안녕하세요: Meetups with the Lims

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Hello from Osaka -- I just visited Universal Studios Japan today ♥♥

It was really fun but going there on my own when most are with families or friends kind of makes me feel more alone than ever. Having been travelling solo for the past few days, I'd realised I haven't talked to anyone save strangers and myself for quite some time already. I really miss the few occasions hanging out with Mr and Mrs Lim hence this post in the middle of the night, though these sessions happened some time ago with the latest being the weekend right before my final exams. Well, I shall strive to arrange all my photos as soon as possible heee.

** Warning **
Pictures of good food ahead. Please refrain from viewing on empty stomach.




Starting off with the day Mrs. Lim was craving for yukhoe so we arranged to visit Gwangjang Market one day after school and naturally ended up having a mungbean pancake and a huge bowl of kalguksu each before we eventually went to a yukhoe restaurant. There is just too much good food that should never be missed at Gwangjang Market. Of course, yukhoe was awesome, so good that we could have had a plate on our own without any issue.



We also visited this huge cafe in Hongdae, Cafe Amazing Grace where you can have unlimited number of cakes at a small fee of ₩6,900. Not that we had many. Just two each, the tiramisu and the chocolate cheesecake since it was rather late when I finally arrived at the cafe from school, and Sheryl who had waited for me in the cafe for a long time had to return home for dinner with Mr Lim.



And this was on the weekend Mrs Lim had to prepare for her finals. Both Mr and Mrs Lim were doing their work in O'sulloc at Sinsa-dong Garosugil when I went to look for them, and very soon we proceeded to Sinchon for dinner but not without stopping by Line Friends Cafe to take pictures! This was the first time I have 닭한마리 (dak-han-mari, which means "one chicken"), one of the must-try food in Seoul. Though the chicken and the soup were really delicious, I would think the highlight of the meal will be the extremely flavourful dipping sauce and the seaweed porridge that comes after. S-U-P-E-R-B.


Another day when we had a coffee session at Hapjeong


And met up with Mr Lim for dinner after that..



The barbecue meat that came with complimentary bibim-naengmyeon, was already one of the best I have had in Seoul so far, and the night of good food continued with gopchang (grilled intestines) topped with cheese and cabbage as our second round of dinner. It looks really good, doesn't it? Ahhhh though unlikely, with only two nights to spare and so many errands to run, I'd hope for a chance to have gopchang again before I leave the country.



Mrs Lim and I visited Cheongchun Cat Cafe the next day, and again we met up with Mr Lim after hanging out for dinner late in the evening. The weather turned really cold that day, so we went for this special budae-jjigae (army stew) at Shimseuntang 심슨탕. I love the croquette and the grilled cheese. The rice served here are meant to be mixed and eaten with butter and soy sauce -- quite unique!



On the Saturday of the weekend before my final exams, Mrs Lim and I went to Itaewon to do dinner. We walked around for a bit to search for a reasonably-priced option (p.s. restaurants at Itaewon are known to be slightly more expensive), and winded up at Les Deux Plats 레뒤플라. Sheryl had the aglio olio, whilst I had the... I forgot what it was called but it was essentially tomato-based pasta topped with cheese. It was real good, and the portion was super huge too.


Dessert at Tartine's after dinner ^.^



We met up at Ewha University earlier the next day and had a quick but tasty lunch at B&D Station because both of us are going to have our hair dyed at the hair salon! When we were on the topic of hairstyle in school, even the teachers recommended us to do our hair near Edae as it is where many hair salons can be found (to target the students of the famous women's university) and their prices are extremely reasonable as compared to the rates at other areas of Seoul.

So we went around and eventually settled on this hair salon where I had my hair dyed and cut by the salon director for only ₩80,000. He was the one who recommended me this hair colour that I am having now. I first thought it was a tad too bright until everyone in school starting complimenting, touching my hair and asking me which salon I went to because they loved my hair so much (the colour, the cut, and the smoothness of the once-tangled hair after the magical touch of the director).


Gift from Sheryl who just returned from Osaka then ^.^


Awesome tiramisu at Komans, Hongdae while waiting for Mr Lim for dinner


Once again, it's barbecue!! ♥♥

Sigh, I am really missing all the good food and times spent in Seoul already. Three months went by in a flash and I can't help feeling that I haven't accomplished much during these period. Or at least I think I hadn't eaten full three months worth of jokbal, pajeon, bibimbap, naengmyeon and all the other local delicacies. I haven't even had samgyetang on this trip T.T As much as I am looking forward to going home, what am I going to do without all these in Singapore?

Can someone bring yukhoe, gopchang and hanmari to Singapore please?
Yvette

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