I’ve Got Seoul…

Of course I couldn’t end my summer without a quick stop over in Seoul.  I made sure to do all the things I desperately missed like eating Korean bbq, hanging out in cute cafes, getting my nails done, watching soccer games and taking photos with Melody.

On my birthday, we ate lunch at The Tasting Room in Itaewon, which was delicious.  I highly recommend the spinach flatbread and lasagna. This was the first time I went to their branch in Itaewon, which was behind the Audi dealership, closer to Hangangjin station.  While waiting to meet Elaine, Melody and I took some photos by the outdoor sculptures at the Leeum museum which was further up the hill from the Tasting Room.

After lunch, we hung out at the glamorous penguin cafe. I mean, how could we not check it out with a name like that.  Then, I had to make sure to catch the airport bus and I had no issues. This was the second time that I had to fly on my birthday, and unfortunately I didn’t have any famous Korean celebrity encounters on this flight. But, I did get a handwritten birthday card from Korean Air and ate miyukgook (seaweed soup) on the plane.

It’s always a fun time stopping by in Seoul, especially seeing my friends that are still there. Until next time, xoxo.

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Les Deux Plats @ Itaewon

A real French restaurant in Seoul? Not quite. Les Deux Plats is a new restaurant with French & Italian food on it’s menu. It’s found off the main street in Itaewon. I ended up going there for brunch which was more of an American style brunch menu. However, my friend Melody insists that they have the best steak in Seoul. So I’ll have to go back for steak the next time I’m in Seoul.

It’s a nice big building with 3 floors and plenty of tables. They gave us this appetizer red bean paste soup which tasted good and came with the brunch. We ordered the monte cristo sandwich, eggs benedict, frittata and caprese focaccia sandwich. I enjoyed my frittata and the  monte cristo was good as well! It was definitely a reasonably priced choice for brunch.

Directions can be found here:  http://onlyitaewon.com/component/content/article/63-food/restaurants/fusion/214-les-deux-plats.html

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pie shop: tartine too…

Tartine too… @ Itaewon

I’ve continued to “borrow” my brother’s nice camera, and I’ve been having fun taking photos around Seoul. Dessert with the girls at Tartine means pie ala mode and good conversation. I’m going to miss these ladies so much! 😦 The blueberry pie and pecan pie were pretty good. It costs about 7,500KRW  for the pie.  They have other flavors including, cherry, rhubarb, butter tart, wild berry and chocolate cream pie. Of course you have to order it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! I’m glad that they opened a second location. The orignal one that is across the street is way smaller. This second location not only serves brunch but is  bigger with plenty of space during the week.

Directions: Itaewon station, exit 1 and walk past the first block. Make the second right onto the alley way. You’ll see the Tartine sign ahead!