Exploring Garosu-gil (가로수길) in Gangnam (강남)

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If you ever find yourself wanting to experience what I now call the equivalent of Sloan Square, you'll want to hop on a train to 강남 (Gangnam).

Gangnam is one of the richest area's in Seoul and also the place where the majority of celebrities reside. It's also home to the Coex mall which I'll be paying a visit to soon! The first place we visited was a popular café called 디센트 (D'ssent).

D'ssent is known for its marble tables and the general feeling of all your aesthetical (lol yes I made that word up) goals being met. 
Well, certainly mine. 
I mean look, there's even a massive cactus there!
When you want to order they have an iPad set up for you to look through the menu. I ordered the Green Tea cake with the D'ssent signature latte. Jen got the Red velvet cake with the Peach ball drink.
I think I wasted too much time being engulfed in food photography and just generally taking my surroundings in because mine started to melt and tasted funky. I'd definitely advice you to eat it immediately!
Unless slushy cake is something you're into.
Even though we see each other nearly everyday (we work together!) we still find a way to talk for hours about life in general. This time we planned our goals and what we aim to achieve for the next year.
Surprisingly, that was all the fuel we needed to explore 가로수길! Once again, we stumbled across another Gentle Monster which we had to check out.

I managed to prod Jen into the direction of starting a youtube channel! She uploads once a week so you can check out our day in video form here!


The last stop of the day was Bad Farmers. I thought I'd never heard of them until Jen informed me that the juices I get every morning from the convenience store are made by them.

This is the place you go to when you want to cleanse yourself from the junk you've eaten all week. In this case it was pizza.
There was a 10 minute wait time so we had to put our name down and wait to be called. Whenever I'm in this situation I never know if I should write my English name or my Korean name down.
Our orders arrived and we dug in!

I ordered the 배드파머스 샐러드 보울 or Bad Farmers salad bowl which includes Quinoa, Roast Chicken, Broccoli, Cheddar Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes and Millet. I doused mine with the Basil Pesto dressing.

Jen ordered the 아보콥 or Avo Cobb which includes Romain, Smoked Salmon, Roast Chicken, Avocado (duh),  Cherry Tomatoes, Olives (yuk), Egg and Corn (everything in Korea has corn added to it lol)


We peaced out after this to see our friend for her birthday! You can find all the maps for the locations down below.

See you in the next post!

D'ssent:


Gentle Monster:


Bad Farmers:

30 comments:

  1. D'ssent looks amazing! I love the word aesthetical-Im totally going to use it now! The cactus is really cool and the food and drinks look so good Im not surprised you photographed them til the cake went slushy-I would of done the same! The Bad Farmers food looks really good too, it made me hungry reading this! Thankyou for putting maps in your post, really useful for when I try to find these places! - star harford

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  2. Loved the D'ssent caffe! Its so stylish and the food is so out of the box! Really sound like it was a great experience, even though you ate slushy cake. Note to self: take photos, but be fast!

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  3. Oh I love the look of the cafe, it's so modern and chic. The food looks incredible too, not like anything you'd get in a cafe near me! Lol

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  4. Wow! It looks really cool- not what I was expecting x

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  5. Oh my goodness how amazing does D'ssent, everything from the building to the food is just absolutely WOW! I want to go and experience it for myself.

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  6. Oh I'm loving all the decor especially the marble the cafe looks so stylish and the food looks good too.

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  7. Some pretty funky places you have there in South Korea! I found them really interesting. Love the way food is put together and presented.

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  8. Seoul is such a beautiful place tho. I really loved D'ssent for their aesthetic marble tables and cactus��

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  9. Great photos! The first place looks so very airy and stylish, and the food looks amazing

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  10. This all looks brilliant, but I am loving the design inside of Dssent and its food looks mighty tasty.

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  11. I'm loving the photos and the interiors. Neat and chic.

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  12. Looks so nice! I just got to Seoul last week and was looking for new areas to explore so thank you!

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  13. This place is amazing, such an instagrammable place. I love the marble table tops and the food looks amazing

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  14. I loved this place when I visited last year but I didn’t have my camera and you captured the essence of this gorgeous place

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  15. This looks such a cool place to visit. I especially love the peach drink 😊

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  16. D'ssent looks absolutely stunning, from the minimalist design (gotta love that cactus) to the desserts they serve. Those cakes look so Instagramable. I wouldn't say no to a meal at Bad Farmers either, the food looks really yummy.

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  17. What a fantastic way to spend your day! I would love to try those places out, esp the fancy Cafe! that place looked top-notch and yet reasonably priced... thanks for the heads up!

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  18. So much yummy stuff featured in this post. I love the idea that they give you a menu on an Ipad! Sounds pretty cool. You've taken some really beautiful photos and some of those sunglasses look fab! x

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  19. I love the decor - it looks so modern and "clean". Sounds like a really interesting place to visit.

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  20. D'ssent looks gorgeous! I love the white marble and chrome decor and the food and drinks both look amazing. I would love to try the Bad Farmers salad bowl too.

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  21. I like both the places that you went here. The food looks delicious. I am impressed how many different colors and beautiful combinations that they have in the food.

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  22. This place looks so great! Those Sweet treats look amazing and I love the aesthetic of that minimalist Coffee shop. I've not heard much at all about Gangnam but your post makes me want to visit

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  23. Wow this is like an Instagram heaven!! Love the colours and how stylish everything is! Gorgeous photos!

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  24. Oh wow so instagramable! That cafe looked amazing! Would love to try one of their juices x

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  25. What a hip place! It looks like an art gallery inside - very cool. We'd love to visit Seoul - what a great discovery you made!

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  26. Oh i am so jealous it looks like you had an awesome trip!! I'd absolutely love to visit Gangnam and the D'ssent restaurant, loving the visual aesthetic in there too and the really tall cactus plant!!!

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  27. The food looks really interesting, and you took some lovely photos!

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  28. That first place looks so chic! I love it when food is plated in a way that taking pictures of it is easy!

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  29. Seoul is such a beautiful placw to visit. D'ssent looks so incredible. I really love the marble style of it. It looks so awesome and simple. And those foods looks so refreshing.

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  30. It looks like you had a great time! The decor and food both looks wonderful and very modern!

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