We’re feeling fancy – one night in Apgujeong! The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo

We decided to have a night out in Apgujeong to do our nails and have a nice dinner.

Colleen joined us in the evening and we went on a hunt for a good restaurant. We usually refer to Mango Plate to find good places – but each place we checked was absolutely packed. (1 and a half hour wait!) so we walked around a bit. It was a cold night but we stumbled upon this nice place: The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo.

We knew it was fancy when we walked in and they took our coats. We took a look over the menu and though this restaurant is a bit more luxurious than others, the prices were not. 25,000 won for a meat pizza? Well, a lot of other places might have a similar price. But the alcohol was pricey. Since we were feeling fancy, we ordered a bottle of Moscato for 50,000. They kept it chilled on ice and poured it for us when needed. The servers were very attentive.

 

The complimentary bread. The left side is old, and the ride is a kind of anchovy pesto.

We ordered the bruschetta as an appetizer. This was my favorite. This ricotta! How amazing! The sweet and tart cherry tomatoes worked in perfect harmony with the lightly-oiled cheese. The bread was not hard and crunchy – a bit of a fight to bite off a piece but it was also perfect.

This shot was necessary. I mean, we paid for that fancy bottle, we need evidence! XD

Pomodoro with a glob of fresh mozzarella on top. Sugared cherry tomatoes were also scattered about in the pasta. So this is what al dente tastes like. Very nice!

Our meat pizza. I can’t remember the exact Italian name but it was good, but I still preferred the bruschetta.

For dessert(s), a chocolate lava cave with a tiny mountain of whipped cream that was delightfully fluffy. At first Alesia panicked and thought it might be ricotta on chocolate cake. Thankfully it wasn’t…

And Creme Brulee with fresh seasonal fruit for Colleen who is in love with it. Don’t you love to hear that little ‘tok’ sound?

We finished off with some hand drip coffee at a nearby cafe. What a fancy night!

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KOPITIAM: Singapore Toast Cafe

It’s a rainy day in Seoul and I was debating if I should head out to Myeongdong or not.

But on a Sunday AND on a rainy day, Myeongdong can be absolutely insane!

So I decided to just walk around my neighborhood in the Idae area. There’s been a little Singapore toast cafe which I’ve always been meaning to get to. Today was finally the day! I wandered in and ordered some toast.

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Business card on the table shot!

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I ordered the Kaya toast (3,500 won) and the Kopitiam Coffee (very sugary, creamy coffee). Actually the coffee was fantastic, but the toast was just good. It wasn’t fantastic, but I think it’s a great little snack. Mostly I love the atmosphere in this place.

They have a very diverse menu.image

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Some shots of the interior.image

I’m happy to have some ‘me-time’ on this rainy day! ❤image