Spicy Korean Noodle Challenge: a Food Design perspective =)

And one day while walking through the streets of Seoul, I walked into a 7eleven and I saw them…. I saw the Korea Spicy Noodles everybody was talking about! So I bought them and brought them to Belfast, where two days later I was speaking at CHME16 Conference (May 5, 2016). While in Belfast I discussed these noodles and this curious challenge-frenzy with Dr Lynsey Hollywood.

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The Japanese Tea Ceremony

Once upon a time I had a dream… I dreamt of going to Japan and participating to a tea ceremony. Well… just believe in your dreams enough and they will come true! =)

It was magical! Thank you Masumi =)

http://www.teaceremonykyoto.com

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The Blind Alley: a racoon themed cafe

And then it was the time of a cafe with Racoons…. =) How could I not go!

This is another example of a food service with a great idea, but an overall design that wasn’t pushed as far as it could have.

To review the cafe I’ve used the 6 propositions for the Experience-Centric Service. I’ve made a review of that article, and you can watch it here.

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A Sheep Kissed me on the Cheek!

Food Design Service Review on the Thanks Nature Cafe in Seoul, South Korea.

In this review you’re going to witness the best moment of my life! This animal themed cafe has two sheep, and during my visit, one of them SPONTANEOUSLY kissed me on the cheek.

To review the cafe I’ve used the 6 propositions for the Experience-Centric Service. I’ve made a review of that article, and you can watch it here.

 

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Experience-Centric Services

This article is for anyone who is designing or re-designing a restaurant, a cafe, or any other food service. This article gives incredibly useful information for all Food Service Designers!

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Hello Kitty Cafe

I had a coffee with the most famous cat in the world =)

This is my review of the Hello Kitty Cafe in Seoul,  South Korea. To review this I’ve used the Five Aspects Meal Model, a model that describes the five aspects influencing the eating experience.

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The Cronut!

In December 2013 a Croissant and a Doughnut had a baby… and the Cronut was born! A good example of how often creativity is the result of the combination of two existing ideas!

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Lego Cafe in Seoul, South Korea

A Food Design Service Review on the Lego cafe called Get and Show Cafe, in Seoul, South Korea. Disappointing! Why didn’t they just let me play with lego? I had to buy the lego in order to play with them! I don’t get it. Here we talk a little about this aspect and what a Food Service (restaurant or cafe for example) can do to create customer engagement.

 

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The Strangest Beers in Seoul, South Korea

Oh boy… Four days in Seoul and I’ve eaten enough weird food for a year! These are the 6 strangest beers you’ll ever drink… all found in Seoul, South Korea.

And because Food Design is the way I see the world, you’ll also find a pinch of Design Theory, in particular I’ll discuss why you too – if you own a restaurant or pub – should include weird beers in your menu: it’s called the MAYA Design Principle.

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