Myeongdong – the most famous shopping junction in Seoul – is a shopaholic’s dream. But it’s also full of good eats. Yoogane’s dak galbi (marinated chicken in spicy sauce) fried rice – with cheese! – tops my list; the well-marinated chicken is tasty and tender.
I also tried Miss Lee Cafe, made famous by the K-reality show, We Got Married. The cafe specialises in tinned box lunches containing kimchi fried rice, seaweed, egg and luncheon meat, and you’re supposed to shake the tin to mix it up before eating – a novel experience with more-than-decent food.
Getting there: Take the subway to Myeongdong Station (Line 4) and use Exit 6. Look for the Uniqlo store and turn right. Yoogane is on your left. For Miss Lee Cafe, walk to the end of the shopping street and you’ll spot its signage.