Pojangmacha 포장마차
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Pojangmacha 포장마차

Seoul Eats – Pojangmacha 포장마차

Seoul Eats – Pojangmacha 포장마차 literally means “covered wagon” and is the essence of Korea’s street food culture! Jongno is the most famous area for Pojangmacha but you can still find some decent food in Gwangjang and Namdaemun markets. Less I forget, Shinchon and Hongdae are also popular areas where night market/street foods offered at … Continue reading

Tosokchon Samgyetang

Tosokchon Samgyetang (Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup) 토속촌 삼계탕 (土俗村参鸡汤)

When Ryan’s aunt learnt what I liked, she quickly arranged for a dinner date at the famous Tosokchon, a restaurant best known for one thing, Samgyetang! 삼계탕 (Samgyetang) is Korean’s Ginseng Chicken Soup. Fresh young free range chicken below 50 days old is stuffed with with glutinous (sweet) rice, chestnuts, garlic, dried jujubes but the … Continue reading

Eggettes.

Little Chicken Eggs In Lotte World 롯데월드

Ryan’s aunt fixed up a dinner date with us on the last night of our trip in Seoul. She was bringing us to dine at a specialty restaurant that serves one of my favourite Korean cuisine (find out on my next post). We had some time to kill, before meeting up with her as she … Continue reading

Paris Baguette Cafe

Paris Baguette Is Korean? 파리바게트

Right after lunch at a restaurant in Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market, we took the train into town to meet Ryan’s cousin. The venue? 파리바게트. Say what? Paris Baguette! Paris Baguette is Korean? I had always thought Paris Baguette to be European. Who would have guessed based on the name alone? Paris Croissant is a South … Continue reading

Traditional-styled Restaurant on second level of Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market.

Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market 노량진수산시장 Part 2

After more than an hour of shopping for the best buy (or so we thought), we went to the second floor where half a dozen of restaurants are equipped to cook your seafood. We went to the one recommended by the fishmonger. I am not very impressed with they way they handled our cockles and … Continue reading

Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market

Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market 노량진수산시장 Part 1

The 3rd day of our Seoul trip was a free and easy day so we visited the famous Noryangjin Fish Market in the morning to buy some fresh catch live seafood and have it prepared into sashimi and hotpot/steamboat for lunch. Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market or shortly Noryangjin Fish Market is an extensive farmers fish … Continue reading

Old Street Bak Kut Teh (老街肉骨茶) at Funan Digitalife Mall.

Old Street Bak Kut Teh 老街肉骨茶 @ Funan Digitalife Mall

Founded in 2010, Old Street Bak Kut Teh 老街肉骨茶 boasts they were the first BKT restaurant that allows you to order your food using iPad. Customers can now place their orders via iPad eMenu and have their confirmed orders sent directly to kitchen’s printer wirelessly. This makes the process of ordering much faster. At Funan Digitalife … Continue reading

막걸리 Makgeolli

Makgeolli – A Taste Of The Moon 月香本色 (월향)

You would think we’d had stop eating after Modak Modak but NOoooo! We were only in Seoul for a few days and we intended to eat as much as possible, humanly possible, lol… ;-) We strolled a bit in Hongdae area to help with digestion before we finally hit Wol Hyang 월향 for Makgeolli – … Continue reading

One of the most enjoyable Teochew Muay lunch I had.

Heng Long Teochew Porridge 兴隆潮洲糜

A greeting in Singapore is not “hello” or “how are you?” It is usually “吃包沒?” or “Jiak Ba Buay?” in Hokkien or Teochew (exact words except for the dialectal accent employed) which translates to “Have you eaten?” According to Vinns, a Malaysian friend, this greeting was brought down by our ancestors during the Great Famine … Continue reading

Roast Pork Belly.

For Gary!

I do post some of my food and macro pictures in photography forums and on this particular night, I received an email notification that someone by the handle of “gcyhakjj” had a message for me. “Wow! These pictures are really making me hungry! Can you give some tips on how you will compose your shots? … Continue reading

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