One of almost every DBSK/JYJ fans’s must visit places in South Korea: Park Yoochun’s gelato shop. Okay. It was a challenge to find this place, especially when one is unprepared. We thought we could just go to Apgujeong station then ask around. Unfortunately, there weren’t many people around during that day (it was a Monday). But, lucky us, there was internet!
From Apgujeong Station, proceed to exit 5. If you saw the Hyundai Department store at the other side of the road, you’re still good. Just walk straight, and then turn left at the first corner. Walk a few meters from there; be sure to look at your left or you’d miss it (not really). The gelato bar is in front of L’occitaine. Mission accomplished! Yeah, it was actually easy to find the shop… if you know where to look for it. We got lost for a while.
The females over the counter were friendly, but understood limited English. It was okay though, hand gestures and basic English will do. A regular cup contains two scoops of any gelato flavor. It costs 4500KRW (~3.90USD)—a tad bit pricey, but fair. The gelatos were flavorful! They were not bad. I’m willing to try the other flavors. The drinks cost from 4000KRW to 5800KRW.
I actually like the interior. Base on the pictures circulating in the net, I imagined it would look cluttered because of the many pictures of Yoochun, and other random materials. The full length windows on two sides of the room definitely made the gelato bar look bigger. I also adore some of the details like the doorknob and the pop of green mosaic tiles by the door.
Mainly DBSK and JYJ songs with 1 or 2 others played all throughout our stay. We expected that much.