Category: Korean

Auckland CBD Night Market

Several weekends ago after some small shopping at Auckland CBD we planned to dine in again at Kiraku any like my past story about it, guess what, it was closed again and this was on a Friday around 5:30 PM. It’s just hard to decipher when this elusive ramen shop...

Samgyeopsal (삼겹살)

Samgyeopsal, samgyeopsal-gui, or grilled pork belly is a type of grilled dish popular in the Korean cuisine, directly translated from Korean, samgyeop-sal means “three-layer flesh” which refers to the three layers of flesh in the pork belly, the red meat section, the white meat section and the fat. Take note...

Hansik (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

I am surprised how many hidden wonders do we have here in Auckland, for such a small city there are many places I still yet to discover and try, take this place for example. I would not ever in my whole life would have visited this unless one of my...

Copycat Bonchon Chicken

Bonchon Chicken is a Korean Style double-fried chicken which gives it an extra crunch even with that sweet savoury glaze that coats it. I never had a chance to give this a try in the Philippines where it is very popular and only see this chicken dish on social media,...

Kkori Gomtang

If you love instant noodles then most probably you have seen the Gomtang flavour, that golden packet with some Asian characters in front and like me you wonder what does Gomtang taste like? What is a Gomtang? Well Gomtang or Gomguk is a type of Korean beef soup made with...

Yu Tea (Waitakere City, New Zealand)

Asian dessert and drink places are getting popular nowadays here in Auckland hence places like Momotea, Meet Fresh, Fresh Cafe, Snow Man and Mellow are always packed with patrons even late at night. We too love places like these, the desserts and drinks match perfectly to our taste preferences. Like...

Korean Braised Short Ribs (Galbi Jjim)

When I was in Hawaii I tried this Korean Style beef short ribs and when I got it my first impression is that, the ribs look tough as it was served in a perfectly shaped beef ribs that is cleanly sliced but once I sank my fork on it I...

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Meet Fresh (North Shore City, New Zealand)

There are many dessert places here in Auckland, some of them specializes in Asian dessert but I guess there is only one of them that closes at midnight and it’s this place, Meet Fresh. We had visited this place many times already and it is a great hangout for teenagers...

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Joey’s Kitchen (Lahaina, Hawaii)

This is my first time in Mauibut not my first time in Hawaii, if you haven’t visited this part of Hawaii and only had visited Honolulu then you are missing a lot specially if you are looking for a quieter vacation. If you think Honolulu is laid back wait till...

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Bulgogi Jungol

Bulgogi is a very well-known Korean dish, we all know it’s made with beef slices marinated in a sweet style soy sauce tenderized by pears then grilled but do you know what a Bulgogi Jungol is? Jungol/Jeongol in English means stew or hotpot and this is what this dish is?...