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Decoa Balim (데코아발림)
Cafés

Decoa Balim (데코아발림)

The name Decoa Balim comes from the combination of the words “decorations” and “cocoa balim,” which is some type of cacao. Owner Oh Seung Jin wanted to create a unique name that would capture the decorative interior of his shop along with the chocolate that is used in many of his desserts. While Decoa Balim has been around for the past … Continue reading

Black Day & 홍콩반점0410 (Hong Kong Banjum 0410)
Culture / Restaurants

Black Day & 홍콩반점0410 (Hong Kong Banjum 0410)

In Korea, following February 14th (Valentine’s Day) and March 14th (White Day), is the unofficial holiday “celebrated” on April 14th known as Black Day. While both Valentine’s Day and White Day focus on the romance shared between couples wrapped in matching couples clothes, spoon-feeding each other food and flaunting the sheer joy of NOT being … Continue reading

Hongdae’s NEW Hello Kitty Cafe
Cafés

Hongdae’s NEW Hello Kitty Cafe

Hongdae’s Hello Kitty Cafe has got to be one of the neighborhood’s biggest attractions. Down a small alley on Hongdae’s busiest shopping street stood a lovely two story bright pink cafe, with that iconic HK bow on it. Everyday, tons of foreigners and tourists flocked there just to take in the intense amount of cuteness … Continue reading