Thursday, November 27, 2014

Rose Hill Korean Restaurant

Oppa and I were looking for a place to grab dinner that wasn't too greasy, fresh, and healthy. On such a cold winter day, it was refreshing to eat a delicious food, so we wanted some warm soup to cleanse our mind and soul. 
I went yesterday with my Oppa to Rose Hill (로즈힐) Restaurant at Hyundai Department Store (현대백화점). We had dinner Korean food and I was very excited. =)
This is very famous restaurant at Hyundai Department Store area. This restaurant was famous for Galbitang (갈비탕) restaurant.
We had some trouble finding this place. It's right near the intersection, so it is kind of hidden in that little corner.

This place is nice and offers a lot of different kinds of korean food.
If you like Korean food and are looking for a place to get it served and prepared traditionally, then this is the place for you!
The restaurant has a cozy place and the interior is tidy, clean, with wooden furniture giving it a modern Korean feel.
This is a really gorgeous place to come and eat Korean food! This restaurant was very big size.
The service was good, food came out quickly and tasted great. The staff provided all the side dishes and sauces needed with so many refills. I would definitely go again!
I decided to have the Galbitang soup (short rib soup), and Oppa decided to have Yukgaejang (spicy korean beef soup).
According to Wikipedia, Galbitang is a variety of guk, or Korean soup, made primarily from beef short ribs along with stewing beef, daikon, onions, and other ingredients. Yukgaejang is a spicy, soup-like Korean dish made from shredded beef with scallions and other ingredients, which are simmered together for a long time. It is a variety of gomguk, or thick soup, which was formerly served in Korean royal court cuisine. It is believed to be healthful and is popular due to its hot and spicy nature.
Melt in my mouth delicious chunks of Galbitang meat. The broth is fantastic, and the Galbitang was rich in flavor. The beef was very soft with a good amount of fat and it's also sliced in good sized pieces so I don't have to be all "hands on" when I eat. The galbitang was also impressive, with large meaty bones, noodles and a sweet and salty soy sauce based sauce to dip the meat in. I didn't even think I needed the sauce, because the meat was perfect by itself. I really enjoyed my Gabitang (갈비탕). The Galbitang has an interesting appearance. The flavors are not overwhelming and everything tastes fresh and awesome. The great part is I won't feel heavy after eating them!

Well, I must say that the the Yukgaejang it's not cheap, but it's definitely worth it. This came in a huge bowl. Yukgaejang looks really spicy but its pretty mild. Please don't let the red fool you, because It isn't as spicy as it looks! In fact, I didn't find it to be spicy at all. You'll find lots of mung bean sprouts in there along with noodles, green onion, strips of beef, and beaten eggs. Yukae Jang is a difficult dish to screw up. The shredded meat and noodles are yummy. Anyway, Oppa enjoyed His Yukgaejang (육개장). 


서울특별시 성북구 길음동 20-1 현대백화점 9층

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Christin Tomntins
Tom and Tins, Updated at: 2:43 PM

Platform L Cafe in Korea

Today, Oppa and I stopped by to get some drink at Platform L Cafe. It's a perfect place for you to hang out with friends, do your homework, meet with clients, or your lover.
The workers are pretty friendly and fast, especially this one woman who is usually there in the mornings (I dont know her name). I only go here if i'm really desperate for a drink or dieing of boredom! Hahaha.

They have a wide selection of drinks, and some cookies.
I was so excited when they added in their cookies! They have chocolate cookies and cranberries cookies.
Get this delicious Cranberry Cookies! I must try this the next time.

"Plattform L" logo on tissue.

Recently, I had the Apple Tea here. I was very disappointed, because it's ridiculously overpriced at 4,300 for an apple tea. The apple tea taste was so bland, and terrible, but looked fine.
The tea tastes like flavored water. The apple tea is clear and with the beautiful red color. Because tasted so bad I could only drink 4 sips of it! ㅠㅠ I would not recommend this Apple Tea to anyone, the drink is awful. I honestly don't ever like being the complaining customer though. So I just let it go!

Oh I forgot! I was with Oppa, and He ordered a cup of Americano. Americano was okay, not the best and definitely not coming back for it. =)
The Americano does not have enough crema and I think the crema has a low consistency. For the price of Americano though, I think it is a little bit overpriced!

I also had the Chocolate Chip Cookie as brunch.
These were amazing cookies, without a doubt. I've tried a lot of different chocolate chip cookie recipes and this is the best one by far! Nice flavor and apparently very popular. It's not too sweet and the chocolate chip cookie itself was soft, and crispy.

I ordered another drink for me, because apple tea was not delicious! I bought a Cinnamon Latte.
Finally tried one this morning! The cinnamon aroma was nice. The Cinnamon Latte is rich and indulgent.
This Cinnamon Latte is the perfect warm winter drink to cozy up with.


강남구 논현동 107-45 유원빌딩1층

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Christin Tomntins
Tom and Tins, Updated at: 7:29 AM

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ice Cream at Snow Spoon Cafe

Recently in the popular posts on Instagram I saw some photos of the Snow Spoon ice cream and my eyes fell in love. Finally I added it to my MUST VISIT list! hahaha. 
Actually I have passed by this place numerous times. I always wanted to go in but unfortunately I didn't have anyone interested to check it out with me at the time and I also was too hesitant to go alone, and you don't really do things alone in Korea so I would have felt pretty left out and awkward.

On last sunday morning, when Oppa is not busy and I told him lets go to the Snow Spoon cafe after church. So after church, Me and Oppa stopped at the Snow Spoon Cafe (스노우스푼). This famous place is located in Hongdae. Hongdae is a very fun area to go to, because it is full of cute cafe and nice restaurant. This was our first visit to the Snow Spoon cafe so I am really excited to try it.
This is a popular place for ice cream and yogurt which is made famous by Korean Drama "Marry Me, Mary!". Marry Me Mary (매리는 외박중) is the story of three young people trying to salvage the wrecks made of their lives by the shameful ways their parents have lived.

The menu has a lot to choose from! The staff was very friendly, helpful and attentive.
They have a super cute popsicle sticks and really pretty frozen yoghurt.

The price they sell ice cream at the Snow Spoon cafe are so expensive!
 I wish I could try them all!!! ㅠㅠ 

If you don’t want frozen yogurt, they also have ice cream. The ice cream comes in different flavours and with different topings to choose.

You can choose any toppings of your choice!

They serve machines vending a variety of flavors with a buffet of assorted toppings.

They serve macarons (마카롱) too! Macarons are expensive to produce so the price often reflects the quality of the ingredients used and the premium quality taste and texture.
There's a macaron in every flavor!

The indoor atmosphere is very comfortable and homey with all kinds of different chairs, different lamp styles, and with different tables.

This place is so gorgeous, huge and elegant. This was a convenient place to have dessert at the Snow Spoon cafe.

The cafe has really awesome and simple decoration, it also gives very cozy feel.

What I ordered? I want the cute and unique ice cream dessert treats I've been seeing on Instagram!
 I ordered the Mango Tree Ice Cream (망고트리) and Strawberry Macaron. 
At the same time, Oppa ordered the Strawberry with Oreo Ice Cream (딸기와 오레오 아이스크림).
This was mine! I chose it because of the pretty and cute mango stick. Hahaha. I'm not the biggest mango fan, but this one tasted delicious! And the ice cream is smooth, flavorful and it smells nice too!

Oppa's was strawberry and oreo flavoured and it was tender, fresh, sweet and delicious so I kept stealing bites of his ice cream! hahaha.

These delicate strawberry treats are bright in color, and irresistible! Strawberry macaron filled with a fresh strawberry buttercream! These strawberry macaron are sweet, delicate and pretty in pink. I definitely enjoyed these macaron.

I'd definitely recommend a visit to Snow Spoon Cafe because the place is just so nicely done up, and the ice cream was decent too. If you like frozen yogurt go to Snow Spoon in Hongdae.


서울특별시 마포구 서교동 364-15 서포빌딩 1층
(364-15 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea)

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Christin Tomntins
Tom and Tins, Updated at: 7:31 AM