March 26, 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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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 […]

Korean food: Bosintang (보신탕)

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Apprehension, dismay, sadness, and excitement were a few of my emotions before I decided to eat bosintang (보신탕), or dog meat soup. Ever since I arrived in South Korea I have been waiting for the perfect moment to delve into this unique and taboo dish, well I leave in 2 weeks so I figured the […]

Korean food: Bibimbap (비빔밥)

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Beauty in variety! Bibimbap (비빔밥) is one of the most quintessential Korean dishes. The dish is popular all over Korea and now gaining popularity abroad. The dish is full of variety in both flavor and aesthetics. The combination of incredibly deep flavors and contrasting colors makes for a dish that is truly majestic. It is […]

Soju: cheap hell in a bottle

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Very soon upon arriving in South Korea I learned of the most evil substance know to man: soju. This intoxicating liquid lures you in with its speciously cheap price and dismissive green bottle, but be aware that this shit will straight put you on your ass. Soju is a intoxicating beverage that is consumed ubiquitously […]

Korean food: Samgyeopsal (삼겹살)

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Everyone, everywhere loves BBQ! There is something about the fats and oils dripping into the flames and the wonderful smells billowing off the table that makes BBQ undeniably yummy. It doesn’t matter if your from Korea or from The Southern part of America. Samgyeopsal is a very popular Korean dish. This dish is made with high-quality cuts of […]

Korean food: Kimchi (김치)

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Kimchi is the national dish of Korea as well as a traditional side dish (banchan). The main ingredients of the dish are made from either napa cabbage, cucumbers, radishes or scallions. Kimchi must ferment for at least 1 day but can be fermented for up to several months. Other ingredients and seasonings added to kimchi are […]