Category Archives: Food

Taylor Definitely Left Korea too Early

The latest find at HomePlus, Max: Kiwi edition.

Of course, when you hear that a Korean brewery has made a special, limited New Zealand edition of their typical swill, your immediate thought is that it will somehow include kiwi juice. Instead, they apparently used a crop of New Zealand hops (and possible passion fruit) to make their newest brew. Continue reading

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MAEKJU

Tonight’s conquest from HomePlus. Needless to say, the beer selection has improved drastically since August. To quote Bruno Mars, “Grenade.” Continue reading

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RBQ: The Minor Motion Picture

You’ve seen the still version. Now soak in all that meaty, grilly goodness in a rapidly changing series of 1960×720-pixel images, set to a soundtrack of some guys performing a cover of a song by some other, more well-known guys. Enjoy the blairwitchesque proof that spring is finally rearing it’s awe-inspiring head (awe can be used interchangeably with galbi). Continue reading

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RBQ

The best portmanteau ever created: roofbecue. Continue reading

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Gunja Gogi

After a coffee date and a few too many minutes trying to track down a scallop restaurant during nuclear-rain, some carnivores and I settled on an excellent galbi house just off Gunja Yeog. It was the favorite galbi joint of … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like 설날

I’ve received quite a few gifts during my short stint as a teacher (6 pairs of socks, leather gloves, a variety of toiletries, and a plethora of snacks and notes), but the Lunar New Year gift a kindergartner gave me today takes the cake. Adorable little Kevin gave me a gift set of canned ham and canola oil. THAT”S RIGHT, SUCKAS! I got six cans of Woori Pam and two bottles of canola oil. Continue reading

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홈플러스 vol. 1

Welcome to the wonderful world of Home Plus advertisements. Living across the street from a retail grocery and home product collaboration between Samsung and Tesco means I can do a lot of grocery shopping without much forethought. It also means I constantly have the Hom-peul-leo-seu jingles stuck in my head… even if I don’t know all the words. Continue reading

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