First Korean foodie outing@D’Cube Mall, Sindorim, Seoul

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After the bible study ended, we had a bit of free time and took the mrt from Oryu-Dong station to Sindorim, about 4 stops away and headed towards Exit 1 to D’Cube mall http://www.dcubecity.com.

From the mrt station exit, we entered the foodie area at basement 1 right away and I squealed with excitement seeing all the yummy foodies displayed!

There were so many people everywhere and every restaurant and we ended up eating at Korean Pub, located inside the Korean Food Street area.

It was kinda refreshing to dine at this low tables, sitting on rattan mats. A hint of being like a local!

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The menu had english translation as well, I suspect there may be many expats or tourists who eat here too. :/

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The side dishes…were, so-so. Nothing fascinating to shout about.

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I ordered the bulgogi set. Darns. Ain’t cheap. A set cost me KRW 8000/ MYR 25-30. Weak MYR gives us Malaysians this shytty feeling everywhere we go, even within Malaysia.

The broth was quite flavourful and the beef slices were tender. Portion of beef was not big though. The sesame seeds did add a little different kick to the flavour in a positive way. Now comes to the downside, the broth wayyyyyyyy too oily. The super glistened look itself told the whole story.

Average quality for Korean standards. But we were famished with no food since 6 am. Hunger pang effects made us clear the food eitherway haha.

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This spicy stewed sausage dish was highlighted as the most popular dish in the menu. Cost was KRW 8500/ MYR 30-35.

We were a little disappointed at the dish when it came. They added in a pack of instant noodles in the hot soup and you could find slices of sausages and luncheon meat. I didn’t know the locals love processed meat here too. We ain’t too fond of having a westernized Korean meal for the first Korean foodie meal for the trip.

The good side however, was that the broth was amazing. Spicy, savoury, thickened especially if you sipped them at the last half of the bowl. If sliced pork were added instead, this dish would be a bomb!

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As we were heading back out, we passed by Artisee Bakery Cafe,  located just by D’Cube mall’s exit.

Bakeries are my weakness. If I see one, I just had to walk in, have a quick browse over what they have, take a few big sniffs of the aroma of the bakes and walk out.

And so I did, for Artisee as well. As I walked around the bakery, I came across…THIS. Chocolate powder coated croissants. I turned away from it. But it was as if my eyes appeared at the back of my head, staring back at those dark brown goodies. Crap. I have to try it!

It was a pain to my expenses, with one piece cost me KRW 3,300 / MYR 10-15. Time and time again, I feel upset earning MYR. Thanks Mr.N and Mrs R. “Thanks”.

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It seems the theme of this patisserie was french style. I did come across other branches in different places on the foodieventura trips later on.

Some of the other breads and pastries looked quite tempting as well. But they ain’t cheap so I had to choose the one that caught my attention most. Chocolate croissant it is!

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I loved it. Every bite was as if I was chewing off buttery chocolate, soft and flaky. The great thing about it was that the chocolate was bittersweet, I could tell they used good quality chocolate powder and it was evenly coated and there was no area on the croissant which had no chocolate coating. Except the inside of course.

Damn. I want a piece now!

However, if we specifically zoom in to the texture of the croissant itself, I feel Tiong Bahru’s version still wins over this brown fella.

The links below will provide information on Artisee Cafe in general.

Website: http://www.cafeartisee.com
FB page: https://m.facebook.com/pages/ArtiSee-Cafe/196755183701916?refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com.my%2Furl&_rdr

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Carbohydrate binge@Free Mori, SS2 PJ

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I was introduced to the delicious Free Mori bread slices from my close girlfriend, Anjoe in The Lord’s Covenant Church. However, there aren’t many outlets available around where I usually travel to hence I did not have a chance to visit the bakery on my own until I saw an outlet here after having spicy chilli pan mee at Jojo, SS2.

Honestly speaking, the feel of the bakery was fresh and vibrant and for some reason,  the way their pastries and bread are packed for sale or displayed gave a freshly baked feel to each item and attractive to the eyes also.

Obviously, I failed resisting from a carbohydrate binge, and ended up buying 2 types of bread for the night’s meal and for breakfast the day after.

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This multi grain bread: with cranberry, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds looked amazing on the display and tasted amazing too! Full of flavours! They do cut your bread of choice into slices if it is of your preference. This is one of the best seller items for Free Mori.

The bread was soft, and nutritious! Filled with the natural sweetness and gave a  nitty gritty bite from the seeds. Amazingly yummy. It is more worth to buy two of these (each piece was about RM 4.80) for the portion and the kind of service we were getting.

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The cheese bread slices were less favorable compared to the multigrain but they did taste pretty alright. The chopped orange and yellow squares were actually the cheese.

The bread was a little too salty for me, but for those who enjoy savoury bread would find these delightful. The bread had a slight kick of spiciness as well, from the additions of the black pepper I suspect.

The bread was about RM4.80 as well. Quite worthy breads as each bread can yield about 6-7 slices and they are definitely a sure fire guarantee to keep you full.

I know I will be re-visiting this bakery soon to get hold of another multigrain bread! Yums!

Address:
Free Mori SS2,
43, Jalan SS2/64,
47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 8:00am-10: 30pm.
Tel: 03-7873 0212
Website:http://www.freemori.com.my/outlets/pj-ss2-2/
FB page: https://m.facebook.com/pages/Free-Mori-SS2/423789974311355?id=423789974311355&refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com.my%2Fsearch&_rdr

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