Take a walk around Gyeongnidan-gil and you will fall in love with the area instantly. The quiet hood is charming at every turn and surprise after surprise awaits.
The neighbourhood is further up from Itaewon and it is filled with many Indie coffee shops and boutiques, trendy barber, lifestyle shops and local designers. And among them all, one cafe that we really love is Berkeley Coffee Social.
One local dish that everyone looks forward to trying in Seoul is Budae Jjigae, or also commonly known as ‘Korean Army Stew’. Bada Sikdang is an eatery in Itaewon district that is frequented by locals who are craving for Budae Jjigae.
Bada Sikdang has been serving its Budae Jjigae for over 45 years. What makes the Budae Jjigae at Bada Sikdang unique is the addition of cheese; it may not follow the exact recipe for the traditional Budae Jjigae, but it is an interesting twist for those who are looking for something different.
Other than Budae Jjigae, Bada Sikdang also offers BBQ meats such as T-bone Steak (W30,000 per pax), Beef Ribs (W25,000 per pax), Pork Chops (W15,000 per pax), as well as the signature Beef Sausages (W25,000 per pax).
Drop by Bada Sikdang in Itaewon for a fuss-free Korean stew and you will leave with happy tummies.
As the trend of Korean culture continues to rise in Singapore over the recent few years, Korean food has become a big part of our daily lives. You can find plenty of Korean restaurants and marts all over the country, with Korean-everything that we all love.
Binggrae is a popular food brand in South Korea and their desserts are especially delicious. Ever since we tried their Pangtoa Blueberry Ice Cream Cake and Mango Bingsu, we have been big fans of their creations. The Pangtoa Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake with Cream Cheese and Green Tea Flavoured Ice Cream With Sweetened Red Bean Paste in Fish-Shaped Wafer are just two of the many colourful dessert products in Binggrae’s extensive line.
The best part about these ice cream products is its inexpensive price tag. You can easily grab one of these in Shine Korea, Hao Mart, Sol Mart and selected provision shops islandwide and enjoy them in the comfort of your home after a hearty dinner.
Here’s what we love about the newest additions—Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwich and fish-shaped Matcha Waffle.
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Birdfolks is an American fried chicken and kopi-centric eatery and the latest food establishment to open up at NEWest along West Coast Drive. It exudes a rather cafe-like vibe but their menu offerings speak of something entirely different.
Fusing the qualities of good old American fried chicken along with their little twist of Asian influence in the form of a dark, robust coffeeshop kopi, this quirky eatery aims to start a new ball rolling which breathes nostalgia in a whole different light.
Fried chicken paired with homegrown coffeeshop kopi? That’s genius!
Patbingsu and ice cream sandwiches are extremely popular summertime treats in Korea for two good reasons—they help you to cool off from the sweltering heat and at the same time, satisfy your dessert cravings at very low prices.
Of course, it is not practical at all to take a six-hour flight out to Seoul just to try them when you have other commitments back at home. However, do not despair—F&N Ice Cream together with Binggrae have brought in some tasty, honest-to-goodness Korean bingsu and ice cream treats right over to our sunny island!
With Binggrae’s Bingsu Mango and Pangtoa Ice Cream Sandwiches conveniently stored in Shine Korea, Hao Mart, Sol Mart and selected provision shops, you have no reasons to splurge on overpriced Korean desserts anymore. Here’s why you need to stock up your fridge with Binggrae’s latest creations now. READ ON
Be My Guest Cafe at Tai Seng serves up a wide array of western-fusion cuisine, cakes and pastries as well as weekend brunch. Some of the dishes on the menu include their Green Curry Seafood Pasta, Lion Prawn Mala Mee Kia, and the Wolfberry & Osmanthus Cheesecake.
Dishing out innovative fusion dishes at affordable prices, Be My Guest Cafe truly is a cafe worth stopping by at if you happen to be in the area.
Does the name ‘Ban Bossy Boutique‘ ring a bell? Those who have heard of the feminist movement in 2014 where the use of the term ‘bossy’ should be discouraged to describe women would probably know where this cafe got its inspiration from.
Boasting primarily pastel colours in pink, mint and white, walking into Ban Bossy Boutique is like stepping into Barbie-land. It is the perfect spot for afternoon tea with your girlfriends, complete with Instagram-worthy backdrops and an appealing array of cupcakes.
The beautiful cafe is tucked away on the third level of a building in Hongdae. The next time you find yourselves in Seoul, you know where to head to. READ ON
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Butcher Boy is a new Asian-inspired bar and grill at the Keong Saik dining enclave. This humble ‘meatery’ is the perfect space for meat-lovers in search for good vibes and solid meat dishes.
Butcher Boy is the second venture by chef-owner Andrew Walsh of Cure. Their key offerings, as its name suggests, include a sizzle of luscious meats alongside a selection of cocktails, buns, sharing plates, and oh-so-decadent sundaes.