Wednesday, November 8, 2017

What did I eat in South Korea?

This is a special food edition that could only be possible thanks to the dear friend I was traveling with. The title of this post could easily be “Portraits of the Author with Food” because every single photo that was taken of a snack or meal I had in Korea, featured myself as the focal point.
Enjoy this post featuring food, and me. 
  1. Food I wished I had but didn't:  oh so much, soondobu, chijime, more street food, Korean Ice cream
  2. Food I had but wished I didn't:  our first Korean BBQ meal was disappointing, expensive and best unoriginal, like any old place in LA or Japan, nothing that said “oh, I really am in Korea."
  3. What should have been on the list: more casual, local joints, and places around universities (they are cheaper and better)
  4. Biggest surprise: street food – I was so pleasantly surprised with the quality and variety
  5. Most delicious meal: Korean BBQ at a very famous place that I can’t remember the name of and sadly, I may never find again…

Restaurants: caveat, I know none of the restaurant names, since we just happened upon whatever place and decided to eat there.

Bibimbap: a favorite of mine

Korean BBQ - twice!
first time: a touristy and expensive place that was mediocre

second time: an popular and cheap place that was phenomenal

Dokkboki, fish cake, and Kimbap
rom a small joint near the university. We literally pointed to three pictures on the menu outside, and got none of the three items. But what we got was delicious!

Street food
Tornado Potato: 
a Curly deep friend potato on a giant stick. Fun and delicious

grapes in a sugary glaze

Western food:

more on my obsession with Korean KFC here


Korea is obsessed with coffee. I wrote an entire post on it here

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