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Hi Seoul Enjoy Korea! – book review

Yesterday’s afternoon was spent in Kinokuniya’s chinese section. (:


I was randomly browsing when this new title caught my eye. At first glance, it’s easy to dismiss it as one of the ‘introduction to seoul’ kind of books – where it just does a cursory introduction of seoul and the famous ‘must go’ places.

BUT take a closer look, and I found so many interesting tidbits of information that I never knew about Seoul. The book is divided into various sections, starting from entering korea to food to shopping etc.

In each section, there is a list of related vocabulary and common expressions that you will encounter in Korea. I particulary like the section on food. Prior to reading, I didn’t know that Koreans like Banana Milk 바나나 우유 and there are SO many brands and varieties of banana milk!

What is THE best brand of banana milk? Which Ramen brand is the most tasty?

Read to find out (:

hmm i am so curious to try 바나나 우유! I’m not a fan of flavoured milk but the packaging looks really cute 😀

맛있게 보인 바나나 우유!

맛있게 보인 바나나 우유! (photo from online)

Another interesting thing I found out…

Koreans seem to love donuts alot HMM. US’s biggest donut chain stores all have branches in Korea and there are a few home-grown donut stores too. The flavours available in Korea are much more and interesting than those available in US! woww.

I’m not much of a fan of donuts, but they sure look delicious in the pictures(:

The author (Kelly) has travelled and lived in Korea for a period of time. She started out as a blogger and the book is a collection of all the information and posts on her blog.

Click here to visit her blog: Hi Korea!

Available at Kinokuniya $19 ++

(there’s a 20% discount if you buy it now!!)

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  • Reply
    11 April, 2009 at 6:08 PM

    Interesting, by the way where did you get the banana milk? I want to try too 😀

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    11 April, 2009 at 7:20 PM

    haha! i didn’t buy it. It can’t be found in singapore’s korean marts ): I took the picture from a naver blog 😀

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    14 April, 2009 at 5:34 AM

    Oh I see, there’s a korean mart in JB, maybe I should try over there too. 😉

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    17 April, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    haha. they’re right. banana milk is really good. but it can get a tad too sweet towards the end. 🙂 but still yummy nevertheless. 😉

    let me guess. they <3 Shin ramyeon the most right? 😛

    n donuts are really EVERYWHERE in korea. the Krispy Kremes outlet in Myeongdong has stopped giving out free glazed donuts unless u buy 1 donut from them. i suppose its because of the many tourists who walk in for the free donut n not buy anything else. 😉

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    17 April, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Hi Jean (:

    haha! yeah Shin Ramyeon is the Number 1 in the list haha 😀 is it really that delicious?

    wow free donuts? that’s amazing. I wish Singapore has that too. I would love to try Krispy Kremes.

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    17 April, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    haha. imo, its pretty normal.. 😛

    krispy kremes is kinda overrated.. haha. i prefer dunkin donuts.. krispy kremes are really sweet… >_< haha.

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    18 May, 2009 at 5:05 PM

    Google검색을 통해서 당신의 불로크를 찾았습니다.

    여행했을 때는 저도 바나나맛 우유를 마신 한국 사람들을 많이 봤습니다. 그래서 저는 바나나맛 우유를 사고 마셔 봤습니다. 그 우유는 맛있고 달지 않아서 저에게 맛이 참 맞았습니다. 🙂

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      18 May, 2009 at 7:37 PM

      안녕하세요, 방갑습니다 ^^

      싱가폴에서 바나나맛 우유를 찾을 수 잆어서 섭섭하네요. ㅎㅎ 나중에 한국에 방문하게 되면 꼭 마시고 싶어요.

      님은 한국 사람인가요? ^^

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        26 May, 2010 at 10:02 PM

        제 대답…….정말 너무 늦었죠??
        ㅋㅋㅋ 정말 미안해요~
        당신은 답장한 걸 몰랐거든요!

        어쨌든 전 한국 분이 아니라 싱가포르 사람이에요~
        기회가 있으면 친하게 되었으면 좋겠네!
        우리 다 한국어 공부를 열심히 하고 있거든요~^^
        당신은 지금 어디서 한국어를 공부하고 있나요?
        그리고 한국에서 공부한 적이 있나요?

        어~~~ 바나나맛 우유가 진짜 맛있지?
        저도 그 맛을 잊지 못 한 것 같네~
        다시 한국에 가면 정말 많이 마시겠요! (하루에 10병! ㅋㅋㅋㅋ) ^^

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        26 May, 2010 at 10:09 PM

        ㅋㅋㅋ 괜찮아요~! 그래도 답장을 줘서 고마워요! 요즘 잘 지냈어요?
        저는 다음 달에 드디어 한국에 갈 거예요~! 첫번째 방문이라서 기대가 많아요~!

        저는 혼자서 공부해 왔어요. 2년전에 몇달 동안만 싱가폴 한국 학교에서 공부했었어요. 초급반이에요~! 하연님은요?

        msn을 쓰시죠? 괜찮으시면 이메일 주소를 알려 주세요~! 친구로 추가하고 싶어요 ^^

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