Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hello Kitty Cafe

Category: Attraction - Other
Nearest Subway Station: Hongik University Station (Line 2, AREX)
Distance from Subway Station: 381 meters (Exit 9)
District (gu): Mapo-gu
GPS: 37.553351,126.922324
Description:

There are many cafes in the trendy district of Hongdae and one unique cafe is Hello Kitty Cafe. Fully decorated with the famous cat characters from Japan, even the drinks and food are shaped based on the cat with ribbon on its ear. If you are a fan of the character or just want to try eating cat shaped desserts, make your way to this cafe. Open from 11am to 12pm. (source 1, source 2)


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Friday, July 13, 2012

BaB Restaurant - Ewha Woman's University

Category: Restaurant - Vegetarian Friendly Restaurant
Nearest Subway Station: Ewha Woman's University Station (Line 2)
Distance from Subway Station: 261 meters (Exit 3)
District (gu): Seodaemun-gu
GPS: 37.559042,126.946071
Description:

This is another branch of Bab Restaurant located in front of Ewha Woman's University gate. I think the owner is lucky to always get the best location in front of these universities. Bibimbap and Dwenjang Jjigae cost around 7,000 KRW (source)


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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Dongdaemun Toys and Stationery Street

Category: Attraction - Shopping
Nearest Subway Station: Dongdaemun Station (Line 1, 4)
Distance from Subway Station: 120 meter (Exit 4)
District (gu): Jongno-gu
GPS: 37.57153,127.013491
Description:

One of the best Korean's products must be their beautiful, cute and creative stationery. Stickers, colourful papers, envelopes and ribbons made up of an industry of their own in South Korea. People go to bookstores like Kyobo and Bandi & Luni's or stationery stores like Artbox to get their hands on these beautiful creations. In Dongdaemun, there is a whole street selling stationery and toys at wholesale price. If you are looking for things to bring back home, stationery is always a good idea. They are cheap, and you can give them to your office mates or nieces and nephews. (source)

Go straight ahead for the street
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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Taj Mahal Restaurant

Category: Restaurant - Halal Restaurant
Nearest Subway Station: Jonggak Station (Line 1)
Distance from Subway Station: 83 meters (Exit 3)
District (gu): Jongno-gu
GPS: 37.57042,126.985001
Description:

I "stumbled" upon this restaurant while using the map's street view near Jonggak Station. As lately I discovered that most Indian restaurants in Seoul use halal meat in their food I decided to call this restaurant and asked. The "sajang-nim" (manager) of the restaurant confirmed that they use halal meat for their dishes. If you are around the area this restaurant can be worth a try. Lunch set starts at 8,000 KRW and the restaurant is located on the 2nd Floor of YMCA Building. (source)


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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Jyoti Restaurant

Category: Restaurant - Halal Restaurant
Nearest Subway Station: Sinchon Station (Line 2)
Distance from Subway Station: 50 meters (Exit 5)
District (gu): Mapo-gu
GPS: 37.554899,126.937976
Description:

Jyoti Restaurant is located just a few steps away from Exit 5 of Sinchon Station. This Indian restaurant buys their meat from Foreign Food Mart in Itaewon and so all their dishes are halal. Located in the student populated area of Mapo-gu, their food are competitively priced. Set menu starts from 8,000 KRW which includes naan, rice, curry, salad and yoghurt. The restaurant is open daily from 11.30 am to 10 pm and is located on the third floor. (source)



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