Twinny’s Birthday @ Hyangtogol Korean Restaurant

Honored that Twinny saved her actual birthday to meet us for a simple celebration! The birthday girl wanted to have Korea food for dinner, so we decided on the highly raved Hyangtogol Korean Restaurant at Amara Hotel. The seats weren’t really alot and we spotted quite a few Korean and Japanese dining there, so the food could be really authentic!

As usual there are plates of small side dishes to start with and some are not that commonly seen in other Korea restaurants that I’ve eaten like the cold kimchi soup, my first time eating it and loved it, refreshing and cooling, it’s like a more watery version of kimchi. The kimchi pancakes was also one of my favorite and we did ordered another main pancake dish which was equally good. Btw, if you are curious, all side dishes are free flow, just tell the waitress which one you would like to refill.

We also ordered Kimchi toufu soup and Dokbokki, Korea rice cake (Steph’s favorite).

The dishes were all pretty pricey i would say, especially the meat. The main aim of coming was BBQ, but it seems like the meat was too expensive to order.

Therefore, we only ordered two different types of meat – Gochujang-Samgyeopsal, spicy bbq sliced pork belly ($24 for 200g) which was only 4 slices and Doaeji-Bulgogi, marinated bbq pork ($22 for 200g) above picture for rough gauge. The meat was cooked in front of us by the waitress , so we didn’t managed to BBQ them ourselves, but of course the meat was nicely cooked and the marinated sauces made the meat really delicious. How i wish the meat weren’t so pricy so we could order more, but still, with all the other dishes and side dishes, we were full enough.


Happy Birthday Twinny! Welcome to the mid twenties club.


Each of us paid $30 for the bill, which was quite acceptable for Korea food. Don’t forget to pose for a photo with the gigantic drum at the entrance of the restaurant!

24th Birthday

Birthday celebrations were spread into different groups of important people of my life.

First was celebration for the Oct babies with the Batam gang.


Birthday lunch with the team, everyone came! *loved* Thanks for the treat!


Birthday dinner & chill with the girls, yj and Love.

Awesome night ever. We chatted from 7pm till almost 2am when the bar closes.


Korean BBQ which i had been craving for, with the cliques! Thanks for the treat!

I know i’m suaku, but i thought they gave us so big bottle of oil for the BBQ, which turns out to be green tea for drinking. LOL!

When the food came, everyone was busy taking photos

Just eating the side dishes is enough to fill the stomach

not forgetting to camwhore wherever we go

ok, one last photo

Lastly, simple dinner at Nandos with Dearie and thank you for the surprise present!

I wish every year’s birthday is spent just like this, together with my close ones, i’ll be more than happy!

Steph’s 24th Birthday

Steph’s birthday was celebrated together with her other close friends.
We went to this Arirang Korean Restaurant

which was recommended by one of her friend, Yiyan

It was a Korean BBQ buffet at Bugis, 1 Liang Seah Street, 01-07/8.

Quite a good recommendation i would say, the food was yummilicious, at least better than the one i ate few days ago at Crystal Jade’s Ginseng Chicken and BBQ Restaurant which also serves Korean food.


With the birthday girl and the Tiramisu cake, it was nice, but i guess everyone was too full to finish it up.


and the SKII for her, if you received SKII as a present, it represents something. OLD ALREADY! HAHA!

Just kidding, maybe not old, we are still young ok!! Prevention is better than cure! Use it sparingly Steph and hope it’s good!