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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 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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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

Spotlight: Softree Honey Chip Ice Cream

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We were lucky to have beautiful weather for the majority of our trip in Seoul, but one of the side effects of hot weather was an increased craving for ice cream… at least that was our excuse.

I had heard of honey chip ice cream before, so when we passed by a Softree near Bukchon Hanok Village, and decided to stop by after lunch.

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First of all, they advertise their organic soft serve, which was something I can’t say I’ve tried before. Thankfully, it was delicious and creamy, and I would have enjoyed it on its own.

The honey chip itself is a small piece of honeycomb, and when you bite into it, gooey honey oozes out. The honey was sometimes a little bit overpowering, but it did match well with the ice cream. I did find that some pieces of honeycomb were too tough to chew, but overall it made for an interesting treat. I would definitely get it again…

Note: Softree is a Korean ice cream store.