April 27, 2017

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 […]

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)

KOREAN BBQ

  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 […]

When in Rome…eat like a local!

Chicken-feet-food

When traveling around the world or going to a unknown spot in your town, eating local food is a fantastic way to learn about a culture and people. My favorite way to understand a country, culture or person better is by sitting down and having a common meal with the locals. People everywhere have amazing […]

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 […]

A Whale of a Time

whale sashimi

I finally get a day off from work for Buddha’s Birthday(Holla atcha boi Buddha) and my girlfriend and I decided to take a short 2 day trip to Busan, South Korea for some fun in the sun. The trip was quite long as we decided to take a bus for frugality purposes and what a […]

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: Sannakji (산낙지)

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Food to die for! Sannakji, small live octopus, is one of the most unique foods I have ever munched on. Sannakji is one of the rare foods that actually fights back when getting eaten, so you can’t take this food lightly. Sannakji is a small octopus prepared alive, and generally the tentacles are the meal. […]