Autumn / Fall
Korean Won (₩)
부산 / 울산
You knew we're coming back for a second time too right?
This round I ordered an additional, a rather new item on their menu, the Ham and Cheese French Toast (햄 앤 치즈 프렌치토스트). I still think nothing can beat their Garlic Bacon Cheese (갈릭 베이컨 치즈) man. That one was too awesome!
It is our final day here, so what's more relaxing than going to a Jimjilbang (찜질방) and chill out.
Entry fee we paid for per person was at 17,000 won ($14.28) for 4 hours on weekday rate for each adult.
You will make your payment and check in at the bottom counter. Walk up and you will take off your shoes and store them at the shoe rack according to the number given to you by the receptionist.
Take this locker key with you and don't lose it. You will need this key to enter the changing area, open the locker inside as well as to make additional purchase(s) and checkout.
There's one thing that I'd change - coming here to bath and rest after Gamcheon Culture Village walk.
Spa Land focused a lot more on visitors relaxation with lots of recreational spots and facilities, than concentrate on providing extra special types of wet bath.
Though the bathing area is still very big, and is considered very good but not much of a variety. So from entering (naked), you will first go to the washing up area where there are a few rows of seating showers and a couple of rows of standing showers. There is a toilet on the corner of this area.
Once you're all washed up, you can walk into the hot pool. There are a few main pools with very little difference in temperature, one or two with Jacuzzi pump, a sauna room and of course a row of cold showers. Not sure if this reflects what is on the women's bathing area but that is about it.
There are dispensers with free drinking water but shavers and canned drinks are not but can be purchased from a vending machine in the changing area.
On the upside, they're providing plenty of stuff on the dressing area for everyone to use, such as, hairdryer, hair gel, cotton bud, body lotion, and toner.
Take a towel and make yourself a,Jimjilbang Sheep Head (양머리).
Walking out of the changing room, you will reach a row of seats and beds on the ground. On your left you will find some domes and rooms for the other types of sauna and at the very end, a snack bar. By taking a right, you will exit to the outdoor foot bath area.
The second floor has a restaurant and a cafe and a big resting area with lots of reclining chairs and also some rooms with spa machines for special treatments which cost (a lot) extra.
The food, snacks and even massage chairs you see around that needed you to tap your
key to the machine, they all require no cash payment on the spot. Instead, you will be billed during check out, so beware of your spending inside.
Did you save up from spedning on additional food or treatments inside the spa? Great, it is time for fried chicken, again.
Alternatively, try all other food that is available at Shinsegae Food Market.
If you are not crazy on fried chicken like I do, you will be spoilt for choice with snacks and food you can try inside the mall.
One of the best treats I know here is the Corn Bread (통옥수수빵) from Samsong Bakery (삼송빵집)!
It is a warm bread with a powdery and flaky semi-sweet crust on top and creamy whole corns filling inside. You've got to try to know!
Fancy a dessert in a cup? I do!
But I was so stuffed with the chicken, I could barely move.
I knew this tiramisu dessert shop has just launched its first branch in Busan by the time we got here. So we can't really miss it right?
Luckily for me (when I'm so stuffed), and since it isn't cheap so we just get one cup.
They are also selling this Milk Tea (밀크티) in a glass bottle for 5,500 won ($4.62) with a sleek opener. Seems to be one of the best selling items here as well. Maybe you can try.
Funny enough, on my first sight, I didn't notice this cafe is located just next to Mangwondong Tiramisu (망원동티라미수).
Another funny thing I notice about this cafe. They have two shops around Seomyeon (서면) which I found while browsing the map. Both of them have different pricing for their drinks. And the other one further away which we gone to, offered the same drinks at a much cheaper price point.
Bbbbuuuuuuuuuuutttt, the Rose Lime Ade (로즈라임 에이드) was horrible. It tasted like some kind of cold medicine. I'll give it a hard pass for this drink, it was not worth trying.
Maybe we should've just gotten another tiramisu instead?
I'll give it to them, their Choco Holic (초코홀릭) is a good hot chocolate drink. If you are coming here, maybe get something else like Cream Coconut or Greenshot Latte and maybe give their scones a chance.
This cafe is located closer to Jeonpo Station (전포역), down south of Seomyeon (서면). Though you will need to walk into an alleyway to reach the cafe itself which sits at the side of Siyeon Building (시연빌딩). You shall see a few signboards pointing you towards the cafe when you reach this building.
I still need to get my coffee fix.
So here we are, just for two cups of Americano and nothing else.
Our Americano (아메리카노) - on top of the usual coffee bitterness, Gao (가오) has a dark chocolate bitterness to it. Whereas Danmi (단미) is little sour with its orange-plum, fruity acidity.
This cafe must be doing something right, and there were new customers streaming in quite often while we're there sipping our coffee. Would definitely give this a revisit in the future for their desserts and some other drinks.
I'll recommend to pay a visit here during the day.
The decoration here is quite impressive too. Inside it looks like a coffee roastery with a homey decor, while the outside imitates a relaxing mini zen-ish park.
After chilling for some time, tired and there is not much left to do anymore.
Did a little more shopping after that, had an awesome supper and finished packing. We heading home on the next morning.
Thank you for spending the time to read this far, hope you gain something worthwhile. And feel free to leave a comment or say hi.
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