Serious coffee drinkers will find plenty of options in Seoul, and one of the most popular destinations in the uber-cool Seongsu-dong neighbourhood—also known as the Brooklyn of Seoul—is Daelim Changgo Gallery CO:LUMN.
More than just a cafe offering pretty food, Daelim Changgo Gallery CO:LUMN is also an art gallery where you can admire various art exhibitions—from larger-than-life art installations to creative paintings. The exhibitions change from time to time so guests can always look forward to something new there.
Daelim Changgo Gallery CO:LUMN is also located near to Common Ground, a hipster container market which has been making rounds on social media so you can visit both places on the same day!
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
The Korean term ‘Samgyetang’ refers to Korean ginseng chicken soup whereby a small chicken is usually stuffed with nutritious ingredients such as ginseng, garlic, jujube and rice. Locals have it during harsh winter days to stay warm and even during summer to replenish lost body fluids.
After days of Korean BBQ and Kimchi Jjigae, we were craving for something lighter on the taste buds and decided to drop by one of Seoul’s oldest and most established ginseng chicken soup restaurants, Korea Samgyetang.
The no-frills restaurant is just like its straightforward name—they dish out honest-to-goodness Samgyetang dishes that are flavourful and leaves you wanting more. READ ON
Get the ultimate banchan feast for only W8,000/ S$9.63 per person when you dine at Sigol Bapsang in Itaewon, Seoul.
By banchan feast, we do not mean 10 or even 20; we are referring to a whopping 30 banchan dishes, including rice and tofu soup on your dining table! Saying that you are spoilt for choice is an understatement at Sigol Bapsang.
The traditional Korean eatery opens for 24 hours daily, so you can come here for a filling meal at any time of the day. READ ON
Queenmama Market is one of the coolest hangouts in Seoul. It combines an urban lifestyle boutique that spans across two levels and a mezzanine, an entire level of curated books, and a huge cafe that does some serious coffee business.
It is a stunning space, to say the least.
With four levels of wonders, Queenmama Market—opened by designers Jinyoung Kang and Hanni Yoon—is a destination in Apgujeong, Gangnam-gu for a little retail and coffee therapy. It is also every fashionista’s dream for there is no lack of photo spots here.
One of the hottest destination to see and be seen in Seoul right now is Garosu-gil. The place is home to tons of cafes, independent fashion labels, bars and so much more. Since it is not possible to cover the entire area within a trip, we decided to revisit this lifestyle destination again.
One bakery cafe that caught our attention on the spot is Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. This popular bakery hails all the way from San Fransisco, California and specialises in crusty croissants, a mouthwatering array of baked goods and house brew coffee.
When you are in Garosu-gil, do not forget to include Mr. Holmes Bakehouse into your must-go list. READ ON
Talk about Samgyetang (Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup) in Seoul and many will point you to Tosokchon.
There are often arguments about how Tosokchon is touristy/ meant for tourists, but there is no denying that this institution serves one of the best Samgyetang renditions in Seoul. And it is actually pretty reasonably priced!
If you haven’t already tried it, here’s what you are missing out on.
The seasons don’t matter because Seoul is ever popular, and the world loves this Korean city for many reasons. Apart from all the K-pop stars and Korean dramas that the world is crazy about, Seoul offers a good mix of shopping, food, arts and culture, and history.
Of course, traveling to a city with such a booming tourism industry often means that a trip there can get pretty heavy on our wallets. We understand the pain of having to pay for exorbitantly-priced hotels.
We have sussed out 12 Hotels in Seoul under S$200 a night that you can consider for your next trip. You are welcome.