If you’re hankering about naengmyun, there is only one place to go in town: Cho Sun Ok.
On our last day in Busan, the rain decided to greet us with a plentiful arrival. Our original plans for outdoor activities were scrapped, and we decided to take it easy and walk to a local juk place for lunch.
During our first trip to Seoul, my friends and I spent way too much time and money at our local OSULLOC. Our favourite location by where we lived in Dongdaemun has since closed, but so we made the trek over to another OSULLOC before we left Seoul.
I had seen beautiful photos of lattes topped with a slice of fruit, and even attempted my own throughout the years. As we were planning our latest trip to Seoul, I decided to hunt down the original cafe that served these lattes.
When we first confirmed that we would be riding on the Shinkansen, I immediately looked up train bentos, and found Ekibenya Matsuri at Tokyo Station.
We couldn’t go to Kyoto without a sampling of matcha; on the way up towards Kodaiji, we passed several shops selling matcha soft serve, but we were all too full to partake.
I like a very specific type of doughnut – the soft, pillowy yeast ones are by far my favourite. While I have found favourites across the world, I was itching for a more accessible favourite, and when I first laid eyes on the doughnuts from Dipped, I had high hopes.
The first meal in Tokyo had to be Coco Curry, and thankfully there was one close to our hotel. I made my way over after dropping off my luggage, and though I hadn’t intended on it, the Hamburg Curry caught my eye once again. Continue reading Spotlight: CoCo Ichibanya Hamburg Curry
Our trip to Osaka wouldn’t have been complete without sampling their street food. We’ve learned and evolved since our last visit to Asia, and now we try to balance street food with actual meals, so while the quantity of items tried may have shrunk, we made sure to try items we really wanted.
Takoyaki: the night market classic back home, this rendition was a lot gooey-er as it came hot off the press, just cooked through. Continue reading Spotlight: Street Food in Osaka