Today, shall be the day for Gwanghwamun 광화문 foodies! First stop, walking to Terra Rosa (http://www.terarosa.com/) to load up on the beans. As it was a working day, and TR is located within the CBD, there were many men in black suits hanging at the pavement, huffing and puffing away. I felt their stress just by looking at them frowning faces, smoking.
It was below 1 degrees this morning, cold enough to be blowing out steam whenever we exhaled.
With no breakfast for the morning, and all the walking around made me hungry already and we had to wait till 12pm for Paul & Paulina 폴앤폴리나 to open its store.
As they are all beautifully located near by one another, I made my usual pitstop to Patiserrie B Bread to grab a bun before heading to Nomusairo.
My first time in Nomusairo 나무사이로 at winter! A metallic Christmas tree with hopeful wishes hung on it. The crowd was full outside at May and August, but since it was below zero today, every patron hid indoors.
The cheese bread I bought from Patisserie B! Cost 3500 won, darns, nearly RM20 for this! Thanks to our weak currency. Na-jjjjjjjj…urgh. Don’t even want to begin talking about that man.
The cheese bread was super super guiltiliciously yummeh! Filled with soft cream cheese inside with crunchy toasted shredded cheddar on the outside. Added a nice kick to my cuppa Americano from Nomusairo.
We had a nice short break here, chatting especially on the weather topic since we would be heading outta Seoul in the nexy few days.
Tick tock tick tock. The clock struck 12! I made sure I snapped a photo of the building where Paul & Paulina 폴앤폴리나 Gwanhwamun 광화문 was located this time as most sites guided to the original branch in Hongik.
I was thrilled as ever, stepping into the bakery, which could be sniffed upon entering the building. It was a similar experience like smelling Roti Boy from a mile away.
We were there at 12.05pm, and the croissants were nearly sold out. Like wh—-at!!!! Only 4 croissants were left. The chocolate croissants on the other hand, were already sold out. Madness!
Thank goodness, 4 left. For 5 of us. Otherwise, we would need to wait for another hour for the next batch to be ready. Phew, this was how great the croissants were! I was happy as a little girl having a bag full of candies as I devoured my croissant. Each croissant was about 3200 won.
I tried the cranberry scone as well, which was about 2800 won. It really wasn’t that bad! Generous with the cranberries and not sweet, superbly buttery.
Gyeonghuigungoe Achim / King’s Garden block #3, 1F
Naesu-dong 72 bonji, Jongno-gu, Seoul, ROK
Tel : +82.2.739.5532
Paul & Paulina 폴앤폴리나
21, Sajik-ro 8-gil,
Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-053
서울시 사직로 8길 21, 110-053
From Gwanghwamun Station on Line 5:
Exit out of Exit 1 and walk straight. Take second left (Sajik-ro 8-gil). Walk for about 5 minutes; Namusairo will be on the right-hand side)