mom salad
My mom works.

She worked since I was very young. So, instead of her, grandma raised my sister and me and did most of house works including cooking. Mom cooked much less times than normal housewives, and even worse, she didn’t seem to have any interest in cooking. '

But, today, mom made a salad for me. 

Grandma is in hospital being taken care by nurses, since she got frail rapidly recently. It means no body is in charge of cooking in this family. I know how to cook, but presumably, with a genetical reason, I don’t enjoy it alike mom. 

I was so happy to spot the salad in the refrigerator. But soon I realized that, there is nothing but salad. Bleak. Nothing.

Luckily or unluckily, there was only just-made rice in the rice-cooker.

But, “Mom, You meant salad with rice?” 

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Korean Food : Korea Best Pizza Franchise, Mr. Pizza


Yesterday, I was on the way to meet my friends in the evening.

I was starving to death, since I unintentionally skipped breakfast and lunch. I felt a great carb-craving. I could eat even a plate if it lay in front of me. Nearly bearing my hunger, I arrived at the, the meeting point. I got there at 7 sharp, because I didn’t want any delay for dinner. But regardless of my wish, my friends as usual were late. I told my friends that I would sit and order pizza before they coming. I took a seat and ordered a potato pizza, salad and drinks. About 2 minutes later, my friends arrived. Presently, a salad bowl arrived simultaneously.


A salad bowl. ‘Here we go with our empty bowl and stomach.’ I rushed to the salad bar, and dug up sweet potato salad and squash salad. Then white pasta and chilli pasta were put beside the lump of salad. On the top were corns decorating with yellow. The first mountainous bowl was perfectly satisfying. My friends began to eat and I devour.

mrpizzamrpizzaThe second round.

I jumped into the yogurt bar. I fill the tiny yogurt bowl with a teaspoon of cereals, resins, sunflower seeds, and peanuts. Then I topped with a scoop of yogurt on it.  Some people eat yogurt for their dessert, but for me it was a main dish. I also swallow cereal-mixed yogurt at once. Delightful.

mrpizzamrpizzaMain dish

The pizza was served. No sooner it came than my buddies scurried the salad bar to bring garlic dipping sauce and pickled cucumber. my friend distributed each piece onto our personal dishes. I cut a pizza into several fragments so that I could eat a bite-size one. While eating, we refilled the salad bowl twice more. And we finished the whole pizza within 15 minutes. I was so full that I could feel food stuck up to my throat.


More salad time. Although we finished up eating pizza, it didn’t mean the end of our meal. The finale is dessert at the salad bar. I stood up and stomped to the bar and brought the bowl with few leeches, kiwis, oranges and a few cubes of jelly on one hand and another yogurt bowl on the other.


We always eat like that when we are together.

After finishing all of them, I felt content with self-arranged 3 course meal. I wrote this without exaggeration. They summed up to a large size pizza, 4 salad bowls, 8 yogurt bowls, and uncountably refilled soft drink. We gulped like a horse as if we were food fighters.

I can tell that we always eat like that at any pizza restaurant when we are together. Honestly, I time to time feel ashamed for our appetite and sorry for owners of the restaurants. But we don’t eat like that when we are with other people, not with us. We with others eat less. And it offsets the amount that we have together, I think, I believe, and I hope.

Alright, I admit.
I am sorry, Mr. pizza.    

I will control my appetite next time.

Mr. Pizza

Mr. Pizza is a South Korean pizza chain established in 1990. It is based in Banpo-Dong, Seocho-Gu
, Seoul. After establishing a franchise in Ewha Women's University, Mr. Pizza opened a store in Beijing, China in 2000. It targeted young women customers and improved the salad bar with low calorie and low fat food and added yogurt bar. It also creat 'a woman's day' providing a huge discount to female customers. And it became the most popular pizza brand, outdoing pizza hut and domino pizza in Korea.

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Korea Pizzahut : Cream Chicken Pizza : Smart Dinner in Pizzahut


I wanted to have something fatty and starchy.
That idea led me to chewy cheese on bread, Pizza.

On the way home, My b-friend and I parked the cark at a parking lot middle of downtown.(it was near Kyungsung university in Busan). It was around 9:30, late for dinner for Korean. holding hunger, we wanted to try something new like hungry adventurers.
Imsil cheese pizza, very wellknown brand but rarely found, caught our eyes, so we hurriedly enter into it. Oh god, it was closed. The staff said it finished at 10 to dismay.

On opposite side of road, we saw the red sign glaring. Our eyes glared. We soon recognized it Pizzahut. One of the most popular places, the oldest franchise pizza shops in Korea.

I used to eat pizza at Pizzahut frequently 10 years ago. There were hardly optional places to have pizza in my village in the past. And I liked its new western food, pizza itself. But now, I disliked its outdated image of the pizza hut. Whether liking it or not, at that time, late at night, I was just craving for pizza itself.


Entering the shop, we checked the closing time. The sign on the door says it closes at 11 to relief. A young staff greeted us cheerfully. We sat on a window-by table and flung open the menu book. Our eyes started prowling about. The staff, staring at us, all of a sudden, called us calmly. With a grin, she recommended us the smart dinner set proudly.

Smart dinner set? I’ve heard of smart lunch, but never smart dinner.
I look through the menu description on the book.

Smart Dinner

It’s available from 5 pm on only weekdays.
It consists of ‘the special pizza’, pasta and a refillable salad bowl for two.
It only costs you 24,000 for all of them.

You can choose one pizza among ‘so hot chicken’, ‘cream chicken’, ‘bazil seafood’, ‘tender beef’. and ‘camangber’, and one pasta among ‘baked meatball’, ‘baked carbonara’, ‘rich cheese’, and more pasta options available if you pay extra 2,000won. If you are three people, you pay 2,500 won more for salad.

Cost benefit : 7,700won
The special pizza(15,900won)+Pasta(8,900)+ Salad(6,900won) = All (31,700won)
All (without discount 31,700won) - Smart Dinner(24,000won) = 7,700 won
All (With 15% discount 26945won) - Smart dinner(24,000won) = 2,945 won

Be aware :
No drink is included.
No Discount(by credit card, mobile card) applied.
(If you have 20% discount method, Smart dinner is unnecessary,
but if you don’t have any discountable things, you must use it.)


We ordered Cream chicken pizza, Rich cheese pasta, Salad and a glass of coke. After 20 minutes, all food was served and looked so yummy. The pizza was good, the pasta was good. In terms of salad, there were new menus. Yuzu jelly, Caramelized Sweet potato, Passion fruits, and Cozze. I was so glad to spot Caramelized sweet potato(Goguma matting), and I piled it up on the plate like a rocky mountain and brought to the table.




I was really satisfied with pizzahut there. I liked all dish we ate. I was happy with its thin dough of the pizza and thick layers of cheese on the pasta and, especially newly added salad menu, Caramelized sweet potato(Goguma mattang).

Haha. It’s quite weird to recommend a side dish of the restaurant.
Why not? You must try it there.

Pizzahut Website :

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