Alien's Day Out

Purple cake, Snacks, Bunny, and more~


Many thanks for all the kind comments about the Botton cafe blog post, and also to everyone who has gone to check the cafe out in person. :) I’ve heard from the Botton ladies that they have been so happy to meet more foreign customers and serve vegan goodies. So yayyyy! Anyway, it’s been a busy (and rainy) week and I haven’t been able to blog for a while, but here are some random photos and updates:

Recently, Joanne, a blog friend and customer ordered a birthday cake for her boyfriend. She said he wanted a dark chocolate cake with raspberries but I couldn’t find fresh raspberries anywhere so I ended up making a chocolate cake with blueberries on the inside and raspberry buttercream frosting on the outside using some raspberry purée and blackberry powder. Joanne later sent me a photo of the cake with the candles. It turned out really purple like a unicorn, but she reported that he loved it.

After that, I made a similar cake for Botton cafe and it has now been nicknamed the Purple Rain Cake, to go with their Purple Rain coffee blend. :) Rich chocolate cake and two different kinds of berries make this all kinds of vegan-awesome. All that’s missing is Prince’s song playing in the background. Infact, here’s a link to the video. (Thanks to Joanne & Chad for the inspiration~) Oh, and that’s an iced soy chai latte, to-go. Delicious.

Alien’s Day Out in the press! 10Magazine had a little blurb about High Street Market’s new vegan items, and they mentioned the blog! Woot~~

Speaking of High Street Market, they now carry vegan cashew-based cheese. I have yet to taste it myself, but it looks soft and spreadable, good for sandwiches? :)

Also got to hang out with Dawn at SPACE yoga studio while she re-potted some basil plants.

Green slushies almost every day~ Perfect to cool myself down after a morning jog.

Mmmmmochi ddeok~~

And because it’s been a while since Bunny has made an appearance on the blog, here she is enjoying an afternoon snack of apples, a plum, and some oatmeal.

Lickin’ her lips, or maybe just sticking her tongue out at you. Mehrong!

Did you miss that? Here it is again. :) So cuteee!

Ok Alien Friends! That’s all for today, have a good one! ta ta~

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  1. They didn’t have vegan cheese when I went!!! :(
    Anyways, your lemon cookies were sooo good!!! I accidentally overate them and got a little sick afterwards – it was that good! haha. My family obviously loved them, and also a friend of my sister was also surprised at how vegan foods can be so good!
    I am delighted to see how vegetarianism/veganism is getting more well-known in Korea. Yesterday I saw that Seoul National University now has their own Vegetarian Buffet in the campus! ;D

  2. ok just stop it, stop it!!!!! buns is freaking cute!! and your purple rain cake looks divine!
    way to go with getting published in yet another mag…go sis! <3

  3. “Jamaican me Crazy”


  4. Yay magazine article!!! OMG I can’t believe they have vegan cashew cheese!! Soo cool. I’ve been thinking that I’m going to miss vegan cheese when I teach in South Korea but maybe I wont! What do you use to color the outside of that mochi ddeok?

    I’ve been following your blog for a while and I’m definitely going to use your info as a “vegan go to guide” for noms outside my kitchen:) Thanks!!!!

  5. Really enjoying your blog! Tried the Loving Hut in Sinchon and totally loved the cheap and cheerful prices with some delicious food. Also, I purchased the Vegan Cheese at High Street Market and LOVE it! Even my non-vegan friends keep on eating it. You need to go buy some! Thanks for your informative and fun blog. ~Hillary

  6. This purple cake looks amazing!! You are just so talented! Gosh I love bunny, the pictures make me want to snuggle her to pieces. ;) have a wonderful rest of the week.

  7. Congratulations Mipa!! Super awesome about you being more promoted in media, well deserved ^^. And that cake looks sooooo delicious! Bunny is super cute, you nailed those pictures, big “aaaaawh~”. Good job!

  8. eek! so much excitement! i really hope i can come back for a visit to korea again sometime soon! high street market looks so awesome!

  9. loooove your reference to Raspberry Beret! “If it was warm, she wouldn’t wear much more!” Suchhh a great song. oh and I think I will fly to korea, adopt a bunny just like Bunny, and go eat purple rain cake at Cafe Botton. A girl can dream!

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