Just back from a few weeks in Seoul, South Korea and wanted to share a few thoughts on the food.  Sadly, I was really not a fan.  This shouldn’t surprise you if you’ve read this blog before since I am clearly a bread/cheese/French food kind of gal and Korean food is a lot of pickled veggies and spicy-ness.  Oh and a LOT of seafood, which aside from a few exceptions (e.g. scallops in citrus beurre blanc), I am not overly fond of consuming.  I realized quickly that I didn’t even like most of the soups since the stocks are generally fish-based.

However, I am definitely a fan of Korean bbq.  I love making my own little lettuce wraps with beef, rice, garlic, mushrooms and soybean paste.  Very tasty.  (Though to be completely honest, I was very excited to get home to my fresh, un-pickled farm veggies).

Here is a sampling of some of my favorite meals/snacks.

Noodle soup in a medieval bowl

Noodle soup in a medieval bowl

Korean Bbq (think there are enough side dishes?)

Korean Bbq (think there are enough side dishes?)

Street food.  Yum?

Street food. Yum?

Green Tea Frozen Yogurt.  SO GOOD.

Green Tea Frozen Yogurt. SO GOOD.

Bar food, including octopus jerky.

Bar food, including octopus jerky.

Bibimbap (rice and a raw egg mixed in with a bunch of other stuff)

Bibimbap (rice and a raw egg mixed in with a bunch of other stuff)

Fantastic pancakes- potato and leek respectively

Fantastic pancakes- potato and leek respectively

Yes, those are corn flakes and coco puffs on frozen yogurt.  And it was wonderful.

Yes, those are corn flakes and coco puffs on frozen yogurt. And it was wonderful.

Iced persimmons and pomegranate tea- best afternoon snack.

Iced persimmons and pomegranate tea- best afternoon snack.