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Yum Thai after 4 longs days of waiting… still so~ good by Michelle Min

After last weeks initial encounter with Yum Thai, Dan and I both agreed we needed to try everything else on the menu. So, after 4 long days, we went back and we took a crew of other foodies including Hoya of Hoyacooks So….ohhhhh~ “Please sir, can I have some mo!”

Every place has their rendition of the “special sauce”, this burns and yet I’m still drooling just thinking about it. Unfortunately, the shrimp fried goods were gone before I could even reach for one. Rest assured, I was told they were very good. Vonderful!
Classic summer roll with the addition of celery + (enter “special sauce”) and voila! nom nom nom inducing. Anything that puffs up little bubbles from being deep fried, can’t be wrong.

Pad Thai with shrimp, but even better wedges of dried shrimp all cooked together = amazing texture and flavor.

Green Papaya Salad
(I love my new lens…it’s a 60mm Canon Macro).

This is a special section dedicated to my love, Som Tam: Green Papaya Salad.

We were told this was Beef Paneng Curry, but wasn’t as good as last week’s.
Another image that makes my saliva work overtime. Tom Yum Goong.
Pad Kra-Prao Beef

Laub Chicken, which brings me back to the beginning, “Please, Sir please, can I have some mo”.
One last note, when we asked our friend, Johnny where they purchased their ingredients he said they ship it straight from Thailand. ‘nough said!
Yum Thai
Go out Sinsa Station Exit 1 and walk straight for about 3 minutes. It’s across from J-Tower.
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Non-Korean Eats, Photographs, Southeastern Seoul

Photoblog: Yum Thai: Authentic Thai Food in Seoul

This is one restaurant I don’t want you all to find about because the food is just so dang good. Hands down, this is the best Thai restaurant in Seoul. We knew it was going to be good when we bit into the shrimp balls and found an explosion of kaffir, lime, lemon grass and silky shrimp. I was just like these balls taste like Thailand.

That’s me sweating like crazy. It’s not a heavy burn; it’s a sunny citrus burn.

The interior is cozy and they have really high ceilings (I love high ceilings)

Here is the Thai Chili Chicken. This was the spicest dish of the night and it really got the endorphins working. Keep in mind, that we did ask for the food to be made “Thai Style.” I am sure they can make it “Sissy Style” if you ask them.

The Beef Penang Curry was another hit. The Penang had a hit of sweetness in the very thick coconut broth. One of my guests said it was a bit salty, but then ate 3 servings of it.

Close up of the Beef Penang

Another can’t miss dish is the Duck Curry. Wow. They use smoked duck with pineapple and sultana raisins. This was my favorite.

Here is a shot of their fried rice. Yummy as well.

Coconut Juice

A pickled side-dish

A vegetable stir-fry. Good for vegetarians.

Another Veggie Shot

Nothing went to waste.

Yum Thai
Go out Sinsa Station Exit 1 and walk straight for about 3 minutes. It’s across from J-Tower.

Photos by Michelle Min. Words by Daniel Gray

Photographs, Snack Food/ Desserts

Andersen-handmade cake & tea (Dongbu Ichon Dong) by Michelle Min

Hey everyone, It’s Michelle.

I just realized that this place is super girly. Haha.

All in all, the place is cute, my black tea chiffon cake was dry but the frosting was decent, not too sweet but delicious!
Subway Line 4, stop Ichon, exit 3-1

Andersen sounds like a furniture shop and it kinda looks like Ikea.
Cool Sign.

Prices are reasonable. Americanos for 4,000 won and 4,500 for tea.

Aren’t the napkins super cute!

(homemade brownies)

                                              (black tea chiffon cake 4,000 won a slice)

Strawberry Tart

Mocha Chiffon

New York Cheese Cake

Patissier: Uhi Ryoung Nam (남의령)
Yongsan gu Ichon 1 Dong, 301-18
Dong In Sang Ga #106
(용산구 이촌1동 301-18 동인상가 106호)
Tel. 02.797.8838
Email. [email protected]

Central Seoul, Korean Eats, Photographs, Snack Food/ Desserts

Seoul Eats: Namdaemun (남대문) Veggie and Honey Hotteok (호뗙) by Michelle Min

Today we went to Namdaemun in Seoul today and we saw this ridiculous line of people waiting for something. At the head of the line were Veggie Hotteok and Honey Hotteok. Hotteok are like ricecake donuts that are usually stuffed with honey or sugar and cinnamon.

Here they veggie hotteok that are stuffed with yummy japchae!

They only cost 600won for a honey hotteok and 800 for a veggie hotteok.

See the long line of people? I think there were 20 people in line and it kept growing all day.

Here is the queen hotteok maker.

You can see the big flat honey Hotteok in the back and the yummy veggie ones up front. Oh, and yes, that’s a big pool of oil.

So you first make the rice dough pocket and then stuff it with honey or with japchae and then you slowly fry it in the pool of oil. You have to flatten it down after it gets golden brown.


See. It’s quite a production.^^

Time to make the Hotteok

Personally, this was the best part! There are whole oranges and slices of apple in the sauce for the Hotteok!

Yummy! Yummy!

Michelle Min is a freelance graphics designer and photographer based in Seoul. You can see her design website here.