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6 Cafes You Must Visit In Seoul | Blog

6 Cafes You Must Visit In Seoul

If you are traveling to Seoul, Korea and are looking for cafes to visit, here are some you must not miss!

1.
O´sulloc Tea House

O´sulloc Tea House

O´sulloc Tea House

O´sulloc Tea House

If you are looking for Green Tea/Matcha flavors, you should totally check this place out! This cafe specializes in Green Tea and has many Green Tea drinks and desserts. I totally love their Green Tea Swiss Roll as the sponge was so soft and delicate, with a hint of Green Tea. It was filled with deliciously refreshingly Green Tea Mousse Cream.

However, I was really disappointed with their ice cream. Maybe, it was only for that day but totally mine was certainly disapproving icy. Yet, the place was very quiet and relaxing. A great place to chill out after a long busy day shopping in Myeongdong.

Nevertheless, if you are dropping by, make sure to get some of their tea products! They have really special tea leaves that you can’t find anywhere else.

O´sulloc Tea House

Address: 12 Myeongdong 7-gil, Myeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, 서울특별시 South Korea
Phone: +82 2-774-5460
Hours: 10AM–11PM
Website: http://www.osulloc.co.kr/

2.
Thanks Nature Cafe

Thanks Nature Cafe

Thanks Nature Cafe

Thanks Nature Cafe

Beautiful and enchanted, this cafe host 2 cute fluffy white sheep that will sure to make you go feverishly!

Why do you still visit dog or cat cafes when you can visit a sheep cafe? Thanks Nature Cafe sells mainly waffles and drinks, so don’t come here with an empty stomach expecting for the main course! Located just around the station of Hongik University (Hongdae), you could shop around the area after spending a delightful amount of time in the cafe. Clothes here are very affordable, usually starting from 10,000 won for most of them. Most youths like to hang out here! Additionally, there are many street performances in the evening during the weekend.

Thanks Nature Cafe

Address: 486 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 54-228-5106
Hours: 11AM–10PM
Website: https://www.facebook.com/TNcafe/

3.
Line Friends Store & Cafe Seoul

Line Friends Store & Cafe Seoul

Line Friends Store & Cafe Seoul

If you are a Line user, you got to visit Line Friends Cafe & Store when you are here in Seoul. It is considered the largest Line store in the world. The store is 3 levels high and should definitely be considered a tourist attraction!

Here, they offer not only the cafe but a bunch of other cute Line products to browse through. You will be greeted by a huge Brown upon entering the store. But, you do have to queue if you want to take a photo with him though. The basement level holds the themed cafe. I highly recommend you to try out their really adorable macarons! Additionally, you also should roam around the area as there are many other shops there.

Address: South Korea, Seoul, Gangnam-gu, 535- 15 현대맨션
Phone: +82 2-3448-1764
Hours: 10:30AM–10:30PM
Website: https://store.linefriends.com/

4.
Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack

Retro American-style, located just around the corner of Garosu-gil just like Line Friends Store and Cafe, it offers really delicious fluffy Lobster Rolls!

There are many variations of Lobster Rolls you can find here. We got to try out a few and my favorite one was the warm Cajun Cheese Lobster Roll. The restaurant is located in the basement alongside with elevated windows and coastal decorations, it made me feel like I was having my meal inside a boat in a nearby port. They were very generous with the amount of lobster meat in their rolls and will sure to please you.

Address: 524-27 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-6402-0904
Hours:
Sunday to Thu: 12pm – 3.30pm, 4.30pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 3.30pm, 4.30pm – 11pm

5.
Blind Alley

Blind Alley

A rare shot with the ever so active Raccoon at Blind Alley

A rare shot with the ever so active Raccoon at Blind Alley

Blind Alley Cafe, as its name suggest, I couldn’t find or take notice the cafe even after walking past for quite a few times! Situated along the street of Cheongpadong just before Sookmyung Women’s University, this is one unique cafe I’m certainly sure you can’t find something similar in Singapore!

WARNING: THIS ANIMAL-THEMED CAFE HAS TWO WILD RACCOONS INSIDE!

Yeap, it is a raccoon cafe! These raccoons are not kept in their cages most of the time. Hence, do expect them to crawl all over you when dining there. They do offer some refreshing smoothies, aromatic cafe latte, and some desserts. The best part is that the food was reasonably priced! Unlike some other animal-themed cafe whereby,  the price of a cup of Orange Juice can be exorbitant!

Address: 63-20 Cheongpadong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-701-6075

6.
1Q84 Churros

1Q84 Churros

1Q84 Churros

For a quick bite, head down to 1Q84 Churros while shopping in the streets of Ewha Womans University.

You do have to wait awhile for them to prepare the Churros as it will be made to order. Warm crispy Churros with well-coated Cinnamon Sugar is so comforting, especially in the winter. I got to try out their Churros with Cream Cheese spread on it. It so delish!

Address: 196-14, Uijeongbu 1-dong, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi, Seoul, South Korea

 

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Portico Prime @ Dempsey Hills – Chic & Modern European Restaurant

Portico Prime

Portico Prime

Situated in Dempsey Hills, Portico Prime offers a Chic & Modern European Restaurant. The interior is simple and industry-styled, yet refined and elegant. It will sure be a lavished experience here.

Roma Tomato Salad

Roma Tomato Salad

To get things started, I got to try out a few appetizers.

Roma Tomato Salad has two different types of Jamon (also known as Ham in Spanish), it was certainly unusual and I’m not used to the taste. The salad was scattered with Quinoa and Hijiki Seaweed and a finishing of Rock Melon Dressing. Still, I love how the tomatoes go well with the Quinoa and the dressing together.

Hokkaido Scallop

Hokkaido Scallop

Pan-seared Hokkaido Scallop with Brown Anchovy Mayo and Crispy Bacon, the scallop was still juicy on the inside and it was well browned. You know it is going to be good!

Pan-seared Foie Gras

Pan-seared Foie Gras

Pan-seared Foie Gras, this got to be one of my favorites! Accompanied with Beetroot Puree, Toasted Bread and a fresh mixture of berries, it was indeed dead delicious! The Foie Gras was silky and has a melt in your mouth feel. It was paired really well with the crisp toasted bread and refreshing fruits.

Live Scotland Blue-lipped Mussels

Live Scotland Blue-lipped Mussels

Live Scotland Blue-lipped Mussels. Seasoned with Garlic Confit, White Wine, and Italian Parsley, it was so simple yet so comforting. It has a wonderful aroma, I can really smell the freshness of the ocean as if I was really there. Really good!

Truffle Angel Hair Pasta

Truffle Angel Hair Pasta

Next, some of the main courses of which, I really enjoyed.

Truffle Angel Hair Pasta. Intense and pungent aroma of the truffles, matched with beautiful black Avruga-caviar, crispy Kawa Ebit Shrimps and Ito Togarashi, it will sure to make you render speechless. If I would visit again, I will sure order this as my main course again!

Roasted Chicken Leg

Roasted Chicken Leg

Roasted Chicken Leg with Chili Navy Beans Sauce. The sauce was a little on the salty side if you try it as it. Yet, it marries up perfectly when consumed with the roasted chicken. The chicken was tender and succulent. If you are not sure what you are looking for this classic dish with a slight twist should be alright to try out.

Baked Cod Fish

Baked Cod Fish

Baked Cod Fish with Yuzu-flavored foam and crushed Matcha Hazelnuts. This dish was totally bizarre! Not only that the flavors combination was unusual, the dish was presented in a very exotic way. I was astonished to get to try out some flavored foam. However, all the flavors were very mild and you have to slowly savor it to appreciate. I personally feel that even though the dish was outstanding and out of the box, I don’t like the bubbly feel of the foam in my mouth.

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee was creamy and well caramelized. I was amused that they added toasted bread on top of the Creme Brulee, certainly something different and some would sure to enjoy it with the creamy sweet custard.

Homemade Sorbet

Homemade Sorbet

Homemade Sorbet garnished with fresh fruits and granola toppings, it was very refreshing and light. Great to have it after a hearty meal. The flavors I got to try out were Green Apple, Lychee, and Passion Fruit. I really enjoyed all of them as they were not too sweet but sweet enough for me. My liking was the Green Apple, but I told by my other friends that it tasted like baby food (Apple Sauce).

Deconstructed Black Forest

Deconstructed Black Forest

Rich and decadent, Deconstructed Black Forest surely brings me back to the woods in the wonderland! The Chocolate Mousse pairs really well with the creamy cold Gelato.

 To sum up, the food was delightful. I can see that the chefs here put in the effort to recreate their dishes for a more special meal for their customers. Since the restaurant is situated in Dempsey Hills, it is quite peaceful and quiet. Additionally, with the beautiful chic interior and wonderful ambiance at night, I would totally come here again in future for a special occasion!

Portico Prime

Contact: +65 6474 7427

Address:  10 Dempsey Rd #01-20, Singapore 247700

Getting there by bus: 7, 75, 77, 105, 106, 123, 174

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Christmas with Legoland Malaysia

Legoland Malaysia

Legoland Malaysia

This Christmas, I got to celebrate in Legoland Malaysia on their Brick-Tacular Holiday activities! Family and friends will get to enjoy the jolly good spirits with many interesting Christmas activities here! You got to:

  • Meet & Greet with a LEGO Santa walking character
  • Christmas Show @ LEGO City
  •  Advent calendar activities from the 1st to 31st of December
  •  Asia’s tallest LEGO DUPLO Christmas Tree Light Up
  • 3D Lego fireworks
  •  Photos with LEGO® Santa and his sleigh
  •  Witness Snow in LEGOLAND
Snow Village located in LEGO City

Snow Village located in LEGO City

It was lovely festive! The Christmas performance was terrified.  

LEGO Santa

LEGO Santa

I got to meet Lego Santa walking character! He was so cute!

From 1st to 31st of December, there will be a surprise Christmas giveaway everyday! How lovely is that? All you need to do is to participate the lucky draw when you are in the theme park.

LEGO NINJAGO

LEGO NINJAGO

Legoland Malaysia has just launched their latest attraction, LEGO NINJAGO! I was told that the ride was based on the ever so popular LEGO NINJAGO TV series. Immerse yourself fully in a 4D dark ride with special effects. You got to choose to shoot fire, ice, lightning or shockwaves with your very own hands! The ride has state-of-art hand gesture technology that registers your hand movements to project these attacks to enemies while riding on it! Sounds cool, right?

It was indeed a very fun and exciting ride! 

LEGO DUPLO Christmas Tree

LEGO DUPLO Christmas Tree

A sweet shot with the tallest LEGO DUPLO Christmas Tree which will be lit at night beautifully!

Dino Island

Alongside with those wonderful festive activities and the new ride, their other rides are pretty amazing too! Hahaha, I’m not a very adventurous and daring person, so I was glad it was tamed enough for me, yet still exciting!  

Be sure to get an extra piece of shirt as you will get wet with Dino Island ride! 

Beetle Bounce

Beetle Bounce

Project X

Project X

Sophie and Kaiting having their crazy time riding Project X.

KL Cluster

KL Cluster

The new enhanced KL Cluster is now bigger and bolder! It features many historical buildings, landscapes, and skyscrapers of the capital city. There are also new additions like Bukit Bintang, Tabung Haji Tower, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Wau Bulan Arch, National Monument, Sam Kow Tong Temple and Petaling Street Arch. You should totally check it out, it is fascinating! 

I had a great time in Legoland Malaysia all thanks to my two lovely friends! We had so much fun and it was so enjoyable. It has been awhile since I last went to a theme park.

Embark on a marvelous journey at Legoland Malaysia Resort and make sure to spend your holiday here at Legoland Malaysia Resort! I had a great time celebrating Christmas here with so many activities to do. 

LEGOLAND® MALAYSIA

Address: 7, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia

Phone: +60 7-597 8888

Website: https://www.legoland.com.my

 

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Cha Thai @ Telok Ayer

Pad Thai Noodle

Pad Thai Noodle

Stunning and jaw-dropping Pad Thai Noodle from Cha Thai. Situated in the street of Telok Ayer, this Thai Food restaurant is worth taking a look.

I love their Pad Thai Noodle. Initially, I thought that Pad Thai Noodle should have a strong wok smell. The smell and aroma can be produced with very high heat and a good well-seasoned cast iron wok.  Yet, I was told that original Pad Thai Noodle should not have it.

How do I know? The original creator of Pad Thai Noodle is actually by Chai Thai owner’s ancestor. She is the 5th generation of the family! So, an authentic Pad Thai Noodle should have a sweet fragrance, accompanied by sourish unripened mango and a squeeze of zesty lime.

Drinks

Drinks

Of course, when you are in Thai Resturant, you expect a wide range of selection of Thai drinks, right? You will be spoiled by what they can offer you. I really liked their Thai Green Tea, it was strong and creamy!

Prawn Cakes

Prawn Cakes

Crispy Prawn Cakes to be paired with rice. It was juicy and delightful. But, I do feel that they can be heavier on their seasoning. Yet, I still enjoyed much, especially with the sweet plum sauce!

Papaya Salad

Papaya Salad

The usual Thai Papaya Salad. I know you can’t see, but it was served with Salted Duck Eggs. I don’t recall having Papaya Salad with salted eggs, so this was unique for me! The salad dressing was zingy and refreshing, while the salted eggs give extra depth of flavor to this dish. Definitely should try if you are a sucker for Papaya Salad!

Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum Soup

Spicy Tom Yum Soup with Noodles and Seafood. Yum! It was so spicy, even I was taken aback. However, the soup was dead additive! I simply just loved it! Strong flavor and very spicy, must try!

Cha Thai

Cha Thai

I think it is worth trying out if you are around the area. Maybe a casual weekday dinner after work with a small group of friends would be great! I love spicy food and this is a place I would really consider when I’m feelin’ for it!

Make sure to try out their Toasted Bread with Milk Tea/Kaya Sauce too! I heard it was quite popular there.

Cha Thai

Contact: +65 6636 3696

Address:  #01-01 Singapore, 80 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048466

Nearest MRT Station: Telok Ayer MRT

 

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Morganfield’s @ The Star Vista – Christmas Menu

Morganfield's Christmas Menu

Morganfield’s Christmas Menu

Christmas is around the corner and if you are looking for a place to celebrate this festive with wonderful cozy ambiance this is the place you should check it out!

Morgan's Christmas Feast

Morgan’s Christmas Feast

For this Christmas, Morganfield’s has introduced a Christmas Feast! Consist of Hazelnut Stick Bones, Cranberry Stick Bones, Crackling Roasted Pork, Gammon Ham, Sausages, Salad, Roasted Potatoes, Cornbread, Mexican Grilled Corn and some Roasted Vegetables! What a sumptuous spread!

They told me that this platter could serve 4 people but I fIll it certainly can fill more than that! If you want this platter to be in your Christmas house gathering, you could place your order 3 days in advance @ their website! Pick up and delivery available.

Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon

Love their Candied Bacon! Very sticky and sweet!

Crackling Pork Roast

Crackling Pork Roast

I love roasted pork and this was a good one! The meat was tender and juicy, yet comes with a crispy crackling skin!

Cranberry Sticky Bones

Cranberry Sticky Bones

I’m a big fan of cranberries and these sticky ribs were made with cranberries. Mellowing sweet and gloriously sticky.

Roast Chicken

Roast Chicken

Isn’t it so comforting to look at this beautiful Roasted Chicken, isn’t? Comfort food is what makes me feels good and has a sentimental value to me. I believe a good Roasted Chicken will enlighten me when I’m feeling moody, or brighten up this festive season!

Morganfield's

Morganfield’s

Morganfield's (The Star Vista)

Morganfield’s (The Star Vista)

Do check Morganfield and have a pint of beer there with your friends!

Morganfield’s @ The Star Vista

Contact: +65 6694 3635

Address: The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-23, The Star Vista, 138617

Nearest MRT Station: Buona Vista MRT

http://morganfields.com.sg

 

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Cashback, Honestbee discounts and online shopping deals at ShopBack

Got my Daniel Wellington at Lazada, extra 9% cashback savings thanks to Shopback!

Online Shopping

I love online shopping because it’s so convenient and easy. I also get to compare prices from many different sellers at one goal, making sure that I get the best deal!

Don’t you just love when there is a huge sale going online? Yet, do you know that you can even get a small percentage of your cash that you spent online to your pocket with ShopBack?

How ShopBack Works

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For example, you spent $500 on one of their participating merchant stores, and the merchant has an 5% Cashback. You will get $25 (which is 5%) back to your ShopBack account. Cool right?

Can I still cashback when I use a coupon on a merchant website?

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