Many times, I’m asked why I exercise so much. The truth is, I like to eat. I mean, I don’t necessarily have to go for fancy meals, but I do like good food and large portions. That’s why when I was growing up, two Big Macs were the standard starter meal. In college, a 20″ pizza succumbed to my hunger. So I took to exercising to make sure my waistline didn’t surpass my hunger.
A short subway ride away is Songtan. It’s the area right outside Osan US Air Force Base. Since it has a large American presence, a number of establishments have opened up over the years catering to these service men, women, and families. Much like the Yongsan Garrison that spurred Itaewon’s growth, this military installation had the benefit of bringing with it Thai, Turkish, and a whole other range of food. Rather than trekking into Seoul for meals, we often find ourselves here.
The Best Chocolate Shake
Seriously it is.
We first found CF Café when we traveled to Songtan to partake in our favorite meat buffet. It’s located on the second floor of the main shopping street across from the Rio Grill. CF stands for CoFfee. I love it.
Inside, you’ll find a café with comfortable chairs and couches, perfect for groups of four or couples out on a date. It’s a smoker’s paradise, and in the afternoon, a cloud of tobacco hangs in the air. That aside, it really is a delightful place with an impressive menu of coffee, tea, ice cream, shakes, and cocktails. Yup… you heard me… cocktails! BONUS!
The Cocholate Shake I speak of – Choco Shake (초코 쉐이크) – is currently W5,500 and worth every bit of it. It comes in a large glass and is hand-made behind the bar. The shake is not only made with love, but with real chocolate ice cream, milk, and Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup. The final touches on top include real whipping cream, and Oreo cookie, and Frosted Flakes.
I know what you’re thinking, “Frosted Flakes? OMGWTFBBQ?!?!?!?!” It doesn’t sound like it would work, but after two years of downing these bad boys, I assure you they do.
If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend stopping by and ordering this treat.