Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Asia is obsessed with putting snacks into individual wrapping.
This makes it very easy to store, to transport and share among people during meetings or for handing out to children.
The grandfather of individually wrapped mini-things is the Chocopie which is basically a Korean marshmallow pie. It has actually grown over the years in size. Tangibly so and noticeably from 110 calories to around 155.
Market O is a newish line from ORION that produces high-end mini-pies and things if they can ever be considered so. The Market 'O' real Brownie is a big hit. But I found there is an even yummier Market O thing called 다쿠이즈 미 (daquase?) Its a fluffy sammich meringue cake which is double fluffy as a result of the fluffy cake and the fluffy meringue. These taste best at room temp, as the fluffiness factor is impeded by refrigeration.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
The best Ice-cream Cone you can get from a convenience store in Korea, folks:
Name: Shooting Star
It tastes really fluffy and marshmallowy without feeling fluffy and marshmallowy, hence dense enough to feel like real stuff-- and the nerd-like toppings crackle ever so slightly with amylase application.
2. Pistachio Bravo cone- but only because I love pistachio and Bravo is a classic
3. 빵빠레 - this is a wafer cone (I love wafer cone soft serves)
4. 구구콘 - says "full-flavored" on the wrapping. It's fully peanutycaramel--> diet snickers turned ice-cream
ps: like my nails?
I left the blog unattended mid-Japan life and skipped over all my eating done in Shanghai.
Current location is Seoul, Korea. I live by Soongsil Univ. Station, which is the poop colored green subway line, very close to Seoul University.
Being 100% Korean but 80% gastronomically un-Korean (although I could probably eat a bucket of Kimchi if left alone with it too long), I look for as many flour-products as possible to even out the newly imposed hike of rice into my diet. And... I went to Paris Baguette--how trendy and unpoetic of me.
Paris Baguette is common in the states where I grew up because there are far too many Koreans around. And I didn't like it for the same reason I didn't like Pink Berry. A hyped and branded pretty place for people who want to pay more for the same thing Dupan or Gateaux could offer.
But I went there because in Korea it's often cheaper than local bakeries and seems decidedly humble and small-operative because many chains are owned by husband and wife and they'll remember your face if you go often enough.
I'm addicted to the morning toast with fiber. It's just so good.
Best way to have it is freezing it thoroughly and then toasting it on high heat for a short time so that the top end is the slightest bit frozen and hard/chewy in the center.
I want to say I haven't found toast to challenge this fiberbaby but the Cranberry Toast at bread&co. is SO good. The bread&co. that sold me mine just opened-grandly in front of Bongcheon Station exit 6.
Sorry, too much writing!
Here are some other choice parisbaguette moments: croissant, garlic toast, sweet potato cream cheese(no pic) , sweet potato bun (no pic)
ps: I'm back~