One of my year's greatest (or saddest) discoveries is learning that Korea does NOT have a decent dimsum restaurant. Yup! It's true! I know it's so pathetic to be so affected by it but I am! I first heard about it in Youtube with one of my favorite duos Martina and Simon of Food Adventure Program for Awesome People but I didn't take much of it. When my dearest nephew Chuckie, who was based then in Korea, dropped by for a foodie vacation, he confirmed the allegation that yes, they did not have dimsum in the land of Bibimbaps.
Que horror, I know!
So when I asked Chuckie what he was craving for in that particular Sunday night, it was no surprise that he asked for some dimsum and noodles. At first, the Chinese Adonis and I were like "Okay fine we'll just eat at MONGKOK." We were such regular customers in the popular Chinese restaurant in Powerplant Mall before that we actually grew tired of it. But since we planned to watch a movie afterwards, MONGKOK was the most convenient choice at the time.
And wow! Such a good meal that we had! We have been taking MONGKOK for granted for sooo long that we had almost forgotten how good it was! To think that Chuckie would have to travel thousands of miles just to have dimsum while we were just a stone's throw away from MONGKOK -- WHAT WE'RE WE THINKING?!
Good choice that night dear Chuckie! You have definitely opened our eyes (and tummy) to what we have been (unknowingly) missing!
MONGKOK in POWERPLANT MALL!
This is one of the oldest restaurants in POWER PLANT mall that was still as popular as the time it opened.
|Where's the waiter????|
Good thing that for that particular night, they were not as jampacked as usual that we were able to get a table, pronto!
Mati and Chuck Norris!
My eldest totally worships dear Chuckie and would always go with us whenever his new number one favorite cousin (yup that's how he says it) is around!
MONGKOK had undergone a major renovation to modernize their look many years ago. But this picture of 3 fat kiddies about to be gobbled by a bird is still there.
Wait. Is that a bird or a baby?
While waiting for our food, I turned my attention to my yin and yang of Chinese cuisine!
He he he he he! Yep! To me it is!
Aaaah... I cannot NOT have dimsum without the chili garlic oil, soy sauce, and calamansi. I feel that it is almost a sin to the foodie gods NOT to!
That's why I'm having second thoughts in stepping back at TIM HO WAN. Why? WHYYY? Don't you have this "manna" for your condiments???
As dear Chuckie craved that night, we ordered MONGKOK's Crispy Noodles with Beef and Vegetables (P280.00).
It was actually our first time to order it in MONGKOK since we usually had their chow mein!
MONGKOK's Stuffed Eggplant (P80.00)!
Yup! Another first for us!
YES! We're Chinese food FOB's I know! He he he he he!
We then ordered some of our usual dimsum favorites in ANY Chinese restaurant.
MONGKOK's Chicken Feet (P90.00)!
Mati's favorite, shrimp hakaw (P100.00).
MY favorite, MONGKOK'S Shrimp Puff (P80.00)!
Yub's favorite, siopao (P80.00).
EVERYONE's favorite, pork siomai (P90.00).
AND Matthew Crawley's favorite, shrimp balls (P90.00).
Yes. You may not ACTUALLY see him but Matthew is always with me in spirit. Hehe he he he he!
YEP! STILL watching DOWNTON ABBEY. Second run!
ERICJAZ FOODIES with master Mati and "Chuck Norris" at MONGKOK POWER PLANT MALL!
Mati really wanted to make sure that the noodles were crunchy!
Ooh... We likey!
The sauce of the crispy noodles were aplenty and "a-tasty"!
Chuckie was really careful in getting his serving. He didn't want to spill even just a strand of his revered noodles! :)
After a while, it softened the crunchy noodles for easier slurping! YUM!
Wait... My noodles are so lonely.
There you go!
My PLATE! My not-yet-so-full-but-I-already-want-take-a-picture-of plate!!!
Our table filled with our favorite dimsum and more!
HA! I'm a natural Webster!
Yummmm... Such a delicious dinner!
Why is it that when it comes to food, even the most star struck fan would succumb to the "galit-galit muna" curse?
Mati totally ignored his idol and really focused on gobbling up all the delicious Chinese food!
Our MONGKOK bill!!!
After we filled ourselves with all things beautiful when it comes to dimsum for us, we trooped over to the theatre for our TAKEN 3 movie night!!
Have you guys seen the HONEST TRAILER of TAKEN ? Please do! It's soooo funny!
Lower Ground Floor,
Power Plant Mall, Rockwell,
BY THE WAY....
It's ERICJAZ FOODIES 2nd Year Anniversary today! Yeyyyyy!!! It's been two years to this day that we began this silly, little foodie blog! What started off as a means to just transfer our Facebook pictures became our online journal that we love so much!!!
I apologize if we do not have giveaways or any special blog post to mark this momentous day (for us). It's just me, proving a point that we don't need to give away hundreds of GC's nor putting up an entry that could win a pulitzer to stress how much we really love this silly, little, foodie blog that could!
Either that, or I'm just lazy to set something up in rafflecopter. SORRY!!!
Here's to more years of superkalifragalisticespialidocious long posts, pictures, grub, wacky faces,weird crushes, and just all in all my favorite YAPPY BUNCH!
ERICJAZ FOODIES YEAR 2!!! WOHOOOO!