Seoul Eats-10
Restaurant Reviews, Snack Food/ Desserts

Chocolate Factory: Custom Made and Delivered Chocolates

I like presents. But then again who doesn’t. So when I was sent an email by the Chocolate Factory to review their products I was happy to do so and I quickly sent off an order.

The concept of the chocolate factory is that you can order the type of chocolate you would like: Milk, Dark, or White and then you can choose your toppings. They have a lot of toppings such as macadamia nuts, almonds, Reese’s pieces, mint, m & m’s, cookie dough pieces, teddy grahams and much more. You can custom design your own chocolate and then it will be delivered in a cool box.

The turn around is quite fast. I placed the order on a Tuesday and I got the box on Wednesday. Inside was the chocolate I ordered.

The custom one I made was a dark chocolate with mint, macadamia nuts, teddy cookies and cookie dough candy. I was going for a mint chocolate cookie concept.

The look was very cool and the novelty of it made it very special. I mean it was something that I could see ordering or sending as a gift and I think the recipient would be really happy with it.

After the novelty wore off, what you were left was with something that has a lot of potential. The mint didn’t add much to this other than give it a strange texture. The macadamia nuts and the teddy cookies were great. The chocolate was nice as well but this wasn’t gourmet chocolate. This was like pieces all put together. I don’t think the chocolate was homemade. Maybe I am wrong. It would have been better if the chocolate and the toppings were better fused together.

Anyway, this would be a good gift to send someone as a gift and I think with some improvements it could be a big hit.

http://www.thechocolatefactory.co.kr

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Cafes, Restaurant Reviews, Snack Food/ Desserts

Caramel Waffles at Homestead Coffee are the bomb

Admittedly, I am a coffee snob. Like Dennis Leary I like coffee-flavored coffee and maybe a cookie to accompany it. So I was a bit suspicious about the waffles when there was a large queue of people waiting to get them at Homestead coffee.

The waffles are worth it. No, they are not homemade ( they start out as little frozen squares of dough) but they are baked up in a waffle press and go well with their dark coffee (which is coffee flavored). At 2,500 a piece, they are dang good. They are warm and they have a light caramel glaze on it which doesn’t need lots of butter, whipped cream or other junk.

The ones I got were from the Paju Premium Outlets but I assume you can get these waffles at other Homestead Coffees around Seoul.

Dan

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Photographs, Snack Food/ Desserts, Southeastern Seoul

Enigmatic Frenchman sends Pictures of his Just Desserts

Enigmatic Frenchman sends pictures of his desserts with a description of what they are. There was no review made, just pictures sent so…I feel like I should share them with you since they look utterly scrumptious.

They are from Cafe Nest
Seoul Gangnam-gu Nonhyeon-dong 218-19
서울시 강남구 논현동218-19 1층 카페네스트

Sortilege de fruits rouges...

Parfait glace au chocolat.

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Northwest Seoul, Snack Food/ Desserts

Tteokbokki Wars: Jaws Tteokbokki

Jaws Tteokbokki

There are so many tteokbokki joints in Korea these days that it might be hard to figure out who is truly the best. I mean is it the ajumma down the street or is it one of these new fangled, franchised places.

It’s all about the sauce.

Jaws Tteokbokki which is run by CJ Foods (which is owned by Samsung) is spicy. The fried tempura is crispy and the the sundae is…alright (I’m not a huge fan of the stuff). The place is clean and it is always filled with young people sweating over their meal. The rice cake noodles here are chewy and they are shorter and fatter than some of the counterparts that are longer and thinner. It’s a good idea here to get a couple extra cups of water to cool down your mouth.

Dan

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