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Free art exhibitions this summer!

Free art exhibitions this summer!

Summer may be coming to a close, but it's still humid and hot out. So now is the perfect time to spend your afternoon or weekends at these art exhibitions, where you are guaranteed air conditioning. Some are lavish while some are meaningful, but all are free of charge! ย 

Fashion related exhibitions

Fashion related exhibitions

Todd Selby has collaborated with various mega fashion houses while Louis Vuitton has opened a grand scale exhibition showing off their heritage. While the two exhibitions may not be directly related to fashion, you might find some interesting inspiration.

Water festivals galore!

Water festivals galore!

Life underneath an air conditioner isn't all that amusing. Going out in Seoul while it's harshly humid isn't fun either, and that's where these water events come in handy. You'll be able to let out your summer stress while getting soakedโ€”youย might even feel a little younger after these festivities as they'll surely bring back some childhood memories.

Tomorrow's gaming, today.

Tomorrow's gaming, today.

One pair of goggles, itโ€™s the main ingredient that will transport you into a whole new world, one that you may not have imagined before. You might be fighting evil spirits inside of an alien spaceship or swinging like Spider Man through a grand canyon-like environment or even making burgers and fries to feed hungry zombies slowly making their way to your food truck. Whatever the situation may be, the best part is, it just feels so real. The scare that you feel when aliens attack, the butterflies in your stomach when youโ€™re swinging, and even the panic that you feel when the zombies get closer and closer, all of those feelings are part of what makes the experience so delightful. The editors at Time Out Seoul can confidently say that VR gaming is an extremely convincing experience.

Fun water activities on the Han

Fun water activities on the Han

All different types of water sports and activities can be enjoyed on the Han River- you just need to know where to go! From jet skiing to sailing, yachting to wakeboarding, you name it and the Han will have it. So whether youโ€™re a local or just visiting Seoul, donโ€™t think that getting wet while enjoying some water sports is something thatโ€™s so far away from your reach.

Baby, it's raining outside

Baby, it's raining outside

T'is the season to stay indoors to keep yourself nice a dry. Yes, Seoul's monsoon season has started and that means most of us will likely be staying in during the weekends. But, it doesn't always have to be that way, as there are a few places around town that are in fact better to visit whenย massive dark clouds let loose.

Hangang Summer Festival 2017

Hangang Summer Festival 2017

Donโ€™t let Seoulโ€™s humid summers drag you down and set out on some wild adventures at Seoulโ€™s biggest summer festival at the Han River! The proof is that from July to August of last year, the festival attracted more than 110,00,000 visitors during the 31 days of pure fun. This year, yet again, the festival will be featuring tons of activities taking place in the waters of the Han, on the banks of the Han, on the open skies of the Han, and the grassy lawns of the Han and even on boats yachting on the Han River. And since itโ€™ll be impossible for you to enjoy all of the activities of the Hangang Summer Festival (even though we know you really want to), weโ€™ve chosen out a few that we recommend.

Your 24-hour itinerary in Seoul: The partier

Your 24-hour itinerary in Seoul: The partier

When it comes to partying, you canย go all out in Seoul. From the bustling Gangnam Station area to ritzy Cheongdam, still artsy Hongdae to raging Itaewon, Seoul has something to offer throughout the day for the ultimate partier. Sounds overwhelming?ย Perhaps, you haven't had enough soju yet.

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GRANHAND

GRANHAND

Tucked away in a miniatureย hanokย down the hill from Bukchonโ€™s celebratedย Gahoe-dongย Alley is GRANDHANDโ€™s flagship store. With the combination of aย bold brass sign and sweet and colorful fragrances welcoming its visitors, โ€˜charmingโ€™ is probably the best word to describe its vibe.ย  Upon entering the venue, you may feel as if you're at a small Korean antique store located in the middle of the fashionable Marais district of Paris. But as the fragrances subtly hint its identity, GRANHAND carries artisan candles, home diffusers, sachets, oil burners and perfume.ย  Jung Nana, the co-owner (the other being her younger brother), is a skillful parfumier who studied at the Grasse Institute of Perfumery (GIP) in France, which is known to be one of the top schools in the world to study the art form. The two of the most popular scents are Marine Vatch which has a bold combination of musk, toffee and patchouli and Ester Dean which refreshing notes of cedar,ย muskย and amber. The scented soy candles which come in a Korean traditional pot,ย hangari, is a perfect item for adding a Korean touch to an interior. The perfumeryย also offers stamping options (of initials, names, etc.) for personalizing its products. Back when Chanel was in Seoul for their Cruise collection, it chose this localย hauteย brand to gift their VIP guests. It's certainlyย a lot ofย trustย that came from one of the top luxury brands, and you'll understand why upon visiting this petite shopโ€”where quality and elegance is bottled with c

Daengu Udon

Daengu Udon

Udons make for a perfect dish during the freezing winters, warming you up with each spoonful of broth. During summers, however, it becomes a different story. A bowl of hot udon noodles may mean a session of non-stop sweating until the bowl is emptied. Fortunately, cold udon dishes are available, with some even served with floating pieces of frozen broth. Daengu Udon located in Hongdae,ย Donggyo-dong to be exact, is one place youโ€™ll be able to find this icy bowl of udon. Unfortunately, one forceful slurp of the udon noodle and youโ€™ll soon realize that ice cold broth and thick udon noodles are not the best when paired up, as whatโ€™s meant to be chewy and soft turns into something dense and stiff. As a result of the stiffening, the thick white noodles donโ€™t seem to emit that glutinous texture and flavor. The broth was also a bit too salty, making it difficult to finish the bowl. Perhaps it is a better idea to stick to warm udon dishes at this place. The upside, though, is that you wonโ€™t be waiting in line as there are plenty of seats available inside the large venue. The average price of a bowl of udon is around 6,000 won, while the service and staff offer you comfort and sympathy at all times.

Gami Udon

Gami Udon

Gami Udon is a simple Japanese eatery located in the heart of Hongdae. Upon entering the restaurant you will notice a small window exposing the udon making process โ€“ highlighting the fact that their noodles are homemade. Whatโ€™s amazing is that not only are the noodles homemade, but the dishes here are of extremely good quality yet so amicably priced, perfectly suited for a poor and tiresome college student pulling all-nighters at Hongik University. You can even get extra udon noodles to add into your left over broth! As for their menu, udon noodle dishes along with a variety of tempura side dishes is all there is, but thatโ€™s all youโ€™ll need to fill your empty stomachs on a 10,000 won budget while being overly satisfied here. They have the usual list of warm udon for the freezing winter as well as some refreshing cold udon for the blazing summers. The โ€˜Naeng Udonโ€™, which is described as a โ€˜cold Korean-style udonโ€™, seems to be the choice for many of their summertime visitors. The mildly cold broth is both sweet and savory, with just enough taste to make you want to repeatedly dip your spoon and have that moment of tasteful euphoria again and again. The broth is at a perfect temperature that the noodles wonโ€™t go stiff and dull, so that you can still slurp (as you are meant to) up the noodles. Gami Udon has kept its place and rank for years in Hongdae as one great udon eatery, and rightfully so.

Cafรฉ Bora

Cafรฉ Bora

Hidden in the hanok clusters of Bukchon is a small and quaint little cafรฉ specialized in purple sweetness.ย Just look for the alley with a light flow of extremely satisfied people walking out of, with some even holding an unfamiliar purple item in hand. Stroll into the pathway and continue down until you find a small white sign with a cute purple blob. There you will find Cafรฉ Bora (Bora from the Korean word for purple), Itโ€™s a dessert cafรฉ serving deliciously unique purple delights. From ice cream to bingsu, your summers wonโ€™t be complete without some purple. Their iconic purple is made from special purple sweet potatoes produced in the seaside city of Boryeong. They serve purple ice cream, purple bingsu, purple porridge, purple jjinbang (steamed bread), purple rice cake macaroons, purple latte, and last but not least, dried purple sweet potato chips. They also have flavors but purple is what they are known for. Their bingsu deserves a try as almost everyone gets a little surprise by the realness of the scent/flavor of sweet potatoes. Decorated with a small flower, the bingsu also come with a side of extra purple porridge to add onto yourย bingsu as well as the purple potato chips to add some extra crunch. Bora Cafรฉ is the only place in Seoul and perhaps the world where you will be able to get purple bingsu, so if you ever have the chance, the cafรฉ will be well worth your time.

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๋ถ์ดŒ์— ์ˆจ๊ฒจ์ง„ ์ž‘์€ ๊ณจ๋ชฉ. ๊ทธ ์•ˆ์— ๋ญ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ๋Š”์ง€, ๊ฑธ์–ด ๋‚˜์˜ค๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์ด ํ•˜๋‚˜๊ฐ™์ด ๋งŒ์กฑ์Šค๋Ÿฌ์šด ํ‘œ์ •์ด๋‹ค. ๋ช‡๋ช‡์€ ์†์— ๋ณด๋ผ์ƒ‰ ์Œ์‹์„ ํ•˜๋‚˜์”ฉ ์ฅ” ๊ฒƒ์ด ๋ˆˆ์— ๋ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ณจ๋ชฉ์„ ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ€ ๋ณด๋ฉด ํ•œ๋™์•ˆ์€ ์•„๋ฌด๊ฒƒ๋„ ๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์—†์ง€๋งŒ, ์ข์€ ๊ธธ ๋์—์„œ โ€˜์นดํŽ˜ ๋ณด๋ผโ€™๋ผ ์“ฐ์ธ ๊ฐ„ํŒ์„ ๋งŒ๋‚˜๊ฒŒ ๋œ๋‹ค. โ€˜๋ณด๋ผโ€™๋ผ๋Š” ์ด๋ฆ„์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ, ์ด๊ณณ์€ ๋ณด๋ผ์ƒ‰์˜ ๋””์ €ํŠธ๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋“ ๋‹ค. ์ƒ‰๊น”์˜ ์ •์ฒด๋Š” ์ถฉ์ฒญ๋‚จ๋„ ๋ณด๋ น์—์„œ ์˜จ ์ž์ƒ‰ ๊ณ ๊ตฌ๋งˆ๋‹ค. ๋ชธ์— ์ข‹์€ ์ด ์‹๋ฌผ์€ ์นดํŽ˜ ๋ณด๋ผ์—์„œ ์ƒˆ๋กญ๊ฒŒ ํƒœ์–ด๋‚œ๋‹ค. ์•„์ด์Šคํฌ๋ฆผ์—์„œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๋น™์ˆ˜, ์ฃฝ, ์ฐ๋นต, ๋–ก, ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋งˆ์นด๋กฑ๊ณผ ๋ผํ…Œ, ๊ณ ๊ตฌ๋งˆ ์นฉ๊นŒ์ง€, ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๋ชจ์Šต์œผ๋กœ. ๊ทธ์ค‘ ์—๋””ํ„ฐ์˜ ์ถ”์ฒœ ๋ฉ”๋‰ด๋Š” ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๊ณณ์—์„œ ์ฐพ์•„๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์—†๋Š” ์ด๊ณณ๋งŒ์˜ ๋น™์ˆ˜๋‹ค. ๋ˆˆ๊ธธ์„ ๋„๋Š” ๋ณด๋ผ์ƒ‰์— ๋จผ์ € ๋ฐ˜ํ•˜๊ณ , ๋ง›์„ ๋ณด๋ฉด ๋ˆ„๊ตฌ๋“  ์กฐ๊ธˆ์€ ๋†€๋ผ๊ฒŒ ๋œ๋‹ค. ๋ง›๊ณผ ํ–ฅ ๋ชจ๋‘ ์ง„์งœ ๊ณ ๊ตฌ๋งˆ๋‹ค. ๊ฝƒ์œผ๋กœ ์žฅ์‹๋˜์–ด ์˜ˆ์˜๊ธฐ๊นŒ์ง€ ํ•˜๋‹ค. ์•ฝ๊ฐ„์˜ ์ฃฝ(๋‹ฌ์ฝค๋ณด๋ผ์ฃฝ)์ด ๋”ฐ๋กœ ๋‚˜์™€ ์œ„์— ์–น์–ด ๋จน์„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค(๋ฌผ๋ก , โ€˜์ฐ๋จนโ€™๋„ ๊ฐ€๋Šฅํ•˜๋‹ค). ๊ณ๋“ค์—ฌ ๋‚˜์˜จ ์ž์ƒ‰ ๊ณ ๊ตฌ๋งˆ ์นฉ์ด ๋ฐ”์‚ญํ•œ ์‹๊ฐ์„ ๋”ํ•œ๋‹ค. ๋น™์ˆ˜ ํ•œ์ž…์— ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์ฆ๊ฑฐ์›Œ์งˆ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฑธ, ์—๋””ํ„ฐ๋Š” ์ฒ˜์Œ ์•Œ์•˜๋‹ค. ๊ถ๊ธˆํ•˜๋‹ค๋ฉด ๋ง›๋ณด๋ผ. ์‹œ๊ฐ„๊ณผ ๋ˆ์ด ์ ˆ๋Œ€ ์•„๊น์ง€ ์•Š๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ๋ชธ๋„ ๊ธฐ๋ปํ•  ๊ฒƒ์ด๋‹ค.

Bonjour Hawaii

Bonjour Hawaii

As soon as you step off the pavement and onto the confines of Bonjourย Hawaii, youโ€™ll be transported to a makeshift wooden cafรฉ in the tropics of the Hawaiian Islands. Makeshift seems to be the right word when describing the shabby concept of the restaurant as it is filled with mixed-and-matched furniture and bare concrete walls lightly painted with tropic colors and patterns. This place doesnโ€™t feel like it's been decorated to be Hawaiian, and unfortunately, there's an unpleasant smell leaking out of the bathroomโ€”itโ€™s not the best welcome. Some of the dishes, however, were quite comforting, especially for the Korean palate. The Locomoco Plate tasted similar to the Japanese-style Hamburg steaks you'd find in Hongdae, topped with a sauce similarย to the Korean-style demi-glaceย and a sunny-side-up. The plate came filled with fries, corn salad, veggies, a small piece of corn on the cob and rice on the side. The Hawaiian Pasta, however, was extremely soupy with floating bits of bacon, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms. It wasn't in any way an exciting dish butย had just enough flavor to be calledย "edible." Perhaps sticking with recommended menu items (the ones with a crown on top) might be the safest way around Bonjourย Hawaii.

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๋ด‰์ฅฌ๋ฅด ํ•˜์™€์ด

์„œ๊ต๋™์˜ ์ฝ˜ํฌ๋ฆฌํŠธ ๊ธธ์„ ๊ฑท๋‹ค ๋งŒ๋‚˜๊ฒŒ ๋˜๋Š” ์•Œ๋ก๋‹ฌ๋กํ•œ ๋ชฉ์ œ ๊ฑด๋ฌผ. ์ง€๋ถ• ์œ„๋กœ๋Š” ๋ฌด์ง€๊ฐฏ๋น› ํŒŒ๋ผ์†”๋“ค๊ณผ ๋…ธ๋ž‘ ํ”Œ๋ผ์Šคํ‹ฑ ์ƒ์ž ์•ˆ์— ์‹ฌ์–ด์ง„ ์‹๋ฌผ์ด ๋ณด์ด๊ณ , ๋ฐ–์—์„œ๋„ ๋ณด์ด๋Š” ์‹๋‹น ๋‚ด๋ถ€์—๋Š” ์—ฌ๊ธฐ์ €๊ธฐ ์Œ“์•„๋‘” ์—ด๋Œ€๊ณผ์ผ ์ƒ์ž์™€ ์งš์œผ๋กœ ๋งŒ๋“  ํŒŒ๋ผ์†”, ๋ฐœ๋ž„ํ•œ ์ƒ‰๊ฐ์˜ ๋Œ€ํ•ฉ์‹ค ์˜์ž๋“ค์ด ์—ด๋Œ€ ํœด์–‘์ง€ ๊ฐ™์€ ๋ถ„์œ„๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋‚ธ๋‹ค. ์†Œํ’ˆ๊ณผ ๊ฐ€๊ตฌ๋Š” ๋ชจ๋‘ ๋ฏธ๊ตญ ํ•˜์™€์ด์™€ ์ผ๋ณธ ์˜คํ‚ค๋‚˜์™€์—์„œ ๊ฐ€์ ธ์˜จ ๊ฒƒ์œผ๋กœ, ์กฐ๊ธˆ์€ ๋‚ก์€ ๋“ฏ ํŽธ์•ˆํ•œ ๋Š๋‚Œ์„ ์ค€๋‹ค. ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ์•„์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ๋„, ์ด๋Ÿฐ ํœด์–‘์ง€ ๊ฐ์ƒ์€ ์‹๋‹น ์•ˆ์œผ๋กœ ๋“ค์–ด์„œ์ž๋งˆ์ž ๊นจ์ง€๊ณ  ๋ง์•˜๋‹ค. ํ™”์žฅ์‹ค์—์„œ ์ƒˆ์–ด ๋‚˜์˜ค๋Š” ๊ณฐํŒก๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์‹ฌํ–ˆ๋˜ ๊ฒƒ. ์‹œ๊ฐ์ ์ธ ๊ธฐ์จ์€ ์•…์ทจ์— ์˜ํ•ด ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ๋ฌด๋„ˆ์ง„๋‹ค. ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ, ์Šตํ•œ ๋‚ ์”จ๋ฅผ ๊ณ ๋ คํ•˜๊ณ  ์Œ์‹์„ ๋จน์–ด๋ณด์•˜๋‹ค. ํ•˜์™€์ด ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์ด ์ฆ๊ฒจ ๋จน๋Š” ๋กœ์ฝ”๋ชจ์ฝ” ํ”Œ๋ ˆ์ดํŠธ๋Š” ํ•จ๋ฐ• ์Šคํ…Œ์ดํฌ ์œ„์— ๋ฐ˜์ˆ™ ๋‹ฌ๊ฑ€ ํ”„๋ผ์ด์™€ ๊ทธ๋ ˆ์ด๋น„(์†Œ๊ณ ๊ธฐ ์œก์ˆ˜๋กœ ๋งŒ๋“  ์†Œ์Šค)๋ฅผ ์˜ฌ๋ฆฐ ย ์Œ์‹. ์ˆ˜๋‹ˆ ํ•˜์™€์ด์—์„œ๋Š” ๊ฐ์žํŠ€๊น€๊ณผ ์˜ฅ์ˆ˜์ˆ˜ ์ƒ๋Ÿฌ๋“œ, ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์ผ๋ช… โ€˜๋งˆ์•ฝ ์˜ฅ์ˆ˜์ˆ˜โ€™๋ผ ๋ถˆ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋ฒ„ํ„ฐ๊ตฌ์ด ์˜ฅ์ˆ˜์ˆ˜๋ฅผ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ๋‚ด๋Š”๋ฐ, ์†Œ์Šค๋Š” ํ•œ๊ตญ์‹ ๋ˆ๊ฐ€์Šค ์†Œ์Šค์™€ ๋น„์Šทํ•œ ๋ง›์ด๋‹ค. ํ•จ๋ฐ• ์Šคํ…Œ์ดํฌ๋Š” ์„œ์šธ์—์„œ ํ”ํžˆ ์ฐพ์•„๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์ผ๋ณธ์‹์œผ๋กœ, ํ•œ๊ตญ์ธ์˜ ์ž…๋ง›์— ๋งž๋Š” ์งญ์งคํ•จ๊ณผ ๋‹ฌ์ฝคํ•จ์˜ ์กฐํ™”๊ฐ€ ๊ธฐ๋Œ€ ์ด์ƒ์ด์—ˆ๋‹ค. ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ๋ฒ ์ด์ปจ๊ณผ ํŒŒ์ธ์• ํ”Œ, ๋ฐฉ์šธํ† ๋งˆํ† , ๋ฒ„์„ฏ์ด ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ„ ๊ฐ„์žฅ ๋ฒ ์ด์Šค์˜ ํ•˜์™€์ด์•ˆ ํŒŒ์Šคํƒ€๋Š” ์†Œ์Šค๊ฐ€ ์ง€๋‚˜์น˜๊ฒŒ ๋ฌฝ๊ณ  ํ…ํ…ํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ์ ๋‹นํžˆ ์ง ๋ง› ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์–ด๋Š ์ •๋„ ๋ฐฐ๊ฐ€ ๊ณ ํ”ˆ ์ƒํƒœ๋ผ๋ฉด ์ž…์— ๋„ฃ๊ณ  ์”น์–ด ์‚ผํ‚ค๋Š” ๋ฐ์—” ๋ฌธ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์—†๊ฒ ์ง€๋งŒ, ์–ด๋Š ํ•˜๋‚˜ ํฅ๋ฏธ๋กญ๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ๋งŒ์กฑ์Šค๋Ÿฌ์šด ๋ถ€๋ถ„์ด ์—†๋‹ค. ๋ฉด์„ ๋‹ค ๋จน๊ณ  ๋‚˜๋‹ˆ ์ ‘์‹œ์—๋Š” ๊ฐˆ ๋ฐ ์—†๋Š” ์†Œ์Šค๊ฐ€ ํฅ๊ฑดํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ์ˆ˜๋‹ˆ ํ•˜์™€์ด๋Š” ์ด๊ตญ์ ์ธ ์™ธ๊ด€๊ณผ ๊ฐœ์„ฑ ์žˆ๋Š” ์ธํ…Œ๋ฆฌ์–ด๋กœ ์ง€๋‚˜๊ฐ€๋Š” ์ด๋“ค์˜ ๋ฐœ๋ชฉ์„ ์žก๋Š”๋‹ค. ์ด๊ณณ์˜ ์กฐ๊ธˆ์€ ๋‚ก์€ ๋“ฏ ํŽธ์•ˆํ•œ ๋Š๋‚Œ์„ ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ์ง€๋‚˜์น  ์ˆ˜ ์—†์–ด ๋ฐฉ๋ฌธํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋œ๋‹ค๋ฉด, ๋ฉ”๋‰ดํŒ์—์„œ ์™•๊ด€์„ ์ฐพ๊ธฐ ๋ฐ”๋ž€๋‹ค. ๋กœ์ฝ”๋ชจ์ฝ” ํ”Œ๋ ˆ์ดํŠธ์™€ ๊ฐ™์ด ์˜†์— ์™•๊ด€ ํ‘œ์‹œ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ๋Š” ๋ฉ”๋‰ด๋“ค์ด ์žˆ๋Š”๋ฐ, ๊ตณ์ด ์Œ์‹์„ ๋จน์–ด์•ผ ํ•œ๋‹ค๋ฉด ๊ทธ๋‚˜๋งˆ ์•ˆ์ „ํ•œ ์„ ํƒ์ด๋‹ค.

McCoy's

McCoy's

At the very edge of Haebangchonโ€™s main street sits McCoyโ€™s, a rather fashionable restaurant decorated in bright blue and pink that will catch anyoneโ€™s attention. When you enter, youโ€™ll be transported from the urban and hipster-esque Haebangchon to the quaint alleys of the Marais in Paris. You might wonder why France, but once you hear the history behind the owner-chef, it will make more sense. After a few years of working in the culinary scene in Korea, Denis Ryu left to study at Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney. Upon graduation, he interned at the Hilton Sydney hotel and soon after found himself in Albertville, France working at a restaurant called Phillipe Million. This was where he says he learned the true life of a chefโ€”through the extensive experiences he endured during his one and a half year stay. Returning back to Korea, Ryu established McCoyโ€™s to continue his culinary path. One specialty about McCoyโ€™s is their menu is constantly evolving. There is no particular schedule to when they change their menu items, but usually, itโ€™s according to the seasonal ingredients that are available. The menu however, will usually be composed of a grilled chicken, pork, and beef dishes along with pastas. Currently one of the chicken dishes that are available is the Spicy Spatchcock Chicken, a grill and oven baked whole chicken with 15 different spices and grilled veggies. The white meat is extremely juicy while the slightly crusty skin overwhelms your taste buds with a powerful mix of aromas.

๋งฅ์ฝ”์ด

๋งฅ์ฝ”์ด

๋ง›์žˆ๋Š” ์Œ์‹๊ณผ ๋‚ฎ์ˆ ์„ ์ฆ๊ธฐ๊ธฐ์— ๋ธŒ๋Ÿฐ์น˜ ๋ณด๋‹ค ๋” ์ข‹์€ ํ•‘๊ณ„๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์„๊นŒ? ย ํ•ด๋ฐฉ์ดŒ์— ์ž๋ฆฌํ•œ ๋งฅ์ฝ”์ด์—์„œ๋Š” ๋ฅด ๊ผฌ๋ฅด๋™ ๋ธ”๋ฃจ ์ถœ์‹ ์˜ ์˜ค๋„ˆ ์…ฐํ”„๊ฐ€ ์Œ์‹์„ ๋งŒ๋“ ๋‹ค. ์—๋””ํ„ฐ๊ฐ€ ์ถ”์ฒœํ•˜๋Š” ๋ธŒ๋Ÿฐ์น˜ ๋ฉ”๋‰ด๋Š” ๋งค์ฝคํ•œ ๊ทธ๋ฆด ์น˜ํ‚จ์œผ๋กœ, 15๊ฐ€์ง€ ํ–ฅ์‹ ๋ฃŒ์™€ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ๋‹ญ์„ ํ†ต์งธ๋กœ ๊ตฌ์›Œ๋‚ด ๊ฐ์น ๋ง›์ด ๋›ฐ์–ด๋‚˜๋‹ค. ์†์€ ์ด‰์ด‰ํ•˜๊ณ  ๊ฒ‰์€ ๋†€๋ผ์šธ ์ •๋„๋กœ ๋ฐ”์‚ญํ•œ ์น˜ํ‚จ์€ ๋‹ฌ๋‹ฌํ•˜๊ณ  ์ƒํผํ•œ ์ƒ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ์•„์™€ ํŽ˜์–ด๋ง ํ•˜๊ธฐ ์ข‹๋‹ค. ์ด๊ณณ์˜ ์ƒ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ์•„๋Š” ๋ ˆ๋ชฌ๊ณผ ๋ผ์ž„, ์‚ฌ๊ณผ๋ฅผ ๋„ฃ๊ณ  ๋ฏผํŠธ์™€ ๊ฝƒ, ์ œ์ฒ  ๊ณผ์ผ๋กœ ์žฅ์‹ํ•ด ๋ง›๊ณผ ๋ชจ์–‘์— ์ƒ๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ๋„˜์นœ๋‹ค.ย 

Dorรฉ Art Village Cafรฉ

Dorรฉ Art Village Cafรฉ

Colorful is probably one of the best adjectives to describe this place. The 3-story building is pink with a huge vibrantly colored signage that reads โ€œDOREโ€ while each floor has its own colored theme. As soon as you walk into cafรฉ, you are welcomed into an open space with large, color coated cakes on display. Enchanted by the sheer visual beauty of the edible works of art, youโ€™ll find yourself in ecstasy over which cake to choose. Itโ€™s perhaps the reason behind the mundane coffee choices that are available; they just arenโ€™t up to par with the glamorous cakes. Collecting your order of cake and drink, you will probably want to head upstairs for a good view of the streets below while you munch on your afternoon delight. But if you are someone who doesnโ€™t like the feeling of a stuffy old room, you might want to remain on the first or basement floor of the cafรฉ. Thatโ€™s because the upstairs floors are carpeted. Not only does it feel stuffy, but youโ€™ll begin to notice the splurges left behind by dirty shoes and maybe even fallen drink. It becomes an uncomfortable setting to enjoy a delicious cake. On the bright side, the โ€˜Choco Furge Cakeโ€™ was extremely moist, with a subtle but enjoyable chocolate flavor and not overwhelmingly sweet. The light texture of the chocolate mousse along with the thick but moist chocolate bread made it incredibly easy to chew and swallow. The slice of cake (which was big enough for 3 people) definitely overpowered the โ€˜Strawberry Latteโ€™, making the drink f

C Through

C Through

Perched on the hill that connects Itaewon with Gyeongridan sits a cafรฉ named C Through.ย  With its gray faรงade exposing its sleek, modern, and the minimally colorful interior, it's almost lonely-looking from outside yet welcoming at the same time. For those of you who are an avid fan of the TV program My Little Television, yes this is the cafรฉ that was aired. Youโ€™ll notice the small My Little Television logos attached to the Polaroid-sized picture/description menu cards displayed on the cashier.ย  Lee Kang-bin, the owner and barista of the cafรฉ has alsoย made it on quite aย few internationally-known online media Koreaโ€™s famed coffee artist. He is noted for his โ€˜Creamartโ€™ which is essentially Dutch coffee with thick sweet cream. It comes with an elaborate painting on top like Van Gough's The Starry Night. Lee provides this service to only one person a day creating an artwork of their choice. If you are looking for a special drink with a special message for that special someone, you might want to make a reservation through Instagram.ย Of the few other items that are available, โ€˜Scotchinoโ€™ is a popular choice and also one that was shown on the television show. The description of the drink translates into: โ€œA Scotch candy tasting drink, overflowing with sensibility.โ€ Itโ€™ll make more sense when you take your first sipโ€”you also wonโ€™t regret trying it. Served in a mini tea cup, the thick creamy like foam comes overflowing, sprinkled with cacao and coffee powder. Whether is it made with r

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๊ฒฝ๋ฆฌ๋‹จ๊ธธ๊ณผ ์ดํƒœ์›์„ ์ž‡๋Š” ์–ธ๋•์— ์žˆ๋Š” ์นดํŽ˜๋‹ค. ํšŒ์ƒ‰ ๊ฑด๋ฌผ์˜ ์ „๋ฉด์—์„œ ๋ณด์ด๋Š” ์ธํ…Œ๋ฆฌ์–ด๋Š” ์ตœ์†Œํ•œ์˜ ์ƒ‰๋งŒ์„ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•ด ๋ชจ๋˜ํ•˜๊ณ  ๋‚ ๋ ตํ•œ๋ฐ, ์™ธ๋กœ์šด ๋“ฏ ํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ์†๋‹˜์„ ๋ฐ˜๊ธฐ๋Š” ๋“ฏ๋„ ํ•˜๋‹ค. TV ํ”„๋กœ๊ทธ๋žจ < ๋งˆ์ด ๋ฆฌํ‹€ ํ…”๋ ˆ๋น„์ „ >, ์ผ๋ช… ๋งˆ๋ฆฌํ…”์˜ ์—ด๋ ฌํ•œ ์‹œ์ฒญ์ž๋ผ๋ฉด ์•Œ๊ฒ ์ง€๋งŒ ์ด๊ณณ์ด ์‡ผ์— ๋“ฑ์žฅํ•œ ๋ฐ”๋กœ ๊ทธ ์นดํŽ˜๋‹ค. ๊ณ„์‚ฐ๋Œ€์— ๋†“์ธ ํด๋ผ๋กœ์ด๋“œ ํฌ๊ธฐ์˜ ๋ฉ”๋‰ด ์นด๋“œ์—๋„ ์ž‘๊ฒŒ ๋งˆ์ด ๋ฆฌํ‹€ ํ…”๋ ˆ๋น„์ „ ๋กœ๊ณ ๊ฐ€ ๋ถ™์–ด์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค. ์ด๊ณณ์˜ ์ฃผ์ธ์žฅ์ด์ž ๋ฐ”๋ฆฌ์Šคํƒ€์ธ ์ด๊ฐ•๋นˆ์€ ๊ตญ์ œ์ ์ธ ์˜จ๋ผ์ธ ๋ฏธ๋””์–ด์—๋„ ๊ฝค ๋“ฑ์žฅํ•œ ์ปคํ”ผ ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ๋กœ, ํฌ๋ ˆ๋งˆํŠธ(ํฌ๋ฆผ๊ณผ ์•„ํŠธ์˜ ํ•ฉ์„ฑ์–ด, ๋”์น˜ ์ปคํ”ผ ์œ„์— ๋‘๊ป๊ฒŒ ์˜ฌ๋ผ๊ฐ€๋Š” ์Šค์œ„ํŠธ ํฌ๋ฆผ์— ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ) ์‹ค๋ ฅ์œผ๋กœ ์œ ๋ช…ํ•ด์กŒ๋‹ค. ๋ฐ‹๋ฐ‹ํ•˜๋˜ ์ปคํ”ผ ์œ„์˜ ํฌ๋ฆผ์€ ๊ทธ์˜ ์†์„ ๊ฑฐ์น˜๋ฉด ๋งˆ์น˜ ๋ฐ˜ ๊ณ ํ์˜ < ๋ณ„์ด ๋น›๋‚˜๋Š” ๋ฐค >์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ, ํ™˜์ƒ์ ์ธ ์˜ˆ์ˆ  ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์ด ๋œ๋‹ค. ๊ฐ„๋‹จํ•œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ด๋‚˜ ๋ฉ”์‹œ์ง€๋Š” ์ฆ‰์„์—์„œ ๊ทธ๋ ค์ฃผ์ง€๋งŒ, ํŠน๋ณ„ํžˆ ๋ถ€ํƒํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€ ์ •๊ตํ•œ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ด๋‚˜ ๋ฉ”์‹œ์ง€๊ฐ€ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด ์ธ์Šคํƒ€๊ทธ๋žจ์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ๋ฏธ๋ฆฌ ๋ฌธ์˜ํ•ด์•ผ ํ•œ๋‹ค. ํฌ๋ ˆ๋งˆํŠธ๋Š” ํ•˜๋ฃจ์— ์˜ค์ง ํ•œ ๋ช…์—๊ฒŒ๋งŒ ์„ ๋ณด์ธ๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•˜๋‹ˆ, ๋ฐ˜๋“œ์‹œ ์˜ˆ์•ฝ์„ ํ•ด์•ผ๊ฒ ๋‹ค. ํŠนํžˆ ์ธ๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ์ข‹์€ ๋ฉ”๋‰ด๋Š” ํ•œ ๋ชจ๊ธˆ ์‚ผํ‚ค๋ฉด ์ด๋ฆ„์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๋ฒ„ํ„ฐ์™€ ์„คํƒ•์„ ๋“์—ฌ ๋งŒ๋“œ๋Š” ์‹์žฌ๋ฃŒ์ธ ๋ฒ„ํ„ฐ์Šค์นด์น˜์˜ ํ–ฅ๊ธ‹ํ•จ์ด ํผ์ง€๋Š” ์Šค์นด์น˜๋…ธ๋‹ค. ์‡ผ์—์„œ๋„ ์„ ๋ณด์ธ ์ปคํ”ผ๋กœ, ์ž‘์€ ํ‹ฐ์ปต์— ๋‚˜์˜ค๋Š”๋ฐ, ๊ฑฐํ’ˆ ๊ฐ™์€ ํฌ๋ฆผ ์œ„์— ์นด์นด์˜ค, ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์ปคํ”ผ ํŒŒ์šฐ๋”๊ฐ€ ํฉ๋ฟŒ๋ ค์ ธ ์žˆ๋‹ค. ์ฃผ์ธ์žฅ์ด ์žฌ๋ฃŒ๋ฅผ ๋น„๋ฐ€์— ๋ถ€์ณค๊ธฐ์— ์ •๋ง ๋ฒ„ํ„ฐ์Šค์นด์น˜๋ฅผ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ–ˆ๋Š”์ง€๋Š” ์•Œ ๊ธธ์ด ์—†์œผ๋‚˜, ํ’๋ถ€ํ•œ ํ…์Šค์ณ์™€ ๋ง›, ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋‹ฌ์ฝคํ•œ ๋™์‹œ์— ์Œ‰์‹ธ๋ฆ„ํ•œ ๋ง›์ด ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์šด ์กฐํ™”๋ฅผ ์ด๋ฃฌ๋‹ค. ์”จ์Šค๋ฃจ์˜ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋ฉ”๋‰ด๋„ ํ•˜๋‚˜๊ฐ™์ด ๊ฐ•๋ ฌํ•˜๊ณ  ๋…์ฐฝ์ ์ด๋ผ, ๊ฒฝ๋ฆฌ๋‹จ๊ธธ์˜ ๊ณ ์š”ํ•จ ์†์—์„œ ๋ฉ‹์ง„ ์ปคํ”ผ๋ฅผ ์ฆ๊ธฐ๊ณ  ์‹ถ๋‹ค๋ฉด ์ถ”์ฒœํ• ๋งŒํ•œ ๊ณณ์ด๋‹ค.

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