Shopping Day in Dongdaemun

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Waffles and Coffee at Beans Bins

If you are going to climb the epic shopping mountain of Dongdaemun, then you have to get a hearty breakfast with lots of coffee. Beans Bins Coffee in the Doota shopping complex is a great first spot. They have freshly made waffles with many different toppings. Get your sugar and caffeine fix here.

Beans Bins Coffee | 빈스빈스커피

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Cost: 12,000 won
11am–5am
T. 02-3398-5313, www.beansbins.com
(Doota: 18-12 Eulji-ro 6-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul | 서울시 중구 을지로6가 18-12)

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Doota (3rd Floor): Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station 동대문역사문화공원역 (Lines 2, 4, 5), Exit 14


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[box_dark]Lunch[/box_dark]

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Mongolian Buuz and Khuushuur at Darkhan

The Dongdaemun area is the central point for people from countries like Mongolia, Uzbekistan, and Russia. Darkhan offers authentic Mongolian fare, such as steamed meat dumplings called buuz and fried meat-stuffed pastries called khuushuur. Their lamb platter with rice and vegetables is good as well. Try their hot (sour) yogurt tea if you’re feeling brave.

Darkhan | 다르칸

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Cost: 7,000 won
11am–11pm
T. 02-2278-4633
(188-5 Gwanghui-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul | 서울시 중구 광희동1가 188-5)

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Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station 동대문역사문화공원역 (Lines 2, 4, 5), Exit 8


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[box_dark]Dinner[/box_dark]

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Marinated Pork Trotters at Pyeongando-jip
Pyeongando-jip is famous for their marinated pig’s feet, and even in winter you’ll often see a line out the door during the dinner rush. The owner, now grandmother, Lee Gyeong-soon is a no-nonsense woman who is all about efficiency and order. You can get platters of sliced pigs feet with kimchi and leaves for wrapping as well as bindaetteok (mung bean pancakes).

Pyeongangdo-jip | 평안도집

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Cost: 15,000 won a person
Noon–11pm
T. 02-2279-9759
(62-16 Jangchung-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul | 서울시 중구 장충동1가 62-16)

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Dongguk Univ. Station 동대입구역 (Line 3), Exit 3


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Medovnik from Ala Do
This is a decadent crumb cake that has layers of icing and honey. It is delicious with a cup of hot tea. They have many other Uzbek delights as well, such as chocolate cakes and lamb pastries.

Ala Do | 알라 도

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Cost: 5,000 won
10am–10pm
T. 02-2277-9211
(154-1 Gwanghui-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul | 서울시 중구 광희동 1가 154-1)

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Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station 동대문역사문화공원역 (Lines 2, 4, 5), Exit 8


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