Latteya

라떼야 (삼청점) Latteya, Seoul
By searching through my receipt I get to find the name of the little quiet cafe that I visited. The coffee isn’t fantastically nice but the surrounding environment is super relaxing and quiet while looking at the autumn foliage. No regret for paying ₩4500 for a cuppa of 커페라떼 (coffee latte).

See below for all the pictures that I took at this cafe.



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Caffe Bene

It is a challenge to me to eat an ice-cream when I feel cold or at a winter country. Caffe Bene, Myeongdong,Seoul which is located right at the exit 8 of Myeongdong station. It is one of the famous brand in Korea and can be found in Malaysia too. I’m not sure if the Singapore’s branch has been opened for public.

The dessert for the Day 1’s night was the yoghurt favoured ice cream. It does sound too plain but the sourness of the yoghurt made me feel very appetizing after walking home from Namdaemun for dinner.

Yoogane

유가네(Yoogane): The most popular Chicken Galki in Korea which is originated from Busan. You can find it in Singapore which are located in Bugis Junction and WestGate.

I bumped into this restaurant by accident. I did not know how famous it is before entering this restaurant. But hey, I have new discoveries and it is lunch time, everywhere is full with people, so does this restaurant. I went through their menu which is available on their restaurant’s wall too and decided to try the basic entry for a try.

Chicken marinated galki set with chicken meat, cabbages, potatoes and rice cakes. It is not spicy though it looks like. The chicken is well marinated. It is not small portion as it is filling and good enough for one person.


In Seoul, somehow you do not have to worry that you do not know how to cook it, the staffs will handle it for us and they are more than willing to help us up and doing the job. Now, it is ready to be served. They gave me an apron to wear before they start cooking. I do not know why…
Location: 유가네(Yoogane), 명동, 서울.

Softbee

The Organic Soft Ice Cream – SoftBee.

It has a very nice and cute name for this shop which happened to pass-by when one of my colleague wanted to buy a pair of shoes. This tiny shop located somewhere around in MyeongDong, Seoul.
SoftBee
The most attractive part of this ice-cream shop is the honeycomb ice-cream. The below picture showed the smooth vanilla favoured ice-cream with one small cube of honeycomb on top of it. I wondered how it tasted because I was not the one eating it 🙂 I believe, I will have another chance to revisit this shop again and I will definitely give a try by myself.
SoftBee
SoftBee
Lots of honeycombs being displayed outside the glass door. It is very real.

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Caffe Pascucci

Caffe Pascucci (카페 파스쿠찌)

On my second day in Seoul, we met up at the lobby and headed down the road for breakfast. We stopped by few cafes before we ended up at this cafe. It was pretty crowded at 8.30AM. And, we sat at one of the corner before we placed our orders. It was my big breakfast, where I chose the Panini Toast Set with coffee. By default, they gave Americano, however, I ordered Coffee Latte with addition 500 won charges.

The Panini was super cheesy as you can see the cheese was melting onto the plate. It gave a lot of ham as well with egg. It was a very filling breakfast which I think it can be shared with two persons. It tasted good with the half toasted bread.
Caffe Pascucci
As for the Latte, it was great. I guess, it is best for me to drink Latte in the morning, when it brings up the best taste.
Caffe Pascucci

Since, we were about time to leave at 9.15AM to wait at the nearest train station, I quickly finished my breakfast and left the cafe with my coffee. We did not have much time to spare at the cafe. Walking toward the station with a cuppa of hot coffee during that time was pretty warm. It was an interesting experience as I have never tried to walk in the street with a cup of coffee. Haha.

Ambiance: Great place to be, even at the time we visited the cafe was crowded but, it was not too noisy.
Rating: 3/5. Superb breakfast, the services were still okay even though the cashier was not really able to converse in English. The waiting time for the food and drink at that hour was a little long due to the crowd, so if you are take-away, it might save your time.

Hollys Coffee

Hollys Coffee, MyeongDong, Seoul.

I was in Korea for a week business trip. It was my first time travelling to Korea and I felt glad that I went with a group of people who have been to Korea before and we are able to travel without any problems.

Being in the city of Seoul, where the coffee culture is so strong. You can find many coffee houses or cafes along the main streets. Even the small roads, you can also find at least one coffee house.

I was brought to this cafe after a short walk in MyeonDong. I was not really sure which branch I went into as there are plenty of Holly Cafe in this area. It was located on the 2nd floor of the building. It has a pretty good interior decoration in the cafe and it was not crowded or noisy.
Holly cafe
One of the special items that I found in their menu is the sweet potato coffee, which I hardly see it anywhere. However, I did not give a try. It was weird to me and I just had an ice-cream before that, so I was not really keen to give a shot. As normal, I ordered the Latte.
Holly Coffee
First latte in Korea and it was not same as what I usually tasted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was slightly less taste but still acceptable and it warmed up my body.
Holly Coffee
Holly Coffee
It was not really expensive to drink coffee in Seoul. A cup of coffee could be ranging from 3500 won to 5000 won. There would be more write-up on Seoul City’s cafes introduction in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

GoGung

GoGung, Myeong-Dong, Seoul. (고궁 – 명동점)

My last dining experience with the Korean restaurant named GoGung was in Kuala Lumpur, Mid Valley Shopping Centre on my last day working there. I was with my colleague for a lunch, not a farewell lunch.

When I was in Seoul for business trip with another 4 colleagues, we bumped into GoGung in Myeongdong 8ga-gil. So, we decided to have our dinner here before heading back to hotel.

The ambience of the restaurant looks cosy and and quiet. We went up to the second floor and entered the restaurant, there were a few group of people eating there while being entertained by the classical instrument’s performers.
GoGung
GoGung
After went through the menu, we decided to order one set and have add-ons.
GoGung
They offered five different side dishes. I liked the salads very much. The salads’ sauce was very appetizing. My colleague said, the vegetable was beautifully garnished and he did not want to eat it.

Here are all the food that we ordered.
Jap Chae (잡채)
It is a stir-fried Korean glass noodle. It is very flavourful and nutritious dish that can be served as a main meal, snack or appetizer. It is worth to order this dish if you do not want to order its set meal.
GoGung

Pajeon (파전)
Jeon means Korean Pancake. There are various type of Korean pancake we can see in Korean menu and it is an appetizer too. Pajeon mean green onions pancake, which we always see in Korean restaurant.
GoGung

Bibimbap (비빔밥)
We ordered two different types of pot for bibimbap, but basically, they are same ingredients.
GoGung
GoGung
It was really a lot of food that we have ordered. Our table was full with food when all of it was served. 잘 먹겠습니다 .

Address: 27, Myeongdong 8ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea.
Ambience: Cosy, entertaining and good place for group gathering and enjoy great food.
Rating: 3/5. The food portion and ambience were great especially they have a performer performed some traditional songs.

*Rating is between 1-5 with 1, the lowest and 5, the highest. The rating is based on my personal preferences.