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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Korea Summer Trip Day 1 - Ke Korea Ke Kita =)

Hello.. Anneyoung Haseyo..

Hehe lepas sebulan baru nak update pasal Korea Trip ni. I went to Korea for 4 days and 3 nights, a fully sponsored trip by KyoChon. Thanks a lot KyoChon Korea for this great trip and thank you so much KyoChon Malaysia for selecting me to enjoy this unforgettable trip. To those who don't know what KyoChon is, you can read it here as I've done a few reviews on KyoChon before. Note that the food review that I made on KyoChon is not paid ya, I went there by myself, paid by myself, and enjoying by myself. Hahah. But great things are meant to be shared. That's why I made reviews on them because they are the best chicken place in town! Like I told people million times, the chicken there are damn sedap and being approved by my brother after I brought him some take out with Lee Min Ho face printed on the box. Haha.

Alright2.. I'm not planning on typing too much. Let the pictures tell the story. Hikhik =)

At KLIA before take off on Monday night, from left - Me, Mr Terry (Boss KyoChon Malaysia, he's not joining our trip but went to Korea for his business trip I guess, Suki (Manager at KyoChon One Utama outlet), and Mia (the person who has the same luck as me, getting a full-paid trip to Korea. Hehe)

Buku merah jangan lupa bawa, moga-moga belum tamat tempoh~~ Serenading lyrics from my favourite song (Zizan feat Kaka - Bawa Aku Pergi) is a must at times like this. Haha
Btw this is my first time boarding on Korean Air. Too bad they were all stewardess, no steward at all. Huh =p

After 5 hours plus on plane, we arrived around 7 am and greeted by KyoChon Korea staffs that already waiting for us at the airport. Refresh our self with some coffee at Starbucks while waiting for the other team to arrive. This trip also attended by Philippines, China, Indonesia, and Thailand. After everyone has arrived, time to get on the bus! This is our bus through out the trip. Another 5 hours to go until we checked in the hotel as we headed to Daegu after everyone is ready. They said we will have our lunch at the express way stop. I was kind of excited actually because if you watch K-Show, you will familiar about the express way stop. I mean I want to know what kind of food they sell and how's the environment there. Hehe

Jejeng! We're here! In a restaurant at the stop. Can you see the scenery? It's like we're in a fine dining restaurant. We can see the lake at the toilet also. Haha

This is our food. We ordered seafood fried rice and also the fried fish set ^_^

Hmm.. nice fried fish.. yummy!

Done with our lunch, it's time to jalan-jalan! There's also love padlock here! Haha. I guess Korea is full with love. I guess Mr. Terry is missing his wife already. Lol ;)

Snacks store! Too bad we're full already. Can't fill in anymore.

But that doesn't stop Mr. Terry from buying us snacks. Ayoo. This is called hot bar. 1 for 3000 won, means it's around RM10 in Malaysia. So expensive right?

This is what Mr. Terry bought for me since I said I want to eat the potatoes. Actually I mean the steam baby potatoes since I've seen them a lot in dramas or k-shows but he bought this instead because he said this one is really good. I said yea I know it's good but I already eat this a few times because we got this one in Malaysia too. At the pasar malam. Then Mr. Terry didn't believe me. He asked they sell this in pasar malam? I said yes and even asked Suki to reconfirm. Haha. But still, I enjoyed eating this spiral potato so much because I am hantu potato and I must say that this one is a lot better than the pasar malam one. The spiral potato is thick and juicy and the cheese powder really really goes well with the potato. The one that I had in Malaysia is the BBQ powder so it tastes different. Thank you so much Mr. Terry for this! Hehe

After few more hours we arrived at Daegu and checked in our hotel. I forgot to take pictures of our hotel in Daegu because the schedule is really tight. We just have 15 minutes to change after checked in as we will have our dinner after that. Ouh God, 5 hours on plane, 5 hours on the bus, we still don't have time to take a shower yet. Luckily we have time to change our clothes. Hehe

Here we are! At M*C. It pronounce as M dot C. A restaurant under KyoChon which specialized in gimbap I guess. Whatever it is, their motto is "Food with the warmth of a mother's heart". I heard they will open one in Malaysia if I'm not mistaken. So hell yeah! Please do so!

Waiting for our food~~ Note that before going to Korea, there is a form that we need to fill in where there is a column about what we can eat, what cannot, what we can drinks, what we cannot drinks. So for Muslims, they are aware that we need to eat Halal food and without alcohol used in making the food =)

Ouh, while waiting for the food, there was a small birthday celebration. The one at the left is from Jakarta and the one at the right is from China. Happy Birthday to them and I was happy since I can eat the cake. Yeay! Haha

The food is here!! We have rectangular gimbap here, salad, noodle soup, kimchi and cucumber pickles. The noodle soup is a bit similar to our Kueteow Sup in Malaysia. The salad is really really nice. I asked what dressing they used but I can't recall it right now. It's either walnut dressing or just vinegar dressing. Hmph

This rectangular gimbap is their signature dish here. It is called Dam Gim Ssam if I'm not mistaken. It is made with 4 types of rice. White rice, brown rice and the other 2 I don't know. Hehehe. Layered with eggs, spinach and carrots.

This is familiar! Because I eat these a lot at KyoChon Malaysia. Hehe. But my favourite is Honey Chicken Wings and Red Wings (spicy). This one is original flavour and red wings. No Honey Wings here. Hukhuk

This one is the most rare dish (for me) and yet the most delicious snack. Who can imagine we can make a meal using chicken soft bones. In Malay, this one can be translate as Cucur Tulang Rawan. Haha. It's really crunchy and yummy and taste real good with the hot & spicy dipping sauce. I vote this one as the best dish in M*C. Hehe

What is this? I think this is not included in the menu since it's the previous birthday cake! Lol. But I love it! So soft and creamy. Yums!

Suki is ready to eat and Mia is not doing something with a torchlight, that's a camera. Lol

The picture is a bit blur, sorry. Me with our KyoChon staff who incharge in taking care of us ( Malaysia team), Kim Gyutae a.k.a Teddy. =)

As I said, this is their motto ;)

We're done with our dinner, while waiting for our transport. We take a look at their bike/drive thru. 

Other places, while ordering at the drive thru, we can only hear the voice of the person who's taking our order isn't it? At M*C, we can even see the person. There, I marked it with the red arrow. Hehe

What more, the kitchen for drive thru is a see-through kitchen. Hehe. So we can see how our order is being prepared =)

So the car just now is ordering this Dam Gim Ssam. Now I know how they cut the gimbap, they have their own easy way to cut those and I love the take away box. If you can see, the black box at the right is the take out box. The box makes the food looks classy and expensive. 

Our Limo Van arrived! According to our schedule,it's the end of the day after the dinner. But since the night is still young, they suggested to take us out for a walk or shopping! Teddy asked, 'Call?' And right away I replied "Call!" . Fefeeling Korean gitu sebab selalu tengok drama Korea sebut call when they make a deal. Haha

So here we are. They sell casual outfits here, a lot of shoe stores also. Like our Sg Wang Plaza but of course the price in Korea is a lot higher than ours. Wuuu.. T_T

It's raining a bit in Daegu. We decided to take a walk outside the mall to enjoy the night view.

Follow me, won't you? Haha

After taking a walk, we're here to eat again. At a dessert cafe, Sulbing.

Bingsu time!! Oh my God, this bingsu is soooo delicious. Fresh and sweet mango on top of the shaved ice. The cheese cake also is nice. So so yummy. Btw, ZE:A's Yim Siwan is the ambassador of this brand. This cafe is one of the famous dessert cafes in Korea, I see...

Start digging! 

After having a nice dessert, we decided to take a walk through the alleys before heading to our hotel.

It feels like we're in a Korean Dramas. Hikhik

Done with Day 1 in Korea, please stay tune to my Day 2 in Korea since it's the main event why we're coming to Korea. To meet the ambassador of KyoChon!! Who is he? I can't wait but to tell you right now. It's Lee Min Ho! Yup, that City Hunter Lee Min Ho. Will update my Day 2 as soon as possible. 

Bye bye!

p/s: jangan lupa sertai My First GiveAway Contest kalau nak menang set kurung untuk raya haji ni ;)


  1. the square kimbab looks yummy.. woah, seriously lee min ho. waaa, i pulak yg excited ni. hehe

    1. yup2.. tu signature dish kat situ. hehe.. lucky dpt jumpa lee min ho sebab dia ambassador kyochon.. sebelum ni super junior ambassador dorg.. hehe

  2. besnyeee....sedap giler nmpk bingsu tu..

  3. Food looks delicious and yummy . I am glad to see this. Thanks for sharing your experience and photos with us. I am glad to see this. Keep posting like this. Car rental in India

  4. awak pergi korea waktu musim panas ke? summer?

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