Temperature of Love – Restaurant Interior

Korean dramas has been on a down side recently. Nothing really caught my eyes as good as Goblin. I settled for some to pass my time, but they barely got me excited.

Temperature of Love recently is a refreshing start, alongside with While You Were Sleeping. The latter has just started, so I’m keeping a watch out still. The first few episodes are good, I must say. The former has 8 episodes by the time I posted this, and I’m looking forward to the next episode!

Now, let’s get on the the filming site in this drama – Temperature of Love.

The restaurant in the drama that Jungsun is working at is actually filmed at two places. One for interior, one for exterior. I’m covering the interior in this post – the restaurant itself.




How to get to Yspazio

Hop on the subway to Hakdong Subway Station (학동역) and take exit 10. According to map, it would only take 5min. Turn left after coming out from the exit.


Walk straight.

Keep walking straight.

Turn right at this junction.

Walk straight and you’re almost there.

The building on the right is your destination.

A better look at the building.

Yspazio
113-gil 21 Eonju-ro, Gangnam District, Seoul, Korea (Nonhyeon-dong 85-14)
서울특별시 강남구 언주로133길 21(논현동 85-14)
Operating Hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 10.30pm
Tel: 02-549-5667

Man X Man: The Jang Mee

I am recently watching a brand new drama Man X Man for the sake of Park Haejin. He’s the one and only motivation that kept me going for this drama. Anyway, the last scene in episode 4 where Park Haejin and Kim Minjung kissed was a very pretty cafe, so I looked it up.







The cafe is called The Jang Mee, and it is located far far away in Paju (outside of Seoul). Travelling takes around an hour.



This is their afternoon tea set.

This is Tiramisu.

The chocolate latte looks so pretty. The bottle on the side is chocolate where you stir it into the latte yourself.

PP Seoul

During one of my Korea trips last year, I went to this rooftop cafe/bar that opened into the wee hours of the night: PP Seoul. It gives off the vibes that reminds me of PS Cafe.

Let’s start off with the interior. They wrote PP Seoul in traditional Chinese. So cute! And look at the window decal on why they have the letters PP in their cafe name.

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This is their indoor counter and bar.

Their outdoor view is amazing. I would recommend going earlier to grab the outdoor seat for a stunning view of the city.




My ordered drink.

Even the menu and marble table top are pretty.

I went in the night during the hottest time of the year, August. Yet the howling wind made me wish I had a cardigan to layer on my tank top. Now, I’m wondering if I should make a trip in the day again, and risk being fried under the scorching sun for my upcoming trip.

PP Seoul
3 Sowol-ro 44-gil, Yongsan District, Seoul
서울 용산구 소월로44가길 3
Operating Hours:
Weekday 2pm – 12am
Weekend 1pm – 12am
Tel: +82 02-749-9195

Goblin: Sunny’s BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe [02]

Hello everyone! I was nursing my emptiness after drama Goblin ended. There really isn’t any drama I look forward to as much. OCN’s Voice drama is not bad though. Similar to Goblin on tvN, this drama Voice on OCN is also broadcasted on cable tv. You need to pay to watch in Korea. Naturally the drama gets less hype and traction, compared to drama like Descendants of the Sun that was broadcasted on KBS (free channel). I would suggest watching if you wish to void the emptiness in your heart like me.

In episode 9 of Goblin, the four main characters met for the first time as a group in Sunny’s new fried chicken store. It is also the episode where Grim Reaper held Sunny’s hand for the first time and learnt about her previous life.

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How to get to BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe

Hop on the subway to Jonggak Subway Station (종각역) and take exit 4. This should only take around 10min to arrive at the destination. Come out from the exit and turn right, walk towards the direction of the red arrow below.

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The bbq premium cafe is the store.
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Close up of the store front.
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BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe
(Cheonggyecheon 81) 11-5 Gwancheol-dong, Jongno District, Seoul, Korea
서울특별시 종로구 관철동 11-5(청계천로 81)
Tel: 050-4109-9263

Goblin: Sunny’s BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe [01]

Sunny is the very beautiful BBQ chicken shop owner who hired Euntak as a part-timer though the shop didn’t seem to have a lot of business. Here we are to see where Sunny’s original BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe is. This is the store that Sunny owns at the start of the drama. Later on, she moved the store to one with larger area space. I’ll be sharing the guide to the larger store in my later posts.

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This shop is a branch in Gangnam district. Fortunately, the shop is fairly easy to arrive at.

How to get to BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe

Hop on the subway to Daecheong Subway Station (대청역) and take exit 4. This should only take around 10min to arrive at the destination. Come out from the exit and walk towards the direction of the red arrow below.

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Look to your right and there is the BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe.
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BBQ Olive Chicken Cafe
687-2 Ilwon-dong, Gangnam District, Seoul, Korea
서울 강남구 일원동 687-2
Operating Hours: 11.30am – 2am daily
Tel: +82 02-3411-5949

Goblin: First Encounter

I am on a roll! Haha Do you count this as part of new year resolution, to update this space more often and hopefully it would count towards less money wasted on the cost to maintain this domain?

Again in episode 1, the scene where Kim Shin meets Euntak for the first time in the rain.

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I’m sorry I went a little overboard with Kim Shin’s close up screencaps. His eyes can talk and I can stare into them forever. (Coughs)

Anyway this scene was filmed outside Duksung Girls’ High School (덕성여자고등학교).

How to get to 덕성여자고등학교

Hop on the subway to Anguk Subway Station (안국역) and take exit 1. This should only take around 5min to arrive at the destination. Come out from the exit and walk towards the direction of the red arrow below.
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Turn right at Shinhan Bank.
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Walk into the alley beside the entrance of the school.
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And you will arrive at the filming location below.
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Perhaps this angle will put things into perspective.
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This is also the filming site for Coffee Prince. Is this a coincidence? You might want to read more about the scene in Coffee Prince in case you forgot. I honestly don’t remember. This drama took place too long ago. Should I go back and re-watch this drama? Hmmm…

Goblin: Grim Reaper’s Tea House

Happy New Year everyone!

I know I have been neglecting this space for a bit. I was hooked up on dramas, as usual. Unfortunately the dramas I was watching, either doesn’t motivate me to move my lazy ass to search for drama scenes, or there isn’t anything significant for me to search for. Take for example, the drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim. Almost the entire drama is filmed within the set. Ok, enough of my excuses.

Now, let’s move on to my recent favourite drama – Goblin: The Lonely and Great God. The name is too long. I shall call it Goblin from here onwards. If you ask me, this drama has certainly outperform Descendants of the Sun and has taken the honourable #1 position in my heart. But nobody is asking my opinion, so I shall not dwell into how awesome this drama is. Go watch it for yourself!

Since I have been hooked up on this drama, why haven’t I been searching for the filming sites? The sad truth: Majority of the filming took place outside of Seoul. That means, it is highly inaccessible via public transport and the likelihood of people visiting these sites decreases with that in consideration. With that, I shall start off with filming sites that are in Seoul – comparably more accessible via public transport.

Episode 1 when Kim Shin and Grim Reaper first met, Kim Shin passes by outside a stone wall and look beyond those walls, only visible to his eyes. His eyes met Grim Reaper who was in his tea house. Kim Shin commented that Grim Reaper’s hat is ugly and Grim Reaper was offended.

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The stone wall where Grim Reaper works, is Deoksugung Stone-wall Road (덕수궁 돌담길).

How to get to 덕수궁 돌담길

Hop on the subway to City Hall Subway Station (시청역) and take exit 1. You’ll only need 5min to get to the street, but much longer walk to the place where filming was carried out. Come out from the exit and walk towards the direction of the red arrow below.
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Walk past a few shops and you will reach Dunkin Donuts. Turn left at Dunkin Donuts.
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While you are walking straight, you will find yourself arriving at the Deoksugung Stone-wall Road. Isn’t that fast? That is really just a 5min walk.
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But if you are looking for the exact location where filming took place. You’d have to walk much much further. (Don’t say I didn’t warn you) Basically walk straight all the way, until you arrive at the junction below and turn right. You are not there yet.
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Continue walking straight until you come to this turn below. This is the exact same wall where Kim Shin saw Grim Reaper.
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This place is actually worth visiting because you can see autumn foliage if you are visiting in the fall. Korea Tourism Board has also recommended this place to view the fiery colours of autumn. Especially if you are in the area to visit the Deoksugung Palace, I’d say you don’t give this site a miss.

Lucky Romance: Nolsoop Cafe

I’ve recently caught on another Korean drama called Lucky Romance (운빨로맨스), starring Hwang Jungeum and Ryoo Joonyeol. Yes, Ryoo Joonyeol who also acted in drama Reply 1988. So glad to see him having a drama of his own as a leading actor. While I was rooting on Park Bogum in Reply 1988 despite how cute Ryoo Joonyeol was, I’m so happy to be able to gush and cheer on him whole heartedly in this drama.

In the latest episode (episode 6), Joonyeol discreetly (not) followed Jungeum to a cafe and realised she was actually meeting Gary to convince him to be part of the game they are developing.
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I did some research on the cafe and it turned out to be a comics (they call it cartoon, but I think it’s more like comics) and books cafe. There are reading materials for you to read in a comfortable environment. When hungry, you can order food and drinks too. A good place to chill out with your friends and when there are awkward silences, fret not. Apart from digging into food, you can dig into the comics or books in your hands.

How to get to 놀숲

Hop on the subway to Jamsil Subway Station (잠실역) and take exit 3. According to Naver map, it takes 16min to get to this place. Come out from the exit and walk straight. Walk towards the direction of the red arrow below.
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Continue walking straight. There really isn’t any good landmarks along the way. Only some high rise apartments on your right. The view below is what you see on your left when you are walking straight.005
You will arrive at a cross junction. Cross the road to the opposite side and turn left.
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Walk straight and these are some of the shops you see. There’s Gong Cha bubble tea shop!
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Continue walking straight and you will arrive at the building below. This cafe has actually replaced the Caffe Bene you see in the picture below. Pizza Hut is still there though.
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A clearer close up shot below. When you arrive at the destination, you wouldn’t miss the signboard.
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From the picture below, you can identify the scene where episode 6 was filmed!
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Even the signages are cute! This sign says when climbing up the stairs, be quiet and careful.
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The sign below says it is very dangerous to lean against the railings, and that it is really very painful if you fall down.
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They even have blankets to keep yourself warm and cozy.
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Smoking room available if you require.
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Pricing for each person is as follows:
A: 2hours + Drink at 6,500won
B: 3hours + Drink at 8,000won
C: Full Day + Drink at 15,000won (Only available on normal days, maxed at 24:00hr)
D: 1hour at 2,400won (Every 10 minutes thereafter at additional 400won)
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놀숲 Nolsoop
1-3 Tae Ho building, Seokchon-dong, Songpa District, Seoul, Korea
서울특별시 송파구 석촌동 1-3 태호빌딩
Operating Hours:
Sundays – Thursdays: 10am – 2am
Fridays – Saturdays: 24hours
Tel: +82 02-420-9918

BBQ Charcoal Grilled Eel

I am deeply missing the streets of Korea and the cold crisp air in April. A time where any day is a good day to have barbecue. The weather is always ready for some intensive grilling and it just depends on what you chooses to put on the grill in front of you.

Throwback to April some years ago, I visited the store below for barbecue eel opened by father of CNBlue’s drummer Minhyuk. Minhyuk stars as Jo Haneul in the Korean drama Entertainer. This drama is now showing on SBS every Wednesday and Thursday, 10pm (KST).

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When I visited, it was the period where CNBlue was holding concerts over the weekend. A Japanese female lady visited the restaurant with her male friend. Minhyuk’s dad was so excited that he changed into the concert merchandise t-shirt to showcase in front of the delighted female fan. Thereafter, the fan left and Minhyuk’s dad changed back to his working clothes.

When I requested to take a photo with the father, he suggested for us to take the photo with the background below. So thoughtful of him. As my friend was counting down to take the photo, Minhyuk’s dad paused everything and turned to me, asking how his hair looked. I laughed and said he looked handsome. Satisfied, he turned to face the camera and did a V pose. Just thinking about how cute he is brings smiles to my face ^^DSCF97311

Reply 1988: Ddeokbokki at 코스모스 분식

Reply 1988 is another good drama from TvN that got me hooked.  This drama stars Park Bogum, who is from the same company as Song Joongki. Somehow this 1988 series outshines the 1997 and 1994 series, I reckon.

In the final and last episode, episode 20, female lead Deoksun (acted by Hyeri from Girl’s Day) reunites with her close friends, Mik and Jahyun after 6 years. They met up at this ddeokbokki place.
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The food looks good and isn’t expensive.
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How to get to 코스모스 분식

Hop on the subway to Gusan Station (구산역) and take exit 3. Come out from the exit and walk straight. Walk towards the direction of the red arrow below.
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Walk a little and you will arrive at the restaurant on your right.
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코스모스 분식
서울 은평구 연서로 15길 2
15-gil 2, Yeonseo-ro, Eunpyeong District, Seoul, South Korea
Tel: +82 2-358-6623