Asia Square Food Garden – Manna Korea

Just came back from lunch and i finally had the chance to try Manna Korea! Ordered tofu stew ($8.50) and it came looking quite alright..

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I had less than half the rice and slurped up the whole pot of stew, tofu and all. The stew was diluted in comparison to Bibigo’s, and not as spicy. But I loved the minced pork inside (Bibigo served pork belly slices) which went really well with the soup.

Quite okay bah, but i will choose Bibigo’s $14 tofu stew anyday ๐Ÿ˜›

My buddy bought Imperial Treasure’s Spicy Dumpling Noodles which looked damn good!

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$6.90 for this – quite ok hor? But the noodles screamed “CARBO” so loudly, i didnt dare order it. LOL.

Foodcourt was so crowded man, but seating was comfortable and spacious, quite a nice place to lunch at ๐Ÿ™‚

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and…back to gym tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

Yoo Ah In

Managed to finish Running Man’s latest episode with Yoo Ah In over the weekend. He acts as the king in Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love and also acted alongside with Micky Yoochun in Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Doesnt have a very deep impression of him actually until I watched Running Man and went “Hey he’s the king in Jang Ok-Jung”..

For the record, I only watched the first 30 minutes of Jang Ok-Jung.. hahaha. So now you know the super vague impression I have of Yoo Ah In.

In this Running Man, he’s very cute la, in summary. Cheeky, can cook well too.

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Credits to owner (name on top of the pic) who posted these pics on Instagram! This part is funny, especially when fitness freak Kim Jong Kook found out that they fed him deep fried jelly worms!! The other funny part is when everyone else started sampling the deep fried jelly worms – poor hungry people lol.

But this Yoo Ah In damn smart lor – can guess it correctly!

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His first time on RM – he was absolutely so stressed out during the first round where they spring-throw people into the pool. But he adapted rather quickly and played along so funnily with the rest.

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Oh ya, there was one other funny scene during the deep fried jelly worms part. Yoo Ah In was trying to guess what the heck he was eating and he was taking an awfully long time to guess. But as the gamesmaster was counting down for him to guess, he went pleading with the gamesmaster, giving a very pitiful look and the whole room started laughing coz he looked so desperate haha.

So I was like, going through these pics with #yooahin hashtags on instagram and i suddenly saw this pic..

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Isn’t this the cheeky assistant in the drama He Who Can’t Marry starring Ji Jin Hee??

This guy is Yoo Ah In?!!!!!

I went to double check.

confirm. He is Yoo Ah In.

Wah lau eh. How can he look so different in this drama.. LOL.

But i am glad he is looking much better now wahaha.

SA Tours 8D Korea Discovery + Jeju (Feb 2012) – Focus on the FOOD

Why this post suddenly? Hahahaha.

Because I am meeting Belle for Dak Galbi tomorrow at Running Man Korean BBQ Restaurant at Temple Street tomorrow and I am kinda hallucinating korean food now. So might as well go dig out the food pics from my Korea trip last year! It’s gonna be quite an extensive post ๐Ÿ™‚ filled with beautiful food!

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Toppoki – chilli rice cakes. Chewy and spicy snack that kept our freezing bodies warm.

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Soon dae, my ultimate favourite roadside snack. It literally means pork blood sausage. It is usually made of pig’s intestines stuffed with cellophane noodles and pork blood. Yum Yum, i love innards and this is perfect for me.

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this stall gave me another part of the pig too – liver? hohoho – me not good with anatomy.. haha.

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this was from another stall which i preferred. the auntie gave me rock salt and also some chilli flakes – it really gave the soon dae so much ooomph!

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I finished the entire box myself. Hubby didnt know how to appreciate such stuff haha.

Sadly in Singapore, it’s really hard to find soon dae. So far I have eaten it at Kko Kko Nara and it’s 3 times the price =_=

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Such roadside stalls are commonly found along the streets of Seoul. and it’s always a welcoming sight in winter!

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This was the first snack we tried – fried chicken.

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It was good. Hell, whatever that was hot was delicious!

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We had this in Myeong Dong. Some cheesy potato snack. Hubby’s favourite snack!

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Look how elated he was.

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I didnt eat this (I would burst if I had) but doesnt it look so nice and orderly? ๐Ÿ™‚

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I totally heart this too – the bread was deep fried and it tasted sweet and satisfying, while the hotdog was savoury – power combi!

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When we were there, meals were the HIGHLIGHT of the day, because our tour guides brought us to all the nice places to eat! and also we were very cold from all the outdoor sight-seeing. Actually the food we were supposed to eat according to the tour package were not so good de, but the tour guides asked us if we were willing to top up some $$ – then they would bring us to the yum yum places with lots of MEAT. And so the SG foodies in our tour group said YES! muahaha. We were really glad we did, coz practically every meal was either steamboat or BBQ!

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We ate A LOT OF RICE during the whole trip. Strangely, the rice tasted very good in Korea. U see the yellow bits in the rice? Maybe that was why?

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This was my first Dak Galbi. and I stir-fried it for my table ๐Ÿ™‚ very fun!!

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Close up – SIZZLING! Sa sa sa!

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End product – swee boh?? It was very tasty…Belle we gonna have this tomorrow night Belle.

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This was also similar to Dak Galbi, also need to stir-fry ourselves, just that it was without veg. JUST MEAT ALONE. SURE!!! BRING IT ON MAN!

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Added garlic and onions – stir stir stir! Have to keep on stirring, if not it’ll get burnt.ย I didnt mind – i was cold and needed some exercise.

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We also had all kinds of steamboat during the trip. This was dumpling steamboat. The cabbage in Korea really cannot be compared to the one in our country. They are really sweet. You can taste the SUGAR content inside the cabbage! hence the soup was really nice too.

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This was the best steamboat ever – abalone.

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oh where oh where is the abalone?

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Tada! The waiters threw them in when the soup started boiling.

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Close Up of the dying WHOLE abalone.

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First time we had whole abalone! And we added instant mee into the soup — ooh so KOREAN ๐Ÿ™‚

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ha, this meal was not in the package. Hubby, myself and another couple decided to have supper that night in Jeju and deng deng deng – pork belly it shall be!

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along with banchan – yay to FOOD! haha, sounds weird now that I am on a diet..

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and the amount of banchan I had during thr trip was…

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the amount of kimchi i had was….

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and my superb tour guides plus photographer just kept topping them up!

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Endless.. but i love banchan!

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all sorts! i tried all of them ๐Ÿ™‚

This isn’t all of what I had in Korea. Man i wish i can go back now … they should have a tour package featuring the places where Running Man holds their races and games!

Running Man Live in Singapore on 19 October 2013!

They are coming to the sunny island on 19 October which is just one month away. I can so imagine myself being part of the crazy crowd chanting “RUNNING MAN! RUNNING MAN!” And the fact that I just watched the Vietnam episode makes it all the more vivid!!

But but but …. The tickets to the fan meet are crazy expensive! SGD$288 for the highest category… =_= I actually prefer to see them live in action, than in a fan meet. But hmm, I’m quite past the “camping-at-airport” stage.. Have done enough of that last time.. =_=

But do not doubt my words that I do love Running Man a lot. I’m quite a new fan of RM actually, started watching it only in April or May. Dunno why I started so late actually. The show gives me so much joy haha! Their friendships and closeness with one another make every episode an awesome show ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, have u seen the latest episode yet? Where Kang Gary kissed Song Ji-Hyo!!

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Ahhhh how sweet is that!! They are made for each other seriously!

Cold Eyes Korean Movie showing in Singapore today!

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Here’s the main poster where most Singaporeans will see at cinemas. I managed to catch the exclusive screening with my cousin last Friday at Jurong Pointย Golden Villageย and even managed to see the cast in person during the meet and greet session ๐Ÿ˜€ Here’s my two cents’ worth on the movie.

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To add on, the movie was really quite exciting. Kept us at the edge of our seats from start till end. Korean movies really are different from HK/ Taiwan/ China/ USA movies.. The shooting techniques.. special effects.. sound effects are quite different. Can’t quite pinpoint the differences but it was a refreshing change ๐Ÿ™‚

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Here are the 3 main cast from the movie – Lee Junho from 2PM, Jung Woo Sung (previously acted in Padam Padam, Athenaย etc)ย and Han Hyo Joo (previously acted in Spring Waltz, Brilliant Legacy,ย Dong Yi, Love 911, Masquerade etc). I got to know more about them when they appeared in Running Man to promote their movie. They were all so good-looking!

The movie plot was quite predictable but the way they tried to find the bad guy was very very interesting and clever. Loved it!

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Here’s a close up pic of them during the meet and greet session at Jurong Point (credits to www.tenasia.com).. it was very very humid and warm that day – they must be feeling so uncomfortable wearing those long-sleeved attire! 50 lucky fans got the chance to go up to stage in groups of 10 to take pic with them – so lucky. All 50 of them got to shake hands and say hi to the cast O_O Me no luck – my number didnt get called out ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Anyway, if you are wondering what movie to watch this weekend, Cold Eyes is a good choice ๐Ÿ™‚ Eye candy for both guys and gals!