Food for Thought


It’s hard to believe that there’s less than six months left of the year. My first official summer in Korea has been both eventful and a bit tough: lots of exciting projects yet this tropical rainforest weather is just something that will take a long time to get used to. I thought Hong Kong was bad, but wow, with heavy rain added to the equation, it makes even staying home difficult. I’m not complaining though because it does make me sweat a lot which results in loss of excess fat and stuff (or I would like to believe). Oh yeah, finally got my gym membership. Never did I imagine myself going to a gym here (because it’s ridiculously expensive compared to what I used to pay back in the States)  but I clearly had reached my limit to where it (aka lack of gym) was almost making me depressed. So awesome that I get Hot Yoga for free!!
Happened to be roaming around Garosugil the other day and came across this tiny Italian restaurant called Stephanie Cafe. Other than the fact that it was too pretty to eat (I mean, it is pink after all), definitely a great discovery, I thought, because the food was actually as good as it looked. Pasta was cooked to perfection and the beet cream sauce had a creative twist to the usual cream-based pasta. Will definitely be back.

Stephanie Cafe

551-11, Sinsadong, Gangnamgu


and… the usual. I can’t believe how often I eat this thing here in Seoul, but I can’t seem to find another perfect dessert to fight off summer heat. By the end of the summer, I probably would have tried every single shaved ice that exists in Seoul. This particular one is from a cafe called “마음은 콩밭” (Heart is at the Beanfield?) located in Buamdong, a quieter area of Seoul behind Gyeongbokgung Palace. It wasn’t as sweet as the other places (which I like), and especially loved that the beans were made in-house.

Ok, enough writing for the day, it’s getting hot in herrrrre! Chao~

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  4 comments for “Food for Thought

  1. July 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    aww man…that bingsoo looks BOMB! i love the homemade aspect of it, and how inventive with the cherry and blackberries.
    you know some serious good eats in Seoul. definitely going to ask you where to go whenever I find myself in korea~

    ♥ Diana

    inspiration-elle{dot}com

  2. July 25, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I’m not used to seeing food so pink, but it does look delicious. Hope you’re staying cool in the heat! xx

  3. July 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Dear Diana,
    yes, please feel free to ask! Glad I can help. :)

  4. July 30, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Krys: thanks, trying.. trying really hard to stay cool but man, it’s getting unbearable so I decided to spend most of the day at the gym. if you are gonna have to sweat anyway, why not do it the right way? hahahah think i’m going mad …

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