SEOUL!!!!!! After what felt like the longest day of my life, we have finally arrived!! Yay!! I’ve forgotten how strenuous international flights are on the mind and body. Big props to those of you who do this on a regular basis. Anyway, we took Singapore Airlines to Seoul and I do have to say this is probably the best airline to take for those long haul flights. Everything from the service for checking in to the food and movie choices, I felt like I’ve been missing out on this “royalty” treatment this entire time. (As opposed to just calling out, “Next!” from behind the kiosk, THEY come up to the front of line and escort you to their kiosk.) Don’t get me wrong, there are still flaws in the system (we were delayed by 20-30 minutes), BUT they kept us very well informed. There was a last minute gate change and while Pork and I were sitting at the wrong gate for 10 minutes, someone (I believe he worked for Singapore Airlines) came up to us (as well as all others who were sitting at this gate) and informed us that the gate had changed for our flight.
Once we boarded, they pass out hot towels to each person (they do this again later in the flight, btw) and while we were looking at the entertainment guide, Pork and I notice that there were all these movies that we’ve been wanting to watch and haven’t seen yet!! So excited!!! During our flight, I watched The Lego Movie, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2, and I started American Hustle but I started getting a headache and slightly airsick so I didn’t get very far. I was so sad I didn’t get to watch Gravity (which Pork did, as opposed to Hunger Games) or 12 Years As A Slave! 🙁 I looked at their TV choices and they had a full old season of Friends and other popular TV shows as well as international choices. As for the food, I would say it’s probably the best airplane food I’ve had EVER (compared to what I’ve had in the past on United and Eva). I don’t want to bore you all with the details for our meals but for lunch, there was “ice cream” listed as the dessert and I was expecting a frozen container of some random generic brand, but they passed out IT’S-ITS!!!!! For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a cookie ice cream sandwich covered in chocolate. Google it. For you dessert people out there, this sounds like heaven, right? What airline does that!??!?? I’ll tell you who! SINGAPORE!!! Ok, maybe I’m a little too excited about this but I thought my flight experience was really great (minus the airsick part). I can assure you I’m not affiliated with Singapore Airlines at all, I’m just a very happy customer and I will promote ANYTHING when I have an awesome experience. Hope I’ve convinced you to look into them next time you plan that long flight for your next travel adventure. 🙂
It was a beautiful night. There was a light haze that made the scene more beautiful, casting a glow around the lights.
We found the general building to our place just fine but didn’t know how to get to our room! Ack! We had an address and approached a security guard with it. Thankfully he pointed us to the right building and told us “upstairs”. Once we found the entrance, finding our room was pretty easy. And at laaaaast….
We made it! Nice place right? It even comes with a hidden kitchen.
They also have cute art in the room like this “Red Bull”.
After getting settled and cozy in our room, we were ready to eat our first meal in Seoul. We roamed around the area by our place and could tell it was getting late from the prevalence of drunk people. It was a sign that people were done for the night. But because Seoul and our location was so awesome, there were plenty of restaurants nearby still teeming with businessmen and classy couples.
We opted for a fried chicken joint called BooZA Chicken. Because, well, it’s got a great name! Boooooooo-Zaaaaaaaaaaaa~ See? Fun to say. When we got seated, the waiter quickly realized we were American but was still extremely friendly. Great service. He even offered to take a picture for us.
We are pretty tired in this pic but oh did that ice cold beer taste so refreshing– zaaaaaaaa~~
You can also see the plating we got below.
When we ordered, Pork picked the first item in the menu since he knew it read oh-ri-ji-neol chi-kin. But later he realized that it was just “original chicken” in Korean Lol.
After about 15 minutes our chicken arrived. And wowwwwww it looked so good.
Our order was a whole chicken aptly separated in thighs, drumsticks, and wings with some potato wedges. They served 2 delectable sauces with the chicken: spicy sweet sauce and super garlicky awesome sauce. The set cost 18,000 won and 6,000 won for 2 beers. That’s 24,000 won or roughly $24 USD in all but so worth it.
It was piping hot but it didn’t stop us from digging in. The first bite… *Crrrrrrunnnchhh*!!! Super crispy skin and tender meat. Seasoned perfectly. It was soooooo good. And it didn’t feel greasy at all! If you never had Korean Fried Chicken (different KFC haha), it’s on a whole new level from any American fried chicken.
And we finished all of it! Boo-Za!!!