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Samgyetang on Chobok

Koreans love to eat samgyetang (삼계탕: ginseng chicken soup) on Bok Nal,  the three hottest days (cho bok, jung bok and mal bok) of the year. Since today is "chobok" which refers to the beginning of the hottest days of summer in Korea, we had samgyetang for dinner. Samgyetang is an energizing soup-based dish. It consists… Continue reading Samgyetang on Chobok

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Premium Gelato Rose Ice Cream

If you get the chance to visit Seoul, try this pretty and refreshing rose ice cream at Myeongdong, one of the most popular shopping destinations in the city. How to get there by subway: Take Seoul Metro and get off at Myeongdong Station Exit 6. Walk along the main shopping street and turn right at… Continue reading Premium Gelato Rose Ice Cream

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InterContinental Seoul COEX | Sky Lounge

Yesterday,  I had a wonderful Saturdate with my dear friend Mrs. Lee from Incheon. We started off with a delightful and exquisite lunch at Sky Lounge, an Italian restaurant hoisted up on the top (30th) floor of InterContinental Seoul COEX. I made a reservation two days prior to our visit to request for the best spot,… Continue reading InterContinental Seoul COEX | Sky Lounge

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InterContinental Seoul COEX | Lobby Lounge

InterContinental Seoul COEX is a modern and stylish 5-star business hotel located in the center of Gangnam District. It is just a short walk away from COEX Mall, the largest underground shopping complex in Asia. Right across from the hotel is Bongeunsa, a Buddhist temple. I finished work early yesterday and went to InterContinental Seoul COEX… Continue reading InterContinental Seoul COEX | Lobby Lounge

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Hermès Cafe | Dosan Park | Megabox | Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Last Wednesday (June 6th) was Memorial Day, a public holiday to commemorate the men and women who died while in military service during the Korean War. Hubby and I got up earlier than usual to finish all the household chores before lunch so we could have time to do something else for fun. We wanted to spend… Continue reading Hermès Cafe | Dosan Park | Megabox | Dongdaemun Design Plaza

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Sundate at Samseong-dong

Late in the afternoon last Sunday, Hubby and I had our weekly bonding at Samseong-dong, a neighborhood in Gangnam District. This part of Seoul has a large concentration of shopping malls and world-renowned hotels. We chose to park at Bongeunsa, a Buddhist temple located on the slope of Mount Sudo across the street from Starfield COEX Mall. The… Continue reading Sundate at Samseong-dong

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Afternoon Tea at Imperial Palace Seoul

Yesterday was the third day of the three-day Seol Nal (Korean Lunar New Year) holiday. Hubby and I woke up late and ate the leftover Seol Nal food while watching the replay of Misty, a new K-drama that airs on JTBC every Friday and Saturday 11:00 PM. It's been a while since the last time… Continue reading Afternoon Tea at Imperial Palace Seoul

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The Shilla Seoul | The Parkview

What a great dining experience my husband and I had at The Parkview, The Shilla Seoul's premium buffet! The restaurant is located on the first floor of the hotel, which makes it easy to access. Our reservation was originally on the first weekend of the year but unfortunately we had to postpone it because my husband got… Continue reading The Shilla Seoul | The Parkview