South Korea: Seocho Lunch & Pup Play at Bau House (Seoul)


SK1-22 Lunch at Bamboo Valley (대나무골)
1709-4 Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-533-8410/26

Treating us to an authentic Korean meal other than the popular and usual BBQ, Hansang took us to Bamboo Valley in the Gangnam area. It’s probably one of my favorite meals of the trip since the restaurant was quite legit. Packed even well after lunchtime, everything was tastefully traditional and we were the only foreigners around. So it’d be a bit difficult dining here without a local, but I definitely recommend it if you know anyone based in Seoul!

Traditional Korean meals are quite known for the number of side dishes, not to mention the kimchi of course, that accompany their mains. Hansang ordered a set menu that included jellyfish with vinegar sauce and roasted pollack among others. Great stuff for only 20,000 KRW each.


SK1-34SK1-35 Bau House
Jeil Bldg. 1F, 394-44 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-guSeoulSouth Korea+82 2-334-5152

Seoul is one of the many cities known for its stylish and quirky cafés. While there was one in almost every corner of the city, we chose to swing by Bau House since the concept of a pet café still seems alien to the Philippines- as far as we know of at least. (They’ve got cat cafés too but those felines make me cringe.)

The Bau House is a dog café where you could find a variety of pups, some are the café’s residents while others are brought in by customers. Anyone could enter, but to stay inside, you’ll have to buy an overpriced drink (an iced coffee or a smoothie) priced at around 7,500 KRW.

Most of the four-legged dwellers looked well-trained and just chilled with the customers, but there were also those mischievous ones who enjoyed a good run around and a play fight. In terms of sanitation, employees were hella attentive and seemed to always act quick to make the place spotless in an instant.





  1. Gabby

    Hi Jake! Gabby here (Yung akala mo lalaki) :)))

    Your blog posts make me so happy every time I read them, haha. I could sit all day and scroll through your blog. I also think you and andi are so adorable. 😊 Love you Jake! Always take care! Sobrang gwapo mo talaga. Minsan nasa paniginip kita eh. Hahaha. 😘❤️

  2. When will you be active in again uno? PLEASE BE ACTIVE. I have tons of questions to ask, HOGWASH questions which i find unworthy of being posted here in your oh-so-precious blog. hahaha. And I don’t want to flood your blog uno. Pleeassee 😀 And by the way, another great article! Keep it up idol :))

  3. Anne

    I esp. like the bau house part because I’m a dog lover! 🙂 Sana meron dito sa ‘tin. I’d be more than thrilled!

    P.s. I’m reading your post while on a roadtrip alone heading to Davao. I heard it’s a great place. I hope you can visit places in the Philippines too! 😄😄😄

  4. Hi Jake! Your yellow shoes look nice. What particular brand and model? (10th photo from the top, just in case you have a lot of yellow shoes) 😀

  5. Ara

    Hi Jake! You’re my man crush everyday coz you are so gwapo. I read all your blogs. Im a fan from South California. Hope you can visit here too and i can meet you in person. Sana mapansin mo ‘to. Love you Jake! 😍😍😘

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  7. Yvane

    Can’t help but smile at those ridiculously cute dogs! Just discovered your blog, and it made me more determined to be a traveller someday. Stay awesome!

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