Hello all! Let me get a few things straight… I am not really into kpop, but as a matter of fact… I do quite enjoy beautifully curated artwork. And while I am still known as すしモンスター in certain circles I couldn’t help but share this little music video by the Korean girl group Orange Caramel. And, well… talk a little bit about it.

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It’s been a while since I last showed other people’s artwork. If I remember correctly it was Mizutani at the beginning of the year. Now, you’ve probably seen this somewhere before but just take a look at these surreal masterpieces by the Korean artist Jee Young Lee.

These were only a few of my favorites, please do check out more of her work over at the website of the Opiom Gallery (you can see everything full screen!).

From February 7 to March 7, 2014, OPIOM Gallery in Opio (France) will exhibit a couple of of Jee Young Lee’s ongoing work called Stage of Mind. This will be her first European exhibition. Fingers crossed it will come to The Netherlands or Belgium (or somewhere near you maybe?).

Have a good weekend folks!

As promised now I got my battery charged: Yokiyo!

A little time ago I finally got to try out something new I’ve been wanting to try for ages. Korean restaurants are slowly sipping into the scene in Amsterdam, as is Korean BBQ. And I found quite the neat little place to go, the thing is, to be able to eat at a BBQ table at Yokiyo you should eat with four, so I thought of a good reason and got some adventurous family to tag along. Because, of course I wanted to use the BBQ table.

The atmosphere at Yokiyo was very relaxed and light. The interiors of the rooms were quite rad, original wooden panels and tiles mixed together with pastel colours, you can grasp it a bit over at their website.

The menu at Yokiyo isn’t really big, it’s all just on one piece of paper, but that’s good. There is enough to pick from as an noob to Korean cuisine, but seeing so many Asian visitors I think it’s good enough for experts as well. The BBQ menu is 19.50 eu, which is pretty affordable knowing you get to chose different meats/things for on the BBQ, lots of banchans (delicious side dishes like kimchi) and unlimited rice and cabbage. Since we sat at the BBQ with four, we had four different types of meat and just shared the whole thing.

Drinks were pretty OK too, we had to wait a bit before we were seated and while we waited I chose their homemade icetea (which was good, even having a ginger flavour that I usually despise) [ 2.- eu] . At the table we ordered a pot of Makgeolli (Korean rice wine) [ 7.50 eu ], which was really neat.

Since we all had pretty much the same we split the bill in four, which led that we all ate for around 25 eu a person. And we all ate pretty much too, so I’m definitely in for a second time. Maybe even a third.

I didn’t plan this to be this sort of review, but I really enjoyed the place.