Continuation of Mummy Audrey’s trip to Seoul, Korea with 3 kids and Ahjussi from 1st to 15th Sep 2016.
Links to the entire series HERE.
Day ６ – ６th September 2016
This day started off according to our itinerary but changed drastically when Big Boy made a lunch request…
Warning, this post is full of awfully cute photos and videos that will make you squeal and make you really really HUNGRY! 🙂
First Stop: Thanks Nature Cafe (Sheep Cafe)
Warning: Apparently the sheep are not here all year round. They do have their ‘off days’. Do check on their FB page to confirm if they will be around. During our pre-trip planning, it was stated on their FB page that the sheep are on vacation and will only be back mid-Sep. We just tried our luck since we were already in Hongdae area for the day and VIOLA!!!
I wanted to stroke the sheep but Meimei was really scary and looked liked she wanted to grab some wool so I had to stay further away for the safety of the sheep.
It was a really good experience. The boys loved it and the sheep were really cheeky, running amok digging into the containers with their food. Meimei enjoyed watching them run around and she was squealing.
Second Stop: Raccoon Cafe (Found by chance!)
Just as we crossed the road from Thanks Nature Cafe towards Hongdae Street, we saw an interesting poster stand and headed up for a quick look. I did research on this place online before our trip but reviews said that they didn’t allow kids until 12 years old, so I left it out when planning for our trip. We really just wanted to try our luck to see how the place looks like. We prepped the boys that we MAY NOT be allowed to enter, don’t be disappointed.
Do note that they have 2 dogs in there. Baby Oppa was afraid of the bulldog and cried when the bulldog licked his leg. Ahjussi had to carry him around to see the raccoons.
So we got hungry after walking around and only had some snacks along the way plus drinks from the 2 cafes. We decided to walk along Hongdae and see what food options we can find.
Stroll & Look for Lunch: Hongdae Street
Anyway, after a short walk here with the boys rejecting all the food options. I finally asked Big Boy what he would like to eat. And he said, “Eel.”
So we asked Google for an eel place near Hongdae…
Ended up here for lunch: 풍천장어 – Pungcheon Eel
Warning: This place is a little on the pricey side amongst all our meals. We ordered 3 eels to share among the 4 of us as Baby Oppa said he wasn’t very hungry. The total was 87,000 won. But the eels were alive and prepped upon order. And NO BONES. Ahjussi watched them prep the eels and he saw them removing the bones. Awesome. After trying cheaper eels at another place (Myeongdong), I think this place is WORTH EVERY CENT!!!!
Look at the eel still moving!
Address in Korean: 홍대 · 서울시 마포구 연남동 568-25
Address in English: 568-25 Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
After the full meal, the boys got tired & sleepy so we headed back to our apartment at Myeongdong for a nap, then started to walk around Myeongdong to hunt for dinner. We filled our tummies with awesome street food.
Baby Oppa whined about having some chocolate cake before we headed back for a nap, so we dropped by Paris Baguette for chocolate cake.
Final Stop: Myeongdong Street Food
Really too many pictures to go into them one by one so there’s the whole collection. There’s loads to try and loads to see! Settling dinner based on street food is definitely very filling. But can get quite expensive at Myeongdong as you will spend quite a bit at each stall.
That’s the end of Day 6! We went shopping at Uniqlo & Forever 21 too. And of course, contact lense shopping for my sister.
How to get to Myeongdong Street? Train to Myeongdong Station and follow the signs! Exit 3 & 4 are our usual routes.
Keep a lookout!
Mummy to Big Boy, Baby Oppa & Meimei
Note: Mummy Audrey runs her own online store, www.TLO.com.sg, while looking after her 3 kids ages 9yo, 5yo, and 1yo. Her business focuses on Korean baby products, thus she travels to Korea frequently to source for new and unique products to bring into Singapore.
Mummy Audrey and her children are available for product/service reviews as long as the products/services are not conflicting with her own products. Do contact her directly at audrey@TLO.com.sg if you are interested for her to review your product.