April 27, 2017

Korean food: Dak-gangjeong (닭강정)

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Addiction. I have without a doubt a serious Dak-gangjeong addiction. I am ashamed to admit that I have eaten this insanely delicious mutant mixture every day for the past two weeks. I just can’t stop, but to be honest I don’t want to stop. This dish just makes me so fucking happy. The restaurant owners […]

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Japanese food: Yakitori (焼き鳥, やきとり, ヤキトリ)

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There are only two types of people in this world as far as I am concerned: people that eat to live and people that live to eat, I am the latter. I have always believed that REAL food is food that contains characteristics and traits from the former animal or produce. This idea of mine […]

Japanese food: Soba (そば or 蕎麦)

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I have always found the greatest beauty arises from the simplest of foods. The idea of elegance and simplicity is synonymous with Soba. Soba noodles are the epitome of perfection in so many ways. The presentation is always basic, yet held to a high degree of excellence. The noodles are created and prepared with the utmost dedication […]

Japanese food: Basashi (馬刺し)

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The rush of eating the exotic is not easily replicated in our modern, fast-paced and fast food lifestyles, but when you get the chance you must pounce on it like a starving lion. Not too long ago I took a  trip to Tokyo, Japan, and met up with some friends at an izakaya, Japanese-style restaurant. After many […]

Japanese food: Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き)

Okonomiyaki has to be one of the most illogical, yet delicious dishes I have ever had the pleasure to consume. The dish is affectionately known as Japanese pizza or Japanese savory pancake in the Western world but the dish is far from pizza and a pancake. Okonomiyaki literally means “whatever you want grilled”. The idea of […]

Japanese food: Takoyaki (たこ焼き or 蛸焼)

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Takoyaki (たこ焼き or 蛸焼) is an extremely popular street food all over Japan. The spread of this food is contagious in Asia, now being seen in South Korea, All over mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. It has become so popular because of its cheap-affordable price, explosively molten hot texture, and convenience. You can […]

Korean food: Jokbal (족발)

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Feet of the gods! It is truly hard to explain my deep love for any country that has an affinity for pig’s feet. South Korea is one such country and…boy do they make them delicious! Jokbal, is sliced pig’s feet served with garlic, chili peppers, lettuce, kimchi, gochujang (red chili paste) and soy sauce. Jokbal is quite greasy and […]

Korean food: Banchan (반찬)

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  More side dishes?!? Seriously, eating in Korea is an awesome adventure full of flavor, bright colors, a little heat to kick ya in the ass, and QUANTITY. Growing up in an Italian-American household, I can safely say that I have eaten larger quantities and better quality food than most people eat their whole lives, […]

Korean food: Beondegi (번데기)

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Just eat the bug! Beondegi (Korean: 번데기) is a real Korean treat if nothing else. When walking through small and large markets alike I always smell the juices of the silk worm larvae boiling in their cauldron. The smell of beondaegi is pungent, distinguished and memorable but surprisingly appealing. I know when I smell those brown […]

Korean Food: Tteokbokki (떡볶이)

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Food with a KICK! Tteokbokki, deokbokki or 떡볶이(Korean), is truly the quintessential Korean street food. I, myself, have it at least once a week on my break from work and always enjoy the spicy goodness. Tteokbokki is made with spicy red chili paste (gochujang), rice cake (duk), fish cake (eomok) and a group of typical seasonings […]