Real Cups of Seoul

It was my last night in Seoul and it was very late when I remember that I haven't had dinner, so I walked around the area and look for food. There were lots of stores that offer fried chicken and beer but I wanted something where I could experience a true Korean taste. After walking around for a bit I decided to eat yet another chicken dish, Real Cups

They sell spicy chicken especially spiced with Korean ingredients and some corn .

It was slight of a challenge when I tried to order as the cute lady that prepares and serves the dish didn't speak any English, amazingly she got my order right! She couldn't what spicy is in English but she showed me the spice bottle before she pour on to my meal. Like a charade she acted what that bottle was for, she started fanning her mouth like it was burning and in response I signaled with my two fingers that I just want it a little hot.

Here's how they prepared my meal it's actually quite simple.

Step 1. Deep fry chicken nuggets/bits

Step 2: Mix spicy Korean sauce, sesame seeds and rice cakes. 

Step 3 Mix in the deep fried chicken nuggets and put in a cup for to go or on a bowl if you are dinning in.

Step 4 Sprinkle with nuts and corn then serve

I don't know if there's a misconception of Korean food being too hot because on my three day journey around Seoul I have experienced what they call hot and really hot (at least it's how the vendors describe them) but all of them were really tolerable just like how spicy you would want you maming gala to be. 

Anyways this one though really not a must try when in Seoul is something that you would enjoy! I just wish I asked the lady to make it a bit more hotter. 

UGU Bigyan's Potter's Garden

I must say that a trip to Quezon province would not be complete without tasting Ugu Bigyan's wonderful menu. So it was just so fitting to end our trip around Quezon with a sumptuous lunch at Ugu Bigyan's Potter's Garden Restaurant.

Here's how my plate looked like.... so what's in it???

Well we'll get into those later on what we need first is to prepare our tummy's for the feast ahead and a scallop soup is just right for the job. 

It was actually the first time that I ever tried scallops and they were actually good. I've always been intimidated with how they look, I mean it wasn't something that I regularly see on our dinning table at home.

Okay, so we are done with the soup here comes the feast!

Baby backribs: Really tender and flavorful I love how soft they were.

Tahong Salad: Easy on this one for those who have high blood, it's really easy to get carried away munching on these. 


Paco Salad: A must try, very refreshing. 

Kulawo: That was the first time that I ever tasted Kulawo and I was really surprised on how it tasted. It was smokey yet it is based on cocomilk!

Being the Philippine's coconut country the Ginumis really tells a lot about how daily life in Quezon is lived, see instead of the regular milk Ginumis has cococ milk!

Lunch at Ugu Bigyan's place is really something, it doesn't just gives your taste buds an experience but your eyes as well. When going to Quezon makes sure to make an appointment with Ugu Bigyan's restaurant, this is something that you shouldn't miss.

Notes: Ugu Bigyan's restaurant does not accept walk in customers, you must make do reservations at least two days before your date. You may contact them through their facebook page

Special thanks to:
Filipino Heritage Festival
Kulinarya Tagala
Out of Town Blog