FFT: Wanderl[o/u]st

Stepping off a plane to an unfamiliar city, people rustling through the crowds and you catch a whiff of an unfamiliar scent. The chatters of a foreign language, the multilingual road signs, the kindness of strangers who greet you like neighbours. The mountains are a different kind of majestic, the food is a splatter of art on a…

SK: Lost & Found [수랏간]

The best finds are sometimes found when lost.  Lost & Found Just a day after our fun meet with Joe, we knew we had to stock up our fridge at our Airbnb. We couldn’t possibly survive on always eating out, so we figured we’d find the nearest E-mart (equivalent to Walmart). It was a 10-min…

SK: Rounds with friends [봉우화로]

When you go out to eat dinner with people in Korea, there are rounds. Typically, most Koreans go up to Round 3. We unfortunately stopped at 2 – but didn’t regret it at all. I guess it’s pretty unclear as to what “rounds” mean. Is it? Or can you take a guess? Every change of setting…

SK: Our First BBQ [10 Butcher’s]

10 Butcher’s On our third day in Korea, we finally decided that it was time for our first BBQ. Suggested by my friend Andy who had been there already on his previous trip, it was definitely a good place to start out our entire month of meat feast. We were still slightly jet-lagged, so we went…

SK: The Many Faces of BBQ in Korea

From $100 steaks to a simple plate of marinated raw beef – Koreans sure love their meat whichever way it’s made, served, or eaten.  What is Korean BBQ? Next to Bibimbap, Korean BBQ is the most popular Korean meal that many non-Koreans easily fall in love with. I mean, how can you not like beef cooked right in front…

SK: The Flight

Flights are almost the best part of getting somewhere. I say almost because there’s always a chance that you won’t have the best experience – crying baby, inability to sleep properly, etc. As a kid, I didn’t like flying. I’d be afraid that something would happen and most of the time, I’d get airsick. Today, I…

SK: The Journey

How? My friend had been asking me for almost a year whether I wanted to go back to Korea. He wanted to see his friends and I wanted to see family I hadn’t seen in 5 years. We kept putting it off for … well, about a year because we got caught up with life….

South Korea: Nov 20 – Dec 18

In about 30 hours or so, I will be hopping on a plane to take me halfway across the world. This time: South Korea. 18-hour flight. 1 layover. And completely excited for the airplane food – not gonna lie. Ever since I went on my Europe trip last year, I vowed to travel somewhere at least…

F&T: Where it all began and where it took my humble heart

As a tribute to my Europe trip exactly a year ago, I wanted to write a blurb about F&T (food&travels) and its origin. What inspired me to start writing F&T blog entries? What drove that passion? What does it mean to me and what can it mean to you? How it all started Prior to visiting…

First Friday’s: June 2016 Edition

June 4th, 2016.  It was my 10th visit to the First Fridays event. Ever since the September edition back in 2014, I haven’t missed a single First Fridays yet. Hooray! I still remember my first visit. I didn’t know where to start and I was overwhelmed by the amount of food trucks and people. Today,…

Cold Noodles [냉면]

For most people who haven’t really tried Korean food, you wouldn’t ever think of eating your noodles cold. I mean, why would you, right? … Wrong! Etymology Cold Noodles in Korean is called “Naeng-myun” [냉면]. “Naeng” = Cold ; “Myun” = Noodles If you haven’t already caught it, you’ll notice “myun” in other dishes too like…

Chef’s Table: Crenn & Bottura

A few days ago, I started watching something I had kept on My List forever on Netflix – Chef’s Table. I finally browsed through the description of each episodes of the series to see which one I’d tackle first. Dominique Crenn. Season 2, Episode 3. An artistic chef from Brittany (France) started her professional cooking career in…