Category: Japanese Food

[Seoul] 팔팔민물장어

[Travel in March/April 2017]

I love Eel or some called it Unagi. I love fishes and almost all kinds except those fried type. So, when I first visited 황가네 꼼장군 I was excited to try this baby eel that I never ate it before. I thought its really tasty and I never ate something that taste like this at all. I guessed, I am really challenging when I travelling, I basically give a try to almost everything except anything-seaweed-or-vinegar haha! So, after the visit at  황가네 꼼장군, I searched around and found this 신촌 풍천장어. So the recent trip, I wanted to bring the girls to eat Eel yet its somewhere new. Really New & Luxury hahahahhahhaha!

Please forgive me of the not-so-sharp-photos for the direction guide as the rain was pretty heavy and I doesn’t have an umbrella.

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#we took a normal seating because we so wet, doesn’t want to sit on the floor with our smelly socks too! HAHA

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Eel’s bone, its like crackers, and its quite addictive! :p

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The menu, we accidentally ordered the luxury eel at 85,000won each (85USD) lol

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Their side dishes really yummy, and we were given 2 set each. We only have 4 pax and haha we refilled a few times because its too good! :)

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quail eggs, who can resist!

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potato salad, one of my favourite!

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# anchovies

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#its a type of squid/octopus etc, not sure haha

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#radish

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#some greens finally!

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and our luxury eel arrived. It’s occupied more than half of our table height!

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really luxury, look at the fat meat!

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Oh my! i love unagi!

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It’s really expensive as it cost 170,000won for this meal, but I think we all ended up have happy tummy! :)

 

Direction to 팔팔민물장어

I’m sorry that the photo turned out quite badly due to the heavy rains, and the lens was blurred, I didn’t realise it until I was back home.
But, its not too difficult to figure out the way, and its quite easy after exit too :)

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Exit 1 at Sinnohyeon Station & Walk straight

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#continue to walk straight, Burger King on your right

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Continue to walk straight, IBK bank on your right

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#Continue to walk straight!

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Did i told you all, I didnt have umbrella, so its really very wet! Husky on the right :)

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#continue to walk straight

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#continue to walk straight, dunkin donuts on your right

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#you are almost, go all the way to the end! :)

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#you will see the shop name at the building on ur right. Walk in! :)

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#the lens must be really wet!

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Anyway, when I was checking the exact english name of this restaurant (which eventually I can’t find lol), I then realise, this is the one that Jung-Suk (Ha Seok-Jin in Drinking solo) went. I love that drama, its so simply and actually telling quite alot of facts about working life too. 

 

팔팔민물장어
Address in English: 745 Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Address in Korean: 서초구 반포동 745
Contact: 02-549-1112~3
Opening Hours: 10AM – 11PM (~10PM on Sat/Sun)
Nearest Subway: Sinnonhyeon Station Exit 1

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Hongdae: Tokkijung Project 토끼정(停)

[Travel in March/April 2017]

I’m sure you did find the increase of this whipped cream dish appearing on instagram or facebook very often. And, if you are a follower of #hellosihuigoeskorea / ig: @superstarhui, you did see it too. My friends and I like it and conclude it really deserve a post in hellosihui.com haha. So here you go, I’m gonna first share of our March/April trip here :)

Tokkijung Project 토끼정(停) is first located in Gangnam area, where they served Japanese cuisine. But, I found another outlet in Hongdae, and very please to visit there since we wanted to go some shopping at Aland (oh my favourite!), so it will be really great to dine in Hongdae instead. While we opt out of BBQ and picked this creamy choice instead was pretty much one of the best decision we made in Hongdae haha.

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#Hongdae outlet looks pretty from the outside… (& inside)

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#and… its 3 storey high :)

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#the view.

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#the menu is appetising enough for us to visit without any 2nd thoughts :p

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So, are you ready for the food? This time round, we had 4 of us, and we ordered a little bit more to try :)

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#our drink came first. We wanted something different so we order something interesting. a fruity milk soda and a fruity soda drink :) We were really wondering how this milk soda taste and in fact, its really really nice and interesting. We were overwhelmed by the taste haha

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#we got the food box which have beef and chicken and some sides, which is amazing tasty! The girls love the beef alot, while, chicken is still very good! :)

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#everyone love rice, and whats more with egg and hams haha!

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#this is the amazing cream curry udon that you had and must order if you are here haha! Its prety much a very very simple dish…. at first I thought its a carbonara type of udon. but its wasnt. when you stirred it, its mixed well with the curry udon and its not even too heavy in taste. It’s just perfect, and amazing haha.

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#because we are unsure about how well we can take a cream udon so we order a normal curry udon which is not bad too. But we conclude, we could have just order the cream one next time haha.

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#our order :)

 

Direction to Hongdae: Tokkijung Project 토끼정(停)

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Exit 9 you will see ABC Mart on your left… continue to walk straight! :)

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#Cross the traffic light towards SPAO and turn left :)

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#walk straight, and you will see Forever 21 on your right…

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#Bershka on your right as well, continue to walk straight :)

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#turn right here :) —(the main hongdae shopping street!)

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#continue to walk straight :)

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#continue to walk straight hehehehe :)

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#walk into the right lane! :)

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#you shld be seeing this stores on your right :)

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#turn right here! :)

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#right here! :)

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#walk straight and very soon on your right :)

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#you will see this on your right!!!! YEAH!!! :DDD

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#and you reached!!! :)

and you are all ready to have this now!! :D

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Tokkijung Project 토끼정(停)
Address in Korea: 서울특별시 마포구 서교동 366-4
Operation Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:30am to 11pm (10am last orders!)
Nearest Station: Hongik University Station (Exit 9)

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HongKong: Ichiran Ramen (一蘭ラメン)

when I knew that Ichiran opened their franchise in Hong Kong, I was so delighted.
Ichiran have been around for many years and has been really popular in Japan.
Many people tried it and agrees how great the soup is, and how different it taste from others.

And so, I visited Ichiran in Hong Kong, Causeway Bay.

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# the reason behind this concept is because, japanese want you to savour the soup in a silence environment.

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#quite an ideal place for one who eat alone, not for me, not for doojoon :)

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 photo PB012845copy_zpsc9dc0dec.jpg#pardon me for taking and post so many different yet look alike same picture of the ramen.
good food are worth posting really. and, I have already minimise from 15 ramen picture to 7 haha!

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 photo PB012851copy_zpsd5624d21.jpg#after mixing it well, I hope, but its really tasty. The pork taste different, the noodles too. The soup is heavenly good.
I’m not a fan of pork base soup, but this gonna be the best ramen I ever eat.

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#a visit to the toilet, is really surprise and full of laughter. so will you just get any or follow your zodiac?
#when you slide open the toilet door, the toilet bowl just flip open automatically. Its so JAPAN!

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#you can get a instant pack back home at 280HKD if I never remember wrongly. and yes, I did :D

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This gonna be my favourite ramen ever!
Definitely a must visit again if I’m ever going to Hong Kong again.

 

Address: Shop H & I, Ground Floor, Lockhart House, Block A, 440 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay
Address in Chinese: 銅鑼灣謝斐道440號駱克大廈A座地下H及I舖
Operation Hours: 24/7 (perfect for travellers to plan their meal!)
MTR Exit: Exit C

Daytrip to Mornington

Yippee! It’s our day trip to Mornington.
We rented a car at Hertz. The funny thing was that… I still asked Yodo

“the collection of the car very far? we need to take transport over?”
“or they very very nice to drive the car over for us ah? LOL”

then Yodo shared, it’s just opposite our house. haha!
Her house is so near to every place, and is so convenience!

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#the car is so much newer than previous. It’s a good ride!

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#pretty driver! and off we go for breakfast at Proud Mary!

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#no summon aunty, so buy your tickets! that’s when coins are really important.

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So, we had all day breakfast at Proud Mary.
172 Oxford St, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia

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#Shared breakfast with yodo since I can never finished my food :/
But this is really tasty, the potatoes was cooked so tasty and it was crispy on the outside.

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#and not forgetting their poached egg is really good. I mean, how often you get real good one in sg.

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#After breakfast, we picked up John, and headed over for our first stop in Mornington.

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#this is so sad! Mary had a little lamb, fries and a coke. T.T

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Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens
3-15 Red Hill-Shoreham Rd, Shoreham VIC 3916, Australia

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#bed of lavendar.

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#even xiaola wants a shot :)

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#me with John

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#me with yodo :)

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#walking in the maze for a good 3 times, and we just came out from the same place.
AND WE GAVE UP. haha, How does Running Man did it? It’s SO TOUGH!

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#photo is a must! :)

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# THE TREES ARE SO TALLLLLLL!!!!

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Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm
244 Shands Rd, Main Ridge VIC 3928, Australia

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#kind of pity that the rain makes today not available for strawberry plucking!
T.T but, we buy back the berry, its was HUGE and TASTY!

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#not very fan of jams, but i must say THIS IS SO GOOD!
Everything in oversea taste good yeah?

Frankston Pier at Mornington

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#so beautiful, that I can’t help to take photos non-stop!

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#john want to jump down! OMO!

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#if you all doesn’t know, I SAVED JOHN here haha *flip hairs*

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#The place to be, yes man!

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#japanese dinner is really good, yummy salmon!

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#very nice japanese owner, so want a photo with him hur hur :P

A Real TGIF!

I can’t remember when is the last time, we went out on a friday, have a dinner and forget about work. Spending on a good dinner, indulging on food and dessert which we hardly able to do so at work. I think, today, we finally fulfill ourselves of spending a real TGIF. We decided to leave the office at 5:30pm, seriously, how often we get away from work this early? We always worked till late night 2am? (we are heading back work tmr, hence, we decided to call off our day earlier to celebrate tgif!)

Craving for japanese food, and I found online regards to this new Ramen Store at Raffles City – Menya Musashi. Its originate from Tokyo, and seems like it’s a good try for our ramen craving :) Then we realize, the queue is just simply too long, and after a good 8mins waiting, the queue did not move at all. Just when we are wondering when will be our dinner time… we found that – the disappointment part – The menu have only 3 choices of soup bases with 2 different kind of dish. THAT’S ALL :(

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#queue doesn’t move at all :(

Hence, we changed our mind really last min to head somewhere else.

We found ourselves at Daikokuya. This ramen restaurant looking good especially we found that Menu have more choices, and with sashimi really add some points to it. Maybe is because, we reached early, the restaurant was barely full, but after awhile, the crowds came in.

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#the egg that look really good. we ordered mini portion hence it doesn’t come with the egg, so we ordered ‘extra’

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#my mini bowl of ramen, with lots of chilis powders! :)

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#the egg.

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#and yes! the salmon that i have been waiting for soooo long! Craving for salmon is no joke! this crave is expensive!

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#tgif dinner finally :)

sometimes i think we are old, really old. we seated at Ben & Jerry and did nothing but sat down for chats and ice cream.

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#ben& jerry.

then, met jomel at sunray for more chats. it’s been really long we last visited there. We used to go there almost every week!

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#and we ‘sing’ happy birthday to melanie! LOL.

Speaking of birthdays, I guessed, it get so opened that we got so closed and it pointless to buy something for each other that they doesn’t want. So, they started to ask me what I really want for my birthday. Seriously, I really dunno leh! I can’t think of anything at the moment, but $ will be good. Exactly one month before my big happy day :) Birthday is one of the best best day I really love. I love party, I love crowds, I love friends, I love everything! :)

Restaurants/Cafe Address

Daikokuya 
252 North Bridge Road #B1-13
Raffles City Shopping Centre Singapore 179101
Tel: 6336 7456
Operating Hours: Sun-Thurs 11.30am – 10pm Fri, Sat 11.30am – 10.30pm

Sunray Cafe
79 Brighton Crescents
Serangoon Gardens, S(559218)