Today I will be bringing you to Myeong Dong 명동, Korea! As the post is slightly longer, I will be splitting them into 2 parts! Myeong Dong is all about Shopping! From the towering super stores of Migliore, Lotte Department Store, Avatar and High Harriet to the cozy little shops lining the sidestreets! Basicallly, Myeong-dong has something for everyone!
Directions to get there: Myeong Dong 명동 Station ; Subway Line 4
Are you drowned in the K-Pop craze? Big Bang? Kim Hyun Joong? SNSD? Do you want to get your hands on your favourite idols’ fan goods? If yes, you need to come down Myeong Dong! There’re little stalls along the streets that sells all sorts of Idols’ stuffs like posters, calendars, magazines etc!
Step into the little lanes of Myeong Dong to witness the bustling liveliness! Myeong Dong is like Singapore’s Orchard Road, but definitely 100 times bigger! My Korean tour guide told us that it will take a month to fully cover Myeong Dong! Wow, Fantastic Baby! Haha! Myeong Dong has many of your favourite Korean Cosmetic Brands like The FaceShop, Skin Food, Laneige, Tony Moly etc at almost every corner of the street! You will see enthusiastic salespersons shouting and promoting right outside their stores with Samples ready to be given out!
Our first stop in Myeong Dong is to the CDs store! For tourists who wants to get their Korean Albums, Myeong Dong is definitely the place for you! However the CD Store is hidden… so… Let me lead you there! It is on the second floor of this huge Skin Food store on the corner. Music store inside Skin Food? Are you serious? Yes, I am very serious! Just walk in, there’ll be a staircase leading you to the CD shop!
For JYJ fans, Skin Food is endorsed by JYJ’s Jae Joong, Yoo Chun (Micky) and Junsu and also Jang Geun Suk! See their huge standees? Haha! Roof Top Prince drama lovers are you excited to see Chor Ha? haha! I love JYJ alot alot especially JaeJoong~! Haha! Along the stairs, you will see the JYJ board with their photos dangling down.
and tada! There we are! At the CD Shop! There is a section for each artist, boyband, girlband that you love! Here’s a Corner with Hyun Joong‘s Breakdown poster hanging big and high up there! See it? Haha!
Haha after purchasing a whole bag of albums, it’s time for lunch! Okay get some tissues ready as I introduce to you the BEST BEEF IN TOWN! This was probably the best meal I had in Korea! You MUST try it when you are in Korea! So here goes! This shop is at the corner street of Myeong Dong near a money exchanger. Spot this building and just head in! The name of the shop is 長壽 (Chang Shou) which means longevity.
There are more seating on the floor and there is a lift inside the shop! The old man logo is very interesting isn’t it? We quickly place our orders..Barbequed beef, Beef Stew… My saliva is going to drool while writing this post already!
After having some of the side dishes like Kim Chi, Beansprouts~ our main dishes are finally here! See the Barbequed Ribs and Beef Ribs Soup! It is really Delicious! 진짜 맛있어요! (Jin-Jja Masisseoyo) = very delicious in Korean! In simple word, it is just SHIOK! The beef is thick and juicy; full of flavour!
Haha after lunch we continued to shop! That, I shall leave it to part two of the 3rd story! Also, I will be bringing with me for walk down the Han River! So that’s all for the day!^^ 안녕! On the side note, I have changed the music of my wordpress to Olivia Ong‘s First of May. It’s a beautiful song cover! Olivia Ong’s vocal is so beautiful; you will just drown in her voice!