Alien's Day Out

November 22, 2012
by Mipa

Grateful for friends

My birthday was last Sunday so to ease the pain of getting older, I made a tower of chocolate whoopie pies. It was also my friend Lilian’s bday and we decided to celebrate together at Botton with a few other … Continue reading

October 17, 2012
by Mipa

Home delivered food & Bunny

The other day I was feeling particularly lazy and had zero motivation to cook lunch for myself so I ended up having food delivered. I used to be scared of getting food delivered because I felt awkward speaking Korean over … Continue reading

July 16, 2012
by Mipa

Random Eats Galore

Oh dear… it’s been so long since my last ‘random eats’ post that I’m going to mash them all into one massive post. Get ready for a deluge of food foties! First up, some recipe testing… A while ago, I … Continue reading

July 9, 2012
by Mipa

HAAP rice cakes in Insadong

‘Haap’ is a teeny-tiny ddeeok shop that is tucked in one of the alleyways of Insadong road. It hasn’t been opened that long, but it’s gaining notoriety, mainly due to the fact that the owner is an accomplished pastry baker … Continue reading

June 3, 2012
by Mipa

So much to blog about, so little time….

Well, it’s been a super busy week… I haven’t had any time to blog, so the draft box is seriously backed up. And I leave for Cali in 2 days!! I have to start planning and packing soon, but first … Continue reading

April 16, 2012
by Mipa

Pink Clouds

It’s cherry blossom week! Perhaps one of the most beautiful things about spring in Korea. But the cherry blossoms don’t last long (around 1 week), so take advantage of any free time you have to be outside and walk under … Continue reading


March 28, 2012
by Mipa

Random eats & a radio interview

Happy Hump Day~ I already shared this on the FB page, but I had an interview last week at Arirang radio, for their Culturescapes program! This was my first time being at an actual radio station, so that was pretty … Continue reading

January 13, 2012
by Mipa

Random eats so far in 2012

Here are some random eats from the past week or so. I’ve been craving bibimbab and banchan these days. Gosh, Korean food is quite simply the best. Experimental ooey gooey pecan-choc chip shortbread bars. I’ve also been baking and tasting … Continue reading

September 12, 2011
by Mipa

Chuseok, veganized

Happy, merry Chuseok, everyone! It seems a strange coincidence that this year’s Chuseok holiday, a time of thanksgiving and a celebration of the bountiful harvest, comes right after the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. Yesterday, many of us remembered the tragic … Continue reading

July 24, 2011
by Mipa

Muffinio Cafe @ Seoul National University

Update 11/20/2011: Muffino Cafe has closed! :( One would think that someone who is newly unemployed would cut back on frivolous spending such as getting coffee and eating out, but for me, it’s been the total opposite! Since I don’t … Continue reading