Seoul Series #1
Hey guys, we've decided to start a new series on our blog featuring our favourite places in Seoul since we think there's been a lack of love for Seoul here. Obviously we're not here all the time (maybe three months out of the year?) but want to document as many favourites as we can while we are here. Plus, this serves as a good excuse for us to go out and try more restaurants, museums and cafes so it's all for the better right?
Vert et Blanc
This restaurant is literally my fave. I'm a huge lover of shrimp burgers and Vert et Blanc has the best one I've tried so far. Their gnocchi pictured above is also one of my favourite dishes. EVER. We try to come here whenever we're in Seoul at least once but most of the time, we end up eating here more than we can count for the month we're in Seoul. The restaurant is on the second and the third floor of the building and the first floor of the building is used as a flower shop. I heard that the owner of the restaurant has a huge thing for flowers which explains all the pretty flowers on each table.
Speaking of flora, this is probably our most recent discovery. Essentially, it's a cacti store where you can create your own little terrarium. As you can see from the picture above, they stock a HUGE range of cacti, various coloured rocks and soil, as well as little characters that you can choose to put in your terrarium space. We chose three little cacti but my favourite ones are the mickey mouse looking cacti - the ears make them look so cute! This store is kind of small but it's definitely worth a visit even just to browse because everything is just super cute.
I'd always made plans to go to Bardot whenever I was in Seoul during summer but never actually had the chance to go until rather recently. I tried their insta-famous ice cream and they taste just as good as they look. Plus they make for such a good prop in your selfie so that's a win win! They stock quite a bit of flavours ranging from green tea to pretty typical ones like vanilla and chocolate so accommodates everyone.
Hyundai Travel Library
As a history student, I spend quite a bit of time in the library but always dread it. If my library at uni looked a little more like this one, I wouldn't mind going so much! This library stocks a huge range of travel guides as well as travel books (like that of Bill Bryson). I think it's sometimes nice to step away from the internet and use actual, physical travel guides to research into your next destination. They also have various maps of different cities printed out so you can mark the exact location of where you'd like to visit in that city - hotels, restaurants - so that it's visually much easier to look at and plan the route of your travels.
This one's a real oldie but a goodie. We've come here since it opened way back when for their AMAZING pecan pie. I wouldn't be lying if I said that I never have pecan pie from anywhere else except from here - it's just THAT good. Plus who wouldn't want to step inside this cute pink building, am I right?