Dakgalbi 닭갈비

Dakgalbi or Korean spicy stir-fried chicken is one of my favorite Korean food. Recently me and my friend, Wahida, found a dakgalbi restaurant called Mr. Dakgalbi . Wahida, a hardcore Korean enthusiast, of course thrilled the most by the discovery so she dragged us to the restaurant which is established in Sutera Mall, JB.

We had no clue what to order so we played it safe by ordering a basic set of dakgalbi for 2 pax.


They will fry the food for you, so don’t panic.


The set came with rice and ramyeon with no vegies. You can go for the other set, also for 2 pax, but with vegies. Or add on more cheese, more ramyeon or more rice or even order for rice cakes.

Despite the burning red color, it was not spicy at all but had like a settled sweet taste to it which was lovely. I especially enjoy the ramyeon. The fried rice also tasted so good mixed with the cheese.

Wahida also ordered this delicious seafood (or was it potato?) pancake which tasted pretty much like jemput-jemput bawang (onion fritter), my favorite.IMG_6816.JPGYou dip this in the soy sauce but it’s too salty to my liking.

IMG_6814.JPGMe and Wahida about to devour the food. What you can see on the table are the 반찬 or side dish (kimchi ~duh!~, salad, raddish, cabbage and clear soup).

The price? I don’t exactly remember how much we paid but it was affordable. You won’t cry and curse.



Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam


So this is another review on a facial cleanser, which is the Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam from The Face Shop.


Honestly I have nothing much to say about this cleanser. Other that the amazing scent that it has, I find to be so-so. Compare to the Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Foam, this one doesn’t have beads in it so it won’t exfoliate my skin, which is not necessarily bad. I mean because I can use it after my ultimate favorite scrub, the St. Ives apricot scrub. So it’s good. It doesn’t break me out either and I use this everyday in the afternoon after work (my work ends at 1 p.m.).


The packaging says that this cleanser cleanses away makeup but I don’t think I should rely on the cleanser alone. So what I do is I remove my makeup with baby wipes, proceed with makeup cleansing oil, scrub and then this cleanser. I love the smell of this cleanser. I think it smells sort of like floral talcum, mild yet calming.

This cleanser is for all skin types and it contains natural cleansing agents including rice extract and soapwort extract. It leaves skin looking clear and bright. Since I’m pretty tan myself, I don’t see a permanent difference in the brightness of my skin but it does look a little brighter right after cleansing (or am I delusional? lol).  I guess it takes time for the brightening property to take effect on my skin. Don’t confuse brightening with whitening though. This cleanser is not for whitening or bleaching or anything like that. I just hope that this cleanser helps me lighten my hyperpigmentation and even out my skin tone.

On the website, it retails for RM33.90 (150 ml), slightly cheaper than the Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Foam. So give this a try if you’re in the market for a moisturizing and brightening yet mild cleanser that doesn’t hurt your wallet.

Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Foam

So today I decided to do a simple review on the two cleansers that I bought last month. Since it has already been a month since I started using them, I believe I’ve got the ‘license’ to leave commentaries that’s if I like them, if I don’t and what’s good have they done to my skin.

First is the Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Foam from The Face Shop.


I’ve been meaning to try this one since I started using the emulsion from the same line. I am obsessed with the emulsion so I figured the cleanser would be good too and I was right. It is not like the best cleanser but it’s good. At least it doesn’t break me out. Not WOW! but just wow, y’know what I mean, right?

I use this cleanser every morning (with bare hands) and I notice that my skin is less oily for the next 6 hours.

From the packaging, it claims to remove impurities trapped in pores, leaving skin feeling fresh and clean. It does leave my skin feeling fresh and clean. It smells so good too, very mild and refreshing and it wakes me up so I like that about it.

The website says that this cleanser contains soluble scrub to exfoliate and care for pores at the same time. I barely see any beads but it does feel a little rough (but not sharp or harsh or anything like that) to the touch. So I guess that’s the exfoliator.

I use a little less than this but it still  foams very richly since it has abundant amount of saponin* in it. So a little definitely goes a long way.

* Saponins are glycosides with a distinctive foaming characteristic. They are found in many plants. Thanks, Google.

For 150ml tube, it retails for about RM38.90. You can purchase it from the website. http://www.thefaceshop.my/shopping/Products/Chia_Seed_Fresh_Cleansing_Foam/

But I picked it up during my birthday month so I got 30% off. I took the advantage of the discount and picked up another cleanser which is the Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam. I think I’ll do a separate post on this one since this post is already pretty lengthy. So, see you there!