In the Korean culture, we celebrate the 100th day of a child’s life. Why? Well, some say it’s to thank the child for living the full 100 days. Long ago when there wasn’t enough food and diseases that used to spread so fast, it was hard to keep a child alive for more than 100 days. So people would make a 100th day table full of goods and food for the GODs and thank them for keeping the child healthy.
Some say that it’s just to celebrate the child’s 100th day because 100 is a good solid number.
Other’s say it’s to give thanks and to wish for the child to live until he or she is 100.
Kaden and I had to go to Nam San to get our BOSE earphones repaired and stopped by a great DONKATSU place to eat.
산채집 is place that sells great tasting WANG DONKATSU and BIBIMBAP.
Going out with three kids isn’t easy. Tyler isn’t even three months old yet and for us to go somewhere for the weekend is pretty much trying to dig a hole in the ground with a kids fork.
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Opening hours: 3PM – 2AM
Okay, so my friend and I found a really cool Korean BBQ place near Han Yang University. Wanna know why it’s so cool? The reason: if you order BBQ they give you Sha Bu Sha Bu for FREE!!!!!!!!!! How cool is that?!?
Check out the menu. It’s even cheaper than other Korean BBQ places too. 7,500 KWN per serving! Say what?!
Pretty awesome right?
Today Julia and I went to the famous “AMERICAN DELI” in Hong Dae.
Chef OH is famous for winning the East Western Food Festival. He even won 3 times!!!!
He has also been on the Korean TV program DAL IN on SBS.
He is well known for creating hand made burgers that are created with fresh ingredients and with precise details in his recipes.
“AMERICAN DELI” is located in HONG DAE IP GU (Line #2).
If you exit #8, it can be found easier.
Julia and I had lunch at IL MAZZIO in Meyong Dong and had the most fulfilling Italian food ever!
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Weekdays: 11:30 – 22:30 Weekends: 12:00 – 22:30
Il Mazzio is an Italian restaurant in Meyong Dong. The best thing about Il Mazzio is that you get unlimited pizza if you order a main dish, per person.
Not bad eh?
Also, if you go before 1PM, you get to choose between a free salad or a free drink. How much better can this get?!?!!
When we first walked in, it was packed!
The kitchen and table setting was like any other Italian restaurant.
You see that block right there in the picture with GREEN WHITE and RED. If you keep it with the GREEN side up, that means you’re willing to have more pizza. If you put it RED side up, that means you don’t want any more pizza.
I love going places with my dad. I am after all a “daddy’s little girl”. In Vancouver, we would go for coffee or just even go for a stroll around the hood, but ever since we came to Korea, it’s like we have to make time to see each other.
So today, we did.
We went to a Taco/Chicken place at SANG SU Station (Line#6). It’s a little pub like place that sells fried shrimp and chicken but you eat it like a taco.
Once you get off the train, head to exit #3. Walk towards the Starbucks that’s on your right side and keep walking along the sidewalk (don’t cross the street).
You’ll see a sign like this that points you to 완우네.
You’ll also find this cute table made of storage boxes and old beer bottles.
Isn’t it cute? Maybe I’m the only one who thinks it’s cute but whatever.
Kaden and I went on a date (just the two of us) to ITAEWON for a casual night out. We wanted to go somewhere to have a glass of beer and just talk for a bit.
Craft Han’s is a pub in Itaewon that sells house made beer.
When we arrived, it was about 7PM.
Kaden and I had the chance to go to GAROSU GIL the other day and went to KINGKONG STEAK for a late lunch.
If you know where KWANG LIM CHURCH in Apgujeong Station is, it’s close to the church. From APGUJEONG Station (Line#3) use exit number 4 or 5 and head towards the church. Once you get to the main entrance of the church keep walking towards GAROSU GIL, you’ll find KINGKONG Steak on your left hand side.
When we arrived, there were lots of cars lined up in front of the restaurant.
This is what the outside looks like.
KEUM HO DONG is growing so fast right now that there are so many new HOT eateries and restaurants.
One of them is 베르베르 (VERE VERE – I think this is the name, I know what it is in Korean but not 100% sure in English).
It’s located in an apartment complex, in the commercial building.
On the 4th floor.
서울 성동구 금호동4가 800 대우월드상가 414호 베르베르 10AM – 10PM.
We headed there through the main road. If you take the main entrance to the building, enter through where the SAUNA is located.
The 24HRS Sauna entrance is where the elevator is.
Go up to the 4th floor, make a right as soon as you get off, about 40 steps later you’ll find the entrance on your left.
One wall is filled with different types of wine, the other is the kitchen and a refrigerator.