Crazy crunchy oven baked chicken@Noona Hol Dak 누나홀닭 홍대점 Hapjeong, Seoul

Coming over to the university areas – Hongik Hapjeong always made me feel young again, and also kinda wish my college uni days were this cool! Youths basking to romantic Hangul ballads, dancing to hiphop rap away through the cold winter’s night. Salute the tenacity of these young fellas!

For to feed the tummy! It’s too cold! Brrrr. Craving for fried chicken, coincidentally we saw the tourism center and decided to seal our fate through these guys. They recommended Noona Hol Dak, oven baked versions of fried chicken (supposedly healthier options…not!) Haha.

It was quite easy to find since the restaurant was located along the main road.

The place was packed! Everyone looked crazy happy eating these fried goodies. Alright man, the vibe feels good!

First warm up..Somaek please! Strangely drinking Soju at winter was a surprisingly awesome feeling. The drink was somehow sweeter and you do not get drunk that easily. Korea’s local beer, Kloud was refreshing! A litle dense compared to Cass/Hite but blended really well with the Soju.

Jeng jeng jeng. The main dish arrived shortly after. A mixture of both original Noona fried and sweet spicy coated sauce. Although oven baked, they somehow managed to keep the crunchiness of the chicken chunks! You could hear the sound of the “krik krak krik krak” with every bite. They were awesome accompaniments to the somaek!

Best of all…was the thinly sliced french fries! Thinner than the usual fries, and yet super crunchy! All the guilt was thrown aside as we gobbled down all these deliciousness! The fries were crazy addictive. Ain’t good to keep calorie counts in Korea. Burps!

Total damage was 27K won (about RM110) inclusive of the drinks. The chicken platter itself was 17K won (about RM68).

Worthy meal and I don’t mind revisiting my chicken Noona in future!


Noona Hol Dak 누나홀닭 홍대점

129, Eoulmadang-ro,


Seoul 04050, South Korea

(우) 04050마포구 어울마당로 129

Tel: 008223326663

First up! Coffee & Croissants!@Namusairo & PaulNPaulina Foodie day filled with tranquility@Paul & Paulina and Namusairo 폴앤폴리나, 나무사이로 Seoul

Seoul’s airport bus rides are one of the most comfortable penny worthy rides ever to head into town. Comfy, spacious, clean..and super punctual! First up to accompany me throughiut my bus favourite strawberry milk! Yummiest thing ever!

This trip, we are putting up at New Kukje Hotel, in GwangHwaMun area. This place is usually surrounded by policemen and there are always protests happening everytime I come here.

I have underestimated the winter in Seoul this time. Freezing until every hair felt like falling off! It was not easy taking long strolls when the cold wind blows through your skin.

But for Paul N Paulina. Worth getting frostbites! I love the smell of the buttery aroma everytime I walk in. Hurrah! A fresh batch of croissants just came out of the oven!

The usual routine. Tapao croissants. Eat and sip through a cuppa at Namusairo, locates just minutes away walking distance. I love how big the coffee culture in Korea is. The view in Namusairo was always captivating. Wooden old house in the midst of the city. LOVE IT! Sips of coffee mixing with buttery crunchy layers of pastry. Perfect first meal to start the foodieventure holiday in Seoul!

You can read more on Namusairo from my previous post:나무사이로-seoul/

On Paul and Paulina :폴앤폴리나-홍대-hongdae-seoul/폴앤폴리나-namusairo-나무사이로-shimson-tang-심슨탕/