food, travel

matcha paradise

my sister is obsessed in matcha, she always goes to ‘little matcha girl’, a cafe in perth to enjoy her afternoon. before she came back to hk on last august, she said she would like to find matcha stuff here, which scared parents a bit lol… and under her influence, i would usually prefer matcha more, and here’s some of my record:

in hk

there is a cafe selling tea dessert, and of course matcha is famous. And my colleagues and i went there to have our dessert time:

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in seoul

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i really love the combination of matcha / green tea with red bean! it could well balance the sweet and bitter. hope that it isn’t a late night when you read this… hahaa otherwise better to sleep now and find some matcha food in your city! and, you could search online about the different between matcha and green tea. ciao.

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food tour in seoul

hey i’m back! i was busy spending my time with my lil sis who was coming back from perth (and she left today, sigh). during these 3 weeks she stayed, we went to macau and seoul. she has never been to south korea and isn’t willing to plan for travelling, so we “stucked” at the downtown in these 5 days.

since this is the 3rd time in seoul, i have to find out something i have longing for ages in seoul to make the trip special for myself, and one of these is the red bean congee where the restaurant is not near the subway station, so i have to use my broken korean to ask the locals the location. gosh i was so coward to speak korean and somehow i said “hello” to them first to let them know i was a tourist… to please them don’t use super fast and fluent korean to tell me back… anyway, i did it! and finished it hard without any red bean soup left on the bowl.

no more bullshit, tell me which dishes shown below you have tried!

breakfast: congee. best to begin with some healthy food in order to withstand the heavy taste dishes afterwards haha.

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lunch: spicy ricecake, best with the instant noodle to absorb the soup (am i playing trick to myself? feeling hungry now…). don’t tell me you won’t eat ricecake in south korea, that’s… unbelievable.

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3:15pm tea time: matcha iceflakes, latte and roll cake. it’s from o’sulloc which is famous in tea and the company has a tea farm in jeju island, south korea. ok i admit that iceflakes is mine haha!

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dinner: bibimbap and soup dishes. there are always many side dishes like kimchi and seaweed and make the table full of dishes… a kind of leason of how to put them all within a table.

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dessert: the red bean congee. it’s warm and made by red bean, chestnut, cinnamon, and some nuts on top of it. it is introduced in one of the korean variety shows called infinite challenge (it is my favourite show), and that’s why i was willing to walk walk walk and then ask ask ask…

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late night food: donut. ignore what is calories and eat as many as you can (of course your stomach must have a good condition to withstand) during the travelling. krispy kreme is cross-overing with where’s wally in seoul, and the original favour is my favourite (it’s sooooo pity all the krispy kreme shops were closed down in hk, crying).

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the food tour is well planned, right? give me some service charge haha.

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could you able to know the restaurant staff during travelling?

it’s a common sense that people wanna try different food as many as possible while you are traveling, however, have you ever tried to go to the same cafe or restaurant? i did it when i went to jeju, south korea and beijing, china.

i went to jeju in 2013 for 3 nights (jeju is one of the places during the almost-3-week-trip after graduation) and had dinner twice in the same restaurant since the bibimbap there is so delicious (see the above picture). the restaurant is small so i guess the young cook should be the boss (?) and he helped us (i went there with 2 friends) ordered and cooked in these 2 nights. however for the final night we wanna have korean bbq, so when we passed by his restaurant, he looked at us and thought we might go there again, but no… if i were brave enough to meet new people, i should have used my limited korean to talk, at least i could ensure he is the boss of the restaurant and can say goodbye to him when we left (oops i hate people disappeared like a fart).

and then when i went to beijing with my dad in 2014, we went to a cafe near the hotel we lived and had breakfast (bread with coffee) there. dad is always the one to order while i was just sitting and waiting for food (haha), it seems like the young staff recognized us after our twice visit and then she knew what we would like to order for coffee. i am not sure if the staff had talked to dad, asking where we from. and we have our breakfast there for 5 days.

most likely the people you know in that country would make you have a huge desire/reason to go back again, at least i am one of them.

thought it would be a bit exaggerating to say, but recently i really think it was enchanting for me to meet different people in different place and age.

i’ll spend forever wondering if you knew i was enchanted to meet you – enchanted by taylor swift

click the above link to listen once and try to feel how i feel, i am not a optimistic/positive person and somehow what i experienced is the best lesson that i could have, i am not making my life dramatically but somehow it is.

to be continued

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