Seoul: Passion 5 (패션5) @ Itaewon


Passion 5 is a famous dessert café in Itaewon area being known for its delicious desserts. I walked pass the building everytime I’m Itaewon but never knew it’s a cafe and dessert bar till a friend of mine mentioned it on her account.

Someone asked my friend for recommendations about where to eat in Seoul and she answered with a few names along with Passion 5. In her words the café is supposed to have delicious desserts and decent foods. I, after that, did some researches about the place and it turned out there was a punch of blog posts about it 2 or 3 years ago. It seemed that the place got a lot of attention when it first opened.

People mostly wrote about how good their desserts are and how cool design of the building is but I totally forgot to pay attention to the design with foods in front of me (yes it’s that bad). There are good and bad reviews (about their crappy service) so I decided to give it a try myself.

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Korean Phrases to Survive

Of course it’s perfectly fine to travel to a country where you don’t speak the language, but learning some phrases before you go can make everything a whole lot easier.

Nowadays, you can always find people who can speak and understand a little English on the street of Korea, but not everywhere so I hope this can help. And if any of you ever use this, let me know how it goes!

My Korean is far away from good and I made this for me to use during my trip to Korea, some of this are taken from TTMIK and some are from my Korean teacher. If you find any mistake please let me know and I’ll fix it.

Korean Phrases to Survive

Hello = 안녕하세요 / an-nyeong-ha-se-yo

Thank you = 감사합니다 / gam-sa-hab-ni-da

or 고맙습니다 / go-mab-seub-ni-da

Sorry = 죄송합니다 / joe-song-hab-ni-da

Yes = 네 / ne

No = 아니요 / a-ni-yo

I don’t understand = 이해 안돼요 / i-hae an-dwae-yo

For shopping

I will just look around = 그냥 볼게요 / geu-nyang bol-ge-yo

Can I try this on? = 입어 봐도 되나요? / i-beo bwa-do doe-na-yo?

How much is this? = 이 것은 얼마예요? / i geo-seun eol-ma-ye-yo?

or 이거 얼마예요?  / i-geo eol-ma-ye-yo?

It’s expensive! = 비싸요 / bi-ssa-yo

Please give me a discount or Cheaper, please! = 깎아주세요 / kka-kka-ju-se-yo

I’ll take this / I’ll buy this = 이거 주세요 / i-geo ju-se-yo

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