Sunday, 28 February 2016

Hongdae (홍대) is one of Seoul's most youthful and hipster neighbourhoods known for its trendy cafés, urban street arts, indie music culture and nightlife. But maybe we didn't look in the right places, as much as others have raved about the shopping in Hongdae, there wasn't that much—unlike Dongdaemun (동대문) or Myeongdong (명동). We went on a Tuesday, so the place wasn't packed with people. But nonetheless, it still felt very lively and was definitely less commercialised than Myeongdong, making it a good district for cheap eats and low-priced fashion buys.

One of things we really wanted to try when we were in Korea was fried chicken and beer (aka chimaek 치맥), but while looking for a fried chicken restaurant in Hongdae, we came across a place called Noo Na Hol Dak (누나홀닭), which sells oven-baked chicken and beer instead. So knowing that it was much healthier alternative than oil-fried chicken, we gave it a go. It was a bit too spicy for our liking, but it was nothing like original fried chicken.

Noo Na Hol Dak (누나홀닭)
129 Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
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