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Always having Korean style meal, I craved very badly for pasta or pizza.

So I did a research for a good pasta around Sinchon, Hongdae or Ehwa because they are located  nearby my studio. Then I come to know Ilmelio Appetito or in korean “일 멜리오 아뻬띠또” , a pasta house at Ehwa Woman University street or Idae 이대. Many have posted the food picture on Instagram and they look so mouthwatering. So I drag my friend with me last Saturday to give it a try on this pasta house.

To my surprise, after finding on the map, actually I’ve passed by the building where the pasta house located at many times, and most probably the signage which they placed on the street too!

Sign board that I've missed a lot of times

Sign board that I’ve missed a lot of times

The restaurant is located on the 2nd floor, to enter the building, you have to walk to the small alley. You can take the lift or stairs and you will see the restaurant entrance. The restaurant is quite small, but the interior is modern and cozy. After ordering, they will serve you a glass of water and a free salad.

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Menu

Menu

They have varieties for pizza and pasta. But their speciality is Duo Mo Santa Maria Del Piore” or in korean “두오모산타마리아델피오레”. It is a cream sauce spaghetti served on top of a thick bread. Damn delicious!!!

We ordered a pizza too and the waitress recommended “Piazza Spagna” or in korean “피아짜스파”, thin-sliced pizza with cheese and potato.

Free fresh salad

Free fresh salad

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The BEST “Duo Mo Santa Maria Del Piore 두오모산타마리아델피오레”

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“Piazza Spagna 피아짜스파”

The salad is fresh, with caesar dressing with a hint of sesame taste. The food are very delicious. I love how creative they are to serve the cream pasta with a thick toast bread. The pizza is very unique too, because they put potato, not mushroom, capsicum, onion, or anything that usually topped on pizzas. The sauce is not tomato based, but cream and sweet mustard, such a good combination.

I’m really happy to be able to eat a good and delicious pasta, that can satisfied my craving. I will definitely go back to this place again before I go back to Singapore. I can’t wait to try their other pasta and pizza! Il Meglio Appetito, see you soon (again)!

How to go there:

Take subway to Ehwa Woman University Station, exit #2 . Go straight towards the entrance of Ehwa Woman University. You will see Dunkin Donuts. Turn left and walk until you see Top Ten/Kosney building. Il Meglio Appetito is the building right next to Top Ten/Kosney, on the second floor. Usually they will display the board (on my picture).

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If you ask around, which university is the most beautiful in Seoul, most answers that you get will be “Ehwa Womans University”or mostly known as “IDAE (이대)”.

It was another rainy day in Seoul. I don’t know why, but every time I go to Idae (이대), it always rains. But since I have no classes on every Wednesday, I had to accompany a friend of mine to a salon which is located at Idae (이대). 

Salon in Korea is cheap, compared to Singapore. So done with picking up which salon to go, she decided to cut her hair at Cècica Salon. She only did the fringe cut there, so I could not do any review about the salon.

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Waiting, waiting…

Cutting fringe only is very cheap here (3,000krw – 5,000krw) and it is in a good salon. You can get a FREE haircut if we do ANY treatments. Hmm, quite tempting…

Finish with the fringe cut, we went for lunch at Baita (바이타) and went to tour around Ehwa Woman University. I have come to Idae (이대) for many times but it will be my first time entering the university. Since the university is very famous, there are always tourists taking pictures in the entrance. Although we are not a student, visitors can enter to look around. And, another thing that I noticed, they actually have Information Centre and Souvenir Shop! So is this a museum or a place to study?

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idae2The university is indeed huge and very pretty with its unique architecture. Moreover, it is autumn in Seoul now. The trees are in different colours and the whole scenery is indescribably beautiful. The valley-like architecture is called “The Sports Strip” is a gateway to the Ewha campus, a place for sports activities, festivals and celebrations. You can read more about the architecture here: http://www.archdaily.com/227874/

We walked around the garden but did not enter the building of course. You have to be a student or have any access cards to enter. But take a peek from outside, they have Olive Young (a brand of health and beauty retail) and Olleh.

See how beautiful it is? I would be very happy if my university was this huge and pretty too. And not to forget, the scenery will always change every time the seasons change.

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