Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Food Crimes: Butter-flavored Milk from GS25

So I tried the butter latte. It's like popcorn butter mixed with snot. If you add it to coffee it makes your coffee taste like lobsters gone bad dipped in butter #foodcrime #buttermilk #seouleats 

Xiaolongbao at DaeHan Shijang in Yeonnamdong. Just alright but good for Korea (they don't do it very well) #seouleats

It's hard to get great Chinese food in Seoul. Daehan Shijang is famous for their xaolong bao but they weren't soupy this time. Sigh. Their other dishes were good though. Maybe they just had a bad day. 

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Hazell plays with water and the water plays back. #lol #babyshower #babyoftheday

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Press Release: Hotel Cappuccino Restaurant Hot Eatsue Launches New Fusion Street Food Menu

Pork Chops with Chili Sauce
Asian Chicken Salad at Eatsue
Asian Chicken Salad

GANGNAM – Hot Eatsue has announced a colorful new menu inspired by street food from around the world. Located on the 17th floor of urban lifestyle destination Hotel Cappuccino, the restaurant uses fresh ingredients to playfully showcase internationally renowned comfort foods in a casual setting, all while offering stunning views of Gangnam and N Seoul Tower.

The wide variety of flavors and presentations takes diners on a culinary journey around the globe, with dishes such as Thai Spicy Coconut Curry with Crab or Japanese Cold Soba with Abalone and Natto. Meanwhile, other menu items are bold and cross-cultural, such as the Soy-flavored Wagyu Steak with Rice, or Tarako Pasta served with salted pollack roe.

A highlight of Hot Eatsue and a favorite of many street food enthusiasts is its popular series of dishes featuring fresh ingredients cooked hot off the grill. For meat lovers, the special Cappuccino Grill Platter is stacked with grilled ribeye steak, pork chops, lamb, pork belly, and shrimp skewers. Other grilled dishes include Lamb and Chicken Kebabs, Grilled Pork Belly Bun Cha, and Meatball Skewers with Cheese Sauce.

The restaurant also serves a late night menu for patrons of the Gintoneria bar next door.

  Along with its wide selection of premium gins, unique tonic waters, and plethora of fragrant garnishes, the Gintoneria offers bar food favorites with a twist, such as Spam Fries with Grilled Sausage and Garlic Fried Chicken. Meanwhile, the Cappuccino Special Cutting Board and Rooftop Cutting Boards are loaded with side dishes like seafood and meat skewers, prosciutto, fried crispy rice, cheesy onion rings, and vegetable sticks.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Jack Fia cocktail at Bourbon Street

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Authentic Mexican at B'Mucho Cantina in Yeonnam-dong

Green Enchilada with Chicken and Tomatillo Sauce

Real Guacamole


Chorizo Tacos

At B'Mucho Cantina in Yeonnamdong is the best Mexican that I have had in years in Korea. I have dealt with tasteless Mexican before and accepted it because of the lack of ingredients and what-not, but all of that has been proven wrong with my most recent visit to B'Mucho Cantina. 

The flavors are bright and spot on. They have real limes. They have red onions. They have cilantro and they are not afraid to use it. The guacamole (8,000) was just a bowl of creamy sunshine with a bit of pico de gallo and chopped cilantro on the side. I wish I could just spread it over everything. The chorizo tacos (5,000 each) where big and filling. To be honest, 1 taco and sharing the guacamole would have been enough for lunch., that's not how I do things. We got the Enchilada Verde (14,000) which is the much hyped dish at this place. It's really good but...I didn't really understand the toast that came on the side. The sauce was creamy, green tomatillo sauce and it was topped with lots of melted cheese, white onions and it was filled with chunks of flavorful chicken. 

I commented that the chef was the most Mexican Korean I met but I found out he is actually Mexican. Go now! Mucho Gracias!

B'Mucho Cantina
Seoul Mapo-gu Yeonnam-dong 227-8

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I love Beef Galbi

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