KOREA DAY 6 ITINERARY (DONGDAEMUN, SEOUL) - TRAVEL BLOG5:49:00 PM
It's been awhile since my last Korea update, but I'm determined to keep it going till the end. For day 6, we were at Dongdaemun! Apparently it is considered as a place for shopping, where malls open past midnight!
Anyway, without further ado, here's a what happened!
As usual, we arrived by subway onto what appears to be a really spacious area with fairly square looking buildings. But before anything else, food is priority - which is why we stopped by a small snack joint ran by 3 ahjummas. Yes, they were chatting away happily while rolling my rice.
It's quite nice to see, everyone was happy and food was absolutely fantastic. We had a serving of mini-gimbap, which costs KRW2000! Cheap! Beautifully done, fluffy rice, lovely seaweed and a glorious glaze. On the side, you can refill as much as you want on their spicy appetizer, which I love!
There's also various other fishcakes available. Free tea too!
Followed by some juices by Juicy, you can actually get them here in Malaysia at Sunway Pyramid now.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza is actually connected directly by Subway.
After spending roughly half a day, we've decided to move on....to some ice cream!
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Remicone is the name and it is quite popular in Seoul. They offer honeycomb softserve along with several other flavours that we hadn't tried. It's really smooth and milky, and the honey is mildly sweet. It's not exactly the most explosive or shocking, but in this weather, the soft serve was great!
More fooling around.
For lunch, Bibimbap! After 6 days, I've finally had authentic Bibimbap at a pretty famous place. It costs KRW5000 if I'm not mistaken and it tasted great! Followed by what I would consider as one of the luckiest point in time - BEER FEST!
Yes, the Beer Fest was held at Common Ground, near Kongkuk University Station. We didn't know anything about it but decided to pop by and it was a beer fest!
Without overthinking, we bought coupons to taste-test some local craft beers!
I've had 4 tickets in total - 2 green & 2 purple. If I recall correctly, the greens are worth KRW3000/4000 while the purples are worth KRW7000/8000. Not too sure anymore.
Of course, beers don't just go alone, here is a food truck that serves really good ribs! They're here everyday even without the event, just look for the Wonder Women Truck!
It's really popular and they tend to sell out quick. So when you see them, just order, don't hesitate! I had mine for about KRW12,000, which wasn't too bad considering that it was really good.
Once all that is done, we moved on to the cafe next door, ordering their signature red velvet and enjoying some quiet time. Common Ground was still buzzling with people and the vibe was great.
After everything died down a little, we proceeded back to Kongkuk Univesity for some awesome fried chicken and Soju again!
That's it for day 6 of our trip! Stay tuned for Day 7 as we did some Factory Outlet Shopping!
Korea Day 6
8.30am - Left AirBnB to Dongdaemun Station
9am - Arrival at Dongdaemun Station
9.15am - Breakfast
9.30am - Tour around Dongdaemun Design Plaza
12pm - Left DDP for shopping at Dongdaemun
3pm - Late lunch (Bibimbap)
4pm - Beer Fest at Common Ground
6pm - Left for dinner at Kongkuk University
9pm - Back to AirBnB
*Disclaimer: All photos are taken with my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge without any further editing.