The sizzling sound, watching the meat slowly turns golden brown and the heat that is coming right at your face. YEAHH, I am at a Korean barbecue restaurant. My Korean friend recommended this place, she said it is one of the best barbecues and has a very strong local feel. The food was indeed really good! The restaurant was up somewhere on the second floor, not really easy to find for tourists and the menu was only in Korean; written on a big piece of white paper on the wall.
FIND THE ASIAN – No doubt about it, we don’t find these in Hong Kong, China or in other Asian countries where rice and noodles are the main staple food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I don’t mind eating bread; fact is I grew up with it. To be honest, I am not really use to eat noodles or rice the whole day. So when I am in Hong Kong for a long period, I do really crave for some ‘normal’ bread. That sounds kind of silly, because Hong Kong has so many good and delicious foods! (note: bread in Hong Kong tastes different; it’s too soft and sweet)
So to combine the best of 2 worlds: ‘normal’ bread with Asian taste. In the Netherlands, sandwiches like these are very common and not bad at all.
Can you see just by looking at the image tell which one is the Asian flavored.
Looking back at my Seoul trip, this honey bread dessert was probably the most challenging dessert that I ever have eaten. Not knowing that it was a dessert, we’ve ordered it as breakfast! In Korea, we always ordered what’s on the card and this one did look yummy in the showcase. Continue reading
KOREAN STREET FOOD SEOUL – As mentioned in my previous post I went to Seoul for a very short trip. 9 days to be exact, so it was way too short to really go deep into the food and culture. I probably have just seen the tip of the iceberg, but for most people who visit Korea for the first time and shopping and eating is the main purpose than 9 days is perfect. I even had time to visit some of the cultural places. Continue reading
SEOUL TRIP – My first time in Seoul (South Korea) and it was amazing! Seoul is a city where traditions meet the modern. A city that truly never sleeps; you can shop and eat 24 hours. After this trip, I know what Korean food truly taste like – really SPICY! Lot’s more about Korean food in my next posts, but first something really sweet and cute!
Let’s go to the Hello Kitty café in Hongdae. The café is not big and it is filled with tourists taking pictures of every corner of the café. Continue reading
Canton (Hong Kong) is where my roots lie. So I have been mainly blogging about Canton dishes, but in China there are many more regional cuisines. For example Chaozhou, it lies at the east coast of China near to Taiwan. Chaozhou cuisine is also known as Teochew or Chiuchow cuisine. I went to a Chaozhou restaurant in Hong Kong, so when there is opportunity I would love to go to Chaozhou personally to taste their signature dishes.
List of famous Chaozhou dishes潮州菜 and dishes that I really enjoyed!
‘Neatly sitting at your table, looking at your shiny cutlery placed on a nicely folded white towel and waiting for your ordered 3-course meal.’
This is as many of you may recall an ordinary dining out experience, but there is more in the dining scene. Let me share some of my dining experience that I really love.