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Spotlight: O’Sulloc Tea Milk Spread


During our first trip to Seoul, my friends and I spent way too much time and money at our local OSULLOC. Our favourite location by where we lived in Dongdaemun has since closed, but so we made the trek over to another OSULLOC before we left Seoul.

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Avec El


I had seen beautiful photos of lattes topped with a slice of fruit, and even attempted my own throughout the years. As we were planning our latest trip to Seoul, I decided to hunt down the original cafe that served these lattes.

Avec El
Location: 서울시 용산구 후암동 41-1
41-1, Huam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Continue reading Avec El

Cafe Onion


Cafe Onion made its initial impression due to the oddity of it, as well as the beauty of the original warehouse-like location. Having expanded to a total of three stores, the Anguk location is arguably one of the most popular, located in a traditional hanok setting.

Cafe Onion Anguk (카페 어니언)
Location: 146-1, Gye-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울 종로구 계동길 5 Continue reading Cafe Onion

Soon Tofu Gelato


Having heard Gangneung was known for its soft tofu in my research, I stumbled upon Soontofu Gelato, and instantly added it to my list. While sharing my plans with my travel buddy, many upturned noses and resounding no’s were heard leading up to our visit to the city on the east coast of South Korea.

Soontofu Gelato
Location: 강원 강릉시 초당순두부길95-5
354-4, Chodang-dong, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do Continue reading Soon Tofu Gelato

Victoria Bakery


While Instagram alone no longer easily captures my heart, good reviews via videos still manage to pique my interest. The beautiful counter of baked goodies caught my heart earlier this year, and upon realizing I would visit South Korea sooner than anticipated, I quickly added Victoria Bakery to my list of must-visits.

Victoria Bakery
Location: 서울 성동구 서울숲2길 18-7
18-7, Seoulsup 2-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea Continue reading Victoria Bakery



There were a long list of cafes I wanted to visit in South Korea, specifically Seoul. Bunkasha had made the list last time, but due to my odd schedule and lack of appetite, I never made my way to any cafes. This time, I was determined to change that.

Bunkasha (분카샤)
Location: 을지로점 : 을지로 14길 20 호성p&p 2층
Eulji-ro 14-gil 20, 2F Continue reading Bunkasha

Spotlight: Subway & Street Food, pt. 2

Part 1 of my street food adventures took place over 3.5 years ago, and surprisingly, the only repeat I had this time was hotteok. Due to my odd schedule, the convenience store ended up being my best friend this time around, but I still enjoyed the odd street vendor (or, more often, subway vendor) fare.

Manjoo (만쥬)


I’ve had plenty of walnut cakes (호두과자) growing up, as my cousin worked at a bakery and her boss let her take the unsold ones home at the end of the day. However, I never had manjoo before, and as we were exiting Toseong station, the aroma of freshly baked pastries had my friend circling back with a couple bills in her hand. Continue reading Spotlight: Subway & Street Food, pt. 2

Two Plus Deungshim

I hadn’t been planning on having Hanwoo during my trip here, as I knew it would be out of my budget, and barbeque restaurants with minimum orders aren’t really conducive to dining alone.

However, my friend was back in Seoul for one last night before flying back home, and we decided to meet up for dinner with a few other friends.

Two Plus Deungshim (투뿔등심 가로수길점)
Location: MenupanInstagram / Mango Plate
Phone: 02-515-5712 Continue reading Two Plus Deungshim

Gome Milmyeon


Another Busan speciality is milmyeon. However, we didn’t really know that prior, and were just looking for a restaurant near Haeundae. After a morning walking around Haedong Yonggungsa, my friend chose milmyeon among the options I found, and we made our way down Gunam-ro.

Gome Milmyeon
Location: Mango Plate / Foursquare / Instagram
Phone: 051-747-8807 Continue reading Gome Milmyeon