We woke up on our 4th day in Seoul to a snow-covered city. It is such a pretty sight. The roofs of establishments, roof of cars, the trees and pavement are covered with white powdery snow.
We lazed around for a bit in our beds and occasionally opening the window to see the remnants of the melting snow. We bathed and wrap ourselves with winter wear and then we headed out. We said that we might not have experience snow but at least we saw what snow looks like, hehe.
For the day, we were having lunch at Tosokchon. It is famous for its Samgyetang, a ginseng chicken soup. It is found by going down Gyeongbokgung Station Exit 2 then go straight about 170 m and turn left to Jahamun-ro-5-gil Road. Tosokchon is located at the left where you find a long queue of people.
But good thing is that the queue moves very fast and soon, we got our tables. You dine in tatami style in Tosokchon. Fynn wants to walk around and grabbing bowls and utensils everywhere, haha.
We ordered 2 Samgyetang, 1 Haemul Paejon ( Green Onion Pancake with Seafood) and 1 roasted chicken. It was such a sumptuous meal. I love the broth of the ginseng chicken and the glutinous rice tucked inside it. The roasted chicken was really yummy too. It was soft, juicy and flavorful. The pancake was huge! It was so filling.
After our wonderful meal, we walked to the Gyeongbokgung Palace which is just near by. Thankful for the Changi Recommends portable wifi, it helped a lot in taking us to where we wanna go. There was a thick piles of snow in the entrance of the palace. We couldn’t help but take photos of it. We may sound like country bumpkins being so mesmerize by the presence of snow. Haha!
We got our tickets first which cost 3,000 KRW and of course, our kids again got a free pass. Remember that on Tuesday, Gyeongbokgung Palace is closed.
Gyeongbokgung Palace is the main and largest royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty. There were several tourists there where hanbok and having professional photographers taking their photos. I was hoping to witness the changing guards which I thought are scheduled at 10:00 AM, 13:00 PM and 15:00 PM daily except Tuesday it was 3PM and still changing guards.
So just we took photos of the Palace and the King’s throne. Naj played with more snow and he started crying because the snow was seeping in his gloves and it was too cold. J have to remove his gloves and gave him heat packs for his hands. Naj finally was soothed.
We roamed around for a bit and took more photos. On our way back to the MRT, I bought coffee from this cute cafe shop which I failed to take photos of and hang out at Dunkin Donuts for snacks for my boys.
We went back to Insadong to buy some stuff. I wanted to try going to this Poop Cafe located in Ssamziegil Mall which in found in the heart of Insadong.
The Poop Cafe is found at the back of Ssamziegil. There were plight of wooden stairs going there. There were sounds of pooping sounds going up to the cafe. The waiter unfortunately told us that kids are not allowed to enter so we just headed back to our hotel instead.
For dinner, I thought of buying take-outs for us. I left my boys in the hotel while I ventured out to Dongdaemun which is very near anyway. I bought some bonchon chicken at Kyochon. Dongdaemun is known for retail shopping up until 1AM. I found lots of restaurant open 24 hours or until 1 AM.
I went back to the hotel and had a hearty picnic with my boys in the hotel carpet. I love Kyochon Fried Chicken. I love the flavor though Bonchon and 4 Fingers are still more crunchy. But either ways, we were so full with our hotel picnic dinner which watching HBO movie.