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Jean Frigo 장프리고 – Hidden Café Behind Refrigerator Doors And Unassuming Fruit Stall, Near Dongdaemun Design Plaza Seoul

Forget about those vending machine door cafes , as they will probably go passé soon. Or, maybe not in the next 2-3 years. This is one that is different. A hidden café-pub, which lies behind a refrigerator door. Unknown to most people (tourists at least), Jean Frigo 장프리고 which lies amongst a row of shops in Dongdaemun, looks like an unassuming fruit stall from the outside. But beyond those metallic doors, are not your cold-storage food and kimchi, but an entrance that leads to a café-pub. (*Spoiler, it’s the door right at the back.) I can immediately sense......

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Bada Sikdang 바다식당 - Famous Army Stew Restaurant With 48 Years Of History, At Itaewon Seoul

Bada Sikdang 바다식당 – Famous Army Stew Restaurant With 48 Years Of History, At Itaewon Seoul

Located in the trendy Itaewon district, Bada Sikdang 바다식당 is a traditional-looking Korean restaurant that specialises in the popular Budae Jjigae (Army Stew). While searching for “Best Army Stews” in Seoul, I came to realise that the same dish of Budae Jjigae can take quite varied forms. And...

November 25, 2018
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Ristr8to – Famous Café From Chiang Mai By World Latte Art Champion, Has Quietly Opened in Singapore

Ristr8to – Famous Café From Chiang Mai By World Latte Art Champion, Has Quietly Opened in Singapore

Ristr8to is one of the most famous cafes in Chiang Mai, and even probably Thailand for a good reason. That is because the stylish (yet media-shy) owner-barista Arnon “Tong” Thitiprasert, has won several latte art championships, including the World Latte Art Champion 2017 and Thailand Latte Art Champion from...

November 23, 2018
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Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari - Safari Themed Cafe At Dempsey, With Zebra Cakes And Pink Lattes

Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari – Safari Themed Cafe At Dempsey, With Zebra Cakes And Pink Lattes

We are kind of facing a new-instagrammable-café-deficit, that if there is something vaguely interesting enough, people WILL GO. Of course, a Safari-themed café will get a lot of café-hoppers heading down, especially when it is opened by Tiong Bahru Bakery. Best opportunity to take a-pretend-#OOTD shot without heading down...

November 22, 2018
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Toc Toc 톡톡 - One Of Seouls' Best Restaurants. Asia's 50 Best, Set Meal Only At 45K Won (SGD55)

Toc Toc 톡톡 – One Of Seouls’ Best Restaurants. Asia’s 50 Best, Set Meal Only At 45K Won (SGD55)

Foodies are exploring more of Seoul’s fine dining scene, which is gathering more awareness and momentum during the recent years. Some of the stand-out restaurants include Jungsik, Ryunique and Mingles. Well, I won’t say that Toc Toc is exactly fine dining, as it is a contemporary casual French-Asian...

November 20, 2018
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Grandmother’s Recipe – Experience Homemade Korean Food At Seongsu-dong Seoul, Michelin-Recommended

Grandmother’s Recipe – Experience Homemade Korean Food At Seongsu-dong Seoul, Michelin-Recommended

Located in Seongsu-dong, also known as the Brooklyn of Seoul, Grandmother’s Recipe 할머니의 레시피 aims to serve food reminds diners of home-style cooking. Koreans have this saying known as ‘손맛’ (son-mat) where it is used to express something that tastes homemade. I could definitely taste the element손맛in the...

November 14, 2018
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