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So, Samchung dong’s real charm is Coexistence of old and new. Modern day living in traditional space. All these business owners show how you do it.

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One of many big and small cafes… 2 leveled with multiple entrances and completed with a wooden enclosed deck. I heard this one opened around a year ago and is very popular. By the way, in Seoul, valet parking is a very common thing.

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IMG_5301This little box like standing alone building is a Dry Cleaner. Love the sign!

IMG_5344A cute coffee shop. They also carry small line of Vitra product in the cafe. A very common concept in Seoul and similar to ones in Stockholm, Sweden.  A space that has it all: clothing, books, coffee, cut hair… You name it!

IMG_5315This coffee shop was covered with many small pieces of whatever paper. Funny place.

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This is straight out from my childhood! Sticky rice power dough with sweet syrup inside then fried on a hot griddle. We call it Ho-ttuck. Crispy and Sweet. Delicious!!!!!!!!! And the fun factor is that this is out of Rice shop. Very Korean!

IMG_5318People are lined up to get into a place of this traditional Korean sticky rice cake dish, “Ttuck bokki”: thick strings of rice cake are cut off into pieces and cooked and stir fried on a pan with spicy chili paste, sugar, crushed garlic, soy sauce, veggies and fish cakes. You have to taste it to know what it is like!

IMG_5297This beautiful rustic modern house is a Korean BBQ house, Danpung namu.  Doesn’t this house look like one from the Dwell magazine?

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Surrounding rock and metal cased fence. Cool, ha?

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IMG_5323Mid Century Modern and Antique shop.

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IMG_5293This one was the most non Korean one I saw in Samchung dong.

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