(never forget the epic)
Sorry for the blogging silence; life's been busy so micro blogging is easier!
Went on vacation to Korea with my mom last week! It was awesome to see family I haven't seen in years, and awesome to revisit a country that is in some way so different from America! And delicious food everywhere, yet one still manages to lose weight just by being in the country! There's a lot to say about the trip, so I'll post things in tidbits as I have time.
Today's topic: FOOD
Korean food is delicious– and not that spicy, even though it might look like it. Lots of sweet meats, and lots of interesting side dishes!
Also, pretty much every Korean restaurant had a "Tea Time" coffee machine that dispensed liiittle maybe 2-3oz cups of the most delicious latte. (Protip: the coffee machine drops down the cup for you!) For free! …it might not seem like much, but Korea has some of the most ridiculous coffee prices in the world. You think Starbucks in Seattle is expensive? In Korea it was about $5 for a small iced cappuccino, and there was a LOT of ice!
Another thing I love about Korea is that there's an abundance of street food in addition to the nicer restaurants.
(Some of them have little seating places like the one pictured above.) Fast and cheap and good! There are also little street markets that sell fresh fruit and fish and other goods. Bleh I didn't take enough pictures, but a GIS for 시장 gives you an idea!
But if you go to Korea, I hope you really love Korean food! American fast food in Korea (e.g. Lotteria) is awful: fake tasting meats and so many soggy drippy sauces!
Finally, the most common food I saw by far in Korea was fried chicken. So many Chicken and Beer/"HOF" signs! I didn't eat any chicken this time but I guess it's supposed to be amazing. Maybe next trip!