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2014 Seoul Day 4: Namdaemun Market | Ewha Womans Univ | Myeong-dong

February 4, 2015

Edited this set of photos sometime back but I really can’t seem to find the time to sit down and write a long and detailed blog post. As such, I decided I will just go ahead and post the pictures first, instead of sitting on this blog post and ended up accumulating even more overdue entries.

If there’s ever anything you wish to ask, just drop me a comment below and I’ll try to answer them to my best knowledge 🙂

Never trust the weather app. Haze? I don’t think so. On the contrary, weather seems pretty nice that day.

Took some pictures around the neighborhood, before we hopped on a taxi and travelled down to Namdaemun Market. Taxi fare cost us 5,100 won, which is equivalent to around S$6.10.

Namdaemun Market
21 Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Website: http://www.namdaemunmarket.co.kr/english/index.php

First thing we did when we reached was to look for food. And as we progress deeper into the market, we stuffed ourselves with even more random snacks that we found along the way!

The first thing we tried was this pancake stuffed with glass noodles. Freshly prepared on the spot and only cost 1,000 won each!

Spotted these super adorable hanbok(s) for sale in the market.

Apart from food, you can also find lots of interesting items at Namdaemun Market; ranging from clothing to accessories to kitchenware to souvenir.

The best thing we had that morning was this original looking yet super yummy cinnamon bread. It was so good that we ended up having three of these.

After having a fair share of random street foods, we took a taxi and made our way down to Ewha Womans Univ.

I was craving badly for the churros that we had on our first day, hence we decided to make a trip back again. 3,000 won for a box of this? Yes, please!

After walking down several streets, I finally managed to stumble across this beauty store that @briannawonggg mentioned on her dayre’s account. The moment I stepped in, I knew this was it as this was the only store that I went into that carries 3CE products.

Almost thought that there is no chance for me to find this store, as there wasn’t any mention about the name of the store or how the storefront looks like.

Well, have to snap a picture because the Boyfriend and I were pretty amazed by the size of this bag.

大得有点离谱.

He ended up going for something more practical and acceptable like the one above. Can’t remember how much it cost, but probably around S$12 to S$15.

Later that night, we decided to head back to Myeong-dong again for dinner.

Earlier in the day we had agree that we should at least had Korean BBQ once before we return back to Singapore and where else to go but the popular Myeong-dong.

I believed we must have walked for at least thirty minutes before we finally settled on the restaurant. Though there are countless BBQ place in Myeong-dong, it was difficult to know which are the better ones and which one we should go to.

We eventually picked Baekjeong. According to my limited online research, I found out that Baekjeong was actually one of the popular BBQ place in Myeong-dong area. Apparently, a top Korean host name Kang Ho-Dong opened the place? (I’ve no idea who he was) It was just a coincident that we happened to walk pass the place.

Unlike places that uses electric grill, they actually use charcoal grill.

Free flow of lettuce and condiments, and the first serving of steamed egg also came as complimentary.

You can either choose to go for their combination combos (set menu), or choose to order individual serving of your preferred meat. As there were just the two of us, we decided to go for the latter and picked two / three of our favorite pork / beef. We didn’t order a lot but it was good enough to fill us.

In total, we paid 36,900 won (approx. S$44) for our dinner.

Coming out from dinner, we went to take neoprint (purikura) at one of the random neoprint shop that we stumbled across. After all the half-hearted and rusty editing skill, the end result of our pictures was pretty hilarious. I believed I must have deliberately chosen to forget where I left that sticker.

Anyway, thereafter, we went to do some further shopping at a number of beauty stores like Etude House, The Face Shop, Mamonde and Club Clio.

It was 11th November, otherwise known as Singles Day, and Etude house was having some crazy sale (if I remembered correctly it was BOGO) as long as you made payment through credit cards. I ended up with a number of nail polishes and face products.

Leaving Myeong-dong, we decided to make a trip down to Dongdamum before calling it a day. It was raining and I was literally freezing! Even though there wasn’t anything that we need to get from Dongdamum, because it was our last night in Seoul, we were simply too stubborn to head back to our hotel.

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