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Showing posts with label sushi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sushi. Show all posts

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Seoul Bakery Review.

Today's blog photos are brought to you by Instagram. That's not to say I've come into the 21st century and become a technology savvy person with an iPhone or anything - I do however have an iPod, and so I thought I'd download the Instagram app to see what the hype was about. It's proved much better than Hipstamatic so far, but the photos aren't as good as from an iPhone 4, so you'll have to bear with me!


Seoul Bakery is located on St. Giles High Street, in London, between Soho and Covent Garden. It is a tiny little place, and I've heard that it isn't uncommon to have to queue for food/seats there. Dan and I love Japanese food (see our attempt to make okonomiyaki) and have always been curious about Korean, so we chose to go at about 2pm on a Saturday. We were incredibly lucky that two people were just leaving when we arrived. There are roughly ten seats in the whole restaurant, which gives it a very intimate atmosphere. At one point, I felt compelled to ask the guys sitting next to me if they minded my blowing my nose... 
The two photos above show the front of the restaurant. This crowded, eclectic aesthetic was continued inside the shop, as you'll see!

I don't know if visitors are encouraged to leave messages, but they certainly DO. All of the walls are covered in notes and post-its, in an array of different languages. Some messages are even recommending dishes from the menu, which I think is sweet. I ordered the Teokbokki, despite having NO idea what it was - I had never experienced any Korean food before, so I figured it didn't really matter WHAT I got. Dan got a dish called Kimchi Chiggae, but I didn't manage to get a picture of it.
We also got some Gimbap, which is essentially Korean Sushi. 



My Teokbokki turned out to be noodles, rice-cakey cylinders, and tofu in a spicy chilli sauce, with some cheese on top, and an egg. I don't really know how else to describe it, but it was very nice, and extremely filling. For the price, it was incredible. Dan loved his dish too, which was a sort of broth, with big lumps of tofu in it. We were full of food and joy by the end of it all!
The service was attentive and prompt, and the whole experience was great. Part of me doesn't want to recommend this restaurant because I want to keep it to myself, but that would be doing it a disservice, and it really was excellent.
If you are ever curious about Korean food as we were, I reckon it's a good place to start, and if you are hungry and skint in central London, give this restaurant a go for sure! I will certainly be going back in the next few weeks, to try more Korean cuisine!

Soon, I'll be devising a 'schedule' for my blog updates, so everything will be regular and predictable! Hurrah! How about looking at other cafe reviews I've done, such as the Blackbird Tearooms in Brighton, or the House Gallery cafe in Camberwell?

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Exams!

So, it is exams...

And so the only thing I can think about is a list of things I WANT!!!

Here is a list. Hahahaha materialistic...

  • Bonsai Tree! I really want a bonsai tree, because we aren't allowed pets at uni, and a bonsai tree is a bit like a pet because it is small and cute and you have to look after it!
  • iPod Nano. I am so annoyed with my broken silver shuffle. It is really irritating not to be able to choose music, and plus it is all dented and old. But can't decide which colour I like best! Anything but silver or black really.
  • Bento Box. For some reason I have become quietly obsessed with Bento culture, and have been trawling JBox for Bentos that I like. They are so cute, and such fun! All the little accessories are adorable too
  • Holga camera. My photography obsession is getting slightly out of hand, although I failed the 366 project after a measly 12 days... The problem was the day I was working all day, so couldn't take a picture, and then I got really drunk playing the Eurovision drinking game in the evening, and didn't take a picture then either... Fail.
  • Kitten. But that's just not happening until Dan and I leave uni.

My exams are over on Tuesday, but it is Hebrew which is the worst exam in the whole world. I have got Dan a really exciting present for his after Exams treat. When Ben and Emma saw it, they went crazy! Ben turned into Samuel L Jackson, and Emma was like "you are the best girlfriend in the world!!!" I was happy. I am not telling what it is though, in case Dan reads this. Even though he knows what it is really... :)

So far, the exams have been variable. The Old Testament module was okay, although having stood around in the rain for ages waiting for a taxi that never came, to take me to the exam that morning, I was very damp all the way through the exam. Sociology was okay too, but I did talk about Garlic at one point which was wholly irrelevant. Philosophy was crap crap crap. St Anselm of Canterbury can go fuck himself. GARRRR! So just Hebrew to go. i know that Hebrew will drag my grade down mightily. I should be revising now. But apparently I am not. Oh heck.

Things to look forward to after the exams include:
  • Music society Garden party. Am singing at this, and hopefully Tilly can come!!
  • Emmanuel College May ball. My dress is epic, and it should be an awesome night.
  • Trinity Hall June Event. Ooh I need a dress for that! I want some sort of sparkly cocktail dress... Hmm.. OH GOD MATERIALISM!
  • Cheese Party. I am planning to have a cheese party with my new Raclette (my dad got it for €3 at a car boot sale in France), and baked Camembert, and cheese on crackers.
  • Going home with Dan to get all his Warhammer, and having a warhammer painting day with the lads (and Emma). Recently all of my friends of the penis-wielding persuasion have got back into their teenage obsessions with Warhammer. The painting looks really quite fun actually!
  • Making Sushi with Dan. We are a bit Sushi mad at the moment.
  • Going to France to see my Dad with Dan. Hurrah!
Just need to get a job...

Saturday, 2 February 2008

Things In List Format.

well, i haven't blogged for a while, mainly because i sort of failed to see the point. but here is a list of things which have been on my mind recently:

  • Cambridge University.
  • Getting the Grades.
  • Neck scarves made of silk.
  • Red hair
  • Shirts
  • Shorts
  • The 'Nautical' Look.
  • A band called Vampire Weekend
  • Colourful Tights
  • The Smiths
  • Cheese
  • Turtles
  • Sore Throats
  • Stress
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Hamlet
  • Trench Poetry
  • The Apocalypse
  • The Nature of Celebrity
  • Australia
  • My Family (not the television show, the actual people I'm related to!)
  • The Summer
  • Aeroplanes
  • Turkish Rose
  • Perfume
  • Vanity
  • "Rah Rah Rah!"
  • Glitter
  • Dreams
  • Fountain Pens
  • The 1990s
  • Colour
  • Vodka and Cranberry
  • France
  • Change
  • Twin Peaks
  • Cheese and Crisp Baguettes
  • Soup and Bread for lunch
  • Old Books
  • Sushi
  • Exercise
  • Individuality. (does it even exist?)
so there is a nice list. if anyone reads this, can they reply with a list?