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[ADV] DeBudget.com @ Puchong IOI Boulevard

Posted by: Copykate

June 21st, 2014 >> Advertorial, Posts

Ever since I started my permanent job, I have come to realize that every cent is hard-earned money and that I should always seek for new money saving tips! I want to eat great food and enjoy a couple of drinks every now and then, but most places that I visit are beyond budget! After a few visits I turn broke and resorted to eating chap fan instead FML.

That’s why DeBudget.com comes in!

DeBudget.com is Malaysia’s first online pre-purchase café bear which offers customers a concept somewhat similar to budget airlines – the earlier you buy, the more you save! Now that’s something great I discovered indeed!


How exactly does it work? Say I want to meet up with my friends at the DeBudget.com outlet in IOI Boulevard (there are more outlets opening around Klang Valley and beyond soon!) for some drinks and dinner next week. I just head over to http://debudget.com/and check our the deals and offer, place my order, pay as I would any online site, receive the QR code on my smartphone, then on the day of my visit just show it to the staff at the outlet, redeem my drink and enjoy with my friends! Easy peasy and done in less than 5 minutes.

If I didn’t like the prices at the IOI Boulevard outlet on that certain day, I could simply select another outlet or another date to see if the price is lower. Just like booking a flight -  the price increases as more seats are booked or in this case, the price increases as more drink packages are booked on that day. I have a more detailed run through at the bottom of this post.

Well enough talking, the girls from Malaysia’s Hottest Bloggers (MHB) and I attended the special friends and media preview of the very first DeBudget.com outlet at the IOI Boulevard in Puchong and here’s what we discovered!



The interior is chilled out bistro cum café environment with pipped in music that’s not overwhelmingly loud. You don’t need to shout to have conversation while the tables are spaced out nicely to ensure you wont hear your neighbouring table’s conversation.



There are many comfy sofas to lounge around in or for those of you who prefer playing some darts, there are 2 electronic dart machines.





Drinks wise, there is a large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for you to choose from. As DeBudget,com is a GAB outlet, expect the usual draught options – Tiger, Guinness and Heineken. If you’re there during the daytime, you can also try their selection of coffee (latte, cappuccino, espresso etc), teas, smoothies, fruit juices, soft drinks and mocktails or if you prefer something with a little more kick you could try their cocktails as well as the wines, liquors and champagne.

There is also a selection of food ranging from breakfast (opening until 2.00pm), sandwiches (opening until 5.00pm), appetizers, main courses, snacks and desserts for those who feel rather puckish or are dining there during lunch time.



Pictured above is the Bacon Wraps – RM18.00++ which is pretty much bacon wrapped sausages aka Pigs in Blankets and this dish goes very well with beer!



Salty Pork – RM23.00++

Essentially fried siew yoke which is slightly on the salty side (hence the name) and this is another dish that goes tremendously well with beer.



Not many people would expect to see fresh oysters available in a bistro but of course DeBudget aims to break the mould. The oysters are available seasonally and are extremely fresh and huge!



Original Recipe Chicken Drumstick – RM16.00++

This is a must try dish at DeBudget. Crispy and flavourful chicken drumsticks that are great as a snack or even as a main depending on how hungry you are. But trust me, order one plate for yourself otherwise you might find yourself fighting over chicken drumsticks with your friends! XD



Carbonara Pizza – RM23.00++



Spaghetti Aglio Olio – RM20.00++ (seafood variant)



Beef Lasagna – RM18.00++



Spaghetti Marinara – RM20.00++ (seafood variant)



Chicken Chop – RM18.00++



Assorted desserts

The food is mainly Western favourites coupled with pizzas and pastas. Their spicy chicken wings are also worth a try!




Satisfied faces after dinner. Now time for more drinks!



There’s even a live band in the evenings to entertain you with some tunes allowing you to relax and unwind after work.



XPack offers always the lowest prices for you to have fantastic outings with your favourite people. With Xpack, plan your night out and be the early bird to enjoy great savings on your huge range of drinks! Psst, prices start from RM10 onwards daily limited to 3 packs per person.

Choose from 1 Tower of Tiger draught (2.5 litres) OR 4x Pints of Guinness Draught OR 4 Pints of Heineken. The earlier you buy the cheaper it will be (this is similar to the budget airline concept which is so popular and successful these past few years).

Do note that XPack is strictly for consumption at DeBudget.com outlets and cannot be taken away (I’d really like to see how you’re going to tadao home some draught beer lol).

If beer is not your drink of choice, fret not as there are special promotions for liquor, wines and even champagne which you can purchase online as well.



There are many bottles including crowd favourites Johnnie Walker Black Label and Gold Label Reserve, Hennessy VSOP, Belvedere Vodka, Moet & Chandon, as well as single malt whiskies, tequila, bourbon, Bacardi, gin and wines.



Buying online is really fast and simple:
1. Select your desired outlet and date of visit

2. Choose the items you want

3. Complete your online purchase by making the payment. Payment can be made by either using your credit card or debit card (which uses PayPal secure payment gateway), or by using your PayPal account. After the payment is successful, you will be emailed a QR code from DeBudget.com which you simply need to show on your smartphone at the outlet on your chosen date. No need to print out any vouchers. Really simple and convenient if you ask me!

4. Go to the outlet on the selected date and enjoy your drinks!

Remarks: If you want a lower price and its not available that day at that outlet, just select another outlet or another date and see if it’s cheaper. It will come very naturally to you as you’ve probably booked airline tickets many times before online. Same concept, just a different product.



Look out for the 2nd DeBudget outlet which will be opening in Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara in June 2014 and they will be having some really awesome opening promotions (such as RM10 for a tower of beer on the launch days!).

So near from my place! It will no doubt be my new regular hang out spot. Who would resist beer at such low prices?? What’s more the restaurant has really great ambience to chill out after a long day of work! ^^



More info on DeBudget at http://www.debudget.com

Or follow them on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/debudget.comcafebar


DeBudget.com Puchong
Address: Lot No. F-G-21, IOI Boulevard,
Jalan Kenari 5,
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
47170 Puchong, Selangor.
Operating hours: daily from 10.30am – 2.00am

Tiger Translate @ Kenanga ~*

Posted by: CassandraJiaYee

June 16th, 2014 >> Advertorial, Posts

Let me kick start this post with a selfie! =D

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First , let me introduce my new lace bracelet which i love it so much! *-*

It has 5 different colors and the one i am wearing now is in Grey!

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My ootd was to attend Tiger Translate event in Kenanga City Mall , KL.

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Tiger Translate is a global platform for creativity that brings both art and music together to inspire, ignite, and engage international audiences.

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As creative forces collide and eastern culture blends seamlessly with western influences, the worlds of art and music are brought to life like never before.After a stream of exciting events held across 23 major cities worldwide, Tiger Translate is finally here in Kuala Lumpur(Kenanga) for the first time. Celebrate a brand new experience at Tiger Translate on 14th of June 2014!

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The buddy start to roll his eyes on chic again xD...

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Tigerssss are all around the hall!!!! ;)

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I've got myself a RFID VIP tag from Manoah and it is with complimentary free flow and also RM75 inside for me to swipe on the food and other beverages for the party!

I love how free and easy this partsy was, no movement limitation as we can dance and hop around while partying with the DJ artistes!

We got ourselves a Tiger Radler before the party start! ;)

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It's getting more and more crowded!!!! Waiting for the DJs! The performing artistes are Chochukmo , Editors, Manic Sheep, Mad August, OJ Law and Indiego & Co!!

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Oh yea! i like the new Tiger Radler !Lemon flavour , nice ;)

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Tattoo station from Tiger Beer!

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We are getting ready to rock the party with our Tiger Radler!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Check out more from here.

 Website: http://www.tigertranslate.com.my/
 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TigerBeerMY
  Instagram: http://instagram.com/tigerbeermy

My Thai to satisfy your Thai cravings @ Itaewon

Posted by: Jamie Liew

May 17th, 2014 >> Posts

if you do not know yet. Thai food comes close to being my first place in favourite type of cuisine. maybe just a few points behind the ever so magnificent Japanese cuisine. oh, I do not consider Malaysian food because I grew up eating Malaysian food. but nonetheless Malaysian food is said to be the best in the world. still, they lack in presentation ahahahhaha.

okay enough of crapping. so in Korea, it isn’t easy to find good places for REAL whatever kind of food. because they’d tweak the dishes a little every single time so it fits the Korean’s taste buds. but My Thai at Itaewon, does their role in satisfying my taste buds. =3.

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but still, they’d still have a small cup of pickle because Koreans just wouldn’t like it if there weren’t pickles. I don’t eat them. not that nice really. not talking about the ones here but basically everywhere =S. it’s a very Korean thing. My Thai is located near Hamilton Hotel and it’s really easy to find. almost impossible to not walk by this restaurant if you’re visiting Itaewon.

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my incredulously shy friend. he’s single and looking so if you reside in Korea and is also looking, I can set up some sogaeting!

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the interior. nothing too fancy but it’s really comfortable. loved it.

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food, glorious food!

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okay. to be frank, we ate before coming here hahahahaa. but we were both (Malaysians) dreading for some Tomyam. hence… =D. their Tomyam here is one of the best I’ve had so far in Seoul. wait. I mean, the best. =P. everything in it was perfect. I’ve had Tomyam here in various places and they tend to bring me down a little with their soup being too salty or watery. but this one was.. amazing. it’s priced at a hefty 16,000won if my memory did not serve me wrong. heck, we could get tomyam noodles back home for 5,000won T_T. again, this isn’t Malaysia hahahaha. so yeah. =(.

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they had another barbequed pork that I really wanted to try but this chicken looked really appetising too! and it was. we were so full we barely finished it but it really was some 5 star chicken. that sauce is kind of like.. some oyster sauce. the portion’s pretty huge and I think it’ll go very very well with some beer =3. reasonably priced at.. I forgot how much but it was definitely less than 10,000won. I’d really like it though, if they had some sweet and spicy Thai sauce or some sour and spicy Thai sauce as its dipping sauce. I’m addicted to everything spicy T_T. nevertheless, if you’re craving for Thai food, this is one of the best restaurants to visit! (there’s actually another one called Tuk Tuk Thai Noodle that I reallllly like. shall blog about that one next time!)

directions: get out of Itaewon station exit 1 and make a U-turn, walk straight until you see a pathway to walk on your left. walk up the “slope” and you’ll see My Thai on your right! ^^.

Gelati Gelati @ Hongdae

Posted by: Jamie Liew

May 11th, 2014 >> Posts

there are tonnes of special ice cream shops around. but most of them will just give you a “it’s pretty not bad” feeling. but this one will just make you craving for more.

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Gelati Gelati located at Hongdae was always packed with people whenever I go there. there’s always a long line and the weirdest thing is that the shop isn’t exactly located at a strategic spot. a spot where shops nearby aren’t really open in the day.

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you can also have it take away!

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you can pick 2 flavours on cup or cone. but I usually go for the cone. they have two types of ice cream; the gelato and sherbet (fruit). the amazing thing about this shop is that they have very unique choices of ice cream like hallabong (which tastes like orange anyway haha), grape, peach, plum, carrot, milk tea (not really my thing), RICE, caramel and so on. they also have daily specials which aren’t usually on the menu but it’s on the menu INSIDE. one of it was cherry pistachio. pretty good I’d say!

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the ice cream here are scooped with a huge spoon rather than how normal ice creams here are and their gelato texture is just.. soft. nothing like how baskin robbins or turkish ice cream are. it’s just.. something new. except for the sherbet which may be similar to other sherbets!

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one of the reasons why I like my ice cream in cone =3. chocolate inside the cone!!!!

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me and my gelati gelati. oh hello =D.

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we ordered rice, peach, pistachio and cherry. I know what you’re thinking.. RICE?! surprisingly, their rice is one of the best ice creams I’ve ever had. it’s really good and I highly recommend it! but my top favourite is still the cherry! because I love cherry too. it’s so yum. but it isn’t available everyday so you gotta be lucky!

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I went back the next day and got myself grape and tiramisu. they were both good but I still think rice and cherry are the best! my friends think pistachio and rice are the best though. but milk and yoghurt are amongst the popular ones as well! basically, most of their ice cream are really good so try it! it’s also reasonably priced at 4,000won for 2 scoops of ice cream. it’s pretty worth it!

it’s quite hard to explain how to get there but basically it’s near the aA Cafe. almost at the end of Hongdae. basically, just walk along the Hongdae street and and cross that road near Ssangssangmadang. continue walking straight and you’ll see Kkanbu Chicken on your left. walk straight and you’ll see Gelati Gelati!

well in case you’re not familiar with Hongdae. this is another way to get there =). there’s only one Gelati Gelati shop in Korea so if you’re in Hongdae, be sure to try it!

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Kyoto and Osaka in a day

Posted by: Jamie Liew

May 3rd, 2014 >> Posts

I am back here in Kyoto. again.

after 4 months. right after midterms. but the only thing was, I had REALLY LIMITED TIME. so this was what I did for a day! it might even be a good reference on where to go from AM to PM =D. I returned to Osaka since I stayed there at around 6pm though =D.

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ahhh. the streets of Gion. I actually like shopping here compared to other places because the OPA and some other malls here were actually pretty good!

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saw these. too pretty to not buy D=. it was delicious but it wasn’t worth its price T_T. it was around 500yen. T___T.

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it was a Sunday and here we were at Nishiki Market. I came here for the purpose of eating those sashimi on a stick. heard it’s reallyyyy good. but only one shop was selling it and they are off on Sundays T______T. WHYYYYYYYYYYYY.

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it wasn’t very long but it was pretty interesting. of course, nothing like Tsukiji, but if you have time, I really recommend you to come here! well, come here for the sashimi on a stick (which I have yet to try pfft). what’s more is that.. it’s pretty reasonably priced! for around 180yen for each stick ^^. so make sure you try it. and I’ll make sure I get back there on my next trip >=(.

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dried and salted fish store!

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beautiful CHEAP strawberries. they were really sweet too! only 300yen! the bigger ones were only like 100yen more expensive but I’ve never bothered about size =P. if you think of it, sometimes the bigger = the bigger the gap in the container = less strawberries. or is it just my silly inaccurate assumption.

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me and my ichigo! it means strawberry.

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pickled store. everything pickled. the only Japanese food that I hate so far. =S. my Japanese friends love these though >_>.

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I don’t know what these are but they are disgustingly photogenic.

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a famous fried fish stick store. but I didn’t like fried food =S.

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so I ordered the hugest hotate (scallop) I’ve ever eaten. it’s much bigger than what it look like in the picture pfft. I should’ve put my hand there for comparison D=. 400yen each stick. should’ve just eaten the fish that was 300yen! >=(. it was good but it wasn’t the famous thing there hahaha I ordered without knowing T_T.

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look at how they treasure those white strawberries. 2300yen!! D= *faints*. someone please buy me these? T_T. I eagerly want to try it but I am too much of a cheapskate to >_>.

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onigiri store! saw some girl buying PLAIN WHITE rice. I really wonder if there were anything inside.

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look at all those testicles and tentacles. yeap you heard me. TESTICLES and tentacles. Shirako (you can find a post about that on my travel page or simply type shirako on my search tab!) are fish testicles and they taste like mayonnaise. it’s delicious. I’m not kidding.

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really like how they displayed the apples <3.

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flowers in Japan are so pretty. don’t know what that purple ball thing was but it’s super cute!

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this was one weird juice store. they literally juice the fruit and serve it with its skin D=. but too little juice for 400-600yen no? =S.

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and at the end of the market, you’d find a beautiful shrine!

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THIS was why I came here. T_______T. the sashimi on a stick store. apparently they serve super fresh sashimi and seasoned it a little in a way that’s so unique everyone comes here for this. so please look for KIMURA (the shop’s name) when you are here next time! and NEVER EVER COME HERE ON A SUNDAY PFFFFT. there are quite a few types of snacks to eat around there (mostly overpriced too T_T. but don’t worry, Kimura isn’t!) so coming with an empty stomach is perfectly fine!

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Kyoto Opera house near the Kamogawa river.

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not a nice picture of me but… THOSE FLOWERS ARE SO PRETTY! <3.

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ngawwwwwwwww <3.

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don’t do this, kids! it’s dangerous there! =P.

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???! beautiful view and my foot. to proof that I was there teehee =P.

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my xD face.

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konichiwa!!!! onegaishimasu!!! I don’t know how can I forget most of my Japanese having studied it for half a year pfft. still could read and understand WORDS but.. T_T I can’t speak at all =(.

 

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don’t forget to visit Kamogawa during summer (from May) because they have YUKA!!! it’s the terrace outside the restaurants and you can dine outside facing the beautiful river =3.

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a more clear shot of the Yuka’s. but they aren’t available when I was there. just.. 2 more days pfft. this was their prep I guess hahaha.

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but I heard dining at a Yuka ain’t cheap. well, just once in a bluemoonnnnnn!!!

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I’ve always admired this restaurant every time I walk pass. it look so.. traditionally beautiful =3.

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=D! okay I am quite weird. I admit.

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spam.

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the famous Okonomiyaki(?) store! it isn’t famous for it’s Okonomiyaki I guess.. you should know why =D.

we walked towards the end of Gion later for….

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SABAZUSHI!!! I can’t express how much I love Izuju. this 100 year old restaurant has sushi made so well I felt like I was in heaven. every single time I take a bite. it was THAT good. their Hako sushi are delicious as well! I didn’t like their Inari sushi so much so.. I recommend getting one Sabazushi and one Deluxe Hako sushi which will cost you 2,000yen for the saba and 1500 for the hako. it’s worth it. trust me. because you can have tonnes of that Sabazushi. I can assure you that!

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I can’t wait to eatttittttttt. anyway, here’s a more detailed post on Izuju.

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after the glorious meal, we headed for Hanami-koji, the place to spot for Geishas. because I loved it here so much, it’s actually my 6th time here and it’s only my second time in Kyoto. hahahaha. but guess what.. I’ve never seen any Geishas T_T. tragic. but apparently I went during the wrong time. the best time to spot for Geishas are actually 5.30-6pm because they start work at 6. I DIDN’T KNOW!!! T____T.

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but nevertheless, a breath taking place.

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my favourite picture of the trip!

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will you give me dried chili’s instead of flowers? hahahaahahhaha. too darn funny. xD.

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everyone’s sitting by the river! I found it very scary because I keep sliding but it’s actually pretty fun xD. except the weather was too hot and the sun pierced through my socks. T_T.

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they do not have Gaenari (yellow Korean flowers) here, but they have similar ones! =3. oh-so-pretty!

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ohaizzz

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=D.

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spam.

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apparently my skirt was too short for Japan. I thought short skirts ORIGINATED from Japan >_>”. or maybe because it was Kyoto and not Tokyo. hahaha.

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look at my view! =P.

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and the prettiest view of the Kamogawa river.

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I was so disappointed when I went home the last trip and noticed that ALL the pictures I took with the Kamogawa river was blur. so I had it taken so many times this time until it focuses on me pfft. my camera prefers the view much more it seems T_T. well, obviously hahahahaha.

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Kiyamachi. linking to Gion. another beautiful alley. that’s why I love Gion. there’s also Pontocho, just an alley away =D.

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and my favourite Italian restaurant in Korea. which first opened at Japan. and is much more popular in Japan. hahaha. their lunch buffet’s super cheap. at 1000yen!!!! but dinner’s pretty darn expensive =X. I mean ala-carte. but they are one of the few restaurants in the world to have a certificate for making authentic pizzas so you should acknowledge how good they are and that they are worth the price! which is true. the best pizza I’ve ever had.

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the view from a cake cafe that I like =D.

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and the other view. because we are not allowed to take pictures INSIDE the cafe so.. =(. I would like to show you all the beautiful french tartes they have. ranges from white strawberries to melon to mango to berries to green tea. they just have everything and you feel like eating EVERYTHING. but it ain’t cheap T_T. the white strawberry was like 1,600yen *faints.*

the outside on the shop was filled with a LONG LINE of people and getting a seat would take an hour of wait. so we just packed it up and ate it by the river =D.

anyways, its a chain shop so don’t fret if you’re not going to Kyoto because they have it in Tokyo and Osaka as well. not sure where in Tokyo but in Osaka, it’s at the huge Grand Front Osaka next to the Osaka Station. here’s the site of this cafe : http://quil-fait-bon.com/

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the cake shop is called “qu’il fait bon” which means.. that is good??? from what I learn it’s something like that, he/she does good. hahaha. anyway, I hate learning French it is so confusing T_T.

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I’ve tried their mixed berries and blueberry jam ones but I had it kept overnight so it wasn’t as nice anymore T_T. but I felt that it wasn’t too special either. BUT, THIS WAS AMAZING. it’s mango and almond. and they go along sooooooo well. <3. basically the cream are all almond cream. and I love almond flavoured everything. hahaha. it costs slightly over 600yen for this cake if I’m not wrong.

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we later headed on to ANOTHER dessert shop. well, you get why I only ordered one cake. I wanted to fit more in my stomach =P. this parfait shop has like hundreds of different parfait to choose from and they are mostly amazingly good! they even have this huge as hell parfait that costs 50,000yen! that’s 500USD. even though it’s super huge, it’s meant for 20-25 people (makes it 2,000yen each) so even if you divide it, it is STILL EXPENSIVEEEE.

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see what I say about the variety? because of its variety as well I kept coming back and picking something off the menu will never be an easy thing to do.

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I don’t know why.. I kept going back for the black sesame. maybe because I hardly see black sesame ice creams in Seoul =S. but they are so goooood T______T. their cream especially, was so light I didn’t feel sinned despite it actually being really sinful.

well other than the huge parfaits, there are WEIRD ones as well. which I don’t know if I would want to try D=.

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fried prawns and american dog parfait. well they say add some salt into your hot chocolate and it’ll become sweeter. errrrrrr.

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donkatsu and french fries parfait *pukes.*

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bye bye Kiyamachi.

returned to Osaka at 6pm and reached at 7pm. to be honest, I spent the most time strolling along Kamogawa and acting like a dork taking thousands of pictures hahahaha. I could probably fit in a shrine or temple in my itinerary. but I’ve visited most of them and they have expensive entry fee’s so forget it. hahaha. and the free and nice ones are far T_T. I started my journey at 9am, though. if you’re planning on a day trip to Kyoto I’d recommend going REALLY early as it’ll spare you much more time. common sense, I know.

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so in Osaka, we headed to the Umeda Sky Building. I never knew it was this pretty. they have the lock thingy for couples too but here they’d PRINT your name on the locks. very high tech but boring =X. how are you going to find your lock if everyone has an almost identical lock =S.

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the view from above. it’s even prettier than Seoul’s view from N-Seoul Tower in my opinion =X. because they had like red lights on all the high rise buildings and it made it really pretty.

 

 

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and this picture taken INSIDE the building. the one earlier was on the deck.

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it’s like walking on stars.

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I thought that this view reminded me of Seoul’s Han River hahahahah.

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stairway to heaven =P. it’s pretty scary to think that you’re on an elevator with NOTHING below you being so high up.

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the view from below. I zoomed in a lot. it’s very very very huge and tall. although only 40 stories but I mean, it’s really enough. and it’s basically two towers connected by the deck above to form a building haha. very creative architecture. I forgot to take a picture from afar but you can always google “Umeda Sky Building” =D.

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we later headed on to an aquarium and resort dining restaurant at Umeda. not sure where was it exactly because we took a cab. haha. cabs are very very very expensive in Japan but it was cold and I was tired =(. the cab experience was pretty cool though! the cab driver was extremely friendly and courteous and there’s no handle for you to open the door because the cab driver controls everything. it will pop open for you and close itself. qui’te scary if he’s a bad person now that I come to think of it. but the posh interior and the pretty and yummy food brightened me up totally. it’s really the first time ever dining in such a private manner. I was literally facing the aquarium and I kept spying on the tiger fish and puffer fish which was farrr away. all the expensive fishes hide themselves at a corner >_>”.

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you jelly? =P.

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I loved everything in this restaurant other than.. that tangerine sauce (so bitter T_T) and the Balinese music. they put weird Balinese music I swear. it isn’t even the relaxing one but rather some really mysterious and it’s just.. annoying. but they were having some kind of Balinese event for 2 months so.. their sparkling wine was good as well. surprisingly strong. it looked very very weak to me hahaha. their food and drinks (cocktails, wine and others) were actually very reasonably priced. half of the price of drinks at bars in Seoul. and heck, this restaurant’s located inside a hotel!

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they even do Birthday events. my birthday is this coming Friday so I didn’t expect the birthday song to be for me pffft. super touched T_T. Japanese people always surprise me the best for my every birthday T________T. for the past 3 years. I love Japanese people!!!!

that cake was as good as the famous strawberry cream cake at Peony’s (which I was going to get for my Birthday this year hahaha), to my surprise. was really not expecting the cake to be THAT good really.

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it’s called an aquarium and resort dining so.. this part of the restaurant is the “resort” I guess. the section I was at was much more private and it’s filled with aquarium after aquarium at almost every wall.

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found a cheap and yummy place to have my favourite sashimi at Namba! this was 580yen.

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and the sashimi set was 680yen. normally, when they are priced like that the sashimi would be just.. so-so. but the ones here were so fresh. so fresh that it’s good enough to be served at any nice Japanese restaurants back in KL. ahhhhhhhh. the tuna and kampachi was especially fresh. <3.

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wasabi kit kat. do you dare? it tastes funky but it’s actually pretty delicious ahhaha. it’s more like a milky wasabi taste. not that spicy so I highly recommend this!

even though I really only had a day and a half there despite it being 3 days, I truly enjoyed my trip ^_^.

Grand Shanghai Food Theme Park, SetiaWalk Puchong

Posted by: MsXeRoZ Nicole

April 30th, 2014 >> Posts


Just 10mins from home, but I have not been to this Grand Shanghai Food Theme Park until tonight. During its launch, I thought it was a mere "street fair" which was held in Setia Walk. Hence, it was a slight surprise for me to see such a big scale of Shanghai street located inside Setia Walk Mall.

Themed of the old Shanghai, the golden glorious age of Shanghai, this place was beautifully done (in my opinion). I have never been to 1930s-1950s Shanghai, but I can feel the ambiance, and the settings of this Grand Shanghai Theme Park was really befitting that era. Posters like this, were placed everywhere. It was really unique.



Boasting as a food theme park, expect nothing less than unique restaurants and food stalls. Stalls were brightly lit like this cafe, or some were made of planks with waiters and waitresses wearing uniforms that depict the olden Chinese Shanghainese. 


I would definitely love to dine here. What an experience it will be!

Ancient cars were also placed along the streets of this Grand Shanghai Food Theme Park. It was so reallll~~~



Bicycles and Trishaws are the featured decorations too! Very creative yo!


The exciting part of all this is, there is a qipao costume rental shop here. Tourists and visitors can rent the traditional costumes, and walk around this beautiful street for photography. 


I find it very unique, and would love to bring my parents here. They would be fascinated at how things can be created in just a floor of a shopping mall. 


The whole concept of a themed food court is very refreshing by Malaysian standard. We have something similar like this in Pahlawan Shopping Center, Melaka, which was based on local Malaysian Kampung Theme. However, the response in Setia Walk was very much different than what I had experienced in Melaka. The Shanghai Street Theme was overwhelming with people!

I haven't tried any of the restaurants here. Any recommendations?

XOXO
MsXeROz

Samusung NX Mini Marathon~*

Posted by: CassandraJiaYee

April 29th, 2014 >> Advertorial, Posts

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First of all , i would like to express my sincere gratitude to Samsung and Manoah for being so caring and concerned of all of us, the 30 bloggers. We had been given LRT access card and we started to travel to the very first destination- Pasar Seni


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 It was a really hot day! I admit i am very very scare of walking under the hot big sun, yet it didnt stop me from the marathon, dark jiu dark la!!!!



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We were devided into 3 main groups and i was in the Gastronomical Delights of Malaysia group!




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Walking into pasar seni, we don't find much foods and so we proceed to Chinatown! =D
In Chinatown, every hawker busy preparing their foods and start their business for the day. This is the golden potato ball stall. The couple was so friendly and they even let us to take every angle of the balls xD..


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Chestnut!!!


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My favourite!!!




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There was a tourist eating the our king of fruits - Durian!! First thing first, instead of asking how he feel about our fruit king, i asked : " Can we take a selfie? "


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Somehow , i think that taking a photo with yourself in it is even more meaningful ! That's why selfie is so important among our generation. Oh yea! another selfie with Char Siu Bao!





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Chap Fan uncle is the most nice and cute uncle i ever seen!! We were actually followed by group of videographers , the moment he saw us from far farrrrrr away , he already asked:" Is this some kind of TV Show? Lai Lai ! Welcome to take my photos and my stall! Help me promote also har!"


He is adorable!!!





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Selfie with BAK GUA!!! Again =D




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It was fun !! I had been running around and jumping around for the sake of this shot too!




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Next destination we headed of to have our lunch in at Avenue K. Another special lunch arrangement from the restaurant and the food is really delicious !!







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I love the outings especially with Samsung NX Mini , i drew a beautiful full stop for the day with high satisfaction of the beautiful photos!!


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Model: Samsung NX Mini (flip camera) 
Price: RM1399 ( with 9mm f3.5 lens ) 
          Rm1699 with kit lens 
Colour: Black, White , Pink , Mint Green , Brown .

Find out more about it at HERE or you can always go to a Samsung centre to ask the friendly sales assistants.






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        with luv,  
    Instagram: alayndra

Bobired @ Gangnam

Posted by: Jamie Liew

April 24th, 2014 >> Posts

hello all!

if you’ve followed me on instagram you have probably seen pictures of this Korean fusion pasta place that I go to pretty often back then when I lived in Gangnam. even now, whenever I head to Gangnam this is always on top of my pasta list as it is not too pricey and superbly delicious.

it is called Bobired.

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located near Gangnam Station, this place is quite hidden but it is definitely not difficult to find. even so, it was always packed with people as the pasta’s.. really amazing.

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these are some of their menu (they do not have a wide range though. ahhaha. there was like less than 15 items I think. but I always go for the same ones so..)

they have steak (cooked pretty darn deliciously), pasta and salad. and that’s about it. oh, they also serve coffee in wine bottles. but I don’t take coffee =S.

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located right next to Seoga & Cook! another famous pasta place which is a little overpriced and over-rated apparently.

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the waiting area. there are benches on the left.

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came here with my good looking dong-saeng. quite an old picture hahaha. but when you order, they give you some blinking light stick in red. it’s very.. fast food-like but if it were to be classified as fast food, this is uber high end. haha.

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my favourite pasta. you shouldn’t order anything else too. the RED CREAM PASTA. 13,000won. 7,000won for large. I like mine in level 3. there’s 4 level of spiciness. 2-3 would definitely be your best bet if you like spicy food. 4.. was a little too much from my memory. I mean, pasta shouldn’t be THAT spicy. this pasta is very.. Korean styled. but it isn’t something that people from the west/Europe would dislike. I brought my Swedish friend here before (very particular in food selection) and he said it was really good too! the best part of this pasta is.. there’s galbi in it!! if you do not know what galbi is, it means ribs in Korean. very very very tender ribs. *thumbs up for the ribs!*

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smoked salmon salad. nobody would say no to smoked salmon I guess? and it’s light but yummy dressing’s so good, it makes the perfect combo with the pasta as it balances your taste buds.

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here’s that red light stick I talked about. and that’s my sakura green tea kit-kat souvenir for him from Japan but this ungrateful boy went “HUH ONLY THIS?!” greedy little young boy!

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although you might only have a week in Seoul. but I highly recommend this place as it is one of my favourite casual restaurants in Seoul. ordering the large red cream pasta with a salmon salad will be my recommended menu for 2. if you eat a lot, you can also scoop some rice and seaweed and mix it to the pan of pasta-less sauce and create your own spicy mixed rice! that’s what everyone does anyways! too disgusting so I didn’t take a picture of it. hehe.

the salad in the picture above was the crab meat salad. highest rating (yes they have a rating system for their menu haha) but it was not as satisfying compared to the salmon. they gave a whole lot of crab meat, though. the pasta’s definitely worth its highest ratings =D.

directions to Bobired, Gangnam : get out of Gangnam station exit 11, walk straight until you see CGV and turn right into the alley right before CGV. walk straight and up the slope and turn right on the second right junction and voilà!

Softree vs. Sweetruck

Posted by: Jamie Liew

April 19th, 2014 >> Posts

there’s always something new in Korea.

always.

but I just have to tell you about this glorious invention

THE…

HONEY ICE CREAM!

no, the ice cream itself isn’t made out of honey but it is more like milk ice cream topped with honey/a small comb of honey.

ever since the birth of Softree, there are many “similar” knockoffs. there are some stores which copied Softree’s entire concept. but as for today, I’ll be comparing Softree and sweet truck!

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I love soft tree so much I tend/have the tendency to buy a cup every time I pass by. (the pic above is the Itaewon chain.)

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OH LOOK AT ZE GLORIOUS HONEY.

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the interior is very.. American. clean cut and stylish.

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and you can have it on cones too! but I worry too much about it dripping because it is soooo super soft so I opt for the cup one every single time.

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these days they tend to be out of honey combs so I ordered the honey syrup one instead. and it’s 500won cheaper. the honey chip (small chunk of honey comb) one costs 4,800won T_T.

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I used to go to the one at Hongdae where they have a smaller range of things to eat. there are these cute little cones for sale here too!

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the smaller scale softree in Hongdae.

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honey chip softree!

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looking at it made me smile. still makes me smile. all those honey oozing out!

but let me describe how it tastes..

it tastes like..

HEAVEN ON EARTH!

the “organic” milk was sooooooo good. it actually tasted “ORGANIC”. ahhaha. it tastes so light and milkish that it keeps me craving for more. hence, YOU SHOULD TRY IT!!!

a guy friend of mine introduced me to this and he isn’t the type that like sweet stuff. so you should get how yummy this should be.

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hi Michelle! it’s really nice that blogging helped me meet so many wonderful people (and a few creepy ones fml).

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I only have ONE picture of Sweetruck’s ice cream. the one I ordered here was topped with 2 different kind of honey. the awesome thing about this place is that they provide you many choices of honey. like.. Manuka, Kamahi and Thyme. they also have a wide range of ice cream flavours but honey is meant to go with milk I’m telling you!

and they have this booth for you to try their 3 special honey. they were all very good but I liked Kamahi the best.

I mean, how healthy can it be? super organic honey and organic milk ice cream. =P.

as for the price, their honey chip costs the same and the rests costs around the same price too. but as for here, it’s per topping. from 1,300won to 2,000won while their basic organic milk ice cream costs 3,500won.

the OTHER good thing about Sweetruck is that they sell drinks as well. and the portion’s  HUGEEEEEEE. with a fair price.

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I personally prefer Softree because their organic milk ice cream tastes A TAD BIT better and softer compared to Sweetruck’s and since they are the first who opened a shop in Korea. I’m very loyal. but I’d go to Sweetruck for more KAMAHI!!!!

Passion 5 ??5 @ Itaeweon

Posted by: Jamie Liew

April 17th, 2014 >> Posts

ever heard of this famous bakery called Passion 5? bet you haven’t. if you’ve not lived in Seoul for a period long enough, you might not even know about the existence of this fabulous cafe/bakery which is ultimately posh; bringing bakery to a whole new level as IT IS THE BEST BAKERY SHOP IN TOWN. the name Passion 5 came from 5 elements namely: bakery, pattiserie, chocolates, cafe and the 5th’s the passion of the pattesiers. and of course, knowing that it is the best, you should already know that it is expensive. there are barely anything that goes under 1,000won. or was there none? forgot. but most of the bread costs around 3,000won and cakes 7,000won. =S.

even though it isn’t very popular amongst foreigners, this place is always packed with people and on the day I went, we had to wait for a seat despite paying so much for just desserts. there’s a posh cafe on the 2nd floor but that cafe’s queue was even longer. you can bring your breads, cakes, chocolate and ice cream to the cafe/restaurant on the 2nd floor =).

if you love cakes. I truly recommend you to stop by this bakery for the ultimate experience!

and here’s a link to the video I took there. you’ll definitely want to go there after watching the video. and.. I am sure you’ll laugh too. D=.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151965745886850&l=4877772332316760093

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from the outside, passion 5 look like every other office building and it definitely do not stand out that much.

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but the landmark? this red chicken. or bird. or whatever it is.

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before entry, you’d see this amazing looking chandalier which I think would look even more fab at night. the architecture of this part’s no joke. it’s awesome.

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so we were hungry.

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3-in-1 cake/??? ?? ?? ??? 7,000won and Halla halla bong ?? ??? 8,000won.

the left is some 3-in-1 cake with a mixture of strawberry cream, coffee and I don’t know what’s the last one. it’s pretty good but not like super duper amazing. but it was super duper amazing just to look at it. the one on the right’s called Halla Halla Bong, which was named after Halla Bong, Jeju Island’s famous tangerine. it’s super sweet and the layers inside’s magnificent. not sure if it will fit everybody’s appetite but it’s worth a try because it’s very “wiggly.” teehee.

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and the entire table here costs 45,600won. I know, it’s a lot for breakfast and pretty damn expensive too. but they all looked so posh I was happy just by looking at them.

I ABSOLUTELY adore the cheese tart behind and that the strawberry pastries. bliss.

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this bakery’s expensive and it is well known for being expensive. but more than half of what we had were actually worth it’s price. because the desserts and bread were 5 stars like the bakery. but if you’re on a tight budget, you should still try their most famous pudding in a bottle which costs 3,000won. not like the ones from Paris Baguette, these are not as sweet and relatively addictive. make sure to scoop the caramel at the bottom to go together with the pudding! there’s no eating this pudding prettily, just deliciously. =D.

we also had a swiss roll. I’m not so much of a fan of that 4,000won swiss roll. too little for such a high price. =S.

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o hai =D.

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with my Malaysian foodie friend who’s as adventurous as me in terms of food, Fakegood hahaha.

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this was definitely one of my favourite. it’s called some orange in the chocolate lake or something. 2,000won and the middle part’s heaven. super moist and yummy. not like your average chocolate filling bread!

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another favourite was this. forgot the name but it looked like a strawberry boat. very very crisp and fragrant ahhh. <3. everything was in the right amount. definitely one of the most delicious pastries I’ve ever had. but of course, I’ve never been to France. but still, OMNOMNOMNOMNOM.

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that 3-in-1 cake earlier. I liked it layer by layer as well but I still found it nothing too special.

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Imma devour you all!

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had to take a picture with the awesome architecture.

okay, one thing that sucks is that you can’t take pictures inside. I was too scared to sneak pictures so… =(. but it’s really posh and the ice cream bar looked amazing. there’s even a chocolate bar! everything turned me into a little girl looking at yummy chocolates and cakes. and all the cakes were so pretty it was actually a hard decision to choose which to have. furthermore, they have many pretty whole cakes (not cheap! but not like unaffordable. still alright.) so if you’re thinking of getting yourself a pretty cake for your birthday this year,

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see that round thingy there? it’s filled with the most gorgeous cakes I’ve ever seen in my life.

and here’s a great blogpost I found on the net =).

http://freeflowingmemories.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/desserts-for-queens-at-passion-5/

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directions to Passion 5, Itaewon : take the subway to Hangangjin Station (line 6) and get out of Exit number 3. walk straight and you should be able to see the bakery on your left!