Imperial weekend in a Korean setting

Last Sunday, my good friend, Czar, invited me to go out and perhaps to celebrate Cookie’s one week-sary (?) with me. Since he knows I love tea, we agreed to meet in a local tea shop near my home, Tea Talk. Tea Talk is a small tea shop along Aguirre Avenue in BF Homes, Parañaque City. What I love in this particular shop is the comfort they give to their customers. It exudes such a cozy ambiance. There are the ordinary tables and chairs, as well as love seat cushions, but what I like best is their platform area where Read More …

Seoul Fusion (Masil) – Korean taste in the metro

Two weeks ago my friend invited me to eat out. I replied that I was busy, and I really was, but after hearing his offer I thought twice. The devil. He mentioned he’ll treat me for samgyeopsal (삼겹살)! Now, I have already mentioned my undying love for this favorite Korean food. It’s just actually thick, fatty slices of grilled pork belly fat – I know what you’re thinking: unhealthy! The most common accompaniments for samgyeopsal are lettuce (sangchu; 상추) and sliced raw garlic, but very often the meat is served with other accompaniments, such as perilla leaves (kkaennip; 깻잎), sliced Read More …

30-day Blogging Challenge: Day 25 (A recipe)

The best way to Monica’s heart is through her stomach. – Monica For those of you who know me, you can testify that I am very much a food lover. I eat more than three times a day, almost every three hours. I have this strange jaw exercise every few hours resulting to my eating habit. But oh, I’m not fat. In fact, I haven’t reach 45kg and yes, I’m abnormal. I eat almost anything (spoiled food and poison excluded)! I love to try different kinds of cuisines in different restaurants and places. Not so recently (a few years ago), Read More …

Eating your heart out: Bulgogi Brothers’ Unyang-style Bulgogi

Last Tuesday, I went to Mall of Asia to meet a friend. He wanted to eat Korean food, but I know some only along Macapagal Boulevard and not inside the mall. Still, we tried to scan the establishment until we came across Bulgogi Brothers. As I know, Bulgogi Brothers is a Korean franchise. To date, there are only three branches in the country: Greenebelt 5 in Makati, Alabang Town Center, and Mall of Asia. There’s one to be opened in Subic, but I’m not sure when. I was a bit curious with this international food chain so I agreed to Read More …

Kimchi weekend

Thunderstorm in the country, torrential rains, flood waters reaching up to knee in some areas, but Paul wanted to play chef again. Here’s a preamble of chef series posts that I’ll be making: Kimchi jjigae for dinner. What’s more perfect than this stewing hot Korean dish in a rainy day? I’ll get fat if he’ll continue to cook like this! ㅠㅠ Ciao for now, Nica Posted from WordPress for Android

Friday ice cream

August 17, Friday Everyone seems so energized today. Not only because it is the last day of the week, but more importantly because there is a long weekend ahead for us. Both Monday and Tuesday next week are declared holidays in celebration of Eid-al-fitr and Ninoy Aquino Day, respectively. This morning, our Friday brunch buddies were gathered in the first level of the canteen, happily eating our meal while inserting jokes between bites. The show in the first floor’s TV was Black Swan, and we tried to watch it albeit the low volume and microscopic subs. Anyhow, after the “main Read More …

spaghetti a la Koreano [김치 spaghetti]

For March 25, Sunday I thanked the gloomy weather for my straight eight-hour sleep. Glancing at the clock, I couldn’t believe I slept until 10 AM. Hooray! Cheers for a zombie like me. Even though I felt well-rested, I still lingered in my bedroom lying on my bed. For a person who has an active social life, and usually goes home almost or past midnight, I only have few hours with dear ol’ bed and I was sure it wanted me to just lay there and enjoy our moments together, with me being a lazy home buddy on a beautiful Read More …