Funky egg baked bun@Hongik University area, Seoul

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We randomly walked and walked and walked from Hapjeong and ended up by trial and error to Hong Gik university area and at the edge of a main shopping district road, we stumbled upon this stall selling these funky looking baked egg buns.

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They looked and smelled absolutely delicious! In the name of foodieventuring, we bought some haha. He was a hardworking boy, as we came by this same area 5 hours later, he was there selling the buns in front of this super hot oven with his dad. Salute!

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Each bun cost KRW 1000/ MYR 3-5. It was not bad actually. Quite tasty in fact. The bottom spongey cake layer was sweet, but the sweetness was neutralized by the savoury egg layer on top.

As a 1000 won is like a dollar to the locals, we did a quick assumed calculation that the cost may be 30 to 40 cents per bun. If he sold 1000 buns, he only made 500 bucks. Darns. For the many hours he stood right in front of the baking portable oven, heat exerted right in front of him. This was no easy task indeed.

Salute to this boy! May he gain more and more support and be one hecka a popular stall in the future!

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Glorious seafood lunch@Lucky Restaurant, Pasir Putih, Ipoh

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Foodieventurer Kelvin brought us to this new place, Lucky Restaurant, at Pasir Putih, which I never knew existed all these years covering Ipoh. What a gem! Was told only locals know this place and out-of-towners will not know if they were not guided here.

We were glad the place was airconditioned too, since the weather was unbelievably hot!

Our first dish: fried baby fish! It reminded me of the dish my mom cooks, which was similar also except this one was fried so well you can eat the bones as well.

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From a distance, they looked tiny and harmless. But upclose, if you focus on its face…boy that is one angry looking fish!

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This was a self-created dish by the head chef here, prawns wrapped with bacon and fried with spicy sweet sauce. I loved the sauce and no dish can go wrong with fried bacon.

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The prawns were not that big, in fact some were smaller than the others but we were not careful on checking the price until the bill came, and we were charged at RM7/prawn. OK, it was delicious…but the prawns were not that big and not similar sizes as well, to charge each piece for RM7, may just be a little over the top to customers!

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This was the crab with home made fish noodles soup, another traditional signature dish from Lucky. I gotta say, this was my first time eating the noodles made in such a special way. Each strand was unevenly shaped and has a chewy bouncy texture, and tastewise, they tasted somewhat like fish cakes but in the form of strings.

The uneven strands gave an even more old school feel to the home made noodles. Pretty awesome!  The crabs were fresh too. I had fun having 3 claws to myself!

This was about RM 70/enough for 4-5 pax.

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This porridge portion was big. From a quick glance, it seemed ordinary. This changed 360 over once we stirred the porridge. The crab meat and roes surfaced and mini abalones were ample! Aside from the luxurious ingredients, the porridge itself: soft, density just about right, wok hei flavoured, and nicely seasoned.

I do not like porridge in general, but this is a total exception! By far, the best porridge I ever had in my life. I regretted taking too much of the noodles, otherwise I would have more carbohydrate room for this!

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