Seoul Trip

Autumn in Seoul city! Spent only a few days in Seoul as we were also heading to Jeju island. The weather was just right with some breeze and cooling air.

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Nami Island

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Gimbap 

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Japanese Soft Cheese Cake from Paris Baguette

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Garden of Morning Calm

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Around London

Ottolenghi at Islington, London

Home cooked steak

Chocolate pecan brownie from Gail’s Artisan Bakery, Exmouth Market

Afternoon tea!

Yauatcha!

Raspberry delice: Madagascan chocolate and raspberry mousse with lychee panna cotta, crunchy biscuit pearls and a cocoa butter velvet-effect finish.

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Brunch at Workshop Coffee

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Red velvet macaron ice cream from Yolkin

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Green tea and oreo macaron ice cream from Yolkin!

Kings Cross

One New Change

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Ceviche UK

Peruvian food at Ceviche Old street.

Pato Carrillero

Pan-seared duck magret, amarillo and orange chilli sauce, Peruvian purple potatoes, sweet potato purée, coriander cress

Langostino Amazónico

King prawns, coconut tiger’s milk, charapita chilli gel, plantain crisps, red onion

Pollo a la Brasa

corn-fed quarter rotisserie chicken, chips, hot amarillo chilli dip

Pai Limeño

Frozen lime parfait, chicha morada meringue, passion fruit curd, alfajor crumble, strawberry sorbet

Aubergine a lo Pobre

Deep-fried panca chilli marinated aubergine, black bean tacu-tacu, Burford Brown fried egg

Choco Flan

Dark chocolate sponge, vanilla egg custard, caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, chocolate shard

Anticucho de Conchas

Grilled queen scallops, tree tomato and pineapple salsa criolla, limo chilli

Croquetas Acevichadas

Sea bass croquettes, hot charapita Amazonian chilli dip

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Necco Cafe

Necco Cafe at Exmouth Market. I stumbled upon this cute Japanese restaurant and thought I should give it a try. I really like their Matcha Chocolate tart.

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Matcha Tiramisu

Pork Katsu Curry

Takoyaki

Takoyaki

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Chicken Katsu Curry

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Brunch

Finally got a chance to visit Look Mum No Hands! for brunch at the Old Street branch.

Black Pudding Breakfast

Black Pudding Breakfast – Stornoway black pudding with crispy bacon, a fried egg on sourdough toast with apple-tomato chutney

Scrambled free-range eggs on sourdough with baked beans

Also decided to try out the Red Velvet Cappuccino at Leto Caffe which was really good. It is made with almond milk as well, which is also healthy.

Red Velvet Cappuccino

Eggs Royale, herb cured salmon, ciabatta toast. datterini tomatoes & rocket salad

And this is just some random home cooked dinner 🙂

Home-made spicy Gochujang chicken

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Arbutus

Decided to try Arbutus (One Michelin star) restaurant and had the pre-theatre menu. This was actually way back in April, so I cannot remember each of the dishes name. Heh! But overall, I really like the food a lot 🙂

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Black pudding, hen’s egg

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Salmon

Young spring chicken, gem lettuce, seeds and grains

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Arbutus honey ice cream

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Birthday Lunch

Celebrated my birthday at Park Terrace Restaurant, London and my amazing friends surprised me with a beautiful birthday cake 🙂

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Chicken of the Day

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Ramen + Black Penny

What better way to enjoy weekends than eating?

Trying out Ramen places in London!

Shoryu Ramen. According to their website, Tonkotsu is a rich 12-hour pork broth ramen comes topped with char siu barbecue pork belly, nitamago egg, kikurage mushrooms, spring onion, sesame, ginger, nori seaweed

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 Origin Tonkotsu (bottom) and White Natural (top)

The origin Tonkotsu only has just 3 classic toppings: char siu barbecue pork belly, kikurage mushrooms, spring onion while the White Natural Tonkotsu is a unique tonyu soy milk, miso, konbu & shiitake broth, atsuage fried tofu, kikurage mushrooms, spring onion, menma bamboo shoots, nori seaweed.

Second Ramen shop: Kanada-ya. According to their website, the noodles are made from hand pulled in 18 hour pork bone broth developed by their Ramen Master, Mr. Kanada in Fukuoka, Japan.

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Kanada-Ya Origin Ramen – Served with pork belly chashu, wood ear fungus, seaweed and fresh spring onion

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Gekikara Ramen

This is ramen served with spicy ‘tan tan’ style minced pork, pork belly chashu, wood ear fungus, seaweed and fresh spring onion.

And then, Ippudo

Ramen from Ippudo

This is Karaka-men which has their original tonkotsu broth and homemade noodles topped with “Karaka” spicy miso paste, pork belly chashu, bean sprouts, sesame
kikurage mushrooms, spring onions, roasted cashew nuts, sansho
pepper and fragrant garlic oil.

Black Penny for Brunch!

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Sausage sandwich served with

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Poached eggs, smoked salmon, roasted mushrooms, and chorizo baked beans

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Matcha Latte! 

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Flat White

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Sunday Market

Visited the Columbia flower market, Brick Lane market and a lot of random vintages stores last Sunday!

Kahaila Cafe, London

Tulips

Oreo Chocolate Cake

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Matcha Latte

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Being a tourist in London is fun!

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