20 Space – The Mint Universe (New Cube Cafe)

Hiii! I just came back to Korea again after more than a month in Indonesia. And it’s so hot here. OMG!

So many things happened when I’m away. One of them is new cube cafe finally opened!!! Yeayy! I posted about cube cafe long time ago. And since Cube Ent moved its office, the cafe was closed. It’s now re-opened in Cube Ent new building but with a new name: 20 Space – The Mint Universe. I don’t know why it omits the Cube part on its name though.

20space seats

bigger space, yeayy!

Anddd I visited the cafe today~ The new cafe is much bigger than the old one. And on one side, it plays big size video using projector. Sometimes it plays Cube artists’ MV, but not when I came there. Just like the old one, It also has Cube artists’ merchandise display. But there’s only BEAST & BTOB stuff now.

Its main menu is coffee (4000-6500 KRW), but there are also different kind of tea (~5000 KRW), fruit ade, yoghurt smoothie, milkshake (5800 KRW), etc. It also serves Daquoise (1800 KRW) and Bottle Cake (4500 KRW) for you who have sweet tooth.

20space menu

20 Space Menu

Since I don’t really like coffee, I ordered yoghurt smoothie. For the price that relatively a lil bit more expensive than other cafes, it has proper size. It’s big! Well, I’m sure we know that almost everyone going here has that “hidden motive”. LOL. So that size is good enough if you want to stay longer.

yoghurt smoothie

bigger space, yeayy!

Talking about “hidden motive”, I saw Pentagon’s Shinwon! Haha. Read so many fanaccount that Pentagon members frequently visit the cafe but didn’t expect that any of them would come when I went there. Perfect timing!

pentagon shinwon

blur shinwon

Pentagon is cube’s upcoming 10-member boy group. They’re supposed to debut last July, but because of Cube’s internal problem their debut date is pushed back. Sigh… I watched their reality show, Pentagon Maker, and it’s really fun. They’re crazy and talented guys. I recommend you to watch some of their performances. Here are my favorites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 .

Shinwon was eliminated after a performance show which the recording I attended. We were asked to vote a team, but didn’t know that the result is used for elimination. Even though I believe this elimination thing is scripted, I felt really bad for Shinwon because I voted for another group. On the last episode of Pentagon Maker they were given mission to revive the eliminated member including Yanan and Edawn: their debut concert must be attended by minimum 2000 people. Which is ridiculous scenario because: First, if you call it debut concert then the album, music video, etc should be done which means the member is already decided. Second, that number is big for a rookie group. And now the debut concert is canceled. I don’t know how they’ll make the 3 members “smoothly” come back after getting eliminated. Sometimes I feel tired with kpop drama. Haha.

Anyway, I hope they’ll debut soon >< Jinho waited for 8 years to debut, he was SM trainee and once debuted under project SM The Ballad. Hongseok was YG trainee and was eliminated in survival show Mix & Match. This debut is something that they’re really long for.

Sorry for the long rant about Pentagon ^^v Please watch their show and support them. Anddd if you want to visit 20 Space, here’s the detail:

20 Space – The Mint Universe
Opens everyday, 10am-10pm.
Instagram: @20space_cube
Address: F2 Building. 83 Achasan-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 성동구 아차산로 83 F2빌딩)
How to get there: Take Seoul Subway Line 2 to Seongsu Station. Go to Exit 1 and walk straight for 300m.

K-Food Fair 2015 Jakarta, Indonesia

Lagi iseng liat instagram, eh kok nemu ini di instagramnya jisoo.

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Jisoo ini aktor muda korea yang mulai dikenal publik setelah aktingnya di Angry Mom. Saya nggak akan bahas dramanya disini, kalo penasaran silakan googling sendiri. lol. Yang bikin saya tertarik sama postingannya si Jisoo ini adalah kok ada tulisan “surat yang lezat” di fotonya. Ada apaan nih? Jisoo main film di Indonesia?

Setelah saya buka linknya, jengjengjeng… Ternyata itu adalah sebuah web mini drama. Mini drama ini bercerita tentang Lia, mahasiswi asal Indonesia yang sedang belajar di Korea, dan Yong-I, seorang lelaki Korea yang suka masak dan jatuh cinta sama Lia. Yong-I pun berusaha mengambil hati Lia dengan keahliannya memasak. Lah gitu doang? Apa menariknya? Selain Jisoo (eaaa), yang menarik di mini drama ini (terutama buat saya) adalah karena di film ini tokoh Lia adalah seorang muslim dan berusaha untuk hanya mengkonsumsi makanan halal. Yong-I yang nggak sengaja melihat Lia belanja pun jadi belajar apa itu makanan halal supaya Lia nggak menolak dosirak (lunch box) yang dia masak. Namun, beberapa kali Yong-I memberikan dosirak secara sembunyi-sembunyi, makanannya selalu nggak dimakan karena Lia nggak yakin kalo itu halal dan nggak tau itu dari siapa. Ada adegan video call sama mamanya Lia dan mamanya nyuruh Lia hati-hati dan nggak makan sembarangan. Persis ibu saya. *Berasa jadi Lia* *Cari dosirak dari Yong-i?* xD

Mini drama ini dibuat untuk mempromosikan acara K-Food Fair 2015 yang akan diadakan di Jakarta tanggal 16-18 Oktober ini, makanya tokohnya adalah orang Indonesia dan diberi subtitle-nya pun berbahasa Indonesia. Pemeran Lia bernama Amelia Tantono, googling sedikit muncul kok berbagai socmednya di facebook, linkedin, twitter, atau instagram. Tujuan K-Food Fair ini adalah menjembatani industri makanan Korea dan perusahaan di Indonesia serta mengenalkan produk makanan Korea secara langsung ke konsumen. Selain di Jakarta, K-Food Fair sebelumnya diadakan di Malaysia dan berikutnya akan diselenggarakan di Uni Emirat Arab. Indonesia, Malaysia, dan UEA adalah negara dengan jumlah penduduk muslim yang besar dan peminat budaya koreanya (sebut saja k-pop & k-drama) juga lumayan besar. Pantes aja mereka menunjukkan soal pentingnya makanan halal di mini drama ini. Mereka mau menunjukkan kalau produk mereka ada kok yang halal dan mereka pun mau belajar tentang makanan halal ini. Dari sisi industri, tentu tujuannya supaya mereka juga bisa mengambil pasar konsumen muslim. Dan dengan cerdasnya mereka menarik penggemar k-entertainment untuk menonton drama ini sekaligus menunjukkan ke perusahaan Indonesia yang berminat mengekspor produk makanan korea kalau peluang pasar mereka terbuka lebar. Pinterann aja deh caranya. ㄱ_ㄱ

Kalo nggak salah, mini drama ini bakal ada 3 episode. Silahkan nonton episode 1 dan 2 disini:

지수야 누나랑 같이 먹을래? 😉 *ditendang*

[UPDATED] Episode 3

Info lengkap soal K-Food Fair 2015 Jakarta bisa dilihat disini
Official Website: http://www.kfoodfair2015.com/en/indonesia/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kfoodfair2015
Instagram: https://instagram.com/korean_food_fair_2015
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRfUDW46lvIvHFCgZWVeDnw

Konsultasi Ekspor B2B
16 Oktober 2015 (09.00~20.30) – Hotel Mulia Ballroom 3

Pameran makanan, Lomba, K-pop dance cover, Mencoba hanbok, dll
17 Oktober 2015 (10:00~20:00) & 18 Oktober 2015 (11:00~20:00) – Grand Atrium Mall Kota Kasablanka Lt. 1

**Fun Fact: Aktor yang memerankan jadi pemilik toko adalah Jo Jaeyun, aktor yang pernah saya pergoki *halah bahasanya* memakai batik di drama Liar Game! Saya pernah nulis soal itu disini. Jadi makin penasaran ada hubungan apa antara Jo Jaeyun dengan Indonesia. Haha.

Tongin Market

Tongin Market (통인시장) is famous for its Dosirak (Lunchbox) Cafe. I saw it for the first time on C-Clown KAN-ON Show. It also has appeared on some other shows and dramas such as Running Man and 1 Night 2 Days. The most recent one is in drama Plus Nine Boys.

You can taste various korean traditional foods with relatively cheap price here. Just go to the Dosirak Cafe on the second floor, pay 5000 KRW, and you’ll get a string of old coins and an empty lunchbox. Go back to the market area, find sellers with Dosirak Cafe sign. You can buy food with your coin there. Most of the foods will cost 1-2 coins.

I recommend you the old style ddeokbokki. You won’t find the usual ddeokbokki with gochujang sauce here. The ddeokbokki will be fried in a wok with some red pepper. The seller put so many pictures of Kang Hodong and Lee Seunggi from 1N2D when they visited the shop.

old style ddeokbokki

old style ddeokbokki

There are a lot of food choices there. There are mandu (dumpling), meat, kimbab, jeon, pickled vegetables, etc. If you don’t have any dietary restrictions, this place will be a heaven. But for me who can’t eat meat, it’s kinda difficult. But, I was lucky that I met a very kind seller. When I told her that I don’t eat meat, she helped me choosing the food. I bought small crab in pepper paste, vegetables salad, and egg from her. And she gave me tofu as service (bonus). I think I’ll buy from her again when I visit Tongin Market next time. 😛 Her shop is not far from the Customer Center where the Dosirak Cafe located. Just go straight around 2-3 shops, it’s located on the left side (Dosirak Cafe is on the right side).

Most of the sellers here don’t speak english. But at least they can tell you how many coin you need to pay. After you fill up your lunch box, you can go back to the Dosirak Cafe. There are rice, spoon, chopstick, and water available. Just take them, choose your seat, and enjoy your meal. 😀

Here’s what I bought there:

my lunchbox

my lunchbox

There are ddeokbokki – tofu – i don’t know what but i guess it’s made from rice flour nokdumuk or cheongpomuk (mung bean jelly) – small crabs – eomuk (fish cake) – egg – sugar glazed sweet potato – vegetable salad. I like ddeokbokki and small crabs the most.

Tongin Market
3, Pirundae-ro 6-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 필운대로6길 3 (통인동)

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Yoseob’s Parents’ Restaurant, For The First and Last Time

BEAST Yoseob’s parents own a Naengmyeon (Cold Noodle) restaurant. A lot of B2UTIES (what BEAST’s fans called) come there. It’s located quite far from where I live. That’s why I’ve been postponing my visit to the restaurant. But on September 16th, Yoseob’s sister posted a tweet announcing that the contract of the place will be end soon. Because of some conditions, it’s difficult to renew the contract and they decided to close it down after September 21.  That time, i didn’t know whether I can visit it before it closed or not.

Suddenly Kak Anda, my senior in informatics and also a fan of Gikwang who lives in Seoul, replied my message on facebook. I informed her about Yoseob’s parents’ restaurant and we made appointment to go there on Friday.

The restaurant is located near Seokgye Station, it’s almost 40 stations away from Juan Station. It took 2 hours for me to reach there. My appointment was supposed to be on 3:00 PM but I arrived at Seokgye at 3:30 PM. I texted Kak Anda but fortunately she was gonna be late too because some immigration thingy. She told me to go to the restaurant first.

When I almost reached the restaurant, I saw Yoseob’s dad left the restaurant. I entered the restaurant and Yoseob’s mom brought me the water, glass, and the menu. She’s so pretty. I ordered 1 bowl of naengmyeon. A group of customer came and because there’s no more seat for them, she asked me to move to another seat. So I moved there. And not that long, the naengmyeon was coming. It was my first time eating naengmyeon.

a big bowl of naengmyeon

a big bowl of naengmyeon

On my previous table, i saw scissors. But i didn’t see it there. Maybe because I looked confused, Yoseob’s mom approaching me, took the scissors from a girl beside me and helped cutting the noodle with it. Wah, she is so kind. I thanked her and start eating the noodles. At the first time, it’s kinda difficult to eat it because the noodle is very chewy. I cut it again to make it easier to eat. I like the taste, it’s refreshing.

The portion was very big, so it took a lot of times to eat it. Then, Kak Anda came. She often comes to the restaurant so yoseob’s mom recognizes her. Kak Anda ordered naengmyeon too. She puts vinegar and korean mustard to the naengmyeon. Ah, I missed that part. I saw it on EatYourKimchi but didn’t do the same. It was our first meeting, so we talked about this and that. Some fans that she recognized as BEAST’s fans were also there. They gave some presents to yoseob’s mom before leaving. Some regular customers also there. Kak Anda told me that this Naengmyeon is tasty, that’s why not only BEAST’s fans especially yoseob’s, are coming there.

When we are leaving, I took a picture with yoseob’s mom. Ah it’s sad. That was my first and last time there. But I hope Yoseob’s parents can rest well and have their holiday after closing down the restaurant.

Mujigae Now Serves Ddeokbokki, Finally \o/

Di review mujigae sebelumnya, saya sempat menyayangkan kenapa mereka nggak menjual ddeokbokki. Dan sepertinya mereka mendengar komplain salah satu pelanggannya ini. :””D Ya ya ya, anda benar! Seperti yang saya bilang di judul post ini, Mujigae sekarang menyediakan ddeokbokki.

Begitu melihat info di twitter kalau mujigae punya menu baru ddeokbokki, saya langsung pengen nyobain. Dan akhirnya kemarin saya kesana. Ada 3 macam ddeokbokki yang dijual, yaitu classic, yangnyeom, dan beef sausage ddeokbokki. Harga yang classic Rp 26.364 belum termasuk pajak. Isinya ddeokbokki, fish cake, dan entah 1 lagi apa namanya. Dari rasa dan bentuknya sih mirip telur yang digoreng kering seperti keripik. Yangnyeom ddeokbokki itu ddeokbokki yang disajikan dengan ayam goreng (yangnyeom) di atasnya. Harganya Rp. 35.455 belum termasuk pajak. Dan yang terakhir, beef sausage ddeokboki sudah jelas lah ya: ddeokbokki dan sosis. Harganya Rp. 33.637 belum termasuk pajak.

Karena kemarin pesan makanan lain juga, saya pesan ddeokbokkinya yang classic aja. Rasanya menurut saya lumayan oke, walopun kalo buat saya sih kurang pedes sebenernya. 😛 Rasanya cenderung manis, tapi enak kok. Porsinya juga pas, kalo buat cemilan sih dibagi berdua juga cukup. Worth it lah. Ini dia penampakan ddeokbokkinya.


Classic Ddeokbokki

Selain ddeokbokki, saya akhirnya nyicipin korean sea salt yang udah dari lama bikin penasaran. Saya pesan yang red velvet. Sempet khawatir kalo rasanya aneh dan nggak enak, tapi ternyata lumayan kok. Rasanya mirip coklat, trus krimnya gurih gitu. Ini dia penampakan red velvet korean sea salt yang lucu banget itu.


Red Velvet Korean Sea Salt

Semoga nanti mereka juga nyediain jajangmyeon, naengmyeon, ato jigae apa gitu. Haha #banyakmaunya #diturutinsatumintayglain

Mujigae (+ Korean Restaurants in Bandung Short Review)

Penggemar kdrama atau kpop, pasti sekali-sekali pengen nyobain makanan korea juga. Di Bandung, ada lumayan banyak pilihan restoran korea antara lain Tudari (dekat Maranatha), Myeongga, Bingsoo (Sukajadi), Spoon & Chopstick (Food Court IP), Tokki Pokki (Dago), Mujigae, dan yang terbaru Yoogane (Ciwalk).

Nah yang lagi nge-hits banget nih namanya Mujigae. Lokasinya lumayan strategis, yaitu di Cihampelas Walk. Saya sudah 2 kali makan disana, yang pertama bareng iponk & icha dan yang kedua bareng apin & iponk. Waktu pertama kali kesana kami memesan makanan yang porsinya bisa buat rame-rame. Pilihan jatuh pada Spicy Bulgogi (Korean Beef BBQ), Japchae, dan Korean Fried Chicken. Pengen tteokbokki tapi ternyata nggak ada, padahal itu basic banget buat makanan korea. >< Bulgogi disajikan di atas alat barbeque termasuk kompornya. Hehe, seru. Japchae bisa dibilang mirip bihun goreng, tapi mie-nya jauh lebih bening dan nggak gampang putus. Selain itu campuran sayurannya juga lumayan banyak. Nah bedanya korean fried chicken dengan fried chicken lainnya seperti di McD atau KFC adalah ayamnya dilumuri bumbu yang finger-licking good banget deh. Kalo pernah ke Five Fingers, ya mirip-mirip itulah, kkkk. Untuk minuman, saya memilih Matcha Milk Tea + Asuka Bean. Uniknya di Mujigae adalah, kita bisa langsung memesan makanan melalui iPad yang tersedia di tiap meja. Canggihhh! Selain itu, kalau sudah melakukan pemesanan, kita bisa me-request 1 lagu (kpop tentunya) yang nantinya akan ditampilkan melalui layar besar. Di Mujigae memang dipasang beberapa proyektor yang menayangkan variety show (sebut saja Running Man) & video musik kpop hasil request pengunjung di layar besar. Saat itu saya request lagu VIXX yang On And On. Biar nggak mainstream, haha. Kalau mau bayar tinggal tekan tombol Request for Billing, nanti mas/mbaknya datang dengan si bill dan tinggal dibayar deh.

spicy bulgogi



VIXX's On And On

VIXX’s On And On

Kedatangan kedua kalinya, kami pesan paket yang buat sendiri-sendiri. Saya pesan Dolsot Bibimbap + Korean Fried Chicken, apin pesan Spicy Bibimbap + Korean Fried Chicken, iponk pesan Cheese Spicy Ramyun. Masing-masing paket dapet banchan (side dish) kimchi. Untuk bibimbap, ngasih gochujang-nya nggak pelit. Porsinya juga super mengenyangkan, harusnya cukup pesan bibimbap biasa trus 1 porsi KFC buat rame-rame. Bibimbap-nya enaaakk, karena itu dolsot bibimbap di dasar mangkoknya ada kerak-kerak nasi yang crunchy banget. Ramyun disajikan di atas panci kecil yang biasa kita lihat di drama-drama itu. Hihi, lucu ya. Biar lebih seru, coba makan ramyun dari atas tutup pancinya. Untuk minuman saya pesan Matcha Milk Tea lagi, abisnya enak sih wadahnya juga lucu mirip vas bunga. Hehe. Apin pesan bingsoo, saya sih nggak nyicip tapi liat porsinya lumayan. Ada satu minuman yang saya pengen coba tapi nggak jadi-jadi, Korean Sea Salt! Next time deh 😛

Btw, koleksi lagu yang bisa di-request nggak update. Jadi saya request lagu NU’EST yang Hello, padahal mereka ada lagu baru. Haha. Karena pas datang kedua kalinya ini saya berdiam cukup lama di Mujigae, akhirnya ketahuanlah kalo most requested group itu SNSD. Sekitar 2,5 jam disana, kurang lebih 5 kali MV SNSD diputar. Dan ternyata juga, lagu yang diputar nggak cuma yang mainstream. Saya kaget saat MV grup nugu seperti GLAM dan Tiny-G diputar. Kirain grup mainstream aja yang bakal di-request. Ah jadi panjang bahas lagu doang. 😛

Dolsot Bibimbap + Korean Fried Chicken

Dolsot Bibimbap + Korean Fried Chicken

Dolsot Bibimbap + Korean Fried Chicken

Dolsot Bibimbap + Korean Fried Chicken

dolsot bibimbap + gochujang

dolsot bibimbap + gochujang

Matcha Milk Tea + Asuka Bean

Matcha Milk Tea + Asuka Bean

Matcha Milk Tea + Asuka Bean

Matcha Milk Tea + Asuka Bean

Untuk harga, memang nggak murah tapi nggak mahal-mahal amat juga. Standarlah buat tempat makan kayak gitu. Paket bibimbap harganya 36.364, matcha milk tea 15.455 (belum termasuk pajak), yang laennya saya lupa. Ampunnn 😛 Tapi kayaknya bulgogi sekitar 60ribu. Oh iya, Mujigae hampir selalu rame jadi kadang mesti waiting list dulu buat dapet tempat. Tapi worth it kok, yuk ah kesana! ^^

Mujigae Resto
Cihampelas Walk Young Street, Bandung 40253
(022) 5200399

Mumpung di atas sempet bahas restoran-restoran korea di bandung, sekalian aja deh review sekilas tempat yang pernah saya kunjungin.

1. Tudari
Tempatnya enak dan besar, dari segi porsi dan harga juga cocoknya buat makan rame-rame. Banchan-nya banyaakkk, berasa keluarga kerajaan deh. Saya suka banget sweet potatao sama sejenis daun kecil-kecil yang crunchy dan seger abis. Buat yang muslim, baca menunya baik-baik. Soalnya mereka jual B2 juga. Kesana rame-rame akhir tahun lalu, kalau nggak salah habis 90-100ribu per orang untuk makanan yang super banyak. Karena kelaperan jadi nggak kepikiran buat foto makanannya deh, ini piring kosongnya aja. Haha.

bersih tuntas

bersih tuntas

Di lantai atas, kamu bisa foto disini nih:

korean bride & groom

Kayaknya laen kali mesti bawa foto gikwang trus dipasang deh di muka yang cowoknya #eh

Tudari Korean Restaurant
Jalan Prof. Drg. Surya Sumantri No.35, 40164, Indonesia
(022) 2003216

2. Bingsoo
Pilihan makanannya banyak, jual B2 juga jadi mesti hati-hati. Rasa oke dan cukup otentik. Tempatnya kecil tapi cozy, banyak komik dan buku yang bisa dibaca di tempat (kalau bisa baca, karena masih dalam huruf aslinya) 😛 Harga standarlah, hampir sama atau bahkan lebih murah daripada Mujigae. Kalau nggak salah pas kesana habis sekitar 40-60ribu deh per orang. Kayaknya perlu post khusus soal Bingsoo, nanti yaaa. Di sebelah Bingsoo ada Korean Mart, bisa beli ramyun instant, gochujang, tteok, bungeoppang, dll.

Jl. Sukajadi No. 198B Pasteur Sukajadi Bandung Jawa Barat, Indonesia
(022) 2036040

3. Spoon & Chopstick
Lokasinya di Food Court Istana Plaza, saya sudah lamaa banget kesananya. Jadi nggak tau tempat ini masih ada atau nggak. Pilihan makanannya antara lain kimchi jigae, tteokbokki, dan bibimbap. Apin pernah nulis review di blognya. Silakan dibaca ^^

4. Tokki Pokki
Menu yang disediakan antara lain ramyeon, jajangmyeon, tteokbokki, bibimbap, dan pa jeon (martabak korea/korean pancake). Rasanya memang nggak terlalu otentik, tapi harganya kantong mahasiswa banget. Kalo kesana cobain pa jeon-nya deh, jarang nemu di tempat lain soalnya. Sayangnya beberapa kali kesana, nggak semua yang ada di menu tersedia. Selain itu, pernah nyoba delivery eh makanan baru datang 2 jam kemudian. Jadi kalo mau, mendingan langsung ke tempatnya aja.

Kedai Tokki Pokki
Jl. Dago 343
(022) 91856423