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Billy Angel Cake Shop’s Carrot Cake

I am at Yongsan’s iPark complex to go shopping with my wife. We had Sapporo Ramen ( which is greasy and not all that great) and then a carrot cake at Billy Angel.
 
 The place advertises that it has a foreign chef (but his name is not Billy- it’s Jeffrey).
 
 We got a carrot cake for 6500 won and it was a monster slice. It was full of fluffy whipped cream and cake that had carrots, walnuts, and a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon.
 
 It is a dang good cake.
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Banchan: Bbangpun Namul

Breakfast today was rice with seaweed soup, raw sea squirt and a spring vegetable I haven’t had before. It is called Bangpung(방풍). It is a spring herb that only comes out in spring. It has a herbaceous flavor that is a bit like tarragon. It has an almost overwhelming green flavor. It was simply blanched and mixed with some vinegared chili sauce and garlic. It goes well with raw seafood like sea squirt.
 
 It is a unique vegetable. I wouldn’t enjoy it everyday but it is good when you lack greens in your life.
 I guess after a long winter having vegetables was a special treat.
 


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Morning Coffee in my Bialetti Coffee Maker

I do enjoy my coffee in the morning. While most mornings I just do drip, I decided that I would make my coffee in my Bialetti Italian Coffee Maker. If you don’t know what these are, they are a pressure coffee maker that you put coffee in a piece in the middle and water in the bottom and then you boil it. What you get is a very strong coffee that is like an espresso.
 
 The extraction makes a very rich coffee that is very concentrated. When you are at home and need a strong cup of Joe, I recommend using a Bialetti.
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