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Soon Dae Gook 순댓국

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Soon Dae Gook 순댓국

Postby trutherous » December 16th, 2010 6:46 pm

Julia should love this post -- it's got food in it!

순댓국 is kind of a 'meat soup' -- I have eaten Korean food for a long time but never got around to trying this soup until recently. As it turned out, I happened to be eating in the restaurant when a young reporter for Korean Central Daily approached me and asked to take my picture. There is a funny story I have to tell about our initial conversation but I will keep this initial post brief.

About the soup: Soondaegook tasted good but the texture of all those different parts of the pig and the look of it was less than pleasant to me. So I just didn't look at it while I was eating. I suppose it's a little like eating a hotdog --you really don't want to know what's in it.


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Postby julier » December 16th, 2010 10:28 pm

That is an awesome pic! Very cool!

Our very first trip to Korea in April of 1999 (to get our son and I became a new mom :) ) we were out walking around and a guy waved us into his restaurant. At the time we were complete Korean newbies and fresh off the plane. keke We ended up getting served wang soondae kuk. I remember being a bit grossed out but overall enjoyed the rice, soup and kimchi. Later my Korean friends laughed when they saw the pics of where we ate. I found a blog with pics from the place we at ate: ... eCall=true

Actually after our first trip to Korea, I could barely stand the smell of kimchi but years later I'm addicted to Korean food though I'm still not crazy about soondae.

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Hello George & julier,

Postby timandyou » December 17th, 2010 12:45 am

:P :P :P
George, you were even on the national newspaper!!!
However, I do not like the word - "타인종들" at all.
Why didn't say "외국인들" instead...!!???
Anyway...thanks for bringing up one of your Korean memories.

Hello Julier,
Is its name 구월산? ㅎㅎㅎ
I see... you became a mom in 1999.
By the way... what's his name?
Thanks for being active in our forum!
Tim 8)

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Postby trutherous » December 17th, 2010 8:26 am

Tim -- 동감이지만 "美國" 땅이라서 어떻게 '왜국인"이라고 할 수 있을까요?

Ok here is the fun and funny part:

She (the reporter) came to my table and asked in fluent English if she could take a photograph, I never spoke to her in English, only Korean, and except for a few words she only spoke to me in English. Our conversation:

지자: Excuse me, may I take your picture? (명함을 보여주면서) I work for the Korean Daily?
나: 사진 찍으면 좀 곤란한데 난 첩보원이거든요.
가자: Wu-what? (놀란 표정)
나: 나는 첩보원입니다.
기자: Oh... sorry... (계산대에 가 서있었음 )
나: (나는 기자한테 눈 짓으로 다시 오라고 해서 다시 다가왔는데)
기자: (조금 떨리는 목소리로) Is there something else?
나: 저 명함 다시 보여 주십시오.
기자: (손이 떨떨 떨리면서 명함을 내밀었다)
나: (명함을 보면서) 흠? '중앙리보..' 근데 또 다른 재밌는 거짓마을 들어 보실래요?
기자: (깜짝 노라서) Oh my god -- that was a joke? I was so scared!
나: 예. 농담이었습니다 -- 근데 내가 보기에는 한국말보다 영어는 더 편리한 것 같은데요 -당신한테!
기자: 아니에요 나는 한국말을 잘해요!
나: 알겠어요. 그 사진은 무엇으로 쓸려고 그래요? 기사를 쓸려고 그래요?
기자: 네

After that I permitted her to take my picture and answered a few of her questions about the soup... would I order it again? Oh well :D
Last edited by trutherous on December 17th, 2010 10:18 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Postby manyakumi » December 17th, 2010 9:23 am

하하하.. 너무 웃겨요. 상황도, 사진도... 코미디다 ㅋㅋㅋ

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Postby julialim » January 4th, 2011 5:31 am

여러분 새해 복 많이 받으세요~~

I love your pic!! When was it? 8일 올람픽길 이면 최근이신가요?
Your story is sososo funny. 최고예요.ㅋㅋㅋ
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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