Posts Tagged ‘food’
Posted by: Jamie Liew
December 7th, 2013 >> Posts
because that is how ??? ??? is directly translated into, PURE Goroke. goroke, or gorokke or koroke, is actually Japanese. fried on the outside and something soft and yummy on the inside. it can be cheese, goguma (sweet potato), vegetables.. you name it. it is normally round and so super delicious. I can never get enough. for a fussy person on fried food, I personally love koroke because they are usually not too oily and it is fried to perfection.
(many tourists may thing that eating Japanese food in Korea is an utter waste of time and money but believe me, this is totally going to be worth it.)
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say hi to Paul!!! my long time reader from Philippines whom I’ve met up with when I first came to Korea. yes I treat my readers well =D. but I am so sorry if I had recently neglected many of your emails and all because I am sitting for my finals NEXT WEEK RAWRR.
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we’ve actually ordered the oyster goroke first but at first we were only hungry and this shop was so eye catching we decided to stop by and have a bowl of fried oysters which was.. BLOODY DAMN AWESOME. never had anything like that before. I mean, in the history of goroke’s that I’ve ever eaten, these are the best I’ve ever had. the one shown above is the prawn koroke. absolutely fabulous. it is made so perfect I kept craving for more. so from just a simple lets have a snack idea, we had almost everything that was sold on this store. BECAUSE IT WAS THAT GOOD.
they also serve udon but since we were going for dinner so we thought meh… but because it was cold and he offered us some Udon soup, THIS PLACE HAS AWESOME UDON SOUP RAWR. they put fried goroke flakes in it and a lot of spring onions which made it even more delicious.
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this is what we had the first time! the fried oysters with awesome dipping sauce. not sure what it was but I guess it was mayo something with some fish eggs. but really, if you are a fan of oysters (actually, even if you are not) THIS IS PURRRFECT. for only 2,000won? what a steal! 4 freshly fried oyster goroke!
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and my other favourite, the prawn with cream goroke. actually, I still can’t make my choice. both of them are SO DAMN AWESOME. it literally tastes like bits of heaven. there is another one similar to the above which is called the potato goroke. the guy who sells goroke personally preferred the potato one but I’d say GO FOR THE PRAWN ONE. it is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.
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the potato goroke with seseme dipping sauce! this one was good too but I guess I am just not a fan of potatoes.
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this is how the store look like! it is located across the street from where I live hahaha. basically just get off Hyehwa station exit 1 and walk straight!! I’ve actually eyed on this store because their samples look so damn attractive but I had to rush to meet someone every damn time and eventually forgot about it. but I am so glad I tried it finally! absolutely heavenly!
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an easier landmark would be Caffe Pascucci. it is right in front of it. or get off exit 4 and walk across the main street and you’ll see it too. hahaha.
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Posted by: Copykate
September 18th, 2013 >> Posts
Another overdue post on my simple birthday dinner at Leonardo’s last month. When you’re over 21 birthday is just another day which doesn’t call for much celebration.
Leonardo’s is a non-halal dining room and wine loft located at the quiet neighbourhood of Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar. On the same block itself there are a few other restaurants such as Cavar and Jarod & Rawlins.
There are quite a number of blog reviews on Leonardo’s so I guess the place probably isn’t new for you. Besides their famous pork dishes, there are Asian cuisines available as well: Hokkien Mee, Bak Kut Teh to name a few.
The dining room is on the first floor whereas the wine loft is one floor above. It was our first visit so we almost missed out the signboard as it wasn’t on the ground level.
Complimentary hot bun and water as usual.
Bare brick wall and dim lighting to suit the Renaissance theme.
Reservation is recommended if you’re planning to visit on weekends as the restaurant might not have enough tables to accommodate. You can even check out the menu with the price list on Leonardo’s website
I had already made up my mind at home on what to order so it didn’t take us too long to decide (unlike other days when we face dilemmas in every other restaurant).
Scallops Wrapped in Bacon – RM32
The taste was alright but I thought the scallop could have been softer.
Spanish Iberico Black Pig Shoulder Loin Steak – RM75
The first bite was great. But later on it just tasted more like pork liver. If you are not a fan of pork liver, opt for other pork dish which doesn’t state that it is cooked to medium.
Grilled Air Flown "1824" Tenderloin – RM75
This did not disappoint. Thumbs up for the sweet and savoury baked potato which we finished in no time.
The best-selling Chocolate Volcano – RM28
The hot and thick chocolate sauce oozing out from the cake! It’s best eaten with the Haagen Dasz vanilla ice-cream that accompanies the cake! We will definitely visit again just for the cake.
Happy birthday to me. This year onwards, revealing my own age is no longer necessary.
Took a quick tour upstairs to the wine loft. Every table was occupied! Even more customers than the dining room yo.
The ceiling is deliberately designed in such a way that you could see the raw material. Unique, old school and less costly. Clever!
Such a shame we left without tasting the wine. Next visit!
Over all it was a satisfactory dining experience :)
Leonardo’s Dining Room & Wine Loft
Address: 61-1, 61-2, Jalan Bangkung,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03- 2096 2226
Posted by: Jamie Liew
September 17th, 2013 >> Posts
so after ignoring so many queues for the famous so called “best patbingsu” in Seoul, I finally tried it. Meal Tops are normally available at Hyundai Departmental stores. and usually on the top floor.
their shop concept are the same so it’s easy to recognize. my menu pictures is with Megumi I think T_T. but anyway, this place is easy to find. there’s one Hyundai Departmental store right at Sinchon!
they are famous for their normal shaved ice patbingsu which is really just shaved ice, a lot of red bean and 2 pieces of ddeok/rice cake. there was coffee and matcha as well but everyone seemed to had ordered the normal one. we ordered the strawberry one. but to be honest, it was quite mediocore. T_T. after having Homilpat that is. but the queue is AS long. really. and I even read reviews from Koreans saying that Homilpat is better because it is made out of milk so it is soft. but the problem is that it doesn’t go well with the red bean for me. whereas patbingsu’s like these are more… original and Korean =D. so for the more Korean taste, I think this is good. there’s another really good one at Hongdae sold at this cafe but it was really expensive haha.
the patbingsu and this ice cream filled crepe both costs 7,000won. it’s pretty filling actually! but still, the taste is quite expected and nothing was special =S.
but the thing I must praise must be their red bean. and ddeok. delicious red bean and ddeok! but please don’t order the strawberry bingsu =S. opt for the normal one!
Megumi came to look for me after parting for almost half a year!!! T_T. <3 her. sent her her birthday present today without telling her. hopefully she gets surprised! teehee. she doesn’t read my blog so it is fine to say it here teehee.
here, a picture of myself after quite.. a long time. hahaha. must dress cutesily to go out with a cutesy girl ^^.
Posted by: Copykate
September 14th, 2013 >> Posts
The famous Potato Head Beach Club is a must-go destination in Bali. Lucky for us that Bali Ayu Villa (will do a separate review on that later on) is located at Jalan Petitenget so we could walk back after a couple of drinks at Potato Head since our driver was off duty by then.
Dressed in our maxi dresses and ready to go! ^^
We had our dinner and pre-drink at Waroeng Bonita, a romantic candlelight outdoor restaurant which is classier than any other ordinary waroeng. In fact the name waroeng does not justify for its lovely ambience!
For some reason all the diners there were ang moh.
Maybe Asians don’t like dining outdoor? Or the atmosphere might have given a false impression that it’s an expensive dining spot?
Or maybe they’re just afraid of mosquitoes? LOL. Make sure you bring along a mosquito repellent spray and spray it on your legs whenever you’re outdoor. These nasty bloodsuckers sure are infesting the island!
We had our eye on it when we drove past it on the way back to our villa. Went back to the room and looked it up on Tripadvisor, good review so we decided to eat there!
Surprisingly the food there wasn’t as expensive as we thought. Just slightly more than an ordinary waroeng’s price but not within Italian restaurants’ range.
Love all the lights and candles!
Waroeng Bonita offers a selection of local and western dishes. We stick to Bali cuisines.
Stir fried squid with sambal and vegetables was yummy! Couldn’t have enough of it.
Green curry fish. The curry was perfect to go with the steam rice.
Me, Angela, Mei Yan before heading to Potato Head.
Here we are! We have heard so much about this place! Finally time to witness for ourselves its greatness.
We were already mesmerized by the place the moment we stepped in. It’s beautiful and classy just as expected.
Actually the best time to visit Potato Head should be evening, the ideal time to watch the sunset. However our schedule was packed with other activities which could only be done in the daytime so all drinkings have to wait after the sun goes down.
Anyway Potato Head is like an exclusive private club where rich bitches get their daddy to pay annual monthly membership fees to go to! You get the idea?
There was even a big swimming pool where you could dip yourself in, show off your new bikini while you sip your martini.
We were told that it was full house when we arrived around 11pm. But there were daybeds available provided if we spend a minimum of 500k rupiah. I was like hell yeah, why not??? For only RM150 which could be spilt among the 3 of us. Plus I absolutely love daybeds!
Hence we got ourselves a daybed at the far end near the beach. Awesome because we could feel the breeze and hear the waves. But the downside to it is that we were too far from the router to be able to detect the wifi. LOL.
We took turn once in a while to walk further in to reply our whatsapp, update our Instagram, Facebook and whatever. Bitches just can’t live a day without the Internet even during a vacation.
Beautiful palm trees everywhere.
There wasn’t a single day when we weren’t mistaken as Korean/Japanese. I think every Asian is a Korean or Japanese to them. LOL. I lied about being Singaporeans. Don’t judge! It’s not that we are ashamed of being Malaysians. It’s just safer this way because Indonesians don’t exactly adore Malaysians after all the maid abuse incidents :/
Ordered this only because of the rose petals. Looks better than it tastes.
Fries and wings. Look at those cheese on top of our fries! So yummy we finished the whole giant plate of it wtf.
Great vacation. I’m a happy girl!
My 2 babes loved the place and clearly enjoyed themselves too.
Bring along a scarf if you’re dressed sleeveless. It might get a little chilly at night especially at the beach area.
My favourite shot of the night to end this post with. Don’t miss out Potato Head when you’re in Bali! No entry fee applied. You spend on whatever you order. The cheapest drink should be around 110k rupiah (below RM40) if I’m not mistaken. Better still, spend above RM150 for the daybed. It’s totally worth it! :)
Address: Jl. Petitenget 2000x,
Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.
Address: Jl. Petitenget 51B,
Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia.
Tel: +62 361 473 7979
Posted by: Copykate
September 4th, 2013 >> Posts
I have 800+ photos from my 4 days 3 nights Bali trip I don’t even know how it happened! Most of them are repeated shots which I’m still taking my sweet time filtering one by one.
An important tip for those planning a trip to Bali: make sure you hire a driver. You can easily hire one for as low as RM100 per day (per car, not per person. Cheap!!!) for 12 freaking hours! He will pick up from the airport and fetch you to anywhere you want. Just make sure you tip him at the end of the trip la since they aren’t getting paid much. Pity them.
We are glad we hired a driver since it was difficult to spot a taxi there. My friend Mei Yan was the one who contacted the driver. If any of you need the email address and number, just drop a comment and I’ll try to ask her :)
Decided to visit Warung Eropa for our first meal right after we landed. Read some good review on Tripadvisor and it was recommended by a friend who frequents Bali. Located at Petitenget, the famous Potato Head area which happened to be near our villa, Bali Ayu.
Here’s my “Welcome to Warung Eropa” pose wtf.
Here’s my “I’m a happy tourist who is finally free from the suffocating enclosed airplane” pose! LOL.
A lovely restaurant with wooden furniture.
Warung Eropa wasn’t the most appealing restaurant in the day time, but later that night when we passed by again it looked really beautiful from the outside :)
Nasi Campur Bali – 38, 000 rupiah.
Ayam penyet – 38, 000 rupiah.
Ayam panggang (roasted chicken) – 38, 000 rupiah.
38, 000 rupiah converts into RM12 which is quite cheap for Bali standard. I would recommend nasi campur at Warung Eropa.
Extremely satisfied with my first meal in Bali! Rendang was yummy, Sate Lilit was soft and tender and the sambal was spicy but highly addictive!
Was supposed to check in and wash up before going anywhere else but the driver advised us to go to Tanah Lot first due to time constraint. Unlike Malaysia, over here at Bali the sky turns dark after 6.30 so it’s best to reach your destination before 6 if you were to watch the sunset.
Omgosh isn’t that spectacular???
Perfect timing, perfect weather. No kidding, it looked even better in real life! Should have taken a panorama shot. The borderless sea that connects the sky, the temples that endures the ocean waves - the scenery was just so magnificent and breathtaking.
Love at first sight. Merely a few hours there yet I have fallen in love with Bali.
Captured the Tanah Lot temple before descending to the beach. Look at those tourists!
We spent quite a few minutes wooo and ahhh up there. The view was amazing!! Plus it was really windy that day, great combination with the waves.
Giant yolk. Beautiful evening.
One of my favourite shots. Nonchalantly ??? on the deep blue ocean. Oh ya it looks as if I was standing on water ^^
Poor Angela with our hair all over her face XD
I could stay there the entire evening and embrace the gentle breeze.
Almost like a painting. Guys make sure you visit Tanah Lot when you’re in Bali!
Tanah Lot is not exactly a sandy kinda beach though. There are stones, muds and big puddles here and there you gotta be cautious especially if you’re wearing slippers.
Don’t worry about getting your feet wet because the water there is clean. Climbing up some stones and walking on certain parts could be tricky if your shoes are slippery. We didn’t take the stairs up to the temple.
Beautiful sunset. Notice the barely visible heart shape?
There it goes, sinking to the bottom of the sea.
Wallpaper worthy purple sky.
Pictures speak a thousand words, but you have to be there to witness yourself the beauty of Tanah Lot.
It was truly an unforgettable evening.
Posted by: Copykate
August 31st, 2013 >> Posts
Remember the Hello Kitty Café in Muar
that I blogged before? Recently there’s a similar one opened in Muar – Dreams House Café.
Near from town, within the proximity of a few secondary schools and definitely bigger than Hello Kitty Café.
There are a few areas decorated in different concepts. Needless to say, I chose the cutest one!
My sissy cousin, Yi Khang. You wouldn’t be able to find any other boy who would sit on a pink Hello Kitty cushion with you so willingly XD
Absolutely love the wallpaper!
Everything here is so pink! They even have this table with dolls and stuffed animals sitting on the chair as if having a tea party solely for decoration purpose.
Huge Hello Kitty painting on the wall! Posted the photo on Instagram and my sis thought we actually ordered that much food for our afternoon tea.
Most of the things on display are for sale. We encountered a mother buying one of those creepy dolls for her little daughter.
Pretty chandelier and wallpaper, definitely the must-have for my dream house!
The afternoon tea set priced at RM11.90 consists of a cup of Cappuccino/Latte and a slice of cake/sandwich.
The layer cheese cake was rather disappointing. I picked it just cause it was colourful.
As usual I tried my luck to request for coffee art.
My Melody was acceptable. Mai hiam buey pai.
Yi Khang’s Hello Kitty was a disaster! HAHAHAHA.
Okay lah gotta give them credit for trying.
Here’s a freaky picture of Yi Khang I edited with Meitu. Teehee.
And here’s another worse one I edited with Perfect 365, an awesome make up app I discovered! Forced him to post on his FB despite the fact that he looked like an ah gua XD
Took some photos at the other areas of Dreams House Café.
The I-am-an-adult-talking-serious-business area next to the pink room. Boring and dull in comparison but in fact they have chandelier and cushion so it’s actually not that bad.
A Monalisa knock-off that greets you as soon as you enter the café.
I peeped through this small stuffy room behind the Monalisa painting that keeps some antique vases, clocks and paintings. Found a man doing his accounts inside so I assume this room is meant for staff. And perhaps, enthusiastic customers who pretend to be antique experts.
A cosy area at the back surrounded by paintings. I’m guessing the owners used to paint for his living or something before he opened this café. Either that or he’s a rich collector.
Unfortunately I didn’t try any food that day so I’m not able to share my review. But it doesn’t really matter because we go there for the ambience, not the food. The pink room itself is one big factor that makes me wanna go back.
Address: No. 35, Jalan Mohamadiah,
84000 Muar, Johor.
Posted by: Jamie Liew
August 22nd, 2013 >> Posts
I was dumb to come to a pancake shop without ordering pancakes. but since it was my first time here I will definitely make my 2nd visit. it is located near exit 9 of Gangnam station.
this place is incredulously famous. some people think it’s overrated but it was so far so good for me. I really liked how perfect everything was. but I wouldn’t spend an hour waiting for it. maybe 20 minutes is fine haha. apparently the boss of this shop was a successful guy working in a huge Korean company but he found the perfect recipe for pancakes and he flipped pancakes instead.
picture from rimi.kr
you call this the huge alligator. it costs like.. around 25,000won according to some other websites and apparently you need a few people to share this because it is just too huge. they have like 8 different types of dipping sauces for your pancakes and 4 different scoops of ice cream. I felt this is good for 4 people seriously.
picture from ladylike.tistory.com
I came in the morning where nobody was there and suddenly people started pouring in and they ALL ordered this. it is called the split decision plate. you order one and share it! =D.
the not very spacious American styled restaurant requires a lot of wait if you’re here mid day.
hi Soohyo! my Japanese Korean friend came to visit! =3.
but at 10am and where no restaurants were open because Koreans GENERALLY do not eat breakfast outside; butter finger is definitely your best pick. there are tonnes of brunch places but breakfast? so far, only at butter fingers and some other 24 hour shops.
happy girl with my.. apple cider.
I forgot what I had ordered but we both ordered a singles thing which was recommended. I don’t do heavy breakfast but that split decision plate looks so good T_T. I will DEFINITELY go back pfft.
om nom nom nom nom. you don’t have to order a drink if you don’t want to since they provide water haha.
don’t know what’s wrong with naver maps T_T but anyway its at the shops opposite American Apparel!
Posted by: Copykate
August 21st, 2013 >> Posts
My Chinese Valentine eve would have been perfect if only we had managed to see the meteor shower. Caught the rain shower instead. Never mind lo watch the meteor shower on Youtube instead. FOL. I miss Bali so much I decided to have a meal at Ole-Ole Bali. Chinese Valentine dinner, an excuse to eat better food XD Had a 4days 3 nights trip to Bali with my dearest classmates recently. Will blog aboujt our trip soon! Such a shame Ole-Ole Bali doesn’t serve Bebek (duck) which is one of the famous dishes in Bali. Because it’s non-halal apparently? Which is ironic since there are bottles of red wine nicely arrange at the bar. Doesn’t look very halal. Teehee. Nasi Campur Bali, my all-time favourite dish in Bali because there’s like everything on the plate! But those we had there were served in a smaller portion and didn’t have that many stuff. Bali Trio that consists of Satay Lilit, Cumi-cumi goreng (fried squid) and grilled chicken wings. It’s meant for sharing but I had it all for myself XD You bet I didn’t even finish half of it. Totally overestimated my eating ability again T_T Love the ambience at Ole-Ole Bali but the music kinda killed the mood. Wish they wouldn’t play such hip and noisy songs.
Wore my Pacific Rim inspired red shoes for the first time. I’m a Scottish school girl ^^
White collared shirt – Topshop Black skater skirt – Hollywood BLVD Gingham scarf – Cotton On White lacey socks – Topshop
Leather bracelet – Hermes
Bag - Prada
Address: Oasis Boulevard, Sunway Pyramid,
No. 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway,
Tel: 03- 7492 0308
Post 1- Pre-Trip Thoughts
Posted by: dblchin
August 19th, 2013 >> Posts
is one of the most enjoyable places to dine -in at Boracay, great food with relaxing ambience.
Located in Bulabog Beach, the place where we caught a glimpse of the sunrise, this resort style hotel provides a different set of dining experience during the noon.
Under the glinting sun, we were sheltered in comfort as we sat down for lunch
Everyone's default reaction was to catchup with social media.
The food was immensely tasty and the portions are huge. Signature dish was served right after the broccoli soup, the steak was tender and yummy and the grilled prawns was succulent. What got my taste buds longing for more was their Ice-cream, the pastry-like textures adds a delectable flavour to it.
We were each given a nice souvenir to bring home, made by a collection of beads and stones this doll-like pendant is said to ward off evil and bring good luck. The person also mentioned that the string necklace is of excellent quality and is colour-fast thus it will not fade regardless how I tampered with it.
After Lunch we proceed to check out their rooms, we were mainly introduced to family suites that includes a small open concept kitchen and living room.
The furnishing is simple and very resort style, some rooms come with balcony and you can catch a good glimpse of the seaview.
Since there is a full length mirror, I might as well grab the chance to do a #OOTD.
For blog post on the zebra stripes cover-up and monokini please click here
With our nice tour guide Juniato, his hair is 1 of a kind!
Another Family suite that is way bigger than the one I've mentioned earlier.
304 is the key entry access to room 304A and/or 304B, 304A is the main room that comes with the equipped facilities: kitchen, living room, balcony, bedroom etc where 304B is another small bedroom.This creates privacy especially for double-date couples travelling together.
As shameless as it may sound, ending this blogpost with a picture of me posing in a provocatively but cmi way.
While everyone was tired and resting at the waiting area, I dragged William to a secret corner and took some exclusive 'me' footage. Nice or not?
ok bye bye!
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Posted by: Jamie Liew
August 9th, 2013 >> Posts
there is nothing I like better than honey bread in cafes! the best one is at Coffine Gurunaru and the other one that I always have is at Angel in Us. which Kate calls Angelanus because of some video she watched. pffft.
they serve a good standard honey bread where they call it maple syrup bread or something but you can always say honey bread and they’d give you the same thing ^^.
if you’re a fan desserts, this is one you should not miss. there are places where they serve this with ice cream instead and it is REALLY GOOD as well. but since I am a big fan of whipped cream and ice cream, both is good. except the one above does not have enough whipped cream to satisfy me teehee.
the “UFO”s in Korea feels more like a fat iphone. with advertisements on the display. yes, with adjustable sound.