The Lobby of Simple Kaffa and 1 more locationDec 2018
The Lobby of Simple Kaffa was founded by 2016’s World Barista Champion Berg Wu - the first person from Taiwan to win the World Barista Championship. It was on my to-go list, also because of the irresistible Matcha Swiss roll with oozing matcha in the centre. It is made using Morihan Kyoto Uji Matcha powder known for its premium grade quality. The cake was light and airy, with oozing matcha in the centre. Worth getting,
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Toc Toc and 1 more locationDec 2018
Toc Toc ranks 42 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018, described as French, Japanese and Korean in effortless symmetry. The Chef married refined techniques from around the world and local ingredients to create the menu of Toc Toc. The result: classic meets eclectic. The lunch set is not that expensive, priced at 45,000 Won (SGD54.82 SGD) while dinner set is 100,000 Won (SGD121.80). Toc Toc mixes influences and ingredients from Europe and Asia, incorporating unusual ingredients. Worth the money.
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Mukshidonna SamcheongdongDec 2018
Mukshidonna 먹쉬돈나 is a well-known “Toppoki” (Korean rice cake) restaurant, though many tourists also know it as a Budae Jjigae (Army Stew) place. The restaurant just serves that one dish, filled with Toppoki / Tteokbokki (cylinder-shaped boiled rice cake) – the quintessential Korean traditional street food, in a hot stove with various toppings. I didn’t quite fancy the sweetish-take on the gravy – perhaps muted down to suit tourists, and wish there was more punch.
Quan Alley Hot Pot and 1 more locationDec 2018
Quan Alley 寬巷子 is known to present its ingredients in creative and beautiful forms, pleasing to the eyes and photos. Expect pork neck slices arranged to look like roses, seafood sticks in shape of popsicles, and many other items prettily plated like works of art. There are 4 type of soup bases to choose from – Sichuan-style Spicy Soup, Light Spicy Soup, Pork Bone Soup, and Bonito Kombu Soup. Priced at TWD250 (SGD11.16, USD8.10) per person. Get the Sichuan Soup.
Lan Fong Yuen(Central) and 2 more locationsDec 2018
When you talk about a “must-visit” Hong Kong cafe aka cha chaan teng in Hong Kong, Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園 would be a shoo-in due to its historical significance. Lan Fong Yuen is most famous for two items: Pork Chop Burger (HKD36) and ‘Silk Stockings’ Milk Tea (HKD21 for hot, HKD23 for iced) - said to be the creator of the pantyhose milk tea. The Pork Chop Burger may not be the best in the city, it is still worthy to get for that tender, juicy, yet thin slab of pork chop in the middle.
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Powder Workshop and 1 more locationDec 2018
Located close to East Gate Market and Dongmen Station, Powder Workshop Café is a comfortable place, a quiet café with a laid-back atmosphere. What I was there for was its Milo Mountain (TWD170), which has made its round on Instagram. They described it as a “Traditional Malaysian drink” added with their own twist of malt sugar, created to look like a little mountain suitable for summer. You may find some peace and quite time here, a great way to unwind or catch up with some reading.
Fritz Coffee Company and 1 more locationOct 2018
When we are traveling, don't we like finding those "hidden" places? Finding Fritz Coffee Company may be slightly tricky, but once you get through the wooden doors into the tile-roofed house, you would feel like you are transported to olden-days of Korea. Coffee by a barista champion, freshly-baked pastries, a café inside a converted mansion with a courtyard garden. Probably one of the "must-visit" coffee places in Seoul.
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