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Sushi Yama – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: August 6, 2014 | Category : Japanese, Reviews

sushiYama - 8 piece sashimi

This is a sushi chain but I was suitably impressed when I ate here 2 weeks ago. There are 3 locations in Stockholm alone and also all over Sweden, 16 in total. A colleague ate here and raved about it so I had to try it out as well. A... more

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Myeongdong Kyoja – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 11, 2014 | Category : Korean, Reviews

Myeongdong Kyoja

Myeongdong Kyoja (명동교자) has been serving knife cut noodles, kalguksu, for 40 years now and it’s very popular amongst tourists and locals alike. We were there at lunch time and choose their most popular dish, kalguksu with what looked like ground pork. The bowls of noodle soup came within minutes of... more

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Cookin’ Nanta performance – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 11, 2014 | Category : Korean, Reviews


Since we’re food obsessed, we had to check out this show. It’s played 3 times daily at 2 different theatres in Seoul plus one in Jeju and has also been played in Broadway. I won’t go into too much details about the storyline but suffice it to say that it’s... more

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Korea samgyetang – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 10, 2014 | Category : Korean, Reviews


One dish on my list of foods to try in Korea was samyetang or ginseng chicken. It’s supposed to be the best cure for a cold. The ginseng used here is 4 years old and the chickens aren’t older than 49 days, ie the best qualities of ingredients. I decided on... more

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Buldak or fire chicken in Seoul – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 9, 2014 | Category : Korean, Reviews, Savories


Fire chicken, tummy ache inducing food due to the fiery heat from excessive chilies in the dish, is not authentic Korean food and apparently just one of the current fads. As we’re both chiliheads, we couldn’t pass up this opportunity to test ourselves! We were recommended Hongcho buldak (홍초불닭) by... more

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O’ngo cooking class in Seoul – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 9, 2014 | Category : Korean, Reviews


I found this school via Tripadvisor and signed up for the Korean barbecue class. The class was 3 well spent hours learning how to make Korean barbecue. We were 2 couples = 4 people with one instructor and 2 assistants. Because we had our very own efficient assistant, we didn’t get... more

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Noryangjin fish market in Seoul – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 8, 2014 | Category : Korean, Reviews


We saved the best for last, it seems. Having had a not so successful meal at Goraebul due to hubby’s squeamishness, we concentrated on mostly on bbq and fried chicken until our last day. Getting to Noryangjin was a cinch as the station has the same name and the market... more

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Goraebul Seoul – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 8, 2014 | Category : Korean, Reviews, Savories


I found glowing reviews for this resto on the Internet and decided to eat here for our first meal in Seoul. We had a sashimi bowl with raw fish, roe of some kind, raw octopus and other unidentified goodies on a bed of shaved ice and gojuchang. I was directed to... more

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McVities digestive cheesecake creams – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: May 24, 2014 | Category : Reviews


I was fortunate enough to score 2 packets of these new cookies from McVities as part of Smartson’s test group. The flavours are vanilla and lemon. First of all, I love McVities digestive cookies so this should’ve been fun. It was, to a certain extent. I enjoyed the lemon cheesecake... more

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For Kee restaurant – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 3, 2014 | Category : British, Chinese, Reviews


I had read about the cha chaan teng or literally tea restaurant serving a fusion of Canto-Western cuisine but it didn’t grab me until I discovered For Kee restaurant which serves delicious pork chop on rice! What’s so special about it you ask? Well, imagine a tender, perfectly cooked pork... more

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