Top things I enjoyed in Seoul!

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I still think about Seoul. So, let me share the best experiences I’ve had while in there!

Our recent trip to Seoul went by so fast – I wish I could easily go back again! Time flies when you’re having fun – as they say, right?
We spent about 2 weeks in Seoul but I still feel as if I haven’t been around much. Probably because we encountered a couple of challenges traveling with a toddler (you can read a related post here) around Seoul. So, we had to change plans sometimes!

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Review: Makati Avenue

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On my little one’s birthday, we went to Makati Avenue for an early lunch!

This is one of my super late posts! Apart from lacking time to write, there are a lot more important posts I felt must be published first before this. But as they say, “it is better late than never!
I posted about my little one’s birthday celebration over here. My son turned three but we didn’t arrange any parties for him. We felt that apart from the expense – he won’t appreciate it that much yet! He is still developing his social skills and doesn’t really care about other kids his age. So planning a party may not be the most practical thing to do.

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Review: Duck

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Badly craving for some noodles topped with roasted duck, alright

Back in the days when I was living in Singapore, eating HongKong-style noodles topped with roasted duck was one of my comfort foods. I love the simplicity of the food not to mention it is super cheap over there, too!
However, after relocating here, I didn’t find any that does it the way I got used to. Of course, we had the very common chow mien when dining in Chinese restaurants in the city but sometimes, simplicity is the key to finding good food.

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Review: Pho Viet

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A nice and warm bowl of pho at Pho Viet to warm our freezing hands..

It’s been a while since I had a nice, warm bowl of Pho. I guess the temperature didn’t plummet until close to the end of winter. Or, my soup cravings have been mostly satisfied by the nearby Japanese restaurant in IFSC. But one day after catching on some winter sales in the city center, I craved for some nice bowl of pho. That’s when we decided to go to our favorite Vietnamese restaurant called Pho Viet in an instant!

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Review: East Restaurant (Dublin, Ireland)

Crispy Chicken Salad The East

A great Thai/fusion dinner at the East Restaurant in IFSC!

While we are still in the nicer and warmer days of summer, we try to make the most of it. Especially when the temperatures reach more than 20 degrees Celsius, it is kind of depressing to stay indoors while the rest of Dublin is outdoors having as much sun as they want!

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Mini review: A funny Sunday with friends at Musashi (IFSC)

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Sunday lunch with friends at Musashi IFSC branch turned out an epic day for everybody!

Last Sunday, we met our Italian friend for lunch. It’s been a while since we saw her, it was April this year – if I am not mistaken. She used to be on a long-term work assignment here in Dublin but ended December last year. So I definitely missed having her around! And now, after a couple of months working on a UK project, she’s back! So we will definitely see more of her in the coming months.
We went to one of our go-to places around IFSC called Musashi. As the name suggests, it is a Japanese restaurant offering various options such as ramen, soba, and sushi platters. We have been here a number of times before but I haven’t been able to write a detailed restaurant review (sorry guys!). In fact, I didn’t plan to write one today (proof is the lack of photos from our lunch). But a funny and high-five worthy experience from the staff made me want to write this “mini review“.

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Dublin: An up-and-coming food capital?

Crispy Duck steamed bun from Bread and Bones

Exciting days for the Dublin food scene!

Before relocating to Dublin, I was a spoiled food enthusiast. Melbourne is considered to be Australia’s food capital and I can clearly see the reason why. The selection of quality restaurants and variety of cuisine seems endless – and I can just walk around the city center mindlessly and accidentally spot a trendy place to dine in. Regardless what I am craving for, be it Asian, Italian, French, or Fusion-inspired dishes – Melbourne has something to offer. Trendy cafes with cute desserts (cupcakes!!) are also to-die-for so it is impossible not to crave to eat out!
Dublin, on the other hand, was not like that when I arrived here. I can’t complain about the European restaurants around town but there are times it is hard to find a good place to eat Asian dishes or to look for something sweet that is not a pastry or a tart. Continue reading “Dublin: An up-and-coming food capital?” »

Review: The Ramen Bar (Dublin, Ireland)

My not-so-black Tonkotsu Black ramen

Finally, another ramen place in Dublin: The Ramen Bar

Gosh – I miss traveling! And whenever I get hit by the I-miss-traveling bug, I always think about our vacation in Japan a couple of years ago during spring. Japan will always have a soft spot for me. I don’t know why, but there is something so fascinating about Japan that I’d never think twice packing my bags to go there if I can!

When I miss a certain place, food cravings start to follow. It probably stems from the fact that whenever I travel, eating authentic dishes is a must so traveling and eating is ALWAYS a must for me!

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