Sunday, September 30, 2012

Family Dinner at Nolboo Hangari Galbi

Another backdated entry...

We had never eaten Korean food as a family before so for this family outing, we decided to patronize Nolboo Hangari Galbi at Orchard Central. The overall ratings for this place on hungrygowhere isn't good but we felt that the food was not bad though a little bit pricey for the amount served.

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Kh and I were early so we walked around the mall and came across some Feng Shui exhibit. Year 2012 would be a year of good fortune for the hubby (Rooster) but a really unlucky one for me (Dog). So far the forecast hasn't been entirely accurate. I did not feel that it is a very unfortunate year for me and neither was it a super lucky year for kh too. And I just announced my age on my blog again. -_-|||

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Kh and I ordered some dishes before everyone arrived. It was fortunate that we did for the wait was pretty long. When the rest of my family arrived, some dishes were served and hence nobody had to wait too long for the food. Of course being such a "food connoisseur", the rest of my family members added more dishes to the order.


I love this sauce and seasoning a lot though I did not really know what they are. All the food tasted good with these.

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The appetizers were not refillable which was quite unlike traditional Korean restaurants.

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We are carnivores and we need our meat to make us happy! The hot plate of delectable premiun beef at the top left hand corner burnt a huge hole. You wouldn't wanna know how much they cost or your reaction would be like my mum's.

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We needed to order more vegetables dishes besides the appetizers since they weren't refillable.

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We had wanted those milky fermented rice wine but they only had this clear one. At an alcohol content of 20%, it sure is potent for that little glass.

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A spontaneous military green theme for my daddy and mummy. I was also in military green as well.

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The story behind the individual shots:
- My dad's picture had to be cropped coz my mum simply had to stick her face into every indivudual shot of my dad. *lol*
- My 2nd sis did not want to have her face shown that day.
- After 5 tries, I successfully had my shot taken coz twice kh poked his face in ,once he poked his finger at my cheek and another one I simply CMI.

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My mum deserves a whole collage for her. She is really a PEACE-loving person. She just had to show the peace sign in every photo.

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Kh came back from the seas looking a lot bulkier and meatier (and fatter as well). My mum kept commenting that my face (and his) looked like how I looked when I was a toddler which was also the time when some of my relatives called me 汉堡包 which means "hamburger" in Mandarin.

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Desserts existed in what is visually and gustarorily Pulot Hitam.

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I'm glad everyone enjoyed our first Korean dinner as a family. The food and service really isn't too bad as the reviews posted on the Internet. We had a really attentive manager attending to us and I have no complaints at all.


See my disgruntled face?
My mum said, "Let's do a peace sign."
I refused.
Then she dictated me to pose with the thumbs up.

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My parents had to leave earlier for their dance lessons and my sisters, kh and I continued our desserts and chats at Fruit Paradise.

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The experience at this branch were not that great. Many cakes were already sold out and our beverages tasted bland. There was only one wait staff serving everyone on a Saturday night and she was completely overwhelmed.

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Feedback on the new blogger admin page

This is my first shot at typing in the new blogger admin page which we were all forced to "upgrade" to a while back. I do not like the interface at all.

I always toggle between the compose mode and the html mode due my uploading of photos from a non-blogger source and I must say I'm really not used to the new html mode. It requires a lot more html knowledge than the previous interface. I really dread seeing the post in html mode coz all I see are break lines codes whereas in the past, it has a cleaner look where spaces are just spaces instead of break lines. Any missing break line codes would render the photo and text layout all asunder.

I wonder how the rest of you are coping with posting your entries. Do you have any tips for easier crafting of posts?

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Giveaway ending in a few hour's time



If you haven't already participated, you could still make it for my giveaway which would be closed in the next few hours [30 September 2012 at 23:59 PM SGT (Sunday night)]. There would be 3 sets of prizes to be given out. Click here to participate in my giveaway.

11 comments:

  1. I'm born in the year of the Rooster. At the beginning of the year, nothing really went well but things got better during the Summer. Sometimes the predictions are way off for me. ><

    I love Korean food a lot. I ate loads when I went to Korea. :P Everything I ate felt so so healthy because most of the foods were made with little oil and mainly seasoned vegetables. My favorite is Bibimbap. You should definitely try it out.

    Your parents dance? That's amazing.! I wish mine did so they are fit and healthy. :p

    I love fruit cakes like that. :) I get to eat them on special occasions only.

    I don't have problems with the new interface. At the start I wasn't used to it but it's fine now. I don't use HTML so maybe that's why it's Okay for me. ^^

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  2. I just want to eat now, all the food looks wonderful :) Your mom is a beauty too :) Gorgeous family!! Am happy she had such a wonderful time. And I'm glad you enjoyed the glasses too, I just loved them :)) Hope you have a super week doll!! xx

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  3. My boyfriend is a dog too and I want to say 2012 was an "ok" year for him. I'm a tiger and it had more downs than ups for me but I am looking forward to 2013! I'm glad the family had a great korean bbq experience! I love korean food too - boyf's korean. lol. I saw that you guys had SOJU!! Yea, 2-3 shots of those gets me under the table!

    Thank you SO much for giving me more entries into your competition. Appreciating the blogging sisterly love here! hehee. <3 I want to win one!!!

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  4. awww i love this! spending time with your family :) i can't get over how amazing your mom looks.. you guys are more like sisters than mother and daughter.. haha your mom has such an amazing figure especially at her age!!!

    i loveee krn bbq! the meats look so yummy :)

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  5. I tagged you!!^^
    http://suitomirukukoohii.blogspot.de/2012/09/finally-recipe-again-yakisoba-and-got.html

    The food looks so good(*v*)

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  6. hi jo! thanks for the comment on my blog post! oh, and i'm sorry for confusing you with the mix up of my name. :( But yes, my name is really Melissa. Missa was just my name when I was a baby. :D By the way all of the food you had eaten looks so good! I so want Korean food now. WAIT WAIT, You didn't have any kimchi together with your meal?! Whaaat. KIMCHI is the best. :D Or did you not like it? Hahaha.

    I didn't even know your giveaway was ending tonight! I really need to pay more attention to these things! Honestly, I am hardly on blogger now due to being to busy! But anyway, I hope I still have a chance at winning....

    :)

    Oh and your family is so cute, especially your mom and dad. ^_^

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  7. Smart, dashing hubby...smart beautiful wife...no hamburgers!

    I like the look of the egg, shrimp, mussel dish, not sure about the other Korean dishes. And of course I the fruit desserts looks wonderful.

    Marriage is exciting--I was just teasing you in my comment to your comment. =)

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  8. You all are such a great friendly family! Even looking at you is so pleasant!) Your mum is so beautiful!

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  9. jo, this post is just too cute! your parents are awesome - PEACE! hahaha i am loving the two statues right outside the restaurant and those desserts look yummy delicious. blogger is definitely a challenge. i've had to figure it out as i go along. posting is not as easy. hahaha hang in there girl.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  10. aw what a beautiful family, you look just like your mom. And as always .. I get food envy from all the food photos!!!

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  11. Huong,

    Always love reading your thoughtful comments, dear.

    Rooster? You must be a 12-year cycle younger than my hubs. Hehe... We are old.

    I'm still not that crazy over Korean food as yet maybe coz I love my vegetables fresh. It is werid coz I also love the taste of their appetizers which are usually vegetables too! I love Korean BBQ but not so much of their flavoured rice dishes.

    My parents engage in social dancing. They do cha cha, rumba, ballroom etc. My mum is always trying to get me interested. I can only groove to music. I can't dance to steps.

    I've figured out the line breaks problem in the html mode! It is so much easier to post now!


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    TDDH,

    Thank you, dear. My mum would be over the moon. I've pinned those glasses onto Pinterest!


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    Amy,

    Yes, that's Soju! I was stumped for a moment trying to recall what alcohol that was. I hope the rest of 2012 would be kind to you. Your bf is Korean? Ah, I always love it when I learn new information about my blogger friend!


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    Lisa,

    My mum would be over the moon if she knows what you have said!


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    Shou,

    Thanx for the tag. I would check it out soon!


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    Melissa,

    Missa for a baby name sounds really cute!

    I think there was Kimchi. Any Korean restaurant couldn't have missed that out for appetizer. I probabaly forgot to snap it and it was gone? I couldn't quite remember.

    I would be settling all the admin issues for the blog giveaway on Sunday night. Wait for the news!


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    Rick,

    You are always so sweet. Fruit cakes are one of the best desserts ever. I knew you were teasing me on that! That's what you always do -- teasing people.


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    Lulu,
    You are so sweet. Thank you, dear.


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    Kim,

    It's so cute that you would like the statues. I find them gaudy; my mum finds them cute. Hence, she pulled me to snap a picture with her and the statues.

    I've figured how to make my life a lot easier with the line breaks! I hope you are slowly getting used to the new blogger admin page too.


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    Yvonne,
    Thank you, dear. My mum loves to hear people saying we look alike.

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