hope you guys have more exciting sundays!
pork belly and i went back to VA to visit his family last weekend. VA has a large korean population, so there are a lot good korean restaurants there. i had to take advantage of this and get my korean food fix whenever im in town since korean food in boston jus sucks.
my fave korean dish is Samgyetang (Ginseng chicken soup). i decided to check out this ajumma hole in the wall joint since they serve sam gye tang.
samgyetang – Ginseng chicken soup
not as good as mr.zhang’s in beijing, but it was good enough. the chicken wasnt super tender, oh well. i was satisfied.
the restaurant is very busy and there is only one server. she barely speaks any english and was speaking korean to me at the whole time even i looked no clue what she was saying. altho she’s super busy, she still was very attentive. she filled up our water and brought us banchan before we had to ask. will def be back!
To Sok Jip
7211 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003
haiiii, i just got back from my china trip. i was there for a week visiting the fam and friends. i rarely eat chinese food here in the states cuz they are all not authentic and full of MSG. i was soooo stuffed with all kinds asian food while i was in beijing. i ate from the morning to night, countless meals and snacks everyday. there was not a moment that i felt hungry cuz i was constantly eating. it wasnt really a good feeling tho but my fam and friends just kept feeding me because it’s a way to show hospitality in china and i couldnt resist.
without further ado, lets see what i ate in beijing.
honestly, im not a big fan of korean food. even korean bbq, it doesnt get me excited. i crave soondubu (soft tofu stew) every now and then, but thats pretty much it. samgyetang is what i love the most outta all, but unfortunately i cannot find one decent samgyetang place in the states.
mr. zhang’s samgyetang is the bomb! it is located in wangjing where has a huge korean population.
the soups are made of 20+ herbs including ginseng. ginseng has a lot health benefits such as stimulating immune system, treating diabetes, preventing cancer, lowering cholesterol levels, etc.
not only Samgyetang is extremely healthy for you, but also super super tasty. the chicken is really tender and tasty. its been cooked for hours in low heat so all the flavors of the herbs can get into the chicken. there is sticky rice inside the chicken which is also tasty.
this place is super popular. it fills up quickly around 11:30 during lunch time. highly recommended!! i have to come here at least once whenever im in beijing!
address: 朝阳区阜通西大街望京西园四区412号楼底商(近望京街) 公交/驾车
havent used my fisheye for a while, thought it’d be cool to shoot a review wit it.
omg this cranberry froju is AWESOME!!! have a bite of the fried chicken and wash it down with this froju, life is amazing! life is sweeeeet!!
my friends are freakin awesome. they bought me this chocolate cake from LA burdick! delishhhh
food is pretty decent! man that froju, im hooked and def coming backkkkk!!!!!
Categories: Food, Korean, Chicken Wings
123 Brighton Ave
(between Linden St & Harvard Ave)
Boston, MA 02134
my birfuday landed on a monday this year. was my 8th 17th birfuday yesterday the 27th. pork belly’s flight back to VA was at 8ish so we couldnt do birfuday din din yesterday so he cooked for me! yay!! in the past 2.5 years that weve been together, this was the very second time he ever cooked for me!
chef pork belly cooked me swordfish with ponza sauce with rice
he picked this up for me at ebisuya
pork belly also made me a matcha green tea mousse cake at his house and carried it allllll the way to boston. failed 2 times and this was the third try. how can i not love this guy!?
isnt this the MOST AWESOME cake ever!??! tasted sooooo goooood!!! freakin love it! yummm!
pork belly did take me to o ya on saturday for my birfuday din din. i took soooo many pix it ll take me forever to edit! stay tuned!
we went out bar hopping saturday nite with a few close friends. got pretty wasted at the end and didnt take too many pix, but we def had a sweet time.
found couple pix i took at korean garden a while back. my friend wanted to eat at korean garden and she didnt want korean bbq.
we got the haemul jungol – mixed seafood and veggie casserole. did not like it at all. very fishy. i like the seafood one at Suishaya in chinatown better. ive had the boodae jungol (a spicy casserole with ham, sausage, bacon, kimichi, bean curd and thick noodles) before. that one was better than the seafood one as i remembered.
seafood pancake – yum
their korean bbq and other stuff arent as bad, we just ordered the wrong stuff.
122 Harvard Ave
(between Brighton Ave & Glenville Ave)
Boston, MA 02134
we rarely eat chinese food in VA because the selection is so limited. pork belly wanted to try sichuan village because he was craving for spicy chinese food, so why not write a review and support my own people !!!
hot shot pork belly <3
pork belly’s mom made me this dress yay!! feel so loved!! his mom is awesome. if you need wedding dresses or need ur dress altered go visit http://www.leesburg-bridal.com/ best in the area!!
shredded potato. this is what i loved to eat when i was young, potatoes, i love it in any way. fried, stir fried, mashed, steamed, you name it. you cannot usually find this in restaurant especially in the states.
although it is not the nicest chinese restaurant, the food here is very decent. more authentic than a lot of places around the area. very reasonable priced and fast friendly service. i would def come back for more!!!
14005 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Chantilly, VA 20151
omggggg ive been wanting this purse forrrrrrevevevevevveverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and his mom was generous enough to give me as a gift !!!!!!!!!! i was gonna save up my entire life for it since the price goes up like everyday. ive been wanting it ever since it was 2k and now it’s 4k. im so luckyyyy jejejejejejejeeee. i still cant believe i got it! as a gift too! omgggg! feel so lovvvvvveeeed!!!!!! this is what exactly i wanted! the reissue flap !! although sliver/black would be more perfect but i cant complain. now i got my camera and my purse, there is really nothing else i want in my life right now. next thing -> a house for me and pork belly!
ok enough showing off, the rest is some random pix from this weekend. pork belly and i wanted to see ai weiwei’s exhibit in dc museum, but ended up it isnt til this fall. we still went around and took a few pix of other stuff they had.
i visited pork belly last weekend in virginia. we had such a great ‘outdoor’ weekend.
saturday we went to the national zoo in DC. we took the train instead of driving there. DC has the creepiest subway ever. so dark and creepy.
the zoo is FREE just like other museums in DC
perhaps because it is free. there arent so many animals in the zoo.
there are two pandas: tian tian and mei xiang. this is the first time ive ever since a live non-sleeping panda super close. w00t! the pandas were both eating bamboos. i really think their main meals are not bamboos but meat instead. how can they only eat bamboos and get that fat. they are aggressive diners.
this might be the 1st time ive seen a live owl.
after the zoo, we headed to sweet lobby. although pork belly bought sweet lobby for me a few times, i hadnt been to their real store yet.
the store is so tiny. im sorta on a diet so we just got couple things and ate on the spot. the cupcakes were so good when they were fresh.
strawberry champagne + green tea w/ a macaron on top.
check out pork belly’s panty and flies tee in the back :T
after sweet lobby we headed to georgetown. we rented two bikes and biked around.
look what i got lol….. i also bought a bubble bar from lush.
we had dinner @ chasin tails crawfish in arlington and watched the celtics vs. 76ers game 7. the food that night wasnt so good and fresh and the waiter was super slow. meh i don’t know if i will return again.
the green tea bingsoo is a beast. sooo goooddd omg!! the one @ pc cafe in boston is nothing but trash comparing to this.
the shaved ice is so fine + super delish green tea ice cream + mochi + yummy red bean
the pink bubble tea is guava flavored. tasted horrible it went straight to trash.
after yummy bingsoo its time for some biking. pork belly took me to the The Washington and Old Dominion Trail
“The 100-foot-wide W&OD has been called “the skinniest park in Virginia.” But it is also one of the longest parks, 45 miles of paved trail for walking, running, bicycling and skating and 32 miles of adjacent gravel trail for horseback riding. Built on the roadbed of the former Washington & Old Dominion Railroad, the multi-use W&OD Trail runs through the urban heartland and countryside of Northern Virginia.
W&OD Trail Hours: The park is open all year, from dawn to dusk.
Location: The W&OD Trail runs from Shirlington near I-395 to Purcellville in Loudoun County.”
after korean bbq @ honey pig we went to h mart next door to grab some snacks.
korean kit kat knock-offs
pork belly picked up this cuz he thought the expression of the chicken made this looked super good and spicy, but it turned out to be the opposite.
after h mart we went to our fave dessert place again – shilla
i couldnt resist sampling their bread/bakery. omg so good. heavenly good. i was in paradise.
after i was super stuffed from sampling all the bread, we headed to great falls park for hiking.
after hiking we drove back to reston center. i got a cupcake from red velvet cupcakery. they only had two flavors left. this chocolate one and carrot cupcake. i hate carrot cake so i didnt have a choice. it was good but nothing so special about it.
also went to Pilango Gelato for some gelato. i got the passion fruit flavor. soooooo goood and refreshingly deflish!!!!! loved loved it!
thanks to pork belly i had a such fun weekend. i love you <3
boston does not have any good korean food. i usually get my korean bbq fix in VA. with a larger korean population in virginia, you can find way better korean food in VA. honey pig is our to go korean bbq place. honey pigs have three locations in VA. the centreville one is the closest to pork belly’s house. this was actually the very first restaurant pork belly took me to in VA. it opens 24/7 and i love the atmosphere here.
it reminds me exactly like korea. they even use the same table in korea.
we order LA galbi and ribs. so yummmmm
they sell their tees. two pigs and one wears bunny ears awww.
this place gets 4/5 bunny belly.13818-B Braddock Rd
Centreville, VA 20121
Annandale, VA 22003