Traditional Markets in Seoul: Mangwon Market (망원시장)

Those looking for a traditional market experience near the Hongik University area will have quite a fun time visiting Mangwon Market (Mangwon Shijang 망원시장). I’ve always had a great time trying all the cheap eats they have to offer. There’s lots of traditional ingredients that you may not find at the typical Home Plus or Emart, such as dried persimmons (geotgam 곳감). I highly suggest it if you want to experience a traditional market in Korea that’s near Hongdae! Continue reading “Traditional Markets in Seoul: Mangwon Market (망원시장)”

Advertisements

Kakao Pop-Up Store: Get All Your Favorite Kakao Friends!

It’s no secret that Kakao Talk’s very own emoticons, “Kakao Friends”, are very popular with Koreans. Practically everyone loves using them, so it’s no surprise that seasonal pop-up stores began to sell your favorite characters! Kakao has been experimenting with these stores for a while now and have finally established a permanent store in the Coex mall! Continue reading “Kakao Pop-Up Store: Get All Your Favorite Kakao Friends!”