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.
Yesterday, I went to a Tofu restaurant called 콩빠두.
It’s located at OKSU Station Line#3, behind GS25 near exit #6.
Once you exit through exit #6 down the stairs, you’ll see EDIYA coffee. Walk towards it and you’ll find GS25 on your left.
Right when you pass GS25, make a left, into the small street.
Once you make a left, you’ll see the restaurant at the end.
It’s a really clean and petite restaurant. But it has all things good with TOFU you can think of.
Today I had the chance to go to a really nice burger joint in ITAEWON (Line#6). PIZ BURGER is a burger restaurant that sells handmade burgers.
223 Itaewon-ro, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
If you get off at ITAEWON Station, use EXIT # 2 and walk towards Cafe Bene.
Keep walking until you pass HANA Bank, keep walking until you see MINISTOP convenience store, its right next to it.
When you get there, you’ll also see this sign
Today I got the chance to go to a REALLY SUPER NICE Brunch Cafe in JANG AN DONG.
From JANG AN PYEONG Station (Purple Line #5), use exit #3. Walk straight towards the road and you’ll see a bus tation.
From this station take bus number 2233 and get off 4 stops later in front of KYUNG NAM HOTEL.
Once you get off the bus, you’ll see CAFE BENE on your left. Walk towards Cafe Bene and make a right, towards Cafe Bene.
Walk straight to the end of the road and make a left. You’ll see this.
Walk about 50 steps and DEAR TABLE will be on your left.
TA DA~ The exterior is like any ordinary cafe & brunch restaurant. Very westernized. Just looking at this, made me miss home.
Felt like a restaurant in downtown Vancouver.
The entrance is in the middle and there are two balconies on each side. The doors are folding doors that I think are kept open during days that are cool.
That’s my mom walking in. She was so excited to eat here!
I finally got to try the AZ burger from Lotteria.
I found out about this burger from the pregnant with diabetes Naver Cafe and most of the mommy’s who tried it didn’t have high blood glucose levels afterward. So I ordered it too and tried it out. Most women would just eat the burger with water or coffee (usually an Americano) but I wanted to also try the twisted potatoes that they were selling so I ordered mine as a Combo (burger and drink) and added the curled up fries on the side.
그래도 임당카페에 나와있는 햄버거가 롯데리아 아재버거라서 얼마나 다행인지…
Apparently, the AZ burger is one of the new menus. I thought I saw them promoting this burger when I first came back to Korea, which was about three or four months ago. I guess they forgot to take down the NEW sign.
Lately, I’ve been going through a slight “not wanting to eat” phase of my pregnancy. Not craving anything, not wanting to eat anything, so I would just have a sweet potato as a meal with some milk or something and call it a day.
Today, my in-laws were both going to out and it would just be me and the kids, so my parents came over from InCheon.
We were originally going to order food from KKANBU but mom doesn’t really like fried chicken and hamburgers so we ordered something else.
Josh said he wanted shrimp tempura and mom said she would like to have a sashimi rice bowl so we ordered delivery from Sushi Gin, Hang Dand.
How nice of them to pack us two free drinks!
The food came so nicely packed and not messed up!!
Everything was put into separate containers and everything was packed so nicely I was kind of impressed!
Today, I really needed to get out of the house (literally OUT) and so I decided to try out Noodle Box, at Enter-6 near Hang Yang University.
Noodle Box is located on the Basement 2 floor. Once you get off the escalator, turn towards Coffee Bean, it’s to the right side of Coffee Bean, across from the Photo Zone.
Noodle box is a self-serve restaurant. You order at the counter, they give you a vibrating bell, when your order is ready, the bell vibrates and rings. That’s when you can go and pick up your order.
So in Korea, there are probably thousands of Korean BBQ places. Out of all of the places that exist, I like to go to places that are well known to the locals and not the big, huge franchised locations.
The one we went to the other day was near our in-law’s place. Family run and decently priced, MA PO SOOT BUL GAL BI is a place well known to the locals in Keum Ho Dong.
서울특별시 성동구 무수막길 89
서울특별시 성동구 금호동2가 464
Priced at 13,000 won per serving it’s not the typical super sweet gal bi. It’s marinated with natural ingredients and is served to have that balance of flavors.
We ordered 4 servings then added 2 more servings later on.
Some gal bi places marinate their meat with lots of sweetness. This makes the “eaters” get really tired of the flavor of the meat. Therefore, you can’t eat a whole lot of meat. It makes you drink more water or alcohol than eating the actual meal. You get sick of the gal bi pretty fast. However, here, at Ma Po Gal Bi, everything is nicely balanced and is just enough for even the kids to enjoy.
Each table has its own charcoal burner.
There are about 16 tables for seating and the seating is the kind where you sit on the floor.
Today I had BRUNCH with my mom at Passion 5’s L’atelier.
Passion 5 is located at Han Kang Jin Station (line #6 right before Itaewon Station) exit #2.
A bit on the pricey side for their menus but made with fresh ingredients and great tasting flavors, you can’t NOT want to eat here.