Foodmania~

If there’s one thing I can keep writing about 24/7, it’s food. I can talk about it all the time and take tons of unnecessary pictures of it (as you already may have seen, hahah!) and…and..%/#/#/! Yeah, anyways so I was thinking, why not share all the food experiences i’m having here in Seoul (SO MUCH YUMMIE FOOD HERE!!) with you guys?

Me and ze wifey had an idea about documenting our stay here in Seoul back in Sweden but since we go to different schools and it’s more than 1 h distance from us, it’s hard to find the time to even see eachother due to our busy schedules. Going from almost seeing eachother everyday to only maybe 1-2 times a week is a bit hard but we manage ’cause we that awesome!

But yeah, enough depressing talk and let’s get to the point, hahah! Our first video was kinda spontaneous and was more of a joke to our foodmonsters to friends back home but it turned out pretty good anyways I think! It’s my first video and editing ever so be nice!

I was supposed to show you a video but stupid Youtube muted my video because of copyright reasons from YG so it’ll just be pictures this time. Will have to fix that another day -o-!!

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We were first introduced to this place when we were meeting a friend of ours whom we had met in Sweden when she was on an exchange. This restaurant has the yummiest samgyupsal i’ve tasted so far! Basically, 삼겹살 is grilled pork belly which you eat with lettuce leaves, grilled onion, slices of raw garlic, 쌈장 (which is like, wrapping sauce made of red pepper paste, bean paste, onion, garlic, green onion, sesame oil), kimchi, green chili peppers etc.

This particular restaurant also has thin slices of 떡 (rice cakes) which you can wrap and eat with and the meat, kimchi and bean sprouts are grilled on a stone plate. So effing goood! The restaurant’s name is 떡삼겹돌김치 (means like, rice cake samgyup and stone kimchi).

How to get here: Line 4 with the subway to 명동 (Myeongdong) and go out from exit 6. You’ll find Nature Republic on your left when you come out. Go straightforward and then turn left by Nature Republic’s corner. Go then straight in about 4-5 minutes or so and you’ll see the place! Enjoy!

Recovering with 삼계탕 (Sam-gye-tang)

I’ve been feeling a little under the weather lately and on the verge of catching a cold and a cold is really the last thing I need right now so yesterday me and Sofia decided to eat something healthy for once (aftereatingalotsofunhealthythings….) and 삼계탕 was the first thing we could think of. So we went to a restaurant that Sofia had looked up, who were supposed to be very famous for it’s Samgyetang and that it was among late President Roh’s favorite restaurants.

Said and done, we went to the restaurant called Tosokchon, located near the Gyeongbokgoong station. Didn’t know what to expect really because neither of us had tasted Samgyetang before but we arrived to a beautiful traditional built restaurant and surprisingly, we were greeted in chinese! Is it because of the many tourists? .__. Don’t know really.

Samgyetang, Ginseng Chicken Soup, is a healthy soup consisting of a whole chicken, stuffed with Korean ginseng and glutinous rice and other herbs and is traditionally eaten during summer to replenish energy and cure sickness because of the healthy nutritions.

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It tasted really good and refreshing after all the spicy food that i’ve had since I came to Korea. The chicken was really soft and tender and the ginseng flavour was there but it wasn’t too strong so that was good. However, I don’t know how much you guys are able to eat but the portion was almost enough for two and I literally rolled out from the restaurant after we were done xD. I don’t know if it’s because of the soup but I do really feel a lot better today though, hahah!

How to get here:
Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.
After the exit, you walk straight about 5 minutes or so til you reach a GS25 convenient store. Turn left here and you’ll see the restaurant ^^

So if you have your ways around here or Seoul and want to eat something healthy, do visit this restaurant!