Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Seoul Garden Hot Pot

Hey !
It's been awhile since I last post about food.
Well, this time round I'm going to post about everyone's favorite food...

I guess you guys had tried Seoul Garden BBQ.
But have you tried Seoul Garden Hot Pot ?
It basically consist of Korea's popular / signature Bibimbap & Hot Pot. 

Bibimbap literally means "mixed rice".
It is served with rice, egg, sliced meat, seasoned vegetables and something called "gochujang" which is chili pepper paste/sauce.
You can add any amount of gochujang to your desire of spiciness. As for me, I'm a spice lover, so I'm always adding everything in.
Just for the basic information, the ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating.

Hot Pot
Hot Pot is somehow the same as our chinese's steam boat.
It has many different ingredients in a small pot such as, mushroom, vegetables, sliced meat / seafood.
Something different between Korean's Hot Pot is that they have 2 different Soup base. "Miso" & "Kimchi".
For spice lovers like me, "Kimchi" soup base may be a better choice.

Alright ! Enough of me explaining Bibimbap & Hot Pot. 
It's time for food tasting !

I ordered Premium Seafood Hot Pot.

It has fresh seafood such as 
scallops, clams and mock abalone slice.
The soup is both sweet and spicy.
The seafood is fresh and I couldn't help but finish the whole pot by myself.
And of course, it comes with a bowl of rice, which isn't enough for me to satisfy my tummy as the hot pot is so good !

But don't worry !
If the hot pot is not enough for your tummy !
There's still side dishes !

the Deep-fried Mandu.

It's a traditional Korean stuffed seafood dumpling, which is deep-fried and if you're a gyoza or chinese dumpling lover, you might like this too !

Crispy Chicken Nuggets.

Basically, they're small chicken bites which are fried.
It's one of the finger food that may not hit the spot of your tummy but to start your meal with.

the two dish of my favorite ! ( Spice Alert ! )
Marinated Sliced Beef & Marinated Sliced Chicken.
Marinated Sliced Beef - Tender beef slices flavored with garlic, mushrooms and fresh spring onions.

Marinated Sliced Chicken - Sliced chicken flavored with herbs and spices.

They are also one of the popular dishes in Korea!

They've some other sides like, Baby Octopus, Kimchi Pickles & Cucumber Namul.

If you ever crave for any Authentic Korean Food, head down to Seoul Garden Hot Pot !
They have student price as long as you bring along your student pass.
So don't worry about the cost and enjoy your all time favorite Korean Food now !

Don't forget to bring your friends and family too ~

Friday, July 5, 2013

Eighteen Chef Giveaway

Hey hey hey ~
Here I am, my very 1st giveaway !
I'm giving away 2 Eighteen Chef Vouchers !

It's pretty simple..
If you're reading this, you have probably read the previous post about Eighteen Chef or maybe you're just here trying your luck to win a voucher ~

All you have to do is...

1 ) Log in your twitter, Follow @clintonlonsie

2) Tweet why you want it and #clintonlonsie or @clintonlonsie 

It's that simple !
12 July 2013
1800 hrs 

will be the ending date !

So what are you waiting for ? :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Eighteen Chef at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard

Hey !
I'm here talking about an interesting topic on something that's almost everyone's favorite... *drum roll* 
Recently, I've visited a restaurant/hang out called 'Eighteen Chef'.

Don't be scare by the number 18 ~ 
There's always a heart felt and warming story behind something that's so successful now ~ 
Well ~
Chef Benny, the founder of Eighteen Chef, employs and trains delinquents, drug offenders in 2007. As a former drug addict, Chef Benny turned his life around and became the first Singaporean to be trained at Jamie Oliver's restaurant, Fifteen. As a changed man and chef, Chef Benny hopes to inspire youths-at-risk to find alternative and positive ways of integrating into society and not making more mistakes in life. His story kind of inspires me that everyone can be what they want to be as long as they have the heart to change or do it. I hope his story inspires you too!

The interior of the restaurant (I can use 3Cs for this) cozy, causal & cool. You do not have to dress up fancy to be there! 
I find it quite interesting when I 1st step into 18 Chef, with the graffitis on the wall and a wall that's called 'paparazzi wall' where you can take photo with your friends or family like a star!

"Paparazzi Wall with Chef Benny & his crew"

Time for food ! Let's talk about food now!
Before telling you guys what I've ate, here's a preview of the menu ~

Homemade Ice Lemon Tea ~

The glass is cool right ? haha !

Our first dish of the day it's... 
French Loaf with Garlic Confit! 

It's a fusion of the all time favorite "French Loaf" and a specially made sauce using Roasted Garlic, oil & soy sauce. It's a must try for Garlic lovers !

Up next,
64 Deg Egg ! 

It's boiled on the exact 64deg. 
(Try using a straw to suck the egg, it's not as easy as it seems!)

Followed by 18 Chef signature dish..
Heart attack fried rice ! 

A huge bowl of fried rice and beef served with a sauce that's made up of peanut butter, ketchup & chili sauce ! I loved it. 
It's a traditional Fried Rice cooked by the Chef Benny's mum. 
Last but not least.. 
Dessert ! 
I had the Black Beauty. There're many other dessert but I did not get the chance to try it, it's too nice and everyone's fighting over it, but I have the photos tho.

There's brownie, vanilla and chocolate ice cream. The brownie is served warmed on the plate beautifully with the ice cream.

The service is good as they are nice and friendly towards us, and of course.. helpful ~

Chef Benny told us that for students who are eating at Eighteen Chef, if they raise up their hands after the meal, they will get a free ICE CREAM ! 
Don't be shy! Just raise that hand and get a free ICE CREAM! Who doesn't love Ice Cream right ?! 

Overall, my experience at Eighteen Chef was good and I'm definitely gonna visit soon. The price is affordable, the food is good, the service too. 

It's located at :
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard 
(It's right beside the lifts)

Do visit http://www.eighteenchefs.com for more info ! 
Cheers !