Back to México…and not leaving home without Me No Speak Spanish!

January 11th, 2011 § Comments Off on Back to México…and not leaving home without Me No Speak Spanish! § permalink

More red food (mostly)!

August 20th, 2008 § 1 comment § permalink

Me No Speak is helping us eat our way through Korea–everything here was ordered with the book, which is great as most restaurants don’t have an English language menu. Some places have photos of the various dishes on offer on the exterior windows, which would do in a pinch but you’d only be guessing at what might arrive on your table.

Bibimbap is a commonly found rice dish that comes with veggies and egg (sometimes raw), which you mix up with hot sauce. A variation on this dish is served in a sizzling hot stone bowl to give the rice a crispy crust. Not only is bibimbap fun to say, it’s tasty, too!

Ramen noodles

Spicy beef and noodle soup
When the women prepared this meal, the spices emanating from the kitchen made my eyes water, my throat tighten and itch, and my nose run.

Tofu and kimchee (an appetizer or snack)
We were surprised this came with meat stir-fried with the kimchee. Must do more recon on this one for our vegetarian book buyers.

Steamed dumplings
Something not red!

BBQ (again and again and again)
Sliced pork belly… yum!

The food post

August 16th, 2008 § 3 comments § permalink

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.

Me No Speak named one of Time Magazine’s ‘gotta have’ travel gadgets

August 9th, 2008 § 2 comments § permalink

It may be ‘old news’ by now, but Me No Speak was featured a week or so ago as 1 of Time Magazine’s ‘gotta have’ travel gadgets on their site (in the company of the MacBook Air and iPhone) . Read the complete article or go directly to our write up.

Me No Speak is on Current TV

July 23rd, 2008 § 3 comments § permalink

I’m taking a brief detour from the eclipse journey to promote our latest press mention on Current TV. Check it out!