Classy Saturday in Haeundae

After our amazing 4th of July we had a relaxed Saturday, well it was relaxed for Korea standards. We first started off by eating a late lunch at The Tree in Haeundae which was on the top floor of a high rise and had amazing views of the ocean. Ordering food here in Korea is very different from ordering back at home since many of the entrees are not meant to be for a single person-they are meant for 2+ people and when you order food you order for the table, not just for yourself. There is a huge culture of sharing here in Korea where everything gets shared when you are out with friends.

THE TREE

The Tree is an Italian restaurant and we ordered a pizza and “carbonara pasta”…it had spaghetti and rotini noodles, broccoli, mushrooms and bacon- but seriously as long as there is bacon in something I’m more than likely going to be happy eating it.

Ready to get our noms on

Just look at that smile…it’s because there’s bacon nearby 🙂

NEXT UP…MOVIE TIME!

After our brunch we went and saw the Tom Cruise movie Edge of Tomorrow in Centum City. Korean movie theaters differ from American theaters in a couple of ways. First, when you purchase your movie ticket you have to select where you will sit in the theater-at first I hated this idea but its actually pretty cool when the theater is packed and you know exactly where you will be sitting.

THE STANDARD…3 CHEERS FOR AN AWESOME DINNER!

The highlight of the night had to be dinner at The Standard which is a small bar off of the main street in Haeundae. The bar/restaurant is one of the tiniest I’ve ever been in but it served for a great ambiance with really good music, lighting and food. It was a 4 course meal: a tiny tomato bisque, micro salad, mac and cheesesque pasta and then the main course was steak and potatoes but since I can’t eat red meat I got tiger prawns…which were awesome.

The Standard Bar...so small but a great atmosphere

The Standard Bar…so small but a great atmosphere

Getting ready for our 4 course meal!

Getting ready for our 4 course meal!

First Course: Tomato Bisque

First Course: Tomato Bisque

Second Course: Tiny Salad

Second Course: Tiny Salad

Third Course: I think this was a take on Mac and Cheese

Third Course: I think this was a take on Mac and Cheese

Fourth Course: Steak and Potato Puree

Fourth Course: Steak and Potato Puree

Fourth Course for the AWESOME: Tiger Prawns and Potato Puree (since I can't eat red meat...totally paid off, everyone looked at my prawns with envy!)

Fourth Course for the AWESOME: Tiger Prawns and Potato Puree (since I can’t eat red meat…totally paid off, everyone looked at my prawns with envy!)

First time I've seen an American style BBQ in Korea!

First time I’ve seen an American style BBQ in Korea!

NORAEBANG WITH SOME AUSSIES

Following dinner we took some new Australian friends to their first ever noraebang experience! For 6 people we were given a huge private room which included potbing su (Korean shaved ice dessert), water and ramen (they even had a small single burner built in to the table just for ramen cooking lol) and all for $4/person…not sure how these places are making money…oh wait, they also serve alcohol.

You know its gonna be a good time when someone gets on the table

You know its gonna be a good time when someone gets on the table

BONGU BEER

Next up we stopped by a really tiny Korean bar called Bongu beer, its a franchise and one of the many tiny bars you will find in a Downtown anywhere in Korea…this particular place made really awesome fries. I also ordered a cream beer here, where apparently the foam is cream…it was really good!

Bongu Beer...one of many small bar chains

Bongu Beer…one of many small bar chains

END OF THE NIGHT….DARTS!

And we topped off the night challenging each other to rounds of darts, first at Wild Wild West and after they shut down at the Fuzzy Navel.

Darts @ Fuzzy Navel

Darts @ Fuzzy Navel

Josh’s Collages…

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