Sunday, November 03, 2013

new friend

IMG_4305 I recently met up with a new friend, Fiona.

She recently moved here from Singapore with her husband, who is studying at a local university.

We met up for lunch and tried a Korean restaurant that she wanted to try, Chingu.

I ordered the kimbap (Korean sushi), while she had the Bulgogi Chapchae.

Our meals came with some bancha (side dishes): omlette, kinpira gobo & kim chee. It also came with seaweed soup.

IMG_4306 The owner also gave us some salad to share. The salad had slices of asian pear in it which gave it a little sweetness to it. There was also a little kick from it too, I think there may have been some kim chee sauce in the dressing.

The kimbap was delicious and really pretty looking, here is a close-up of it here.

IMG_4308 After a pretty leisurely lunch, we went to have coffee at Sant'Andrea Cafe. I ordered the cafe mocha, but this one came with more whipped cream than coffee...

DSC04449 Then it was time to go, Fiona was kind enough to share with me some bak kwa from Singapore.

It is like jerky, but sweet. After tasting it, it reminded me of lup cheong.

Thank you Fiona for such a fun day, I hope we can meet up again soon!

Chingu
Labi Senri 4F
Toyonaka, Osaka
Phone: 06.6872.5837
Lunch: 11:00-15:00, Dinner 17:00-22:00

Sant'Andrea Cafe
Senchu Pal
Toyonaka, Osaka
Phone: 06.6872.7775
M-F: 7:30-19:30, S: 8:00-19:30, SU: 9:30-19:30

5 comments:

Fiona said...

Dear Kat,

I had a great time too! I'll try out the Hawaiian cafe/restaurant and let you know if the food is nice. Really can't comment on authenticity though!

K said...

Looks like a delicious day with a new friend!

K and S said...

thanks Fiona, maybe we can go together :)

it definitely was K!

Take care you two.
Kat

KirkK said...

That looks like a nice lunch Kat.

K and S said...

nice lunch and nice company, Kirk :)

Take care.
Kat