Traveling

Seoul-ful Spring 2016: A mini exploration of Ihwa Mural Village

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One of my favourite places from my Seoul trip last March is the Ihwa Mural Village, but getting here is no easy task as the village is located at the top of Naksan Mountain. We alighted the subway from Hyehwa Station and basically walked through a university neighbourhood from there, taking lots of detours because …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

The surprising charms of Asian Red Bean Bread

Red Bean Tangzhong Bread 1 - The surprising charms of Asian Red Bean Bread

When it comes to beans, I’m not really particular. I neither actively seek them out nor do I remove them piece by piece from my chilli. They’re just one of those things I don’t mind, you know? But there are particular moments when I’d eat them wholeheartedly, and one of them would certainly be when …

Traveling

Seoul-ful Spring 2016: A quick morning run to Namdaemun Market

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We arrived in Incheon at around 4am, groggy and stiff thanks to a fairly uncomfortable plane ride. Early morning hunger pangs were strong, so we stopped by CU to have a little snack after picking up our luggage. Food definitely helps clear heads after a super early morning flight. The quickest way from Incheon to …

Product Reviews

Figures of Beans brings coffee from Cordillera straight to your door

Figures of Beans COVER - Figures of Beans brings coffee from Cordillera straight to your door

Wednesdays seem to have developed a reputation as this big “hump” you have to cross over to get from Point A to Point B– Point A being the dreaded start of the week, and Point B being the prospect of an exciting weekend. Between my job and this blog, the days don’t matter too much …

Traveling

Seoul-ful Spring 2016: Playing Lovers in Korea at N Seoul Tower

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Namsan Seoul Tower, more commonly known as N Seoul Tower, is one of Seoul’s most recognisable landmarks today. It’s frequented by both locals and foreigners alike, and is very popularly known as that place with all the love locks. I don’t think you can rightly say you’ve visited Seoul if you don’t check in to …

Traveling

Seoul-ful Spring 2016: Greeting the first blooms at Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung COVER - Seoul-ful Spring 2016: Greeting the first blooms at Changdeokgung Palace

You might’ve guessed that this sort of post was forthcoming after I wrote about Korean Egg Bread the other day. I missed my chance to write about this particular trip from last year, but now is the perfect time to give you a preview of spring in Seoul since I know a lot of people …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, Korean food, The Breakfast Bin

I wish my mornings were always filled with Korean Egg Bread

Korean Egg Bread 1 - I wish my mornings were always filled with Korean Egg Bread

Visiting a country during its different seasons can be interesting. For one thing, you get to appreciate the artistry that Mother Nature has poured upon each season to make them unique from one another. The changing of the seasons has a way of reminding me as well how there’s a continuing cycle in the Universe. …

Great Eats

Have an affordable home-cooked Pinoy meal at Wooden Spoon

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For the longest time, I’ve been hearing about Wooden Spoon. This restaurant isn’t new. It’s not gimmicky or flashy like the recent additions to the local restaurant scene. So why then does it constantly have a long line of people waiting for a table? When we arrived for dinner at around 7PM, we were already …