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 10 – 10th September 2016
We started the day with breakfast in our Gangnam apartment as the kids slept in. We ate very juicy grapes which our host bought for us!
First stop when we headed out was for lunch. This restaurant was highly recommended online when we were searching for food near our Gangnam apartment. Thankfully, it was just a few steps away from our apartment, on the way to the train station.
Saemaul Sikdang 새마을 식당 has many outlets around Seoul. You can simply Google for the outlet nearest to you. 🙂
Food was affordable if you order the one dish sets. Grilled meat can get pricey.
Ahjussi ordered a stew and I ordered the 7min Pork Stew. It was superb! We kept coming back for more.
Taste wise it was yummy and the boys enjoyed their food. They serve dried seaweed (FREE FLOW) to the boy’s delight. Any restaurant with free slow dried seaweed, the boys will help themselves and flood their rice bowls. And they can finish 2 bowls of rice each when there’s seaweed around.
Quick translation for the menu at the bottom:
(1) 7 Minute Pork Kimchi Stew 5,000 won
(2) Saemaul Bean Stew 6,000 won
(3) COLD Kimchi Noodles 4,000 won
(4) Anchovies Noodles 3,000 won
(5) Pork Noodles 6,000 won
After lunch, we headed over to Seoul Forest. This place is amazing! It’s a forest in the middle of the city. Loads to do and see!
How to go to Seoul Forest:
(1) Take the train to Seoul Forest Station
(2) Take EXIT 3
(3) Find the escalator
(4) You can use the elevator
(5) You will see this once you are out of the station
(6) See this sign? You can choose to go either ways and you will arrive at the forest. We chose the left side, which happened to be nearer to the Visitor’s Centre (where you can get maps). There’s a convenience store at the Visitor’s Centre and also you can hide there to escape the heat (during summer or hot days).
(7) Just keep walking and follow the sign.
While I admired the lovely butterflies, Meimei got her first taste of ICE CREAM! And she loves it!
Walking further into the forest, we chanced on the Butterfly Garden.
And finally, we arrived at the main attraction! Our reason for all that walking!
You can feed the deers here!
Big Boy was so brave and he loved it! Baby Oppa wanted to try but he was afraid that the deer will bite him. A previous trip to the goat farm in Singapore didn’t help as the goat nibbled on him and how he has a weird fear of animals.
My turn! But I was also afraid of them licking my hand. So… Direct from the cup!
After a whole afternoon of walking, it was almost dinner time. We wanted to get out of the forest before it turned dark as we observed that there wasn’t much lamps in the forest itself, so getting out before it turns dark will be a better idea. Especially since we are not familiar with the place and needed to refer to the map quite often.
From Seoul Forest Station, we decided to head to Wangsimni Station for dinner and some shopping.
We love E-mart at Wangsimni! It’s our ‘must go’ place when we are in Seoul.
I waited outside for him and happened to read an article on how others managed to travel in Seoul on tight budget and wanted to try it out too. So we looked around this building and decided on our dinner menu: Gimbab!
Anyway, we found this really nice indoor playground here at Wangsimni Station. It’s super near the Gimbab place!
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.