BBQ binge on a snow flurries night!@City Hall, Seoul

Our initial intention was to have the first BBQ dinner at the mini mall right behind New Kukje Hotel, recommended by our hotel concierge but the restaurant was so full that they would not even consider any walk-ins!

Cravings being cravings: that night was meant for BBQ and nothing else could satiate our tummy notions.

We randomly walked in between the shops through those tiny lanes behind Cafe Mamas. An early night (only 8 pm) and people were starting to get drunk outside. Cray!

We walked in the next available BBQ shop. Packed place, mostly locals. Worth a try.

First up – Somaek! I absolutely LOVE drinking this at winter. Particularly soju alone. It was mysteriously sweeter than usual times, and flowed smoothly down the throat. Likely psychology, ’cause of the warmth it gave to the body during winter? I haven’t quite gotten it figured out.

But the feeling of drinking soju and somaek at winter – AMAZING.

The beef slices were not bad honestly, flavourful and chewy but a little lacking on the smokeyness from the grilled charchoal. The best I have had was still Maple Tree branch at MyeongDong, the charcoal was already white but still burning hot. Unfortunately this restaurant had closed down! Bummer! How to replace the best BBQ beef place?

The search…MUST…GO…ON.

It was a super psyched night for me. After a couple of soju and somaek shots – happy happy! And I managed to catch several minutes of light snow flurries while walking nearby the beautifully decorated river canals at City Hall. It was my FIRST experience of seeing snow coming down from the sky! Very pwetty indeed!

Too bad it only lasted for several minutes. But enough to be beaming smiles to face. Praying for heavier snow in the next few days!

Rekindling awesome sandwich experience@Cafe Mamas 까페 마마스 시청점 , City Hall, Seoul

The great thing about living in town was that many nice eateries are located nearby, including Cafe Mamas

까페 마마스 시청점!

It was awesome to be back here. Jazzy, cozy, Christmas songs playing in the background. Crazy cold weather outside, but warm and snuggly inside. This quaint cafe always gives me the feel of comfort and ease.

A nice awesome brunch to start the day. Creamy cheesy ham ciabatta! The oozing cheese was no joke. Heavy duty mozarella and cheddar. Crazy yumzers! Loud sounds of crunches as you sink in your teeth for each bite. Cafe Mamas really does make awesome sandwiches! Though we can do something similar at home if we have the right ingredients…now that is the hard part!

Loading in antioxidants, freshly blended strawberry smoothies, thickened to perfection! They really do not stinge on the ingredients for their servings in Cafe Mamas. I could have one cuppa everyday!

Alright, I am all energnized now for a long, long walk out in the chilling cold winter!

Total damage: 26K Korean Won, nearly RM100! Urks.

Address:

Cafe Mamas

까페 마마스 시청점

19, Mugyo-dong,

Jung-gu, Seoul 100-180,

South Korea

(우) 100-180중구 무교동 19

Website: http://cafemamas.co.kr