Entry 50: Garden Five in Songpa District and Emart.

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Decided to venture to Garden Five in Songpa District since I’ve never been there and the place I wanted to hit was Emart.

Address:

 가든파이브이마트

서울특별시 송파구 충민로 10
Garden five Emart Branch
10 Chungmin-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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Across the street there is a gallery and lots of modern looking buildings.

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These buildings were across the street from where I was but I’m sure those are office space/office-tel buildings.

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I noticed a large metal modern sculpture first.

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This might be one of the nicest Emart’s I’ve ever visited thus far and I’m amazed how similar the size is comparable to Yangjae Emart.

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House hold goods section.

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Outdoor gear, plants, camping section.

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Seeds~

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Lots of indoor plants.

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Oddly candles are sold next to plants.

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Snacks from around the world.

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Coffees from around the world and then instant Korean coffee lol.

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Fanciest food court ever~

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Wine, Vin, Vino, go happy~

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Sweet, sweet cheese~ But alas my budget is low…

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Milk and Honey Bakery. Selling artisan breads, rolls, pastries, and cakes.

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Spices and oils.

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Western sauces.


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Cocktail section~ Party!


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Lots of Japanese ingredients~ 

I came and saw the verdict is I don’t have to go all the way to Yangae anymore yay~ If in Korea do check out the closest Emart to you and take in the experience.

Entry 33: Dunkin Donuts in Korea~

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Dunkin Donuts in Korea is much different then when it comes to coffee experience then Dunkin Donuts in the states. For starters Koreans prefer americanos, lattes, machiattos versus all in one milk and sugar or just plain black coffee in the states. Also you don’t see soft drinks served inside a Korean dunkin donuts.

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The only thing I miss most when it comes to donuts is sprinkled frosting donuts and sugar raised donuts.

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This is a neat promotional event set featuring characters from the popular texting/calling app Kakaotalk.

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This a promotional event set for the new year featuring a sheep shaped donut!

Since this year is the year of the sheep! So cute!!

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I ordered a latte and paid 3,400 won for it.

Looks wise: 5 1/2, Lots of foam looks sort of rushed.

Taste wise: 7 and 1/2, The coffee doesn’t taste like McDonald’s coffee at least although it has a lot more hot milk then coffee…

Price value wise: 7 1/2, For 3,400 won I got a standard coffee.

Entry 30: Mapo-Gu, Mont Dore Organic bread and coffee. (몽도르 베이커리)

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Got my hair done next door and decided I needed coffee and bread~ This is Mont Dore Organic Cafe and Bakery located near Seogang University in Mapo-gu. I really enjoyed eating organic foods when I lived in the states and I have’t needed to eat as much in Korea since the produce is super fresh/tasty.

I like Mont Dore for it’s coffee and vanilla bean custard bread. The specialty for the season is anything chestnut so I was happy to see chestnut lattes, cakes, and breads.

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This is my favorite! Vanilla bean custard bread!

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I ordered a latte and paid 3,500 won for it.

Looks wise: 7 and 1/2, Milk foam and small latte design.

Taste wise: 8 and 1/2, The coffee itself is a darker roast and gosh those this coffee have great notes! There is no chemical aftertaste thank goodness!

Price value wise: 9, For 3,500 won I got solid coffee for a non-bogus price.