Category Hyehwa/Hansung University

Mix and Malt in Hyehwa – Cocktails and Comfort Food

Let’s write two today. First a little shoutout to the love of my life Jill. She has recently been promoted at work and has signed a three year contract at her school! I am so proud of her, so why not celebrate with a little Western comfort food and cocktails in Hyehwa? Choo Choo! All […]

Slow Garden at Hansung University Station – An Underwhelming Brunch Experience

One of the last stops in the Lonely Planet Seoul’s “Northern Section” for restaurants, at least from an international variety. We have had our eye on Slow Garden for quite some time, especially since we have been exploring the Hyehwa and Hansung University areas more frequently.  The Slow Garden experience: overpriced and stagnant. Also, there […]

Chocolate Con Churros – The Dessert Fad Sweeping the ROK

Ahh the Churro. The newest dessert trend in Korea has cafes, stands and trucks popping up all around Seoul. As we walked down the street after brunch at Hansung University, we noticed a new churro cafe near the other Western restaurants and cafes. Since we always have room for dessert, we decided to stop in for […]

혜화 센꼬치 SSEN KKOCHI in Hyehwa – Soju and Pomegranate Juice is the Devil’s Elixir

Edit Feb 2016: Well unfortunately this little place shutdown or moved. Instead there is a Churro shop there. I have looked around for its new location to no avail. I will continue to look, if anyone sees it please comment below.    I would like to thank my Hyehwa corespondent Adam for introducing us to this […]

The Filipino Sunday Market in Hyehwa – Lively People and Cheap Meat on a Stick

As autumn sets in and the days and nights become cooler, time begins to ticks down in our minds. Winter hibernation will soon be upon us, so we should go out and enjoy the sensible weather while we can. We have been to the Sunday Filipino Market before and always have a good time. The […]

Wood and Brick (Le Gourmet?) – European Brunch with the Service to Match

Happy Sunday gentle readers! I hope your enjoying your weekend and getting some much deserved rest! Today, the old lady and I decided to head to Hyehwa and Hansang University to check out some of our favorite spots. First, we decided to grab some brunch, so we whipped out the old Lonely Planet and looked […]

Sanbong Grill (산봉화로구이) – Thin Strips of Beef Goodness Tucked Away in Hyehwa

As you exit from Hyehwa station, you are immediately confronted with the loud, screaming face of Americana. McDonalds, TGIFridays, Bennigans and Mr.Pizza, are there to greet you, smiling a vicious, over-priced and underwhelming food quality smile. However, much like Korea itself, appearances are only skin deep. The deeper you peel the layers off of Hyehwa, […]