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Friday, November 14, 2008

Nol Bu Ne Restaurant
Choice Plaza Level 1 & 2, 10 Wellesley St (East), New Zealand
09 307 0188 / 09 373 5828

Exams are finally over, hooray! I haven't been eating out for the past week as there were so many readings to keep me occupied. What better way to celebrate than to go for a good meal? Korean restaurants are plenty in Auckland as there are so many Korean students here. This one is strategically located near to the University and I walk past it everyday.

Today is the 1st time I'm having Korean food after the trip to Korea so many years ago. I ordered the Egg Rolls with Vegetables (NZD$20) as my main since most of the other dishes comprises of rice and noodles. The rolls were cooked perfectly. Firm to the bite with the contrast of crunchy cabbage and carrots.

Flora had the Salmon Bowl (NZD$12) which came with shredded vegetables and pieces of raw salmon topped on rice. I tried the salmon which was fresh enough.

Like almost every other Korean restaurants, there is a free flow of side dishes with every order. Of course, there's the kimchi which must be present at every Korean meal. I didn't really like the taste of it.

The seaweed was our favourite! This was a very simple dish that shone with its well balanced seasonings. We liked it so much that we asked for a refill thrice.

The cubed radishes were quite spicy and nothing spectacular.

There was also cubed potatoes which I thought were rather oily.

When we arrived, I was surprised that the place was already quite full. That was a good sign since I rather eat at a crowded restaurant than an empty one. Another good sign was that most of the people sitting around us were Koreans. I assumed that the food must be pretty authentic for their discerning palates.

I definitely prefer Japanese to Korean food anytime. But I have to admit that Korean food doesn't taste that bad afterall. So long as I can choose mains without rice, I'm willing to give it another go!


5:30 PM



In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!


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