October 05, 2013

SongCook's Authentic Korean Restaurant

Traditional Kim Chi

When my friend K. and I decided to go out for dinner, I knew I had to take her to SongCook's for some authentic Korean food! This place is literally five minutes away from my house and serves delicious dishes at very decent prices. There's non-spicy dishes for her and I get to have my favourite. 

We arrived at around 7:30pm on a weekday and it was moderately full. Most, almost all of their clientele are Korean families, which meant to me that they're serving the real deal which is always good. The man at the front greeted us promptly and we were given the choice to sit on chairs at a table or on the raised platform, seated on the floor. K and I opted for the latter, just to try something new! Within minutes, a pot of hot barley tea and dining menus were given to us as well as complimentary banchan.

Kong-na-mul  (seasoned soybean sprouts)

Don-moo-gee (yellow pickled radish)

Pickled radish, name unknown.
K isn't a big fan of spicy foods, so she ordered a mild yet flavourful combo set which included:

Fried Gun-man-du (dumplings) filled with vegetables and pork, served with a side of cabbage salad

Ja-jang-myun (noodles with black bean sauce)
After reading the menu from the front to back trying to decide what to order, I ended up with what I always order!

Jeyuk-bokkeum (spicy stir fried pork) with a side order of rice

Our meals were outstandingly good, super flavourful, served piping hot (sizzling hot in my case, as it was served on an iron platter) and just as yummy as I remember it being.

Mid meal, I realised what a poor decision I had made in wearing super skinny jeans. 

First of all, it was hard to sit cross legged on the floor and when I finally managed to, I kept thinking about how stretched out they would be after! I opted to sit on a cheek & thigh instead, which lead to my second problem. My leg kept on falling asleep, hunkered down by numbness followed by the painful yet ticklish feeling of pins and needles.

K and I were both stuffed buy the end of our meals and my skinny jeans were reminding me that the food-baby that I had going on was running out of good old denim stretch. The three percent spandex weaved into the cotton fabric meant nothing. That is, until we paid and stood up to leave!

Lesson learnt: don't wear super skinnies to dinners and if you do make them super skinny jeggings. Better yet, leggings. Or yoga pants. Sweatpants even, if you dare to. Or just sit at a regular dining table. :)

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