last days in chicago....

As most of you may know, I left Chicago recently to pursue my next adventure-working with celebrity chef Edward Kwon in Seoul!  I will be posting more entries regarding my stay in Seoul, but I wanted to share a few things I will so miss in Chicago...

water tower and the john hancock building-chicagocoffee at julius meinl-chicago

my favorite at julius meinl-pistachio raspberry mousse with dark chocolate ganache!

pho at tank noodle on argyle and broadway

chicken banh mi sandwich at tank noodle

open face tuna salad sandwich at julius meinl-chicago

the banchan spread (small korean dishes) at cho sun ok-chicago

Cho Sun Ok Korean restaurant is a favorite in Chicago, opened for over 20 plus years-they are known for their chadohlbaeggi (thinly sliced beef) grill that you finish off with kimichi fried rice in the same stone pot! Yum!!!

after the garlic, you cook the beef...

sizzling chadolbaeggi beef with garlic! cooking all the banchan in the stone pot-which is the next step after eating the beef

as the fried rice cooks, the bottom gets perfectly crispy!

alas, this is what was left!

big star is a whisky bar in wicker park, that serve tacos...what a fantastic combo! the lamb tacos were absolutely amazing!

amazing crispy beef tacos-big star

sunhee, scott and me at big star

maggie and i in front of big star-wicker park

dessert window at hot chocolate-chicago

green beans that i made from marigold indian restaurant-these are to die for!!!

inside hot chocolate in wicker park, chicago

marimekko fabric artwork

my francis francis espresso maker, absolutely the best!!!

my apron/bag holder...yes, one of my many fetishes!