What a week! I thought after last weekend, I’d have a more relaxing week and weekend. That didn’t turn out to be the case, but I am not upset by it. It was a fun-filled week, and I’d rather have that than be bored off my butt. Like last week, I had a lot of yummy food, and unlike last week, I explored a new part of Seoul, and bought some random stuff!
My first adventure took me to Agra in Itaewon. I’ve been craving Indian food, and Bunny-unnie who likes Indian food as much as I do recommended Agra because you get unlimited plain naan or rice after 5:00pm. We headed over there, and she ordered spicy chicken makhani, and I ordered the butter chicken makhani. That spicy one was SPICY. Bunny-unnie couldn’t even finish it all! I enjoyed my butter chicken one, but it wasn’t anything special in my opinion. It was not the same as Tiger Masala’s makhani :( But otherwise, I did enjoy the unlimited naan :D I had three before I called it quits!
After Agra, Bunny-unnie and I walked to By 92 cafe in my neighbourhood because we both were craving their delicious cake. We got the banana mousse cake and the chocolate mint cake with coffee. So yummy! Their cakes are really delicious — super pricey, but so worth it.
On Saturday, Chibi Toaster came up to Seoul again, and this time we started off by going to Insa-dong. We took the subway, and when we got to Anguk Station, we saw paintings hung around like in a gallery, and then we saw this wall. I love all the tiles were all individually designed! Some are two-dimensional paintings, some added textures to the tile like with a newspaper plate (so cool!), and others made it into a three-dimensional artwork. I just love the concept of the tiles showing diversity through art!
Walking around Insa-dong, Chibi Toaster found a pipe, and I found some coasters in one of the kitschy Korean souvenir shops. The lady sold me a pack of six for 10,000 won. I really like the design, and the bottom is cork, so I figured these were worth the buck. At least these will not warp on me like the cheap ones I’ve already got!
We decided to get some lunch. We went to 까스야 (Katsuya or Ggaseuya), this tonkatsu restaurant I’ve been to years ago, and I ordered the hirekatsu set for 10,500 won. Very delicious and filling.
After lunch, we headed towards Samcheong-dong, but we stopped by the Tong-in shop to watch these blokes make these honey thread Korean sweets called “yongsuyeom”. I bought the chocolate cookie flavour. Ten pieces for 7,000. I first discovered these years ago, but I’m still fascinated by how you can get honey to become these thin treads.
We enjoyed our exploration in Samcheong-dong, and then we headed over to Alpha in Namdaemun. Chibi Toaster picked up more things she wanted, and I picked up these cute, cheap notebooks :) I love these because they are the right size with paper that’s not flimsy. In fact, I picked up another notebook to replace the Moleskine ones I got. It’s not pictured here, but it’s much better quality and so much cheaper than Moleskine. After Alpha, we headed to my neighbourhood to relax at Chansbros. I watched Chibi Toaster draw, and I broke in my new non-Moleskine notebook. We had dinner at Son’s Kitchen, where we shared this brisket dish (forgot to get a picture!), and then she went back home.
And for Sunday, I decided to finally try making buckwheat pancakes. With eggs. And bananas. Mum helped me make the pancakes and the eggs. Turns out I am not good at flipping the pancakes X_X; Regardless, I love buckwheat pancakes, now! Even my parents like them, so I think we’ll be having these instead of the regular pancakes from now on. YUM!