Searching for a place with Italian style pizza that tastes good is quite difficult, especially in a city like Daejeon in South Korea. However. Nuovo Napoli was a pleasant surprise. I ordered the Rucola Prosciutto pizza (right) and a Caesar salad (pictured below is just 1/2 of the salad). To the left, a friend ordered the Diavola. Both were very tastey. Enough for me to want to order another pizza! They also serve other items like pasta but I’m always craving pizza more than pasta. I like the fact that the pizzas are made in a wood-fired oven. If you’re looking for Italian style pizza, this is the closest thing to it that I’ve found in Daejeon. 🙂
I wanted to find a place in München that serves cafe ginseng/ginseng macchiato. Believe it or not, these are really hard to find outside of Italy and parts of Asia. It hasn’t become popular yet to be sold in stores like Lavazza or Illy has. Although, Lavazza does sell its own version of cafe ginseng online. Anyway, I’m traveling and can’t afford shipping. So, I did a Google search and found Dinatale Cafe.
While in München, I kept coming back to order the cafe ginseng (€2.40) and the lemon torta della nonna (€3.20). The staff are very welcoming and speak Italian, English and German (Deutsch).
The cafe is rather small and is very busy during brunch and lunch hours. They do provide take-away as well if you’re on the go. This is my favorite place in München for Italian espresso.
I definitely recommend you to give them a visit if you love Italian espresso. I really felt like I was back in Italy. 😉
I went to Hans im Glück in Stuttgart, Germany today with a friend. This is a burger chain apparently becoming quite popular. Considering my friend is vegan, I chose one of the 2 vegan burgers they offer (The Butterbirne) and some sweet potato fries (Süsskartoffel-Fritten). The bun for the burger was soft but didn’t get soggy. All was tasty!
They also have other salad and burger options for vegetarians and meat lovers. I especially loved the Orangen Senf sosse (Orange mustard sauce)! It was perfect on my burger and my fries. I wanted to buy some and take it home! Check out their webdite for the menu and if you’re in germany you can try it for yourself. Burgers range from €7-11.
I’m back in Germany! This time I’m in München! I am truly biased when it comes to pastries and desserts. For me, Germany has the best I’ve ever tried in the world so far. Needless to say I am happy to be back to satisfy my sweet tooth. 🙂
I went to Marienplatz exit Dienerstrasse. Directly diagonally across the Rathaus in blue words is a bäckerei named Richart. It’s the only bakery in this square. You can’t miss it! I bought a Germknödel krapfen (approx €2.40) and a Käsekuchen (approx €2.75).
I was told by my german friend that Germknödel krapfen (donut dumpling) is a traditional Bavarian pastry. I really don’t know what’s in it but it’s full of creamy, sweet, and tasty goodness! Maybe a spiced plum marmelade with other things in it. Like a donut x 10. I could eat many of these! I recommend you to try this! And the käsekuchen (cheesecake) is as delicious as I remembered them. I love german cheesecakes. I learned the cheese used in them is called Quark. For me, Quark tastes better than using cream cheese (like the USA cheesecakes do). Guten Appetit! 🙂
I always need access to a good burger place wherever I go. What can I say, it’s the American in me. I’m in Daejeon South Korea and there is a place that claims to have “the best burgers in Daejeon.” That’s a pretty bold statement. So I took a trip to House Grill to find out for myself!
With so many burgers to choose from, I chose the burger with the chef’s name: Brian’s Burger ₩10,000. It was topped with an egg, a slice of pineapple, grilled onions, cheese and teriyaki sauce. Pretty good burger! I was really hungry that day so I also bought a pork cutlet (donkatsu 돈까수) ₩7,000. I liked the soup that came with it too (I think it was curry but my friend thinks it’s chili).
I loved everything I ate! The R&B Christmas music playing in the background won me over. I found a burger place. A super small, quaint, hole-in-the wall place. Yongmun station exit 2, walk straight for a couple blocks, make a left at Paris Baguette into the hallway, and it’s at the end of the hall. I will be coming back for more burgers and a philly cheesesteak! 😋🍔🍟
I have never had South African food before so I didn’t know what to expect. A South African friend of mine brought me to Braai Republic in Itaewon Seoul. Owned and operated by South Africans.
She recommends I try a popular beer called Savanna Dry with my food. The beer is alright. I’m not a beer drinker but it went well with my food. My main course was the bbq lamb chops (not like USA bbq, only grilled seasoned meat), spinach in cheesy sauce and mashed sweet potatoes. You can choose your own sides to go with the meat.
This food was so delicious, I wanted to order another entree! It costs about ₩25,000. Eating the cheesy spinach reminded me of eating my grandma’s tasty vegetables. Keep in mind I’ve been living in korea deprived of anything resembling a real flavorful meal that reminded me of home. So to someone who had been eating the Korean versions of foreign food, This was the best!
I definitely want to return to this restaurant and eat more food! The meat pies are massive and flavorful.
Once again, I find a burger place with good reviews. These reviews are legit. Brooklyn: The Burger Joint has some good burgers and good fries. The ambiance is pretty chill and the people working there are friendly. It’s located on the other side of the street of the Casino (the back streets). It is directly across from a Reptile cafe. That’s….strange. But ok. Haha!
I just ordered a simple Brooklyn Burger and sweet potato fries. Very delicious! I wanted to eat another burger!
On my way to Brooklyn, I stopped at Magnolia Bakery next to Hyundai Deparment store to try some of this famous Banana Pudding. This small cup was not enough! Now I know why the lady asked me if I wanted a large! The banana pudding is very good! All in all, this was a tasty outing and I would love to indulge here again. 🙂
So I read about this burger place online and it had good reviews. Left Coast Artisan Burgers! I went to Itaewon, Seoul with a friend and tried it out myself. It’s located at Itaewon station exit 4 south of the street where Taco Bell is. It will be on your right side. I ordered a chicken burger with a salad and the kalbi fries to share with my friend. Everything was delicious and nicely sized. I also enjoyed the atmosphere. I love old school funk and R&B music and this place plays all those old goodies. West coast style. I love it. I would definitely come back to try their other menu items. 🙂
It was my last night in Hong Kong and I went to see the Chinese New Year fireworks on Victoria Bay. After the fireworks, I was hungry and wanted some food to eat. After walking for 15 minutes away from the crowd, I ended up at Dirty and Decadent (Double D) which is a 2 minute walk from central station (I forget which exit).
I ordered the Loaded Fries ($53hkd) and their Single D burger ($80hkd) because they were out of the chicken burger. They had a deal going on. After 9pm, it’s buy 1 burger get one free. I’m not a big eater so I ate as much as I could of the second burger (about half). I loved the loaded fries with cheddar cheese, jalapeños, green onions, bacon and topped with sour cream. The burger tasted good too. For a late night meal after the fireworks, this place was great. I was satisfied!
I LOVE Chinese bakeries. The food is always cheap so always go overboard at chinese bakeries!! The food is just so damn good!! I walked passed one called Hoixe Cake Shop in Wan Chai. I had to get my favorite Pork buns! I also bought egg tarts, chicken sandwiches, and walnut cookies. Do you realize 1 of these only costs me less than $2 USD?
I would’ve been here everyday if it was open during the new year. There were other locations but the one at Wan Chai was closed. If you have never been to one of these kinds of bakeries/cake shops, go! Try it! You can find these all over Hong Kong and even in the USA in the Chinatowns.