Originally not on our to-eat list, we stumbled across Yoogane on our last day in Seoul while finishing up last-minute shopping in Myeongdong. Back then, we just wanted to grab a quick lunch and tried something authentically Korean that we hadn’t already eaten. At that time, we didn’t realize that Yoogane is actually one of the famous Korean chicken galbi (grilled dish) brands in Korea. It has even expanded overseas to China, Singapore and Indonesia!
Have you ever been too indulged in shopping that you forgot eating, and when you realized, all nearby restaurants were already closed? Don’t be surprised. Even in a city that never sleeps like Seoul, we were wondering on the streets of Myeongdong empty-stomached. 10 pm was considered early in Seoul, but most shops and restaurants already started to close down at that hour. Kev and I desperately sought for a restaurant that was still open to provide some freshly made food, but to no avail. Click to read more!
KFC (“Korean Fried Chicken”) is a favorite and staple food across Korea, especially in the hot months of summer. Under the great influence of Korean drama, the ultimate paring of fried chicken and beer has become a cracking food sensation and gained its popularity in much of Asia as well as other parts of the world.
Calgary has a few locations scattered across the city that serve Korean fried chicken. Olive Chicken is one that we’ve tried but weren’t impressed by its recipe. My Korean friend strongly recommended Wow Chicken in Kensington for its authentic taste. Having tasted real Korean fried chicken this summer on our Korea trip, we couldn’t waited to try this famous, delicious snack on the other side of Pacific Ocean! Click to read more!
Our friend, Moe, boasted to have found the best halal steakhouse in the city. Well, it was a statement that was hard to argue against since there’s only one in Calgary. Haha, but it was still worth a try since we all love meat! Click to read more!
How many times have you walked past this blue establishment besides Ox and Angela on the bustling 17th Ave and wondered what it is called? I always had the urge to go into the restaurant and ask the staff “what’s the name of your restaurant?”, but ended up feeling ashamed of my ignorance. Click to read more!
Disclaimer: I was formally invited and ate with the restaurant owner. The meal was paid for by Cafe 100%. The review does not include comments on service because we were obviously treated differently as invited guests as opposed to restaurant patrons. All opinions are my own and I tried my best to highlight the goods and bads. All photos (except the ‘entrance’ shot) are provided by the restaurant.
I was honored to be invited by Cafe 100% earlier this month to visit their restaurant. Just opened about 2 months ago, Cafe 100% has quickly captured attention, particularly from young adults. Having heard my Chinese friends praising about their food, I made a mental note to try certain dishes, but never really got the chance to check it out myself. As the opportunity came along, Kev and I gladly accepted it. It’s about time to try something new! Click to read more!
If you’re looking to spicing up your summer, you should consider giving African cuisine a try. Last summer, Kev and I made our first attempt at Safari Grill and we loved how flavorful the dishes were. This year, our friend, Moe, brought us to another restaurant that serves a great variety of food from Eastern Africa with a fusion of East Indian. More importantly, everything is halal!