural and taking pictures, we decided to pop by and sit down at the Rilakkuma Cafe.

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There aren’t any dinner pictures because we settled for all you can eat kbbq. There wasn’t anything special about dinner that night besides tons of food to eat! There was a spray that you could squirt your clothes, jackets and bags after eating at the restaurant. It’s supposed to remove the barbeque smell.

Make sure to catch up on all the Seoul things I’ve been doing here and please don’t forget to check out my cousin’s travel blog here.