Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Some things are better Korean.

Today is a meaningful day to me.


Because it's the first time I officially had Korean food yo! :)



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I think I am made of titanium, a minimum temperature of 10 degrees in Melbourne, and I am dressed like that.



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At the bus top, Jac and I.
Why do we look so fair! -_-


And if you're wondering why it is only Jac and I again, it's 'cause someone (ahem, ahem, Smalls) ffk-ed us at the last minute, and poor Mey has just been really, really busy recently.


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And only Jac and I could spend 45 minutes in a pharmacy looking at nail polish, make up, hair dyes, waxes, tanning lotion and fake eyelashes.

And only Jac will use my hand as a testing base for all the eyeshadows/blushes/bronzers; hence leaving me with an arm full of colorful swabs.



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Korean food at Kang Na Roo!
Jac and I read it from a food blog , and decided to try this out.




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I am very tickled by this photo! :P
This looks straight out of a scene in a charming cafe.. And suddenly you see a bunch of spring onion in the background, haha!
We did groceries la.




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I am quite freaked out by this. -_-




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Our side dishes, complimentary with the meal.


I told you, I have never really eaten Korean food, except for once in Sydney (which I totally, totally loved, by the way), but I never really got to know the names of the food I ate, and neither do I know what other Korean dishes are there.

Pretty sad, I know, since I pride myself in being a food lover, I know. :(



But Jac did a pretty good job in educating me, I will say. ;)



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Jac with her Kimchi Chigae.


Which, by the way, IS the dish that I absolutely loved in Sydney! I had it with noodles, but it's the same thing. TRY IT THE NEXT TIME YOU HAVE KOREAN FOOD, if you haven't! I love love love it. :)

But I didn't get to eat much of it, 'cause Jac and I are both sick, so we thought it'd be better if we didn't share our food lest we pass our germs to each other. =(



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Kimchi Chigae.
(Basically spicy soup with tofu, vegetable and pork. But OH SO GOOD).




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My pork Bulgogi.


According to Jac, this is another Korean must-haves. It's basically pork strips on a hot plate with really spicy and tangy sauce. I loved this too! :)

Thank god for Jac, 'cause if I didn't know better, Bulgogi sounded more like a character from Harry Potter-- like, one of the creatures in the Dark Arts lessons or something. -_-




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This is me lifting the lid of my rice-- which incidentally, reminds me of lor mai gai (glutinous rice with chicken).
Oh, how I miss it! :(


Like I said, I have never really had Koread food before, so I don't know what to compare the food to. But that said, I know good food when I see (taste) it. And hell yea, the food is great! :)

And the owner (a Korean woman with the cutest bob and bangs) is so so so friendly! She was superbly attentive, and very sweet-- offering to bring us more side dishes, bringing us extra napkins even thought we didn't ask for it....
And she also said that I am sexy- though I suspect it's because I am so inappropriately dressed in the cold weather. -_______-



So people in Clayton, go try Kang Na Roo! :)



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Happy girls.



I am a converted Korean food lover now. ;)




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And another highlight of my day:





Something I have been yearning for a long, long time.

















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Piggie mooncake! :D :D :D


But the ones my grandma bought comes in colorful plastic cages. T________T





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Oh well. Something to remember it by.

'Cause the piggy is in the other piggy's tummy already. ;)

8 comments:

jaclyn said...

the restaurant we went to wasn't korean house. -______-

it was kang na roo.

revel in me said...

jaclyn: OOPSS, shyyyy...

Haha, I changed it already! :P

mustardqueen said...

Bulgogi is love... AND!! You should so try korean pancakes the next time... ngeehehehe

anon said...

Hey babe, can I know how you made your hair "puff" up at the top?
What's your secret? :)
It looks totally rad!

Audrey said...

when me n angela first got to mt holyoke we spent an hour in a pharmacy too! we thought it was the best place on earth and bought tons of rubbish wtf. then got no time to go to forever 21 wtf

revel in me said...

mustardqueen: Ya la mommy always bring you all, never bring me.. T__T

And is korean pancakes savory or sweet? :)


anon: Hahaha, I actually play cheat! You know those hair clips with the teeth? I bought a fancy looking one (silver with stones), and use it to clip my hair up! It doesn't really stay though, it might need to re-clip it throughout the day, but it's really easy.. :) And recently I have discovered a new trick-- tie a small section of your hair loosely first, THEN only clip it up, it stays on! :) I guess you could try it with bobby pins too, but my hair is too thick,it would stay... And if you're really looking for a long-lasting do, muse hairspray after you tie it up! =) But hairspray doesn't really work for me, I find that my hair still goes limp at the end of the night... Hope this helps! =)


audrey: Hahaha, ya!! Why we can spend so long (and so much) in pharmacies ar??? :D

Rileen ayaChua said...

how do u make ur hair puff up so effortlessly when you tie half of it? mine normally results to.. a very flat crown. :( teach me plz pro~~

Rileen ayaChua said...

omg. im not the only person wondering. hahaha

*reads*

understood!