Korean Delicacies

Who doesn’t love food?  Eating is a primary reason for many people to travel and Korean cuisine happens to be incredibly diverse with hundreds of dishes to try!  The best part is that each meal comes with a handful of 반찬 banchan (sides) that accompany whatever you order so you always get to taste a few treats.  Read More …

Shakshuka!

Tonight we decided to make shakshuka for dinner!  Okay, well maybe I convinced Brian that it was a good idea and Sara (who had Lasik surgery a few days ago) was just happy to eat.  Shakshuka is a traditional Israeli dish.  I first ate shakshuka on Birthright visiting the holyland; we stopped at Dr. Shakshuka’s in Jaffa Read More …

Adventure’s in Boracay, Philippines – New Years Eve

One of the main reasons I decided on New Years Eve on the Filipino island of Boracay was to meet my best friend Josh and his wife, Christine.  They had been traveling islands in the Philippines for a few weeks with her family & friends (who happen to be Filipino).  Our reunion began in the Read More …

Korean Fusion on a boat

Saturday afternoon I had the pleasure of attending K-Cook Delight’s 1st ever Day-Restaurant and International Social Gathering.  The Day-Restaurant was a one day cook off with 20 chefs.  They spent the last month learning how to cook Jungae, Pajeon and Bimbimbap and then fuzed it with their native culture.  I found out about this Korean Read More …

Beef Sushi?

Saturday night my coworker’s brother arrived.  A few of us met up with Sejun, our Korean friend, and went out for the usual Korean BBQ.  The evening started off as usual with Sejun and I strolling the streets with a brew.  He informed me that although it is perfectly legal he cannot do it alone.  I Read More …

Bacon and bugs

Have you ever eaten bugs?  I had a couple termites in Costa Rica but never anything like last Friday night.  The evening started after work when we walked to a barbeque joint near some of my coworkers’ apartment.  It was picked because of their hanging trays out front and since they served giant slabs of Read More …

My new best friend – a picture menu

Man I love menus with pictures!  Still not quite sure what I’m eating but I know what I’m NOT eating.  It looks like kimchi in the picture but when I asked she said “No, tak.”   That’s good because I’m not in the mood for kimchi.  I think I ordered a pork and veggie dish in Read More …

Chicken for dinner. I think?

I just ordered chicken.  I think?  Some restaurants in Seoul have pictures in their menu but, so far, I haven’t found any with English menus.  I’m pretty sure I’m getting Chicken.  Scratch that, I hope I’m getting chicken.  When the waitress responded to my finger on a picture she started rambling in Korean.  I understood Read More …