This is a restaurant that specializes in pork and budae jigae aka army soup (부대찌개). It’s located in Migeum (미금) in Bundang (분당). The price was pretty good and the best part is rice and ramen are free refill!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
8,000 won per person 청춘부대찌개 which translate Youth Army Soup, which is meant to mean that it is a nostalgic taste from our youth.
You can add different sides for extra cost but rice and ramen is free refill!
Very simple side dishes since the soup already has different ingredients.
It wasn’t too salty and wasn’t too spicy. Just right.
All you can eat pork and doenjangjigae (된장찌개) for 11,000 won per person! The quality of meat is not too bad. This restaurant is part of a chain! There are multiple ones throughout Bundang and Seoul. Unfortunately, the one we went to, I think, is gone.
All you can eat 3cm thick pork cuts, bean sprout and kimchi, and soup!
Basically saying not to put the heat to the highest since the pork can burn.
Main menu is the all you can eat pork and soup for 11,000 won. You can order rice for an extra 1,000 won. If everyone in the table orders rice, then it’s free refill as well!
The side menu says theres also raw meat (육회), cold buckwheat noodles (냉면), steamed eggs (계란찜). They also have soju and beer for 4,000 won. If you want a translation of the menu, message us!
It also says that if 4 people come in as one table, they will give you free 1.25L Coke.
How to Enjoy to the 100%
– Basically says that the first serving is given but the customers have to get the refills for themselves.
– When paying, you have to remember the table number.
– Do not raise the heat level to 3, the highest, because the pork will burn and set off the alarms.
– Only pork should be on the grill. For kimchi and bean sprouts, use container provided to cook.
– To prevent wasted food, only take little by little.
– Drinks and side menu should be ordered through the staff but water and such is prepared for self service.
The basic setup that is provided when you enter the restaurant. Refills are self service.
The different pork meats!
Beansprouts and kimchi is to be cooked in this container and not directly on the grill.
Doenjang Jigae that is to be cooked over the grill.
I didn’t get to take pictures of the self-service bar but it’s well organized so you can take what you need.
I must note that because the ingredients are different in Korea, the flavors are not completely authentic, however, the restaurant had the closest flavors to the quesadilla and fajita that I’ve had in the states. I personally prefer the “Americanized” taste for quesadillas and fajitas. The service at the location wasn’t the best. They were taking in customers, but they were serving them. We had to actively look for the servers to order. 한국 재료가 다르다보니 맛이 100% 멕시칸이다라고 하기엔 어렵습니다. 하지만, 제가 한국에서 먹어본 멕시칸 음식 중 가장 미국스러웠습니다. 저는 개인적으로 미국화된 멕시칸 음식을 좋아해서 여기가 맛있었습니다~ 하나 아쉬운건 서비스였습니다. 손님은 많이 받는데 서버가 없어서 주문 하나 하기 힘들었습니다…
A quaint little cafe that has coffee from different places around the world. There was quite a bit of people when we went. The first floor has a display of their coffee and the second floor has seating. The best part is that you can taste the coffee of the day before ordering! The coffee was okay, nothing too special but it was interesting to see the different types of beans.
Single Origin Hot (3,000won)
The entrance with display of coffee beans. You can see the roasting machine and such behind it.
You can taste the coffee of the day prior to ordering! Many people didn’t realize this before ordering.
More display of coffee. The prices of the beans here weren’t cheap, probably because of the import costs.
Translation: The joy of coffee and the new experience. We introduce the original coffee from each nation and region. We hope you can newly experience the difference in taste of coffee from each nation, town, and culture. Single origin coffee, the pride of Club Espresso
Reminder that Korea has a recycling system where you dump liquids in a different place before separating the trash into plastic, paper, and general waste.
We tend to eat Shabu Shabu at home often! Especially on a cold day. The best part about ShabuShabu at home is that you can dig into the fridge and put whatever you want. It’s a good way to get rid of vegetables thats been sitting in the fridge.
Overview of the ingredients. I personally like to eat the vegetables over the meat. We also have scallops and tofu that we’re going to add along with the meat.
We have beansprouts, zucchini, onion, mushroom, spinach, cabbage…so on!
High quality meat makes all the difference!
For the broth, we have the basic Korean broth (kelp, anchovies, radish boiled together). To this, we added some clams! These are Manila clams, I believe.
We usually can’t wait so once there is a rolling boil, we add all the vegetables!
For sauce, I usually have an Asian Chili sauce that I buy. My mom prefers this sesame seed sauce. Sometimes I like to mix soy sauce with a bit of lemon (bootleg Ponzu sauce).
Have you tried Shabu Shabu at home? What is your favorite ingredient to add?
It’s a nice wine bar or tapas place that I went with a friend. This one is the second store! We had vin chaud and some dishes on a cold day. The food is actually pretty good! It was quite empty when we went. Look for the short video at the bottom!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Vin Chaud (5,500 won/glass)
Rating: 5 out of 5.
UFO Taco Garlic Octopus (8,000 won)
This was so, so good. The octopus was not dry at all! It was very juicy and there was a lot of garlic and parmesan cheese on top. Plus, the plating is so cute. I thought they were escargots in the beginning.
Rating: 3 out of 5.
Assorted Tapas (14,800 won)
I honestly felt like the price was too high for what was given.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Bolognese (11,000 won)
It was very good! Highly recommend. The egg on top was just perfect and went well with the whole dish. You can see us picking at it the most in the video below.
The following is the address of the 1st store. I couldn’t find the location on Google map for the 2nd store but this is the address:
So I wanted to upload my take on the classic fish and chips. I apologize beforehand to the fish and chip fans. My recipe is my own spin so it might break all rules of cooking fish and chips.
📋 Ingredients 📋 Flour for Frying (or tempura flour) Beer Salt/Pepper or Seasoning Salt Oil
📋 Preparation 📋 – A pan with just flour to coat the fish prior to dunking into the batter. This helps the batter stick to the fish. I actually use a ziploc bag to mix the fish around in. – A bowl to mix the batter
This is the frying flour that I used. So I use the same flour to coat the fish and also for the batter. More explanation below in the steps.
I use any beer that I have in the fridge. It does a good job in masking any smell from the fish, especially if the fish was defrosted and not fresh.
I mix the beer and flour until the consistency is not too watery but not too thick. That’s such a broad statement… But think of Elmer’s white glue with a bit of water.
Step 1: Create the batter in a bowl or pan Step 2: Take the pan or a plastic ziploc bag with just the flour and add salt and pepper or just seasoning salt. I personally add a bit of parsley flakes as well. Step 3: I turn the stove on with a pot of oil at this stage Step 4: Take the fish and make sure to use paper towels to pat the fish dry before coating it with the flour Step 5: Make sure to dust the excess flour off (this is why I use the ziploc method because it shakes the excess off) Step 6: Dunk the fish in the batter but be gentle so that the batter sticks to the fish Step 7: Fry until golden brown (or for crispier pieces cook until just before it gets golden brown and move to Step 8).
(Step 8: Take the pieces out of the oil and let it rest on a rack or paper towels for a few minutes. Re-fry the pieces for a crunchier texture)
I let it fry until this stage, where it is still a bit white and I take it out of the heat to let it sit before frying again.
❗ CAUTION❗ Water can come out of the fish, especially if the fish pieces were cold or not thawed properly, and can burn you when you place it back in the hot oil.
Tartar sauce is always best with it! But the Korean way to eat fried fish is with a bit of soy sauce and vinegar mixed together.
The best time to visit Slurp is on a cold, rainy day. It is a small restaurant with a few tables. There was a line when we went. Probably because it was chilly outside and everyone wanted something warm!
After you’re done eating, you take your tray to the drop-off before leaving.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Pork Bun ($3.50) Steamed bao bun stuffed with Chashu pork belly, Cucumber, Spicy Sweet Sauce and Japanese mayo
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Kara-Age Chicken Bowl ($9.98) Japanese Fried Chicken • topped with Hawaiian BBQ sauce, Sriracha and Japanese mayo • Scallions
Fika is often translated as “a coffee and cake break”, which is kind of correct, but really it is much more than that.
Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat.
Origin of the name The word fika actually derives from the 19th-century slang word for coffee: kaffi. Invert the word kaffi, and you get fika.
현대백화점 무역센터점 10층 식당가에 있어요.
우리는 한우 샤브샤브 (1인분 ₩34,000) 먹었어요. 2시즘에 갔는데 이미 점심 먹으러 온 사람들은 다 빠져나가서 조용했어요.
Rosehill is located on the 10th floor of Hyundai Department Store (COEX)
We had the Korean Beef Shabu, which runs around $34 per person. We went around 2PM, which was great because everyone who came for lunch already left. The restaurant was pretty quiet.
Korea is well-known for their home shopping channels. Buy loads of things in the comfort of your home. I saw this product being advertised and I had to purchase it! I was so easy to use. I heard this is sold in the States but I’ve never seen it. Even so, I think that the Korean version has a lot more designs.
Pro: Easy to use and lasts a bit
Con: Hair gets caught in between and it hurts (ㄒoㄒ)
🎄 크리스마스 Christmas 🎄
🎁 선물 Present 🎁
🐾 고양이 Kitty 🐾
홈쇼핑으로 주문하니까 Caudalie도 보내줬어요 ♡＾▽＾♡
They also sent loads of samples from Caudalie. Gotta love home-shopping