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EIGHT x Joo

Had a very Korean day last Saturday and checked out two new joints I've never been to before!
Was so excited to have BBQ because it was a really rainy day and I always find BBQ/Steamboat meals so comforting especially on days when it's cold. 

EIGHT Korean BBQ is at The Central and it's conveniently located at the second floor!


If you're wondering why this Korean BBQ place is called EIGHT, that's because their special dish is a Mangalitsa Pork dish marinated in 8 flavours :
Wine
Original
Ginseng
Smoked
Herb
Garlic
Curry
Miso
Red Pepper

Out of all the 8 flavours I like Curry the best!

They also have army stew here, a traditional dish that's very popular and yummy ~

I also like that the kimchi is cooked here! Usually kimchi is cold so warm kimchi is a nice difference.

Kimchi fried rice that was surprisingly tasty!

And reeeeally flavourful kimchi pancake that I was excited about cos there's so much seafood in it, unlike other places with way too much flour and too little seafood.

They also only use Mangalitsa pork belly which is from Hungary and it is healthier than normal pork!

I like how all the food here is traditional yet in a clean and modern setting. Also helps that I know the pork BELLY CONTAINS MORE UNSATURATED FAT, NATURAL ANTIOXIDANTS AND IT DIGESTS MORE EASILY. The curry flavoured one is REALLY so yummy I basically ate all of by myself although I wasn't alone >< 
 and the curry flavoured one is REALLY so yummy I basically ate all of by myself although I wasn't alone >< 
They also have lunch menus and are currently having special weekday promos that has sets that start at $8! Some don’t require bbq-ing too like stir-fry pork and beef, Chul Pan and Bibimbap and more. 

Opening Hours: 1030am - 230pm, 530pm - 1030pm (weekdays) | 1030am - 1030pm (weekends)

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Later that night I headed to Bugis, Tan Quee Lan Street, for more tastes of Korea!
Joo is located along the same street as the very famous fried fish soup but now I've discovered this gem I think I'll be skipping the fish soup much more often now...


The entire place is SO lovely and there's a hexagon theme going on which the Lasalle student in me really appreciates (lol) - the ambience here is truly lovely and it's PERFECT for a night out with the girls or a birthday celebration.
Joo is also very authentically Korean and they even teach you basic drinking manners in the form of cute drawings on the wall!


I ABSOLUTELY LOVEEEE the chips here cos it's sliced and fried in house, so it's very crispy and fresh and doesn't need additionally seasoning.

Of course, pairing it with the rice wine aka makgeolli is really perfect and so addictive. It’s also important to know that their makgeolli made with organic rice and does not contain aspertine (scary ingredient that bottled ones have) nor preservatives. Please try the Yucha slushie - it’s a slush, with bits of yucha inside and is a different take on your usual Korean drinks.

Soy glazed chicken wings - very crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and tasty overall!

If you like beef, you'll love this.. super soft beef slices.


A popular choice here is the seafood ravioli, and for good reason. Another comfort food kinda dish with fresh seafood baked to delicious perfection!

Hands down my fav item here at Joo. Baby eel fried in 'paper'-like sheets. So damn good with some makgeolli/beer/soju!

I'll definitely be back soon, Joo ~


JOO - 5 Tan Quee Lan Street
Opening hours: 530pm - 12mn every day

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InfinitePixie

IP

Infinite Pixie is an online fashion store based in Singapore focusing on womenswear. New arrivals are updated on every Thursday and all items available on their website are specially sourced and imported. They specialize in holding sprees or worldwide known as preorder. Hence, items will take 7-10 working days to reach Singapore once spree is closed before your orders are ready to be delivered to you. Here are some of the items you can expect from Infinite Pixie:  

I picked three items and agreed to feature just two initially but all three pieces are awesome so I'm featuring them all although only two are sponsored pieces!

1 - Biker Jacket in Baby Blue


2 - Premium cut out top

3 - Premium leather hoodie


All three pieces are so trendy and fits so well! This is because they're all in XS which is my size and there are sizes XS-L available for most items so you can get something that fits well instead of a one size fits all policy that sometimes don't work so well.

Prices as low as SGD$7.90 from accessories and prices as low as SGD$11.90 from apparels. & more, over 600 items for you to shop from! In this festive season, enjoy 15% off storewide! *Valid till 23rd December 2014, 10:00PM (GMT+8)* 139OPENBANNER

Fuss free shipping only at Infinite Pixie! Singapore Customers: Free Self Collection Free Normal Postage Flat Rate SGD$3.50 - Standard Doorstep Courier (1-3 Business Days) Flat Rate SGD$6.00 - Express Doorstep Courier (1 Working Day) International Customers: Shipping from SGD$5+ - - - Exclusively for Rachel's readers: Enter 'RACHEL-IP' in your order form to receive an exclusive 5% OFF your total amount! *Valid till 23rd December 2014, 10:00PM (GMT+8)*  Follow them on their social media platforms to keep up with their latest updates, exclusive promotions and giveaways!


 
WWW.INFINITEPIXIE.COM

ShopWildPeonies

Featuring WildPeonies, a new webstore I'm featuring here but not new to me cos I've featured em on my IG a few times before!
Love their fun and trendy pieces... and their lingerie. Seriously cannot get enough of their lacey undies perfect for any occasion *.*

1 - Chanel Fries pullover



2 - Shimmer skirt


3 - Luxe Lace strapless bra
(featured this on my IG recently!)

All purchases (on apparels only) above 50$ SGD will entitle you to a $10 e-voucher,
and don't forget to quote 'rchlwngxx5' for a 5% off!


ACW

Featuring AntiClockwise's Emerald high neck dress that's so simple and chic and perfect for this Christmas season!





It also comes in black!


Oversized Coat in Army Green (Also comes in Sand & Blue) 


Backorders have also been opened for Christmas Reindeer Sweater & Abstract Prism Printed Shift Dress. All of these backorders will be arriving on 20th December, so rest assured that you will receive them before Christmas! 



Rushing to get your festive apparels? Anticlockwise is now offerring self collection from 16th December – 23rd December 2014! 


SHOP NOW AT: http://www.anticlockwise.sg 

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La Taperia

Lunch with Chev yesterday at this Spanish restaurant serving quality food and the largest collection of Spanish wine in Singapore!

It was actually my first time trying Spanish food and I always imagine Spanish food with like way too much tomato... Which I don't like. (I'm weird cos I like tomato sauce but don't like eating tomatoes themselves. Are any of you like that too?) So I was a lil bit worried. But after trying out the food here my mind is totally changed! I love it!!! And I'll be back soon.


This is my favourite out of all the dishes we tried. There's tuna inside and I love tuna. The taste goes really well together!

Mushrooms, bacon and egg. Yummy.

Lamb racks, if you like meat I think you'll love this.

Squid ink paella with seafood. My first time trying squid ink anything. It tastes like the sea!

And Goat Milk ice cream with raspberries to end off the meal. I can't say I like this cos I'm not a fan of goat's milk, but if you pair the ice cream with loads of syrup it does mask the strong goat milk taste and the texture is very nice.
 I hear there's a chocolate dessert on the menu that is really delicious so imma try that next time!

La Taperia is at Shaw Centre. 
Thanks for having me and letting my first experience with Spanish food be that good!
x

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On another note, the new year is coming real soon and I'm so busy with the boring 'adult' stuff of life like settling finance stuff, contracts and what not... It hasn't been a lot of fun :(
I wish I could stay a kid forever and not have to deal with any of it (HAHA) but I guess it's time to grow up and accept it!

Look out for upcoming posts tonight and for the next two days featuring some of my favourite webstores!