|with Ica, Joyce & Yoyin|
We walked along the empty Emerald street and reached Grand Emerald Tower to visit Cafe Flafe, my sister and I's go to Korean food trip place. For our brunch, we tried kimbap, japagetti/jajangmyun , mandu and ramyun. We had a light meal because we're making room for dessert.
It's too bad that my cousins weren't able to go to Seoul so we just let them experience some of the best food that we've enjoyed in our trip. We tried 4/6 available flavors of Bingsu, chocolate is surprisingly good, strawberry is sour but yummy, mango is the safe choice and Injeolmi is the best. It's made of sticky rice cake, read beans plus the thinly shaved ice, milk and ice cream combo.
When you turn left from Cafe Flafe, you can check out Ha Nuel Mart, a Korean Grocery store. We bought danmuji muchim (pickled radish) and seaweed so that we can make our own kimbap.
Walk straight and you can see different, small Korean restaurants and even a travel agency. Grand Emerald Tower is basically a Little Seoul building in Ortigas.
The next day, I'm on PTO and still craving for Korean food, I went back to visit Sopoong Food House.
I like that the prices are cheaper and in smaller servings. Six pieces of kimbap costs PHP50, not bad at all.
I tried kimbap and the spicy tteokbokki set (PHP150) is made of oblong shaped rice cake, vegetables and fish cake (rectangular shaped fish balls).
To wash down the spicy taste, I tried a cup of pat bingsu. Its a combination of sweet red beans, almonds, ice cream and the snowflake type of ice and milk. This is very thin and melts in your mouth type, very close to the bingsu we've tasted on CNBLUE Jonghyun's sulbing cafe!
I like that it's available on cup size (PHP150) and big serving (PHP280). I want to go back ASAP and try their mango and injeolmi flavored bingsu! This is so far, the best bingsu that we've tasted in Manila :)