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around the world

Kang Ho Dong Baekjong

I always liked Korean BBQ, but when we went to Seoul in 2015 and had charcoal BBQ, it was honestly life-changing. I have had intense cravings for charcoal KBBQ ever since that sadly went unfulfilled in Canada.

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When we roamed the West Coast in August 2016, my friend decided we should try Korean BBQ in Los Angeles, and found a place online. We decided to go on our second night to try Kang Ho Dong Baekjong.

Kang Ho Dong Baekjong
Location: 3465 W 6th St
Los Angeles
CA 90020 Continue reading Kang Ho Dong Baekjong

My favourite meals: travel edition

As I’m currently wishing I were anywhere but here, I thought it would be fun to round up all my favourite meals from my most recent trips.

Vancouver
Medina Cafe’s liege waffles with passionfruit creme is actually makes my tongue tingle – I loved this so much I had to get it when I went back.

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Whitehorse
Burnt Toast offered up the best food for the best prices in an overpriced city in the northern territories. The Gnarly Barley salad has all the fixings of an amazing meal.

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Los Angeles
Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong – I’m not even slightly exaggerating when I tell you I have dreams of this meal. Those beef ribs at the end… So. Good.

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Goodbye 2015

A year of food adventures spanning across Canada to Asia. Here are some of my favourites…

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Long awaited egg waffles in Hong Kong.

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The amazing food courts in Asia.

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How to survive in Tokyo on a tight budget: convenience store food.

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I love banana milk. Everyday.

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The best hotteok we had in Seoul.

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Gelato all summer long… and then some.

Vanilla bean milk and toffee bits cookie

Moo Milk Bar during the cold summer, which has now closed.

This holiday has been spent eating lots, especially at potlucks, and now I am too stuffed to think of my next meal. However, I look forward to trying many new things in 2016!

Spotlight: Street Food in Seoul

Asides from the occasional hot dog vendor, street food in Toronto is pretty nonexistent. So I was ecstatic to be surrounded by a variety of food at all times of the day, and in all corners of Seoul.

Below is a list of my personal favourites of the many street foods I’ve tried.

Hotteok (호떡)
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What it is: Sugar and nuts/seeds fried in a pancake, ranges from 500 to 1000 won
Why you need to try it: Ranges from bread-like to mochi-like. Our favourite stand was the lady in front of Changdeokgung.

Egg Bread (계란빵)
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What it is: A slightly sweet bread with an egg cracked on top, with a sprinkling of seeds
Why you need to try it: Breakfast in the palm of your hand. Or a nice snack. Or both.  Continue reading Spotlight: Street Food in Seoul

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Samdayeon and King O Fredo
Samdayeon O Fredo (₩7500) and King O Fredo (₩8500)

Before going to Seoul, I had stumbled across a few pictures on Instagram of what I described as “green tea magic”, and instead of the fruitless longing that usually accompanies photos of delicious food faraway, I realized I could actually pay one a visit.

Lucky for us, we lived near one and stumbled across it on our first night, and decided to pay it a visit for breakfast the next morning. Continue reading OSULLOC

Budgeting Meals for Trips

I am about to embark on a vacation after my final examination of my undergraduate career. I’m extremely excited, and while I want to enjoy myself, the reality is that money is tight (due to the unemployed student factor). So therefore strict budgeting must be enforced in order to strike a balance.

Cloud Gate, Chicago
Cloud Gate, Chicago

We are definitely planning to eat out for most (if not all) our meals, and it can quickly add up. As budgeting for a trip depends on a variety of factors, I will focus on general tips I use myself.  Continue reading Budgeting Meals for Trips