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Hanilkwan 한일관 - Korean Food Based On Royal Cuisine. The Bulgogi And Goldongban (Bibimbap) Are Some Of The Best

Hanilkwan was a surprise find for me, though it already has a reputation of serving quality traditional Korean course meals. If you want authenticity, look this way. The restaurant sometimes known as Han Il Kwan 한일관 or 韓一館, is one of the oldest of its kind in Seoul, having been established since 1939. Let’s start with the credentials. It has been patronised by numerous famous figures including but not limited to the late Korean presidents Syngman Rhee, Park Chung Hee, and Roh Moo Hyun, as well as former Korean president Lee Myung Bak. Hanilkwan has also been featured......

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Jin Ho Mia - "The Good Life" Hotpot With Flavourful Soup, Seafood, Sio Bak And Instant Noodles

Jin Ho Mia – “The Good Life” Hotpot With Flavourful Soup, Seafood, Sio Bak And Instant Noodles

Interesting, what’s with all the Hokkien-named restaurants of late? Jiakpalang, Jiak Kang Tang, Jiak, Kueh Ho Jiak, Chiak, Ho-Jiak. The first one or two can be cute. But after too many similar-sounding ones, differentiation and branding can be tricky. “Jin Ho Mia” which means “a really good life” in...

September 18, 2017
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Sinseon Seolleongtang 神仙雪濃湯 – Popular Ox-Bone Soup In Myeongdong Seoul, Opens 24/7

Sinseon Seolleongtang 神仙雪濃湯 – Popular Ox-Bone Soup In Myeongdong Seoul, Opens 24/7

Sinseon Seolleongtang 神仙雪濃湯 specialises in the traditional Korean breakfast dish of ox-bone soup. Not considered common in my part of the world though, and its popularity got me intrigued enough. The restaurant which is in operations since 1981, is a chain with multiple locations all across Korea and...

September 16, 2017
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Original Cake 源味本鋪 - Famous Jiggly Castella Cake Shop In JB, Opening In Singapore At Westgate 23rd Sep

Original Cake 源味本鋪 – Famous Jiggly Castella Cake Shop In JB, Opening In Singapore At Westgate 23rd Sep

So people are still queuing for the fluffy and jiggly Castella Cakes, that became trendy in this part of the world recently. Original Cake 源味本鋪, said to be the first cake store in Taiwan’s Tamsui to specialize in this version of Castella Cakes, has expanded with a few branches...

September 14, 2017
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Omotesando Koffee - Famed Coffee Place From Japan Opens In Singapore At Downtown Gallery. Look Out For Bubble-capped Iced Cappuccino and Iced Mocha

Omotesando Koffee – Famed Coffee Place From Japan Opens In Singapore At Downtown Gallery. Look Out For Bubble-capped Iced Cappuccino and Iced Mocha

With much anticipation, Omotesando Koffee has finally opened its door in Singapore at Downtown Gallery, Shenton Way. Must say this is quite a delayed opening since news first got out. Being a loyal follower of their artisanal coffee, I could not help but to contain my excitement as I...

September 12, 2017
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Otoko - Japanese Curry Rice Starting From $4.60, With Customisable Toppings At Hougang Midtown

Otoko – Japanese Curry Rice Starting From $4.60, With Customisable Toppings At Hougang Midtown

Previously known as Hougang Plaza at Upper Serangoon Road, Hougang Midtown welcomes another member to the existing F&Bs such as Nunsongyee (Hougang Midtown), Tiew Mai Thai Boat Noodles and Foxhole Café. The interesting concept in this mall-meets-residential development is that the F&Bs are all two-storeys high with seats at...

September 08, 2017
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Street Churros 스트릿 츄러스 - Popular Churros Cafe With Churro Fries And Salted Cheese Latte At Itaewon, Seoul

Street Churros 스트릿 츄러스 – Popular Churros Cafe With Churro Fries And Salted Cheese Latte At Itaewon, Seoul

Spanish churros were (once upon a time) very IN in Korea, appearing in long or tear-dropped shapes, glazed in chocolates, or served in soft-serves and desserts. Street Churros 스트릿 츄러스is a one of the most popular dessert spots in Seoul, located in the Itaewon area. For tourists, Itaewon...

September 06, 2017
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