Blessed lunch with PKJI family@D’Maris 드마리스 Seoul

It felt really, really good to back in the church ground. The hymn of “Coming home, coming home, never more to roam” was playing in my head throughout the entire train ride over to PyungKang Cheil church 평강제일교회.

We had a blessed bible study at Jerusalem sanctuary, delivered by the bubbly and wise Evg Joanna. This study was in conjunction with the launching of Senior Pastor’s 10th Book of the History of Redemption series: 10th Bestowals and the 10 commandments of Abraham.

The inexpressible feeling of calmness and peace. Amen.

We had a fellowship lunch together with congeregation family from various parts of the world at this buffet restaurant in Muk Dong. The place was crazy packed and I gotta say the choice of food servings were quite posh looking as well.

One thing which stood out was that the restaurant had its own facial mask and they gave each customer one mask. I was trying to understand if the restaurant wants us to nurture our faces after a meal there ..or…?

The sashimis were quite fresh and clearly the hot items on the menu as they were quickly wiped clean minutes after each new tray was placed. Cray! That shows how many patrons there were at the restaurant.

Even the grilled prawns and beef too! Long queue to get hold of the prawns. Mine were grilles quite nicely and the prawns were fresh and juicy! But i also heard negative comments from some friends saying that the prawns were already cold.

Perhaps the huge crowd and the longer cooking time forced them to prepare much more beforehand and knowing it was winter time, the food turned cold really fast.

All in all, quite a decent buffet place that serves a wide variety of food. But on my own trip, I’d likely won’t go for a buffet meal in Seoul. Need to conserve calories for the local food!

Alright, after Muk Dong, heading off to Myeong Dong!

Address:

D’Maris (드마리스)

961-1, Mok-dong,

Yangcheon-gu, Seoul

Crazy crunchy oven baked chicken@Noona Hol Dak 누나홀닭 홍대점 Hapjeong, Seoul

Coming over to the university areas – Hongik Hapjeong always made me feel young again, and also kinda wish my college uni days were this cool! Youths basking to romantic Hangul ballads, dancing to hiphop rap away through the cold winter’s night. Salute the tenacity of these young fellas!

For me..best to feed the tummy! It’s too cold! Brrrr. Craving for fried chicken, coincidentally we saw the tourism center and decided to seal our fate through these guys. They recommended Noona Hol Dak, oven baked versions of fried chicken (supposedly healthier options…not!) Haha.

It was quite easy to find since the restaurant was located along the main road.

The place was packed! Everyone looked crazy happy eating these fried goodies. Alright man, the vibe feels good!

First up..to warm up..Somaek please! Strangely drinking Soju at winter was a surprisingly awesome feeling. The drink was somehow sweeter and you do not get drunk that easily. Korea’s local beer, Kloud was refreshing! A litle dense compared to Cass/Hite but blended really well with the Soju.

Jeng jeng jeng. The main dish arrived shortly after. A mixture of both original Noona fried and sweet spicy coated sauce. Although oven baked, they somehow managed to keep the crunchiness of the chicken chunks! You could hear the sound of the “krik krak krik krak” with every bite. They were awesome accompaniments to the somaek!

Best of all…was the thinly sliced french fries! Thinner than the usual fries, and yet super crunchy! All the guilt was thrown aside as we gobbled down all these deliciousness! The fries were crazy addictive. Ain’t good to keep calorie counts in Korea. Burps!

Total damage was 27K won (about RM110) inclusive of the drinks. The chicken platter itself was 17K won (about RM68).

Worthy meal and I don’t mind revisiting my chicken Noona in future!

Address:

Noona Hol Dak 누나홀닭 홍대점

129, Eoulmadang-ro,

Mapo-gu,

Seoul 04050, South Korea

(우) 04050마포구 어울마당로 129

Tel: 008223326663