“Between Us” CNBLUE Asia Tour 2017

CNBLUE just recently released their Between Us Tour poster today in their official Facebook page. They will be having an Asia Tour from July to September 2017!

They will be having a concert tour on the following countries: Singapore (July 1), Manila (July 8 ), Jakarta (July 15), Bangkok (August 13), Hong Kong (August 19-20) and Taipei (September 30). Continue reading ““Between Us” CNBLUE Asia Tour 2017″

CNBLUE Blueming at SBS Inkigayo

We were so high from our close encounter with CNBLUE during their comeback stage for MNET M! Countdown and mini fan meeting so we decided that we will take another risk and see if we can get another chance to watch their recording for SBS Inkigayo which was scheduled that night. Continue reading “CNBLUE Blueming at SBS Inkigayo”

CNBLUE Blueming at MNET M! Countdown

It was not planned nor expected. It just happened. It was like a dream.  It was meant to be…

That was how my friends and I felt when our travel dates coincided with CNBLUE‘s comeback schedule with their 6th mini album Blueming. CNBLUE had been to Manila for Blue Moon World Tour and Can’t Stop World Tour but Philippines was not included in their Come Together concert tour last year. There were a lot of things that happened which almost got our trip cancelled due to personal reasons but it turned out to be one of the best trip we all had because we were able to watch our favorite band perform live! Continue reading “CNBLUE Blueming at MNET M! Countdown”

CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe

Part of my one-day K-Pop tour is to visit celebrity-owned restaurants. Since CNBLUE is one of my favorite K-pop band, Hwang’s Eel Restaurant which is owned by Min Hyuk’s father and Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe are on top of my priority list. After I went to K-Star Road and Korean Entertainment agencies (Cube, JYP, FNC and SM) in Apgujeong and Cheongdamdong in Gangnam, I went to Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe to celebrate my successful K-Pop tour and to have my very first bingsu as well!

Bingsu is a Korean dessert that is quite similar to our very own halo-halo which comprises of shaved ice, milk and different varieties of sweet toppings ranging from chopped fruits, beans and syrup. Sulbing is a Korean dessert cafe which specializes with different kinds of bingsu but rather than using shaved ice, it uses frozen milk instead. Since it is springtime, I opted for berry cheese sulbingo at ₩7300. This is a bit pricey but it is so worth it!! The blueberries and raspberries are fresh, the cheesecake and yogurt ice cream are delicious, and the frozen milk yogurt melts perfectly with the rest of the toppings. It was cold outside since it was in early April when I went here but I still managed to enjoy each spoonful of my berry cheese bingsu without needing to mix the ingredients altogether as what you would normally do when you eat halo-halo.

CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Berry Cheese Sulbing
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Berry Cheese Sulbingo

Aside from the bingsu, their menu also includes coffee, smoothie, bread toast, cake, porridge and sherbet.

CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Menu
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Menu
CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Dessert Cafe also offers cake, toast bread, and other Korean snacks in their menu.
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Dessert Cafe also offers cake, toast bread, and other Korean snacks in their menu.

While eating my sulbingo, I was able to observe and take pictures of the restaurant. The restaurant is big and has a modern contemporary interior design. There are pots of plants from CNBLUE fans and there are various pictures of Jong Hyun. I also saw a picture of Kim Woo-bin which was taken when he visited the cafe (they were both in Korean Drama Gentleman’s Dignity). Jong Hyun also filmed an episode of We Got Married by MBC Entertainment here with his virtual wife Seung Yeon.

CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Dessert Cafe
CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Interior
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Dessert Cafe
CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Interior 5
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe Interior
CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Interior 7
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe Interior
CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Interior 11
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe Interior (this is where Jong Hyun and Seung Yeon filmed one of their episode in We Got Married).
CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Interior 12
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe Interior
Pictures of CNBLUE Jong Hyun while playing the guitar
CNBLUE lead guitarist and vocalist, Lee Jong Hyun

CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Interior 8

CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing Interior 9
A photo of Kim Woobin whom Jong Hyun co-starred with in Korean Drama “A Gentleman’s Dignity
Gift from CNBLUE fans (Boice) are on display too :-)
Gift from CNBLUE fans (Boice) are on display too :-)

Directions to Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe:

1)  From Sillim Station, take Exit 6. From Exit 6, turn left.

CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing_Directions (from Sillim Station Exit 6)
CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing_Directions (from Sillim Station Exit 6)

2)  As you turn the corner, you will see Sillim Department Store and a street sign of Sillim-ro 65 gil (신림로 65길). The department store was still under construction when I went here in April so it’s probably open by now.

Look out for Sillim Department Store (which was still under construction when I went here in April).
Look out for Sillim Department Store (which was still under construction when I went here in April).

3) Walk straight ahead until you see this building. Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe is located at the 2nd floor. The stairs is on the left side.

Directions CNBLUE Jong Hyun's Sulbing
Directions CNBLUE Jong Hyun’s Sulbing
Jong Hyun's Sulbing in Sillim near Exit 6 is at the 2nd floor of this building.
Jong Hyun’s Sulbing in Sillim near Exit 6 is at the 2nd floor of this building.

4) Here’s the entrance to Jong Hyun’s Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe. Enjoy your sulbing while listening to CNBLUE’s songs!

Entrance to Jong Hyun's Korean Dessert Sulbing Cafe
Entrance to Jong Hyun’s Korean Dessert Sulbing Cafe

Directions to Korean Entertainment Agencies: Cube, JYP, FNC and SM

I only had five days for my first trip to South Korea. Part of my itinerary was to visit the famous tourist spots such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, N Seoul Tower, Nami Island and Petite France. Since I am a K-Pop fan, I managed to squeeze in one day to visit the K-Pop entertainment agencies and K-Pop-owned restaurants .

I started my K-Pop tour in Apgujeong and Cheongdam-dong in Gangnam. I used the Korean Entertainment Agencies Tour Route from Visit Korea as a reference.  I altered the sequence (blue line) to Cube (former office building), JYP, FNC and SM since I did not visit Grill Taco and I do not want to take a bus. This map is very reliable because I was able to find the above agencies without getting lost (I did not rent a mobile wifi to cut down my travel expenses so I do not have GPS or access to google maps).

I used this map as a reference but I altered the sequence to: Cube, JYP, FNC and SM.
I used this map as a reference but I altered the sequence to: Cube, JYP, FNC and SM.

Directions to Cube Entertainment and Cube Studio & Cafe:

Update as of April 2016: I was informed by one of our readers that Cube  moved to a new office location. I updated the map and address with English translation.

Cube Entertainment Old Office:

1) From Apgujeong Rodeo Station (Bundang Line) exit 2, you will immediately see K-Star Road where a lineup of Gangnamdol of different K-Pop groups from entertainment agencies located in the same area can be found.

K-Star Road
Cute Gangnamdol of various K-Pop group are lined up along K-Star Road

2) Walk along K-Star Road until you reach a major intersection where you will see Citibank on the corner to your left side and Burberry on your right side.

Citibank and Burberry at the major intersection
At the major intersection, you will see Citibank and Burberry.

3) Turn left and walk along the side of Citibank until you see a building which has Baskin Robbins on the first floor at Dosan-daero 89-gil (ro – larger street; gil – smaller street). Cross the street towards Baskin Robbins and turn left, you will immediately see the old office building of Cube Entertainment.

The building where Baskin Robbins is located is on the same side as Cube Entertainment Building.
The building where Baskin Robbins is located is on the same side as the old office building of Cube Entertainment
Cube Entertainment
Cube Entertainment former office building

4) Walk straight ahead until you reach a small intersection. Turn right to go to Cube Studio and Cafe.

Cube Cafe
Cube Cafe

Cube Entertainment  |   큐브엔터테인먼트

Recording artists:  4Minute, Beast, BtoB, G.NA, Rain,  CLCRoh Ji Hoon, Shin Ji Hoon, Oh Yeri, Huh Gak, and A Pink.

New Address: F2 Building 7th Floor 83 Achansanro (Seongsu-dong) Seongdong-gu, Seoul

Old Address:  LH Building 8 Dosan-daero 89-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea  |  서울시 강남구 도산대로 89길 (청담동) LH빌딩

Website: www.cubeent.co.kr

Here is the map from their website of their new office address. I added the English translation for your reference:

Cube Entertainment New Office Address
Cube Entertainment New Address in Korean and English

Here is the map from their website of their old office address. I added the English translation for your reference:

Cube Entertainment Location in Korean and English
Cube Entertainment  Old Address in Korean and English

Directions to JYP Entertainment Center:

Cube Studio and Cafe is very near JYP Entertainment Center. Following steps 1 to 4 above, on the left side of the small intersection, you will see Dunkin Donuts which is just across JYP Entertainment.

JYP Entertainment
JYP Entertainment

JYP Entertainment Center   |    JYP 엔터테인먼트 센터

Recording Artists:  Wonder Girls, 2AM, 2PM, Miss A, Baek A-yeon, 15&, JJ Project, Sunmi, Got7, HA:TFELT, Bernard Park, G.Soul.

Address: JYP Center, 41, 79-gil Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu Seoul  | 서울시 강남구 압구정로 79길 41 JYP센터

Websitewww.jype.com

Here is the map from their website:

JYP Location

Directions to FNC Entertainment:

Following the steps above, we will have JYP Entertainment as starting point to go to FNC Entertainment. 

1) Walk along the same side of JYP Entertainment Center, as shown below:

JYP Entertainment Center will be our reference to go to FNC and SM Entertainment
JYP Entertainment Center will be our reference to go to FNC and SM Entertainment

2) Turn right when you reach the building which has Lee Sang on the first floor and Sulbing Dessert Cafe on the second floor.

Lee Sang and Sulbing Dessert Cafe
Lee Sang and Sulbing Dessert Cafe

3) You should pass by Gallerie PICI. Continue walking straight ahead.

Gallerie PICI
Gallerie PICI

4)  Turn left at  Dosan-daero 99-gil where CJ VIlla is located. Walk until you reach the end of the block of #42 CJ Villa.

Dosan-daero 99-gil
Dosan-daero 99-gil
CJ Villa
CJ Villa

5) You should see these establishments along Dosan-daero 85-gil once you reach the end of #42 CJ Villa. Turn Right.

Bakery and convenience store at Dosan-daero 85-gil
Standard Bakery and convenience store at Dosan-daero 85-gil
Dosan-daero 85-gil
Dosan-daero 85-gil

6) As you turn right, you will pass by Egosposa and Chungdam Gallery.

Egosposa is on the left side of Dosan-daero 85-gil
Egosposa is on the left side of Dosan-daero 85-gil
Chungdam Gallery is on the right side of Dosan-daero 85-gil
Chungdam Gallery is on the right side of Dosan-daero 85-gil

FNC Entertainment is on the right side along Chungdam Gallery.

FNC Entertainment Address: 111 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul / 서울특별시 강남구 청담동 111 도 산대 로 85길 46
FNC Entertainment

FNC Entertainment  |  에프엔씨 엔터테인먼트

Recording Artists:  F.T. IslandCNBLUEAOAN.FlyingJuniel, and Yonghwa.

Address: 46 Dosan-daero 85 gil Gangnam-gu (Cheongdamdong 111), Seoul  |   서울시 강남구 청담동 111 (주)  도산대로85길 46

Website: www.fncent.com

Directions to SM Entertainment:

Following the steps above, we will have FNC Entertainment as starting point to go to SM Entertainment. 

1) From FNC Entertainment, walk straight ahead until you reach the end of the road which has a park across from it. Turn right.

Directions from FNC to SM Entertainment. Walk straight ahead until you see a park.
Directions from FNC to SM Entertainment. Walk straight ahead until you see a park.

2) As you turn right, look straight ahead and you will see this:

SM Entertainment Signage
SM Entertainment Signage

3) You will pass by Hangang Villa  한 강 빌 라 (the yellow building) and Riverside Ritzvil before you reach SM Entertainment Building.

You will pass by Hangang Villa and Riverside Ritzvil before you reach SM Entertainment Building
From right to left: Hangang Villa, Riverside Ritzvil and SM Entertainment.
SM Entertainment Building
SM Entertainment Building

SM Entertainment   |    SM엔터테인먼트

Recording Artists:  TVXQTRAXSuper JuniorGirls’ GenerationSHINeef(x)EXO and Red Velvet.

Address: 521 Apgujeong 2-dong Gangnam-gu, Seoul    |   서울시 강남구 압구정 2동 521번지

Website: www.smtown.com

I was not able to see any K-Pop artist during this time but I was fulfilled just seeing the entertainment agencies of my favorite K-Pop artists (BtoB of Cube; 2AM, 2PM and GOT7 of JYP; CNBLUE of FNC; Super Junior of SM). Hope this guide will help you find what you are looking for. Feel free to leave a comment for suggestions or corrections.

I posted a separate guide on how to go to YG Entertainment since it is located in a different area. Happy fangirling! ^_^