Drinks

Coffee | korea

People here love to get coffee before or after a meal, but did you know that according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control, Koreans consume coffee more than they eat kimchi or rice? Crazy right?? Some people even purposely spend less on food so that they have more to buy coffee.

You’ll be able to find coffee wherever you are in Korea because there is always some kind of cafe on every block, whether it’s a chain or a local business. I thought it was extreme when I noticed that on vacation here three years ago, but there are even more now. I am an avid lover of coffee (especially drip), but the number of shops everywhere still surprises me despite the fact I’ve been here for two months now.

If you want coffee in Korea, be prepared for the prices because coffee is expensive here.

Left: Americano Right: Capuccino

Americano x Cappuccino

The go-to drink for most coffee drinkers in Korea is the americano, which is made up of espresso and hot water. A basic americano usually costs 4,800won, which is about $4.50 (I say ‘basic’ because I’ve seen places offer French americanos but idk what that means). And believe it or not, some places even charge up to ~$10! (more…)

Mikkeller Bar

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I loved the interior of this place. The brick walls, high ceilings, cool artwork, and lighting gave off a hip and laidback vibe.

They have over 40 beers on tap, served in different temperatures according to the brew. I especially liked how they feature a lots of Belgians, which are my fave! If you like sours, they even have a sour room downstairs.

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They also offer snacks, appetizers, entrees, and dessert (you can pass on their risotto though). Next time, I want to try their hot dogs because they have their own sausage company!

If you’re a beer lover, I definitely recommend coming here with a group of friends to try their vast beer selection!!


Mikkeller Bar
34 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Boba Time

My favorite boba place in SoCal!

Sweet Potato Smoothie

Sweet Potato Smoothie

And no, I am not biased towards this place just because they have sweet potato smoothie. Their sweet potato smoothie actually tastes just like the ones I make at home hehe ^__^

I like how big their menu is and that they provide pictures of almost everything on their website. Not only can you order drinks such as milk tea, iced tea, coffee, and smoothies, but you can also get frozen yogurt, shaved ice, and shaved snow! I have yet to try their desserts, but one thing I can tell you for sure is that their drinks are consistently good. I guarantee you’ll find something you’ll like here!


Boba Time
Multiple locations in Socal

Nutella Hot Chocolate

As October comes to an end, fall season has finally arrived in SB – with the morning air beginning to feel crispy, the skies getting gloomy, and the nights becoming too chilly to go out without a jacket. With fall season comes warm layers, comfy sweatpants, more Netflix in bed, and the oh-so-famous pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks (how can we forget?!).

Personally, their pumpkin spice latte tastes too artificial and sweet for me. You know what I’d rather have?

A cup of nutella hot chocolate.

NUTELLAAA

Yaaaasssssss. (more…)

Sweet Potato Smoothie

A sweet potato smoothie? Say whaaat?

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It may sound strange to you, but I think it’s one of the best drinks evaaaaa. It’s really easy to make too! (more…)

Purple Kow

Purple Kow is one of the most famous milk tea places in San Francisco.

Front: High Mountain Oolong Crema Back: Iced Milk

Front: High Mountain Oolong Crema
Back: Iced Milk

However, I believe this place is way overrated. The wait in line to order is super long. The wait to get your drink is even longer. And you think you’d be happy to finally get your drink after an hour wait, but nope, that happiness goes away as soon as you taste it because the drinks aren’t good either (sorry if I’m being too harsh here). I tried several different drinks from this place, hoping to find something I’d like, but all of them confirmed my feelings about this place. (more…)