Kimchi Jjigae is a staple in South Korea which we enjoy tremendously even in Singapore, so we made it a point to hunt down the best Kimchi Jjigae on our trip to Seoul.
We discovered a popular hole-in-the-wall eatery visited by locals called Gwanghuamun Jip, which is relatively near to Gyeongbokgung Palace. While the eatery lies in one of the most touristy spots in Seoul, it is tucked away from the main road and hidden from plain sight in a narrow alley.
Fans of Kimchi Jjiage have to make it a point to visit Gwanghwamun Jip! READ ON
Santap is a new muslim-owned cafe in Little India by the good folks from The Black Hole Group—who is behind Working Title and The Mad Sailors.
Santap, which means to eat luxuriously in Malay, offers a menu of healthy eats from sandwiches to stellar rice bowls. All of which are plated so beautifully that it would be a crime not to snap a shot of it for the ‘gram’.
Nestled within the newly opened boutique hotel, The Daulat—just a 5-minute walk from Rochor MRT station—this Muslim-owned cafe exudes a charming ambience and a cosy vibe that is just perfect for lounging about in the afternoon.
Audra Morrice, best known as a resident judge on MasterChef Asia and a finalist in MasterChef Australia 2012, has constantly impressed many with her ability to cook and bake and is now also a culinary consultant for many organisations and an ambassador for Singapore Tourism Board. Following her success, this Nigella Lawson of Asia has her own cooking series—Tasty Conversations.
From 26 to 29 October 2017, fans in Singapore will have the privilege to taste her cooking through an exclusive 5-course wine dinner at Pool Grill at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel. At S$128++ per person, gourmands will be treated to a lavish feast, as well as an opportunity to get up close and personal with Audra.
Using the best of Australian produce and Asian cooking styles, allow Audra to take you on a magic carpet ride of flavours and textures expressed through her indulgent creations. Set amidst the enchanting ambience by the pool and under the starry skies at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel; this is an evening not to be missed.
Often overshadowed by other popular counterparts such as Dongdaemun and Namdaemun, Gwangjang Market is a popular market in Seoul that is truly deserving of a special mention. Established in 1905, Gwangjang Market is widely recognised as one of the oldest markets in Seoul.
While many parts of Seoul City has evolved to accommodate western influences and ideas from abroad, Gwangjang Market has retained all of its traditional Korean roots which makes it the best place to go if you want to experience authentic Korean street food and culture under one roof. Fans of Running Man might find Gwangjang Market very familiar (watch episode 186).
Not sure what you can expect there? Here’s What To See And Eat At Gwangjang Market. READ ON
Out of the numerous coffee shops in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, Halfway Coffee stands out for its excellent coffee served in vintage porcelain cups.
You would know that Sheung Wan is an eclectic mix of old and new and it is precisely why we love that hood so much. Every trip to Hong Kong sees us exploring the unabashedly charming Sheung Wan, and this trip brought us to Halfway Coffee.
Love a good cuppa? You’d love it more at Halfway Coffee.
Dessert lovers in Singapore are truly spoiled for choice, especially with the vast array of dessert joints available. And as if we did not have enough ice cream parlours and dessert cafes, here we introduce FroRoll, a quirky new dessert cafe that recently opened up at The Venue Shoppes along Tai Thong Crescent in Potong Pasir.
FroRoll is an artisanal ice cream dessert cafe that aims to bring a refreshing twist to traditional ice cream desserts. They offer a smorgasbord of elaborate and whimsical desserts, reminiscent of something out of a Tim Burton film.
Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market in Seoul needs no further introduction. The popular fish market has appeared in many Korean variety shows and is now one of the top tourist destination in Seoul.
What makes Noryangjin Fish Market so well-received among both locals and travelers is the wide selection of fresh seafood on offer. Some head there to buy seafood back home but many more choose to have them steamed and cooked in various ways at the restaurants nearby.
Having a seafood feast at Noryangjin Fish Market is an eye-opening experience no one should miss out on, but it may be intimidating for first timers and those who are not able to speak Korean. Follow our tips in this guide and you will be able to conquer Noryangjin Fish Market like a pro!
We have also included a rough estimate of the prices of fresh seafood as well as cooking services at the restaurants in Noryangjin Fish Market. READ ON
There is no lack of cha chaan teng in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. When you ask locals about their favourites, you’d get a myriad of answers—Hong Lin Restaurant in Mong Kok would probably be one of them.
We cannot agree more that it is one local eatery that you must visit if you are on the Kowloon side. Here’s what we loved from our visit, some of the must-orders and some misses.