Hongdae-ap (the area in front of Hongik University) is a neighborhood known for its youthful and romantic ambience, underground cultures, and freedom of self-expression. Unique cafes, cozy galleries, accessory stores, fashion shops, live cafés and clubs, art markets, and gourmet eateries make this a popular hang-out for locals in their 20s and 30s and a fascinating place to walk around.
The place was bustling with life even when it was close to midnight with people out eating and drinking. The shops close late too.
Of course, you can also snack along the street if you want. Like those K-drama that we watch.
Seoul streets are so different from the Tokyo streets as many shops are still open late where is in Tokyo, we mainly get the eateries opened late and we rarely have street carts or shops.
In Korea, you would be spoilt for choices for Makgeolli (Korea rice wine) but the menu was all in Korean so our friend ordered this chestnut Makgeolli which is supposed to be sweeter.
Thankfully, we had friends in Seoul that could bring us to eat those yummy local dishes patronised by mainly Koreans.
Be amazed by the variety of Jijimi in this restaurant, the Korean style pancake but I could also say it is Korean style tempura? We had minced chicken, vegetables and pork jijimi.
Lastly, this super spicy chicken and potato stew that brought this Singaporean who can eat spicy food down to her knees and surrendered from the spice. But it was VERY good.