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last days of april...

lunch at 'take urban' cafe in gangnam

outdoor patio at 'take urban' cafe-gangnam...love the circles!

inside 'take urban' cafe-gangnam

amazing japanese izakaya spot my chef friend hyo yun introduced me to in hannam dong

these skewers were amazing!

fresh mochi dessert topped with grated wasabi-japanese izakaya spot in hannam dong

my boss recently brought these japanese red bean paste desserts from japan-just love the simple, yet beautiful packaging!

cherry blossoms bloom for a short 2 week period every april in seoul...

New menu items at Eddy's Cafe-4th edition:

honey glazed apple and fig salad with crumbled brie, served with olive biscotti

eddy's cafe-chicken frittata with onion, bacon, baby spinach, oven roasted tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, and apple vinaigrette

eddy's cafe-breaded pork loin roulade, pickled mushrooms, with english mustard and orange cream and balsamic reduction

new menu item at eddy's cafe-vacuum cooked chicken with spring greens, red delicious chutney, topped with orange pommery vinaigrette

found this samgyupsal spot in my neighborhood recently-they add parsley, how random but it was sooo good!

sake/o-dang bar in garasugil

killer budae jjigae at 'ba da' restaurant-itaewon...and they add cheese!

amazing pastries at' passion 5' in hannam-dong

we weren't allowed to take photos inside 'passion 5' but somehow i was able to snap a few shots!

inside 'passion 5' cafe

this is too funny! starwars cafe in hongdae

love the paper lantern sign!

'Chamsae Bangatgan' in Hongdae really has the best pajun (Korean pancakes) along with their makgeolli (rice wine)!!! it was the perfect pair for a rainy day in Seoul...

outside 'chamsae bangatgan' in hongdae

making the jun right outside the restaurant...everything looks sooo good!

absolutely the BEST kimchi jun (korean pancakes) in seoul-'chamsae bangatgan' in hongdae

inside 'chamsae bangatgan' in hongdae...

kimchi tofu @ 'cham sae bangatgan' in hongdae

Reader Comments (5)

korea has such cool looking places!! and the food as always looks amazing..

May 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjiye

YUM! I miss Korea already -- glad to see you're taking full advantage of all the amazing food out there! I need to go to that pajun place, like now. Hope you're doing well, Sarah!! :)

May 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchicky*bits

Hi there...I enjoyed reading your blog.

I live in Hannam-dong...can you tell me the name of the Izakaya place? would love to try it. Thanks!

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

hi karen-
i can't remember the name of the izakaya place, but it's right at the edge of itaewon/hannam dong side...near passion 5 bakery/cafe and the spice restaurant...there are a strip of j. izakayas right around there, and i heard a lot of them are great! hope this helps :)

June 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterseoulinthecity

Hi Sarah,
I've always enjoyed and have been religiously following your blog, especially before a trip to Seoul. I'm visiting Seoul (again!) next month and would love to try "Chamsae Bangatang" in Hongdae. Can I have the address or directions to this shop? If it's too complicated, then why don't we all go together and have a 'girls nite out' (if this place opens till night)? :p

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJo
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