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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...
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Cookin’ Nanta performance – review

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

Nanta
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...
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Korea samgyetang – review

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

koryeo
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...
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Buldak or fire chicken in Seoul – review

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

Buldak
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...
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O’ngo cooking class in Seoul – review

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

Ongo
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...
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Noryangjin fish market in Seoul – review

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

Noryangjin
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...
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Goraebul Seoul – review

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

Goraebul_feast
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...
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McVities digestive cheesecake creams – review

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

McVities
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...
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For Kee restaurant – review

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

ForKee
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...
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Tim Wan Ho restaurant – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 2, 2014 | Category : Chinese, Reviews

Tim Wan Ho
I had read numerous articles on this resto which started out as a hole-in-the-wall resto which received a Michelin star. I guess business has been good since then as they now have 4 branches throughout HK and also branches in Singapore. We ate at the Sham Shui Po location. The...
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