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january bites...


Welcome to Seoul in the City!

I would like to thank my avid readers and followers since 2009! I'm absolutely blessed with all the encouragement and continuous support that inspires me to keep up with my journal.  I will abide with my fellow partners, and hope that 'my love affair' with food, travel and design will never cease...

As my first official post for my new site, I would like to re-introduce one of my favorites-coffee bangatgan-커피   방앗간 in Samchungdong.  It's a treat when I go to this spot, since it's a bit far for me. Their novelty: to leave your mark, you can write notes or doodle on their custom napkins, and just tape it anywhere in the cafe...literally. 

Whenever I go back, I try to look for the notes I left behind the previous time...but never can find it! Perhaps it blew away...or someone loved my note and snatched it away? hahaha...

The photos below will make you hungry...such a tease...Enjoy:)



honey stand in insadong-the best ginger honey!

braised pork @채운


 amazing chicken from 채운 chinese restaurant-sinsa dong

inside the tea museum-insadong brisking the cold on a sunny day... you can find one of the best spicy octopus @ 뱃고동 (baetgodong) in apkujung...it's a chain around seoul also famous for this squid tempura...but i didn't fancy this as much...wasn't crispy, but i think that's their concept

the best part-making fried rice with the left over squid, banchan, seaweed

Reader Comments (6)

Hey! Betgodong in Apku was one of my favorite spots back in my college days! LOVE it soo much!! Hey! Who did your redesign? I'm scheduled for one too. The designer's slated to start on mine in Feb!

January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJIYE

Keep up the good work :) Wish you all the best for this year and happy Korean new year too :) May I ask how do you get to Samchungdong? Many thanks xxx

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiko

Dear Sarah,

Congratulation for ur' new site!!!
looking forward for ur' awesome story & pic.....!!!

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermaya

yum! all your photos look soooo scrumptious! and loving the new blog look too =)

January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTruly Smitten

thanks everyone!!!
@miko-samchungdong take line #3, exit 1...take a right @ the starbucks then walk straight. it's about a 10 min walk into the neighborhood to get to all the cute cafes. if you ask people where samchungdong is, they should point you to the right direction. good luck!

January 31, 2011 | Registered Commentersarah lee

Thank you for the directions :) But when I got to the coffee shop it was packed :( though it was a Saturday... Looking forward to more posts from you :) :)

February 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiko
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