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Haul from Seoul: Food

19 Mar

To give you a break of all the cosmetics and skincare products I bought from Seoul, this post is about the food items I got there.

Super yummy! Tastes like brownie from the bakery. It is a pretty popular food “souvenir”. I haven’t tried the chocolate bars though.

These brownies from Lotte are really chocolatey, too. They are more inexpensive than the Market O ones.

I love my gochujang (red pepper paste)! It comes in different varieties.

These chocolatey goodies are so yummy, too. Wish I had gotten more.

Jeju Orange & Cacao Cholate and Jeju Cactus & Cacao Chocolate

I have only tried the orange one. Although I was not too keen on the combination, the chocolate and orange taste good together. I’m not sure about the cactus, though 🙂

I know ginseng is good for the body but it smells so much like… ginseng? It’s like woody, earthy and herb-y 😉 I haven’t tried these lollies. If I remembered correctly, the white ginseng is good whenyou are in a hot climate while the red ginseng is when you are in a cold place. I’m not really too sure as the “ginseng orientation” was conducted in Thai.

Of course, I had my Melona (melon ice cream popsicle)  and banana milk (both are not pictured) fix. I also went to a popular bakeshop chain, Paris Baguette. Although I did not try any cake from there, the cheese bread (not pictured) and the bagel tasted so good, too.

Aside from these, you can also buy seaweed, kimchi, instant noodles (which I forgot to get because I procastinated), and other biscuits and chocolates as souvenirs. Not to mention the Korean strawberries which are amazingly sweet. I regretted not buying the strawberries, too. I’m sure there are still more that I didn’t discover.

Have you tried any of these goodies? Which ones did you like?

Cheers 🙂

Feeling homesick

9 Feb

I was feeling homesick yesterday so I decided to drop by the Filipino store. At first, all I wanted was to get some chips but then there was none so I looked around and see what I can get. I decided to just get some canned food and instant noodles. I’m not really into instant noodles much but when I saw some television commercials about it, it made me want to try and eat it too. The power of advertising, eh?

The other day, I went to Goldilocks in Siam Square since I was craving for polvoron but sadly, there was none.

So, I got ensaymada and sans rival instead.

Yummy! The bakeshop goodies taste like home. I have one gripe though, the sans rival was not packaged well, at least in a plastic bag or container. It was unhygienically placed in a paper bag without any cover at all. Paging Goldilocks Thailand, hope you fix this please.

Of course, they are pricey since they are imported goods but it’s just one (or two?) of the days that I really miss home. So, I indulged!