Honeymooning in South Korea – Episode 1: “Learnerchef Style”

We’ve always wanted to go South Korea and we knew we were gonna have so much fun that we decided to do it “Gangnam Styles” where ever we went. Checkout our “LearnerChef Style” video of our South Korea trip and also note this is Episode 1 of 2 because we couldn’t fit our whole trip into one. Hope you enjoy because we had a blast.

Here’s some places we visited:

-Seoul
-Myeongdong
-Hongdae
-EWA Woman’s University
-Lotte World
-Jeju Island

Vietnam Trip 2012 – Highlights

Here’s a quick highlight of our 2 day Vietnam stop over before we head to South Korea. So watch this space 🙂

The traffic is nuts in Vietnam, the food is amazing (pho, banh xeo (vietnamese pancakes), hotpots, etc), we love Vietnamese coffee, the weather is hot and muggy but we had an amazing time and got to see Jenny’s family which was extra special. Plus they spoilt us by picking us up and driving us everywhere and showing us all the local hot spots for food. Can’t wait to go back to Vietnam for a longer holiday in February next year for 4 weeks during the very festive season of Chinese New Year.

Enjoy 🙂

Epic Fail Tiramisu

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Jenny and I were so excited! We made our very first tiramisu and although it wasn’t that hard there was a bit of pride in our work. But that pride and joy did not last long.

Let me share the story…

Jenny had a hen’s night to go to but the tiramisu wasn’t destined for that type of action. So Erwin was running solo heading to another party and thought that strapping a seatbelt on for Mr Tiramisu into the front seat would be a good idea. Boy was he in for a surprise.

A heavy foot on the break pedal and BOOM!

Erwin screams out

“NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! MR TIRAMISU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

. He was totally shattered but at least there was half left and a story to tell when he got to the party.

And that’s THE END of my EPIC FAIL moment.

Oriental TeaHouse – Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough

San Choi Bao

When I think Tea House, I think tea pots and tea bags so every time I passed Oriental TeaHouse I didn’t stop to think they ever served food which they absolutely do. I would call their food selections as yum-cha style servings and dumplings are their specialty. But to showcase their food selections Oriental Tea House in Melbourne Central is currently running a special called “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough”.

Which means exactly what it says but with a few rules. You get a set menu (see below) depending on the week. From writing this post they’re in their third week and lets hope they continue on with this because I quite liked the idea for this restaurant.

The offer is only available on Sunday, Monday & Tuesday nights after 5pm which isn’t too bad as they close at around 9:30pm. You also need to go through the whole set menu before re-ordering any of the other dishes but from my experience, you’ll be lucky to even go through the menu twice. But there’s always something that you wouldn’t mind trying again, and again and again. Those chocolate dumplings are the BOMB!


The menu lists down all the dishes to choose from but they either come together with other dishes or are presented separately. The first on our menu was the Chicken San Choi Bao & Peking Duck. Peking Duck is one of my favourite foods and if it was just me and my mates we would keep re-ordering peking duck. The San Choi Bao was packed with chicken so this one can get messy.

The dumplings – You get six dumplings served in a bamboo steamer which two have different different fillings depending on the week and then a mystery dumpling. I love their dumplings, the skin is perfectly wrapped and is not to thin or thick that it’ll break when you pick them up. Then the rest is up to your preferred dumpling filling. We were served the Roast Duck Dumpling, the Chive Dumpling and the “mystery” dumpling was a Prawn and Pork Dumpling.

At this point the others were struggling to keep up but I couldn’t let food go to waste. We had the Szechuan Pepper Chicken and Roast Pork served with steamed rice. The szechuan chicken was slightly spicy but if you wanted more spice then you could always ask for chilli sauce and fresh chilli’s. My favourite was the roast pork which I reckon would of ordered along with the peking duck again. I found it a little weird served in the foil box but that didn’t stop me from eating my way through them. They were so soft and juicy!

And finally dessert. If you haven’t figured it out yet. I’m a sweet tooth but have recently tamed my cravings so it’s always good to treat yourself from time to time. All I have to say is Chocolate Dumplings. They have these on their normal menu where you get three of them served with ice-cream. Can’t go wrong.

Be quick to tryout this offer as it’s already into its third week and I’m hoping they continue this for longer because I want to take my friends. Personally, I don’t think anyone could go through the set menu twice but it is worth going back for certain seconds. Make sure you don’t eat lunch and if anyone can claim they went through the menu twice, let me know so I can bow down to your great appetite. Btw, it’s Monday today but it’s a public holiday and I don’t think it’s available on public holidays 🙁 but don’t worry, they’re still open.

Location: GD 068/69 Melbourne Central Shopping Centre (Elizabeth st entrance for the Melbourne Central train station) Melbourne Central, VIC 3000
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Phone: +613 9066 0207
Opening Hours: Sun – Wed: 10.00am – 9.30pm, Thursday: 10.00am – 10.30pm, Fri – Sat: 10.00am – 11.00pm