The food post

August 16th, 2008 § 3 comments

As requested by our dear foodie friend, Rob, this post is all about showing you what we’ve been eating. Bon appetit!

Juk is rice porridge served in a variety of ways. Pictured here: juk with seafood.

Banchan are the side dishes that accompany every order. Kimchee (spicy, fermented cabbage) is a staple.

Kimchee stew
It’s a spicy as it looks!

Dumping soup
Dumplings were (sadly) not filled with meat.

Omelet over rice with sausage
I don’t really know what to say about this one, but I think a joke is in order…

Tofu stew
We were surprised the stew came with small shellfish–but were lucky to be able to order anything in the first place (see the menu picture that follows).

As Rob requested, a photo of a menu–this restaurant only had the menu posted on the wall. Would love some translation from my Korean friends! We ended up ordering the tofu stew from our Me No Speak book. Since the owner of the restaurant was nearly blind, we got help from a neighboring table, full of giggling Koreans.

§ 3 Responses to The food post"

  • Rob says:

    Wow. Thanks. I’m hungry. Mmmm. Sausage over egg with mustard (red light special). Mmmm, Banchan. Oh, and by the way, I think the menu says, “Hi, eat food good with sausage and egg, yes, fine, good too tofu and beer!” But, my translation is a bit sketchy (I need the new “MeNoSpeak Korean Kountry Kookin'”). Seriously, my Korean is still small and young. Others perhaps look and see things with eyes more clear and bright? Sound off now! (Eat Later!)

  • madnomad says:

    Good news, guys: After years without, Costco SF is once again carrying kimchee. You can come home anytime.

  • kim says:

    any chance of getting some kimchee stew to go? just a quart or two would do…dang! the 3oz. limit rules this out! who knew the food would be more compelling than the DMZ?!xoxkim