Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Seoul Kool

There is a reason why people choose to work in the city.

Even at 9.30 pm, we were still able to secure the Set Meal A (S$34 nett, two pax), which consisted of a soup and a rice dish. For the soup, it was Chicken With Ginseng. The crunchy, chopped leeks gave the soup a nice zing. Stuffed with ingredients like glutinous rice and herbs, the chicken was a substantial meal by itself. The Bibimbap with pork was tasty, thanks to the sweet and salty gochujang. More namul would have been appreciated, though. There were refillable, complimentary starters as well. I thought the lotus root slices soaked in orange juice were refreshing. The mashed potato salad was good too. And there was the ubiquitous kimchi, the Korean achar.

Add another S$6 for two desserts to complete the meal. We had the Obak Creme Brulee, a pumpkin puree topped with caramelized sugar and Kimchi Mousse, based with a vanilla sponge and sandwiched between two pieces of ginger macaron. The creme brulee was mediocre while the kimchi mousse was, well, of an acquired taste. I will stick to my Coke.

That's the joy of working in the city. There is always a something waiting for you, come day or night; good food to prepare you for the OTs, a swanky club to destress on Ladies' Night or simply, a new movie when the schedule permits. The only thing you will wish for is another twenty four hours to a day.

Seoul Kool
Icon Village #01-12
12 Gopeng Street
Singapore 078877
Tel: (+65) 6327 7761

Note:

Whether you are working in the city or miles away from civilisation (like myself), here's wishing you a fantastic long weekend.

HAPPY LABOUR DAY!

31 comments:

Selba said...

People choose to work in the city because there's food late at night? Let me digest... oh, so those people from village that work in the city are people who got hungry stomach at night? LOL

How nice that people are having long weekend coz' of the Labour Day, ah.. too bad, we don't have it here in Indonesia *sobs*

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

if there was another 24 hrs a day, employers will surely ask for well, another 8-10 hrs of work from you? not much difference dont u think?

Xiu Long Bao said...

It is 'so cool' to work in the city right? This dinner reminds me of lotsa things, like the OT record that I have no intention to break. Haha...

CUMI & CIKI said...

luv the name.. evntho a lil cheesy that would be something I would call my korean restaurant should i open one.. haha:P (or seoul provider.. hahahaha .. eek.. bad huh)

550ml jar of faith said...

Only just realized that Seoul Kool was the actual name of this joint! They're a courageous lot! My heart skipped a beat at the Kimchi Mousse... I know I probably couldn't bear the taste of it, but how cool does it look!

Camemberu said...

I was intrigued by the photo of the macaron with giant filling, until I read its name. Kimchee in a dessert??? Certainly a hard-to-acquire taste! Maybe someone will come up with achar ice-cream next...

Bibimbap looks tasty though!

Chaokar said...

sam gae tang !
perfect for the hot summer.

Machisoyoo
yumyum.

UnkaLeong said...

Speaking of city. One whole week bro..Definitely have to meet up for drinks or dinner. Not sure of my schedule though :(

foodbin said...

you are get nice Kimchi in Jusco.

Tummythoz said...

That overstuffed burger-like dish was dessert? Kimchi mousse?
*grab Nic's coke*

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Kimchi mousse? Hmmmm...I cannot imagine my macarons savoury... *_*

mimid3vils said...

kimchi mouses sound weird lah...as dessert somemore *scratch head*

allie said...

kimchi mousse go with macarons? looks wise is pretty interesting, but taste wise? *hallucinating*..

ladyironchef said...

hahahahah how about your "away-from-civilisation-area"? got any good food? :p

I had my first taste of korean food last week too. heh

backStreetGluttons said...

Other than so kool being in the City , we find the citigals exciting too, for they have some ways to keep socool.

now isnt that why you are here & there shuttling between 2 cities ( yes lah ok lah , for the good cool food )all da time ? or are you saying yes you agree that they are in-did cool

Precious Pea said...

The dessert looks interesting.

Happy Labour Day to you too!

gfad said...

I've gotten hooked onto kimchi ever since a korean friend gave me some of her homemade ones here. No wonder they can eat it every day. And it's lovely on a hot day.

No labour day holiday. No wesak day holiday. Bah! :(

alexander said...

That's a good thought. Or may be this is what they call blend into the surroundings.

Happy Labour Day!

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Nic (KHKL) said...

selba, haha, no lar. i guess the city has more to offer in terms of food and entertainment. i mean, there's always something new around the corner. and that's fun! awwww, i'm sure you have other holidays as well. cheer up, ya!

joe, interesting perspective! well, when i wrote that, i was only thinking of what the extra hours could do for me. like a more relaxed dateline and more makan, of course..hehe

xiu long bao, then again, working in the city comes with a more expensive lifestyle la. in the industrial area where i work, S$2.50 will get me a HUGE plate of rice. ;P oh, that dinner sure reminds u of lotsa things. especially the good news that came the day after. ;D

cumi & ciki, omigosh, seoul provider. michael bolton! hahaha! havent heard that in years, yo! i think "seoul" will make anything good. seoul far seoul good? seoul fun? body and seoul? ;D

55oml jar of faith, well, i hafta agree that the kimchi mousse looks and sounds good. the concept is pretty cool actually. like a wasabi ice cream. less kimchi, more sugar and it'll taste better, i think.

camemberu, achar ice-cream? haha! well, it is certainly workable cos there's pineapple! ;D top it with some peanuts and dessicated coconut. i'll work, guess...hehe...and yeah, the bibimbap was yummy, thanks to the sauce! ;D

chaokar, cool! now i know the name of the soup in Korean! thanks so much for the info, dude! it is a substantial dish, i must say. had to struggle to finish the rice..hehe..what's machisoyoo ar? hehehe...

unkaleong, welcome, welcome to the little red spot! ;D sms-ed u my number already this morning. let me know la. we'll go makan and minum! we'll go for Singaporean food lar, instead of Korean..hehe

foodbin, thanks for the info, man! actually, i have been wanting to cook something with kimchi but just cant find the time! there's a jusco near my place, so i guess i'll get some there. ;D

Nic (KHKL) said...

tummythoz, LOLOLOLOL! *passing my Coke to you* the concept seemed interesting at first, but the taste, well, i think it should be more subdue la. or sweeter, at least.

bangsar-bAbE, hey, thanks for dropping by! i guess if the macarons are like caramel with a sprinking of sea salt, it's fine la. but spicy, sour, salty and sweet, omg, that's a bit too flavourful for me..haha!

mimi, exactly! luckily the creme brulee was not close to being as strange as the mousse. then again, it was not exciting either. well, at least it was appropriately sweet. hehehe..

allie, haha, think sweet/sour/salty/spicy all in one. as a dessert summore. hard to imagine, right? but i'm sure there are ppl who enjoy this la. so, to each his own lar, i guess.

ladyironchef, my away-from-civilisation area got nothing much. well, i've tried the shark meat noodle and some hawkerfares la. nothing much. hehe...glad that u've tried Korean food. it's very interesting and colourful, i must say. u liked it?

backstreetgluttons, i hafta agree that citygals are exciting from head to toe, and that oh-so-cool factor that some of them carry is oh-so-cool. but us men are greedy and curious. we want the best of everything. hence, we enjoy the tranquility of nature and the exciting city life. and good gals, wherever they may be. ;D

precious pea, happy labour day back at ya! ;D the dessert does look good, doesnt it? perhaps they have a legion of fans of that kimchi mousse la. for me, it was of an acquired taste, definitely..hehe

gfad, talking about kimchi, i lurve lurve lurve kimchi soup noodles! it's like a good alternative to our usual asam laksa! add some chilli powder for the kick. ohh, salivating as we speak. btw, you get more days off on Aidil-Fitri, right? ;D

alexander, happy labour day to you too! fantastic thought you've got there. yes, we do try to blend into the surroundings, especially when they promise a lifestyle that's vibrant and exciting. it makes life more interesting, definitely.

ladyironchef said...

haha i love achar but it probably be weird to have achar ice cream. lol!

I'm not sure whether I like Korean food or not, i need to try out a few more times first (excuses to go eat nice food) :D

vialentino said...

hey, nice to read your post here...

thenomadGourmand said...

wahhh ur pics ahhh...very nice!!

Sugar Bean said...

I like the name of the restaurant, creative! Yeah, totally true about living/working in the city. Cardiff is a little small. Haha!

Petite Lass said...

MYR-SGD conversion aside, the price is reasonable for two pax! Gee, adding another feasting place on my next trip to Singapore! Thanks :)

Jun said...

if u're miles away from civilisation, where am i? on a diff planet?!

ling239 said...

as if kimchii mousse is not shocking enuff... some more sandwich between ginger macaron ? o.O



i remembered commenting in this post, how come it went missing de...>.<"

evan 이벤젤린 said...

waaaaa two of my favorites - kimchi & macaron haha! was suprised to see a macaron in there at 1st, i tot, why so random haha. i'm totally curious to know what it tastes like and these ppl hv probably outdone themselves in creating this LOL!

Nic (KHKL) said...

ladyironchef, hehe, things we do for food, eh? cant wait til next monday!! ;D

vialention, hi there! thanks for stopping by! ;D glad u liked the post as well! ;D

thenomadGourmand, hehe, thanks so much for you compliment la! ;D glad u liked em! ;D

sugar bean, yeah, a bit cliche but still works, me thinks! ;D as for cardiff, i think it's conducive for studies. when u graduate, a city awaits! ;D

petite lass, hi there! thanks for stopping by! ;D yupe, i thought the price was good too. in fact, it could have been shared among 3 paxs. but i am a big eater..heheeh..

jun, hehehehe, but i'm in tuas leh. that's relatively far lah. and harlow, u where got on diff planet? i see so much good makan/sigh-seeing places on your blog. ;D

ling239, haha, i think they are trying for that sweet/salty/spicy/sweet flavours kua. ya lor, shocking, definitely. aiyoh, i hope i din ter-delete or anything liddat. let me go check. so ar, ling! ;D

evan 이벤젤린, LOL! they definitely scored on creativity. but taste-wise, errrm, quite acquired leh. hey, try making a sweet/savoury/sweet macaron lah, you macaron queen you! ;D

evan 이벤젤린 said...

i did leh! salted caramel counted or not? :D

Nic (KHKL) said...

evan 이벤젤린, oh ya hor. i forgot u made salted caramel! i can imagine the nice contrast. try kimchi macarons! ;D ;D