韓國行 Day 2

韓國行 第二天 (Day 2 of Korea Trip)

韓國行 – 第二天的行程是:

Isaac Toast-梨花女子大學-弘益大學-3ce購物-樂天超市安東燉雞-南山公園&首爾塔-O’sulloc-仁寺洞

Here is the itinerary for the 2nd day of Korea trip:

Isaac Toast – Ewha Women’s University – Hongdae – Shopping at 3ce – Lotte Market – Andong jjimdak – Namsan Park & Seoul Tower – O’sulloc – Insa-dong

吃完美味的Isaac  Toast,我們散步前往梨花女子大學

After eating the delicious Isaac Toast, we start walking toward Ewha Women’s University.

Because my friend is looking for Korean Starbuck’s sakura tumbler, so we came to this Starbucks near Ewha Women’s University to see if they sell it. After coming it, we saw this sign, this Starbucks is actually the first Starbucks at Korea that is opened in 1999.

Walking toward Ewha Women’s University, you will see the famous Ewha Wall on your left side before reaching the main entrance.

Main entrance of the university

We were planning to view cherry blossom at Ewha Women’s university, but only one tree blossomed near the entrance.


If you walk downhill to your right, you will reach a complex for restaurants and stationary stores.


Ewha Women’s Univeristy’s large chapel.

Even though there isn’t much cherry blossom, other flowers are beautiful as well.

We walked around until the other side of the complex.

梨花女子大學 (이화여자대학교) Ewha Womans University

電話 (phone):02-3277-2114

地址 (address):首爾特別是西大門區新洞
52 Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul


After finishing touring Ewha Women’s university, we headed toward Hongik University and Hongdae Shopping District.


When we arrived at Hongdae Shopping District, we realized we got here too early. Lots of stores are still not open at noon. Hongdae is similar to Tapie’s Eastern District since it will get busy at night. Since there are many students near Hongdae, there are many special shops, restaurants, clubs, bar, BBQ store, coffee shop! I would recommend everyone to come here in the afternoon at the earliest.

▲遠遠的看到STYLE NANDA  的巨大招牌
I can see the large sign of ‘Style Nanda’ from far away.


After telling the employees what product I desire, they gave me a number sign.

What I want is put into the cabinets near the counter, all I had to do is to give the number sign to the cashier and they will help me out. There is no need to carry stuff around while shopping. Awesome!

STYLE NANDA 弘大總店 (Hongdae Main Branch)

Address: 335-21 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

서울특별시 마포구 서교동 335-21

時間 (hours):11:00~23:00

Since we are a bit in a rush, we only took a symbolic picture and check-in at the Hongik University.

弘益大學 (Hongik University)

地址:94 Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Address: 94 Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

弘大快速拍照打卡完,我們就去LOTTE Mart採購,之後回到明洞民宿放東西。再到明洞附近吃安東燉雞,吃飽是下午四點左右。我們就前往南山公園&首爾塔。
After pictures and checking-in at Hongik University, we went shopping at Lotte Mart, then we went back to Myeong-dong to put stuff away. Soon after, we went to eat Andong jjimdak near Myeong-dong. We finished eating at around 4pm, then we headed toward  Namsan park and Seoul Tower.

When you reach the bottom of the Seoul Tower, you will see an elevator. This free-to-take elevator will take you directly to the gondola ticket office. If you don’t want to get in line for the elevator, you can take the stairs too.

The elevator is quite steep

The entrance to the Seoul Tower gondola ticket office

▲纜車購票處 Gondola Ticket Office

營業時間 (hours) : AM10:00~PM23:00 (全年無休) (open everyday of the year)

售票價位 :




Adult round trip – 8500 won, Adult one-way – 6000 won
Child round trip – 5500 won, Child one-way – 3500 won

I bought round-way tickets. They will rip the right part off when you go up, and the other park when you come back down. Be sure to keep your ticket safe if you bought a round-way ticket.

On a Monday afternoon around 4pm, we waited about 40 minutes until we got on the gondola.

Takes about 3 minute to reach Namsan park

There are couple locks everywhere at Namsan Park, this place is very suited for a couple date. These layered locks are so dense, feel like it will collapse at any moment since the locks are very heavy!

View of Seoul City from Namsan Park

Seoul’s city planning isn’t too structured, or maybe I am just not too familiar with Seoul yet. I could not tell where is where.

Octagonal booth at Namsan Park

Seoul tower and love locks.


Since we want to finish our plans, we didn’t wait until dark to go up to Seoul Tower for night view. Hopefully next time I will get a chance to see a night view of Seoul city ?

N首爾塔地址 : 首爾龍山區龍山洞2街1-3

(대한민국 서울특별시 용산구남산공원길105)


週一~週四、週日10:00~23:00 / 週五~週六10:00~24:00

North Seoul Tower Address: 105 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
North Seoul Tower Hours:

Mon- Thr, Sun – 10:00 – 23:00 / Fri-Sat 10:00-24:00

離開首爾塔後, 我們來到仁寺洞。仁寺洞位在地鐵3號線安國站的六號出口。出口出來後往仁寺洞大街步行約五分鐘就到了。

在去的路上還到了O’sulloc買了綠茶冰淇淋來吃 ? ?

After leaving Seoul Tower, we came to Insa-dong. Insa-dong is located at subway line 3 Anguk Station’s 6th exit. Its a 5 minute walk after exiting the station. On our way there, we also bought green tea ice cream at O’sulloc. ? ?

▲ Insadong的 Ssamziegil商場 (Ssamziegil market at Insa-dong)

Ssamziegil 是仁寺洞的新地標,來韓國之前,我的好朋友強力推薦這裡。這是一座約四層樓高的建築,裡面是複合式空間,進駐了超過70間的個性小店。裡面充滿濃厚的文創氣息,除了販售一些傳統文化的商品之外,還有許多特色創意商品。

Ssamziegil is a new landmark of Insa-dong. Before coming to Korea, my good friend highly recommended this place. This is a 4 floored structure with more than 70 small stores wth characters inside. Inside is filled with a creative atmosphere. Besides selling cultural merchandise, there are other creative goods.

You can see cute decorative art and graffitis everywhere in the Ssamziegil market.

Inside Ssamziegil you can see a hollow design. From first floor, the hallway spiral up so that you can follow and shop on the hall all the way to 4th floor without taking a single stair.

地址 :首爾特別市鍾路區寬勳洞38
서울특별시 종로구 관훈동 38
44 Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
時間 (hours):10:30~20:30

There are lots of alleys centered around Insadong street. After shopping at ssamjigil, we got a taste of traditional korean culture at the alleys around us.

Walking at the road paved with Quartzite in Insadong, I feel like I am at a Taiwan’s old street or China’s Dali old town. (Perhaps all the old street with ancient history are paved with Quartzite? ???)


We are destined with Starbucks today. The sign 스타벅스커피 means Starbucks Coffee. This Insa-dong’s Starbucks Coffee is the only Starbucks of the world that does not have English Sign. From the internet, I found out that when Starbucks want to open in Insa-dong, the culture-rich residents of Insadong strongly opposed the proposal. So to compromise with the locals, Starbucks made the acception to use a Korean sign.

Besides Starbucks, all other signs are in Korean.

After going through today, I think you can put Insa-dong in the morning since the pictures of the creative goods here would be more beautiful, then you can head on to Hongdae since the store there open later. You can also get a taste of the night-life at Hongdae.

※ 這是我第一次寫具體的遊記, 資訊會比較多, 如果有錯誤或遺漏的地方歡迎留言告訴我喔!!!! 我會盡快修改更新

This is my first time writing out my trip in detail, there will be lots of info, if there are errors or something I miss, feel free to let me know through comments. I will do my best to edit and update.

O’sulloc Tea House

O’sulloc Tea House


O’sulloc tea house雪綠茶專賣店所使用的綠茶來自濟州,而濟州可是世界三大綠茶產地之一。

I first came to known about O’sulloc through their matcha spread. I am not sure when it started, but the O’sulloc’s matcha spread advertisements went viral on my Facebook.???

O’sulloc tea house’s green tea shop uses green tea from Jeju, one of the top 3 green tea producers in the world.


▲今晚來到位在仁寺洞的O’sulloc Tea House

We came to the O’sulloc Tea House located at Insa-dong.



The first floor of O’sulloc sells many tea products with high-quality packaging.




Here is the famous matcha spread. I did take some home, and it tasted sweeter than I had imagined. The spread is also wetter and softer than I thought.
Remember to fridge it when you open it.


The 2nd and 3rd floor is for dining in, if you want to order food, go to the 2nd floor.


Everything here from drinks to desserts is all bout the green tea.



The desserts made from tea in the display case all look quite tasty.



You get 20% off if you take to-go.


▲ 三樓寬敞的用餐環境

The spacious dining area on the 3rd floor.

▲ 還有給團體用餐的大桌子

Table for large groups.


▲綠茶冰淇淋 Green Tea Ice cream 8000韓元


There is a thick layer of matcha powder on the green tea ice cream. The ice cream had a soft and detailed texture and had a very flavorful green tea taste. It tasted sweet with a hint of bitterness. There is a sweet aftertaste as well. So delicious, I highly recommend this.


O’sulloc tea house 在首爾除了仁寺洞外,在明洞、弘大、和惠化都有分店。大家如果路過一定要進去品嚐他們的綠茶甜點。這次嘗試的綠茶冰淇淋超級推薦!口感細緻綿密,濃郁的綠茶冰淇淋吃起來微甜帶點回甘的苦味!完全不會膩!

Besides Insa-dong, you can find O’sulloc tea house at Myeong-dong, Hongdae, Hyehwa, etc… If you pass by one, be sure to give their green tea desserts a try. I highly recommend the green tea ice cream. Very flavorful and I can keep eating it without it getting too heavy.

「O’sulloc Tea House」仁寺洞店 (Insa-dong branch)

電話 (phone) : 02-732-6427

地址 (address) : 首爾市鍾路區寬動洞170 서울시 종로구 관훈동 170번지
170 Insadong-gil, Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

時間 (hours): 10:00─22:00

官方網址 (Website): http://www.osulloc.com(韓文) (Korean)

安東燉雞 「안동찜닭」

安東燉雞 「안동찜닭」(Andong jjimdak)


This Korea trip is basically a chicken tour. Fried chicken, whole chicken, now it is time to try Andong jjimdak. ??



Since we live at Myeong-dong, so we can walk directly here from our hotel, therefore I did not research which subway station exit is the closet. Actually, Myeong-dong, has many Andong jjimdak, but the most famous one is this one, the sign has a black background with white word?


The menu has Chinese, English, and Japanese.

我們兩個人吃,點無骨燉雞肉 (中) 30000韓元。在來之前就聽說安東燉雞很辣,嚇得我們直接跟店員說不要辣。

The two of us, we ordered the boneless jjimdak (medium) for 30000 won. Before coming here, we heard that Andong jjimdak is very spicy, so we ask the waitress for not spicy.


▲ 韓文的Menu(感覺和給遊客看的有點不一樣?)
The Korean menu (I feel like its slightly different from the one they give to tourist?)



After ordering, the waitress served a small dish of kimchi and a bowl of radish soup. The radish soup is for getting rid of spiciness. This kimchi is quite tasty, we asked for another dish after finishing this.


▲無骨燉雞肉上桌! 超級大盤的!我把手掌放在旁邊拍照作對比,這盤燉雞幾乎是我手掌大小的四倍。

Here is the boneless jjimdak! Quite a large dish! I put my hand in the picture for reference, it is almost 4 times the size of my palm.



The jjimdak has chicken leg meat, potato, winter noodle, cabbage, scallion. The portion was enough for us, but if you have a large appetite, you can order rice to go along with it.

表面顏色看起來很鹹的安東燉雞,吃起來其實不會很重口味。雞肉燉的很入味,而且雞腿肉的肉質很嫩。 「安東燉雞」內其他配料也很入味,像馬鈴薯吸收了醬汁,吃起來像紅燒料理,鹹鹹甜甜的。高麗菜吃起來清脆爽口, 不過再多一點就更好了.

The jjimdak looks salty, but actually does not taste heavy. The chicken is very flavorful, and the chicken leg meat tender. Other ingredients of the Andong jjimdak is flavorful as well, the potato absorbed the sauce and tasted salty and sweet. The cabbage is refreshing, but I wish they would put more cabbage into the dish.



I love the winter noodle in the Andong jjimdak, the noodle absorbed the sauce and is tender and chewy.


「安東燉雞」吃起來很像紅燒料理,甜甜鹹鹹的,但吃到後面反而有點膩。雞肉肉質軟嫩和冬粉本身Q彈有勁的口感我很喜歡!下次有機會我想挑戰看看有點辣味的安東燉雞. 難說加辣後,反而不會覺得膩。


Andong jjimdak taste like a braised dish, being both sweet and salty. After eating it for a while, it does become a bit too heavy. The chicken and winter noodle is tender and I love the texture. Next time I would like to challenge myself to Andong jjimdak that is more spicy. Perhaps if its more spicy, I wouldn’t get tired of the taste that quickly.

安東燉雞 안동찜닭 명동점 明洞店
Andong jjimda (Myeongdong branch)

地址:首爾特別市中區明洞1街 59-20            안동찜닭 명동점,,중구 명동1가 59-20번지
Address: 59-20, Myeongdong 3-gil, Myeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

電話 (phone):02-3789-6841
營業時間 (hours):11:00-22:00

樂天超市 Lotte Mart

樂天超市 Lotte Mart


Besides eating and drinking and sight-seeing in Korea, another important thing is shopping at grocery stores. How can we not shop around during our trip in Korea. The easiest gift to get for family and friends is cookies? Now I will share what I bought at Lotte Mart.

▼首先搭車到首爾站「1號線(133)首爾車站 、4號線(426)首爾車站」。從1號出口出來,出手扶梯往右走就可以看到大大的LOTTE Mart招牌。
First, take the subway to Seoul station (1st line 133 Seoul station or 4th line 426 Seoul station). Take the No 1 exit, you can see a large ‘Lotte Mart’ sign after taking the escalator and walk toward your right.


You will need to put in 100 won to use the carts here






Green: Banana Milk
Red: Strawberry Milk
Blue: Low Sugar Banana Milk
Brown: Coffee Milk

Aloe juice, I like the sour and sweet taste and the aloe bits


There are so many kinds of instant noodles in Korea, most of them are spicy.


The well-known shin-ramen.


▲農心 炸醬麵  NongShim Jjawang


I find this quite delicious, the noodles is chewy.


▲這個Market O的Real Cheese Chip超級推薦!起司味真的很濃郁,也不會太鹹!我輕輕鬆鬆磕完一盒!大家來一定要買回去!

I highly recommend the Market O’s real cheese chips! It has a very flavorful cheese taste to it, but not too salty. I easily finish a box by myself. Everyone should give this a try and bring some back to Taiwan!


▲Market O 系列的布朗尼也很好吃! 吃得到巧克力顆粒,但也不會太甜。

Market O’s brownies is also delicious, you can taste the chocolate bits yet its not too sweet.


▲Iris Cookies & cream 買回來送給好友,朋友很推薦

I bought Iris Cookies & creams as gifts for my friends, they recommend this.


▲CROWN 威化餅  Wafers


The brown box on the left is Hazelnut, and the right side blue box is white chocolate. It smells good and it is very delicious. Also the inside is all small packages so its easy to share with your friends and family.


Yam cookies.


▲  樂天自有品牌的餅乾。這個和日本pocky 餅乾很像
Lotte’s own brand of cookies, very similar to Japanese pocky.


▲Lotte Farm on the Road Green Chococo


Green tea cookies, slightly sweet without any bitterness.



If you reach 30,000 won here you can get your tax returned. There are many online articles about how to get your tax return here. But when I get there, I only needed to show my passport while I was checking out to get my tax returned. Maybe they change the rule, but it is quite simple and saved a lot of time to be able to get the tax returned right there in Lotte Mart.

Lotte Market 樂天超市首爾站店  (롯데마트 서울역점)

地址 (address):首爾中區蓬萊洞2街 122
서울특별시 중구 청파로 426 (봉래동2가,서울역(철도청))
426 Cheongpa-ro, Bongnaedong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

電話 (Phone):+82-2-390-2500

營業時間 (Hours):10:00~24:00

Isaac Toast & Coffee

Isaac Toast & Coffee

因為一早的行程安排去梨花大學,所以我們早餐來吃韓國版的美而美– Isaac Toast & Coffee 早餐店!

Isaac Toast & Coffee 是韓國連鎖的吐司專賣店,在首爾除了梨大店外,很多著名景點也有,例如:明洞、東大門、新村、弘大、新設洞、惠化、會賢…每家分店公休日可能有些許不同,大家要再自己注意。

Since we planned to visit Ewha Women’s University, so we came to a Korean version of ‘Mei & Mei’ (Famous breakfast chain in Taiwan) called Isaac Toast & Coffee.

Isaac Toast & Coffee is a Korean chain sandwich shop. Besides having one at Ewha, Seoul, they are also located in many famous touristy spots such as  Min-dong, Dongdaemun, Sinchon, Hongdae, Sinseol-dong, Hyehwa, Hoehyeon, etc… Each branch may be closed on a different day, so please pay extra attention here.


From Ming-dong(where we lived), we took the subway toward Dongdaemun station until we reach the Dongdaemun history and culture park station, then we transfer on the 2nd line (green)


Then, take the train toward the Ewha Womans University (Korean subway has clear signs everywhere, make us not afraid of getting on the wrong subway)


We are here at the 241 Ewha Womans University station of subway 2nd line.


Take the 2nd exit of the Ewha Womans University station


Take a left after taking the exit and follow the downhill road. You can see many students rushing to classes on the road.

▲看到OLIVE YOUNG左轉,再走約100公尺就到嘍
When you see ‘OLIVE YOUNG’, take a left and you will arrive at Isaac Toast & Coffee after 100 more meters.

 ▲Isaac Toast&Coffee位在左邊
Isaac Toast & Coffee is on your left hand side.


Menu not only has Korean, Chinese, English, and Japanese, it also has pictures. (You don’t need to worry about not knowing how to order)


▲廚房是半開放式的,可以看到製作過程。Isaac Toast&Coffee的吐司特色就是現點現做,在吐司上塗上奶油再在鐵板上煎到金黃,之後再放上配料

The kitchen is half-open so you can see the food making process. Isaac Toast & Coffee is known for making your order right after you order. They spread butter on the toast and cook until golden yellow on the hot metal plate, then they put other ingredients on it.

▲照片上遠遠可以看到, 蛋是用正方型模型做的。和土司大小一樣的模型,讓蛋和土司的大小一樣,之後吃起來每口都有料,真的是很用心。而且蛋裡面還會灑入玉米粒,增加口感。

You can see in the picture, the egg is made using a toast sized square mold. This makes the egg the same size as the toast so that every bite will guarantee tasting both. I think that is very thoughtful of them. The egg also has some corn bits in it to create more texture.



After about 10 minutes, our sandwiches have arrived.


▲烤肉MVP吐司 Bulgogi mvp toast,2800韓元

There is egg, veggie, bulgogi, cheese, and sauce


▲ISAAC Toast&Coffee的吐司裡面有塗上薄薄的美乃滋,所以吃起來甜甜鹹鹹的,而且煎過的吐司酥酥的,真的非常好吃!內餡多層次,有烤肉排、起司、煎蛋還有生菜。讓我一口接一口停不下來。搭配上我愛的拿鐵,開始美好的一天!

Isaac Toast & Coffee’s toast has a thin layer of mayo on it. It tasted both sweet and salty. Also, the toast is quite crispy, very delicious! The bulgogi, cheese, egg, and lettuce creates a layered texture. I could not stop myself from eating this. Along with my beloved latte, quite a amazing start to a day!


心得:吐司表層塗抹奶油煎到金黃酥脆,無論是顏色和香氣都很吸引人,再放上生菜, 蛋, 和其他配料。吃完非常有飽足感。而且ISAAC Toast&Coffee細心的讓吐司裡面的配料和吐司一樣大,讓我每口都吃得到料. 這點讓我非常滿意。不過須注意的是,現場吃的口感最好喔,因為如果外帶的話,吐司會被包裝紙悶住而軟掉。


The toast with butter at Isaac Toast & Coffee was cooked until golden brown which has a crispy texture. Both the color and smell are pleasing. The lettuce, egg, and other ingredients make me very full after eating the sandwich. I really enjoy the fact that all the ingredients were created to be the same size as the toast which allowed me to taste multiple ingredients every bite. One thing to note is that I would eat the sandwich right away. If you take the sandwich to go, the toast will become soft due to being enclosed inside a bag.

Isaac Toast & Coffee(梨大店)(Ewha)


Address:56-88 Daehyeon-dong Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

(서울특별시 서대문구 대현동 56-88)

交通方式:地鐵2號線「梨大(241)」站2號、3號出口,直走步行5分鐘,OLIVE YOUNG左轉再走約100公尺即到

Transportation: Subway 2nd line (241 Ewha station) 2nd, 3rd exit. Walk straight for 5 minutes, take a left at OLIVE YOUNG, you will reach it after about 100 more meters.


hours: weekday: 9:00-21:00 ; Sunday: 9:00-19:00


韓國行 Day 1



The first day of our Korean trip all focus on the Subway 4th line (sky blue)

Myeongdong to change currency – Dongdaemun Jin Ok Hwa Original Chicken Restaurant – Ihwa Mural Village – Shopping at Dongdaemun, Myeongdong Kang Ho Dong Baek Jeong – Shopping at Myeongdong

來韓國玩換韓元真的是一門學問, 根據這次韓國行, 我總結了下面幾個重點:

  1. 在台灣先換一些韓元.  至於換多少呢? 我覺得夠從機場到飯店, 飯店到當地換錢的金額即可. 具體數字真的要看大家住哪裡, 和要換錢的地方在哪裡. 像我這次住明洞, 準備換錢的地方也在明洞, 我只需要花費從機場到明洞的錢 (交通卡費4000韓元+機場到首爾站4150韓元+首爾站到明洞1250韓元=9400韓元)
  2. 先在台灣換美金(越大張越好, 能全部換100美金最好!)
  3. 再到當地換韓元, 這樣換下來的匯率最好

To exchange for Won is no easy task, from our trip, here is some tips

  1. Exchange for some won at Taiwan first. I would get enough for you to go from the airport to hotel and from the hotel to somewhere local to exchange money. It really will depend on where you live and where you decide to exchange for more won. I live at Myeongdong and exchange for more won at Myeongdong so I only need money from the airport to Myeongdong. (transportation card: 4000 won + airport to Seoul station 4150 won + Seoul to Myeongdong station 1250 won for a total of 9400 won.
  2. Exchange for US dollars (bigger the better, I would get all 100$ if possible)
  3. Exchange for won using the US dollars locally at Korea for the best rate.

Early in the morning, we came to a money exchange at Myeongdong.


明洞 大使館換錢所  명동 관광스팟의환전소 Myeongdong Money Exchange

地址 (address):首爾特別市中區明洞2街105號 서울시중구명동2가105
105 Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul

電話 (phone):02-776-8927

營業時間 (hours):09:00~21:00


▲拿100美金換的匯率是1145, 拿50美金換的匯率是1135 (換的匯率越大越好, 因為可以換到比較多)
The exchange rate for 100$ bill is 1145 while the 50$ bill’s rate is 1135. (The rate is better for the $100)

這就是為什麼我讓大家換的美金越大越好, 最好都是100美金


吃飽喝足后, 我們繼續搭地鐵四號線前往惠化站(420)的梨花洞壁畫村. 至於為什麼沒有先在東大門逛街, 而是先去梨花洞壁畫村, 是因為我們不想逛完街提著大包小包的去壁畫村拍照. 所以我們決定先去壁畫村美美的拍照, 之後再去東大門採購!

This is why I suggested everyone to bring 100$ bills if possible

After exchanging for won, we went to Dongdaemun for the Jin Ok Hwa Original Chicken Restaurant.

After finished eating, we continue to take subway 4th line toward 420 Hyehwa-yeok station for the Ihwa Mural Village. The reason we visited here first before shopping at Dongdaemun is that we don’t want to shop first and take pictures at Ihwa Mural Village with our shopping prizes. So we decided to take beautiful pictures at Ihwa Mural Village first than go shopping at Dongdaemun.

▲上面這張圖是實際我從惠化站2號出口出來, 用Google Map查找路線後, Google Map 顯示給我的路線. 我看到的時候整個傻眼, 兩點一線的指路是怎麼回事?.  後來才從Moose先生那裡得知, 韓國政府對Google Map的限制很多, 所以才會使得Google Map在韓國這麼難用.

Here is the image of my Google Map when I look for direction at the 2nd exit of the subway station. I was shocked when I saw the direction I was given. What is with the straight line for direction?. Later I found that Korea’s government set many restrictions on Google Map which makes Google Map hard to use in Korea.


▲一邊罵Google Map, 一邊直走, 我們就看到這個指示牌, 左轉繼續直走

While we were cursing at Google Map, we saw this sign so we took a left and continue on.


▲直走後, 看到這隻貓咪, 就等於找到梨花洞壁畫村的指示牌, 之後跟著指示路線走就好嘍
After walking straight, we saw this cat which meant we found the signs for the Ihwa Mural Village. Just follow the signs and you will get there.

▼下面是我在梨花洞壁畫村拍的照片! 這裡真的好文青, 怎麼拍都美.
Here you can find the pictures I have taken at Ihwa Mural Village. It’s so beautiful here, no matter which angle I took, the image is pretty.

I also bought many good-looking post cards near the village.

結束梨花洞壁畫村之旅, 我們就前往東大門開始Shopping之旅. 因為壁畫村逛一逛 我們就離東大門越來越近, 所以我們決定從壁畫村走到東大門

After finishing our time at Ihwa Mural Village, we continue on toward Dongdaemun for our shopping time. Since we were already walking toward Dongdaemun while exploring Ihwa Mural Village, we decided to walk to Dongdaemun from the Ihwa Mural Village.


▲前往東大門的路上, 看到可愛的雪人表情?

Cute snowman sign we saw while walking toward Dongdaemun?.



Heunginjimun, or Dongdaemun, is a gate located at Seoul.


▲東大門那邊有好幾棟百貨, 其中有一間叫Doota, 外觀看起來相對華麗, 衣服的款式也比較好看, 不過價格也貴很多.  Doota裡面不可以講價哦!
Dongdaemon has many department stores. One of the department stores is called Doota. It has a magnificent appearance, and the cloth here has good design. However, the price is also quite steep. Note that there is no haggling in Doota.

我們當天還去了Migliore, APM這兩棟. 這兩棟完全就是批發市場的感覺, 需要自己慢慢淘貨, 不過這裡就可以講價了!

We also went to Migliore and APM. These 2 department stores are like a wholesale market. You will need to take some effort to look for what you want, but you can haggle here.

▼在地鐵站看到可愛的手繪地圖.從地圖上可以看出我們今天就是從最上面的東大門直直往下逛: 4 Doota, 3 Migliore, 2 hello apm.  最後走到東大門歷史文化公園站搭捷運四號線回到明洞.

 Here is a cute hand-drawn map at the subway station. You can see that we went from Dongdaemun near the top and walk our way doward: 4 Doota, 3 Migliore, 2 hello apm. Finally we arrived at Dongdaemun history and culture park station to take subway 4th lane back to Myeongdong.

東大門逛完已經是六點多了~ 我們先回到明洞的飯店放東西, 之後去姜虎東吃烤肉.

烤肉吃完後, 逛明洞消化.

After finishing shopping at Dongdaemun is already after 6pm. We first went to our hotel to drop off our belongings, then we headed to Kang Ho Dong Baek Jeong for Korean BBQ. After BBQ, we explored Myeongdong to digest our food.

▼明洞很多化妝品和服飾店. 同一牌子的化妝品店在明洞可能就有2家以上的分店.  明洞給我的感覺就是放大版的西門町?

Myeongdong has many cosmetic and cloth stores. Each cosmetic brand more than likely has 2 or more branches in Myeongdong alone. Myeongdong to me is like an enlarged version of Ximenting.


Myeongdong also has many food stands for you to try 🙂


▲路邊的辣炒年糕非常辣, 敢吃辣的朋友一定要嘗試看看

The spicy rice cake at the food stand is very spicy, if you have a high tolerance for spiciness, you should give it a try.


※ 這是我第一次寫具體的遊記, 資訊會比較多, 如果有錯誤或遺漏的地方歡迎留言告訴我喔!!!! 我會盡快修改更新 

This is my first time writing out my trip in detail, there will be lots of info, if there are errors or something I miss, feel free to let me know through comments. I will do my best to edit and update.

姜虎東白丁烤肉 강호동백정

姜虎東白丁烤肉 강호동백정  Kang Ho Dong Baek Jeong


今晚選擇來吃韓國主持人姜虎東開的烤肉店。姜虎東開設的店家有「678육칠팔烤肉」和「姜虎東白丁烤肉(屠夫烤肉) (강호동백정)」。網路上的網友介紹說「678육칠팔烤肉」走高價位以高檔韓牛為主。而我們今天來到的「姜虎東白丁烤肉(屠夫烤肉) (강호동백정)」則屬於比較平價親民。

Korean BBQ is something you must have when you come to Korea. Korean BBQ is already one of my favorites while I was in America. Here I can try to see the difference between authentic Korean BBQ vs Korean BBQ in the states.

Tonight, we choose to eat at a Korean BBQ store opened by Korean show host ‘Kang Ho Dong’. Kang Ho Dong has two restaurants, 678 and Baek Jeong. From the internet, we found out that 678 is very pricey due to the high-quality of the meat. The Baek Jeong we came to today is slightly easier on your wallet.


▲「姜虎東白丁烤肉 강호동백정」位在地鐵4號線424明洞站8號出口出來直走,第一個路口左轉往下直走。之後在第三個路口右轉進入巷內,就可看到餐廳在左手邊。 有中文招牌和大大的姜虎東人形立牌。應該不容易錯過。
‘Kang Ho Dong Baek Jeong’ is located on the subway 4th line 424 Mingdong Station 8th exit. Exit straight and take a left at the first intersection, and then turn right into the alley at the 3rd intersection, you can see the restaurant on your left side. They have Chinese billboards and a life-size ‘Kang Ho Dong’ sign, you shouldn’t miss it.


Long lines


Large’Kang Ho Dong’ signs, we waited for about 40 minutes before getting seated.


The waitress brought side dishes and dipping sauce right when we sat down.


和風醬: 裡面有洋蔥,吃起來酸甜酸甜的很清爽,而且沒有洋蔥的辣味。

麻油加鹽: 這是我最喜歡的沾料。特別是配牛肉

甜豆瓣醬: 我喜歡豬肉沾這個

生蔥絲: 攪拌均勻後可以搭配肉一起吃

生菜: 這裡的生菜有扮有醬汁吃起來酸酸甜甜的,跟美國沒有醬汁的生菜比起來,很特別。但是生菜有點太小了,不太好包肉。

From left to right:

Japanese-style sauce: There are onions in it, tasted sour, sweet and quite refreshing without the spiciness of onions.

Sesame oil and salt: This was my favorite dipping sauce, especially with beef.

Sweet Bean Paste: I love this with pork

Raw shredded onions: After stirring, you can eat it with meat

Lettuce: The lettuce has sauce on it which makes it taste sour and sweet. Very special compared to korean bbq restaurants in states that doesn’t have any sauce. However, the lettuce is kind of small and not that easy to pack meats in it.


‘Kang Ho Dong’ is quite cute on the menu.


The first page has house-recommended meat.


Combinations, do remember that you can refill egg once for free. (I only found out about the egg refill after I am back in Taiwan looking at the pictures, don’t forget about this when you go)


After you finish ordering, the waitress will come fill with egg.

▲盒飯 Lunch box 4500韓元

There are seaweed, fried egg, dried fish, black beans and pickled vegetables
The bento is traditional Korean food, you should close the box and shake it as hard as you can to mix the ingredients well. The shaking cause the simple ingredients to come together to form an amazing meal.
The cover is a vent hood that fans out the air closely, we did not have BBQ smell on us even after finishing the meal. I am so happy since I hate when my hair has BBQ smell in it.
▲晶鹽前腿肉 Broil pork with salt 9900韓元

You can see the thick and fat pork meat in the picture, after cooking it, we did not taste the fat’s oily taste in it. You can taste the freshness of the meat by only adding salt to it. If you add dipping sauce and side dishes to it, its even more delicious.

The egg was cooked crispy on the side but still soft on the inside, delicious!

▲原味雪花肉Chuck Flap Tail 21,900韓元
Chuck Flap Tail is the most expensive meat in the restaurant, but you can see why just by looking at it. I couldn’t wait to give it a try while it is sizzling on the grill.

Compared to pork, the beef seems to be of more quality and tastier, almost feel like ordering anothert plate.




Eating at Kang Ho Dong, the waitress will come and help you grill. This doesn’t happen in the states (maybe its more expensive to have employees do that in the states? ?) The waitress will grill pork then beef. The net for grilling pork and beef is also different. I feel like eating korean BBQ at Korea seems to be more exquisite. The fact that we don’t stink of BBQ due to the close vent hood is a big plus. The meat is also very delicious compared to the meat in the states. As for dipping sauce, its about the same.

姜虎東白丁강호동백정(明洞店)Kang Ho Dong Baek Jeong Mingdong Store

地址 (address):首爾特別市中區明洞2街3-3   (서울특별시 중구 명동2가 3-3)

電話 (phone):02-777-6780

營業時間 (hours):11:00~02:00


陳玉華一隻雞 (Jin Ok Hwa Original Chicken Restaurant) -東大門 Dongdaemun


今天玩的路線依照地鐵路來看, 惠化站(梨花村壁畫處)-東大門站-明洞站都是在地鐵4號(天空藍)線上。


Our plan today are all along the subway 4th (sky blue) lane like this: Hyehwa – Dongdaemun – Myeongdong.

Since we are afraid that ‘Jin Ok Hwa Original Chicken Restaurant’ would be too crowded during lunch time, we came here early to eat, then we would go to Hyehwa to take pictures, and walk to Dongdaemun to shop.

Jin Ok Hwa Original Chicken Restaurant is located at Dongdaemun subway station (421)


Since ‘Jin Ok Hwa Original Chicken Restaurant’ is located in an alley and not easy to find, you can follow my footsteps below.


The store is a 5 minutes straight walk from the Dongdaemun subway station’s 9th exit.


▲看到左邊的招牌有照片上的(ZEN) 字樣,就可以左轉進去巷子內
When you see a billboard with the word ‘Zen’, you can take a left into the alley.


Walk all the way toward the end, the store is located at the end of the alley on your right side.


‘Jin Ok Hwa Original Chicken Restaurant’ is easy to recognize, look for the korean old lady picture.

▲ 菜單(從左往右)

닭한마리 一隻雞   Full Chicken       W20,000

떡사리  年糕    Ricecake              W1,000

파사리  蔥段    Scallion                         W2,000

공기밥  白飯     Rice                                  W1,000

감자사리 馬鈴薯  Potatoes                          W2,000

국수사리 手工麵條 Hand-made noodles     W2,000

소주   燒酒   Soju                                  W4,000

맥주   啤酒   Beer                                  W4,000

청하   清河    low-alcohol Soju            W4,000

백세주         百歲酒        Baekseju                           W7,000

산사춘         山楂春         Sansachun                       W7,000


▲我們一坐下來,店員就迅速的送上一隻雞 ,再用中文詢問我們要不要加年糕,我們說好之後年糕也迅速送來。
When we took our seat, the waitress quickly served a full chicken and asked as in Chinese if we wanted rice cake.
When we said yes, they quickly brought out the rice cake as well.


▲닭한마리 一隻雞   Full Chicken W20,000

Full chicken consist of: well, a full chicken. It also has scallion and a small piece of potato.

▲ 泡菜自取喔,這個泡菜不是要直接吃的,而是要加入湯中的
Self-served kimchi. This is for adding into the soup and not for eating directly.


After I brought back some kimchi, the waitress quickly came to shred the chicken and add a big spoonful of garlic cloves into the soup. Then, they told us the chicken needs to be cooked for 10 minutes before consumption.


▲떡사리  年糕  Ricecake W1,000

The ricecake is already cooked, no need to cook too long.


▲自取的泡菜, 我們打算先吃原味的看看, 再加入泡菜
Self-served kimchi, we decided to eat original flavor before adding in some kimchi.


From the interent, their chicken uses a 35-days old chicken to cook the soup.

10分鐘后開動! 他們的雞肉真的超嫩, 完全不柴, 我們都好愛這個肉質.
After 10 minutes, its time to dig in! The chicken is Sooooooo tender. Me and my friend both loved the meat.


▲帶有濃濃蒜味的湯頭喝起來很暖胃,  這餐全部的精華都在湯裡. 四月初的韓國還是有點涼, 特別是今天飄有小雨, 在喝完之後整個人都暖起來了.
The soup is full of garlic taste and is warming to our stomach. Korea is still kind of chilly at early april, and today is also drizzling. After drinking the soup, we are quite warm.


The waitress recommend us to put soysauce, hot pepper, vinegar, mustard together as dipping sauce.


▲年糕吸了湯汁, 煮完之後吃起來還是QQ的, 很好吃!
The ricecake absorb some of the soup, and very tender and chewy. very delicious!


▲加入泡菜, 變成泡菜雞湯. 不過說實在,我們還是比較喜歡原味. 也有可能因為我們放太多泡菜, 湯喝到最後有點太酸了.
Added the kimchi to become kimchi chicken soup. However, we prefered the original flavor. Maybe its because we put in too much kimchi, and made the soup a bit too sour.

▲招呼完客人的姨母逆(이모님)們就坐在我們旁邊吃! (原來他們的員工餐也是一隻雞呀) 他們是一開始就加入泡菜煮. 然後搭配白飯. 將雞湯直接加入白飯拌著一起吃.

After helping the customers, the waitresses ate right next to us! (looks like employee meal is also a full chicken) They added the kimchi right at the beginning to cook and pour the chicken soup into the rice to eat together.


在涼涼的早上, 拿”陳玉華一隻雞 진옥화할매원조닭한마리”來當做早午餐, 吃完人和心都暖起來了! 湯頭、雞肉、沾醬、年糕都好好吃. 不過我們還是比較推薦原味的湯頭.


Eating a full chicken on a chilly morning as brunch really made us warm all the way into our hearts. The soup, chicken, dipping sauce, ricecake are all delicious. We personally recommend the original soup flavor without the kimchi.

陳玉華一隻雞 진옥화할매원조닭한마리  Jin Ok Hwa Original Chicken Restaurant

電話 (phone):02-2275-9666

地址 (address):首爾鐘路區鐘路5街 265-22 ( 서울시 종로구 종로5가 265-22 )
265-22 Jongno 5(0).6(yuk) ga-dong Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea

營業時間 (hours):10:30~23:30

TwoTwo Chicken 둘둘치킨 炸雞

TwoTwo Chicken 둘둘치킨 炸雞




When we landed in Korea, it was already 7pm. When we finally got to our hotel, it was already past 10pm. After our check-in, we decided to get some Korean Fried Chicken as late-night snack.

You can find fried chicken stores everywhere in Korea. The more famous ones are called ‘KyoChon’ and ‘TwoTwo’. We decided for ‘TwoTwo’ as it is closer to our hotel.


▲這家位在明洞的「TwoTwo」開到凌晨三點。它位在地鐵4號線424明洞站的3號出口附近。從出口出來,往7-11旁邊直走, 就可以看到位在左手邊的炸雞店了
This ‘TwoTwo’ at Myeong-dong is open until 3am. It is located near the 3rd exit of the 4th lane 424 Myeong-dong subway station. From the exit, follow the road next to 7-11 and you can see the store on your left-hand side.


There were many people lined up in the to-go line. Since we don’t want our hotel room to be filled with the smell of fried chicken, we decided to dine-in.

There must be many tourists that visit this store, since the store provide menu in Chinese, English, and Japanese.

Each serving of fried chicken comes in 6 pieces. Perfect for 2 people.



From the left to right:

Upper-left: House recommended No. 1 Original Flavored Fried Chicken – 16,000 won
Bottom-left: House recommended No. 2 Sweet and Spicy Flavored Fried Chicken – 17,000 won
Upper-right: Half Original Flavored and Half Spicy Flavored Fried Chicken – 17,000 won
Bottom-right: House recommended No.3 Garlic Fried Chicken – 18,000 won




From left to right:

Upper-left: Padak Chicken – 18,000 won
Bottom-left: Boneless Fried Chicken – 17,000 won
Upper-right: Padak boneless fried chicken – 19,000 won
Bottom-right: Fried Chicken and whelk seasoned with sweet and spicy sauce – 24,000 won


Small dishes and alcohol


You must have beer to go along with Fried Chicken in Korea. It is part of their culture. Even though I don’t like beer in general, but this brand is quite refreshing.


Raddish, quite crunchy, I had some after eating the fried chicken, kind of get rid of the oily feeling you get after eating the fried chicken.


Combined (half regular, half sweet and spicy)

其實炸雞都是一模一樣的,只是調味炸雞會另外淋上一個醬汁。醬汁吃起來很像我在美國的中國餐廳會吃到的orange chicken味。酸酸甜甜微微辣的口感。我跟朋友都沒有很喜歡調味炸雞,因為醬吃到後面很膩。


The fried chicken is all the same. The only difference is that half of the chicken has sweet and spicy sauce on it. It kind of taste like the orange chicken you would see at a US Chinese restaurant. It has a sour, sweet, and slightly spicy taste.
To be honest, we didn’t like the sweet and spicy sauce as it got heavy quickly.

There are some shredded cabbage on the side of fried chicken, there is ketchup and mayonnaise on top. Nothing special.



Final verdict: My first real Korean Fried Chicken. To be honest, I am slightly disappointed. The meat is a bit too hard which made my mouth tired after chewing for a while. I also did not like the sauce. I would like to try the other chain store ‘KyoChon’ if I have the chance.
However, I finally got to try the traditional Korean Fried Chicken with beer which is a good start for my vacation.


地址(Address):首爾特別市中區南山洞2街10-1 ( 서 울 특 별 시 중 구 남 산 동 2 가 10-1)
10-1 Namsandong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

10pm – 3am


仁川機場 – 市區

仁川機場 – 市區


先上網做過功課的我,決定搭成Airport Railroad 機場鐵路到市區。

I finally arrived at Incheon Airport, Korea. After the long lines to get through custom, I am finally at Korea territory??.

Since I already did my homework online, I decided to take the Aiport Railroad from the airport to downtown.

Its easy to navigate through the airport as they are signs everywhere leading us to the railroad station.



Follow the signs~~~


On the way to the railroad station, we saw a 7-11. We went it to buy T-money which is similar to Taipei’s Easy Card. We bought this card since we will be staying mainly in Seoul where public transportation is going to be the main way for us to get around. You can click on this link to know more about the T-money transportation card.


The card cost 4000 Won. When you return the card, it’ll subtract 500 processing fee and return the rest to you.


After you bought the T-money card, you will see recharge balance machines on your way to the railroad.


The machine has both English and Chinese instructions, very easy to use.


We stored 20,000 won first.


The railroad station’s entrance is located on the right of the T-money balance recharge machines.


You’ll see the train after following the signs.


▲我們從最左邊的首站(仁川機場Incheon Int’l Airport)出發到最右邊的尾站(首爾站Seoul Station)
We went from the first station on the left (Incheon Int’l Aiport) toward the final station on the right (Seoul Station)


The Seoul station is clearly labeled with Chinese and English announcement, you shouldn’t need to worry about missing your station.

從 仁川機場 到首爾站大約是一個小時,費用是4,150韓幣。具體費用可參考這裡.
The ride from Incheon and Seoul is about an hour and cost 4150 won. For more details please check here.