Ok, everyone! I'm about to head out next week to a Korean restaurant for the first time. Any suggestions? Where to start? I love veggies and noodles and some meat. Not crazy about any fish very much. I like spicy food and italian pastas, and can't handle chopsticks to save my life. Any ideas would be appreciated!
I had so much fun watching that!! lol, now I am hungry. I still haven't gotten up to Ithaca where the Korean restaraunts are here. I am on the border of New York and Pennsylvania on the east coast of the US, so it's hard, but I have found 2 places people consider to be "genuine" in terms of food. But with all this freaky weather we've been having here it's crazy! I have plans to go to Seoul in about 18 months, so I'm trying to get ready now. I can't wait!
Where are you from?
Little bit old, but maybe you can still see the reply.
If you like spicy, and are willing to go with kimchi or other not-quite-American things then I got plenty of choices for you. I've lived here for a while, and tried just about everything there is to (easily) try in Seoul.
부대찌게 -> Boo-day-gee-gay or Army soup, as I've seen it called, is quite delicious. It's a soup made from all kinds of different things, usually eaten with rice. Spicy, but not terribly so.
김치찌게 -> gim-chi-gee-gay or Kimchi stew. Amazing, one of the best (and easiest to find/cook) foods in Korea. Usually with meat, but can be made with tuna or other things.
비지찌게 -> Bee-ji-gee-gay or Biji stew. Another great one. Made from soy curd (the left overs after making tofu) and kimchi. Not spicy, but delicious and filling.
I'll come back and write more later, seeing as how I have to go meet a student now. Have a great one, hope this helps!
Yep, I am now a total Bibimbap freak! I like the stone bowl, and I love the spicy sauce... YUM! You two make great recommendations. I also really like the Kimchi Stew a LOT, and have found a place I try to go to every week now in Vestel, NY. My next try is going to be the Tofu Stew. I will learn how to write these names in Hangul soon........ lol!
As for when, my daughter and i were planning to go to Seoul in the summer of 2013 but it looks like we're going to get there next summer instead... and we can't wait! YAY! I've been working on the language since January and I still feel like I can't form a sentence. I can understand what I read and see here in the lessons, no problem, and I do the exercises, but I have a terrible time otherwise, trying to create words or concepts. There is no one here to talk to or work with and this makes me crazy! lol. I'm thinking of putting a sign up at my favorite little Korean restaurant and asking for a tutor.
Anyway, thanks to you both!