2 Canadians in Korea

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I've been blogging a lot of facts and I feel I should say that some of it is copy pasted from books, the internet and the signs that I took pictures of at the tourist site itself.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Tastes Like Korea

I recently had a post that briefly explained our "tastes like Korea" saying and I felt I could elaborate on it. On most street corners you could find a vendor that is set up to have some parts of what you see these vendors selling. They have 3-5 things cooking or boiling and most of it smells like boiling fish water. Sounds delicious doesn't it?

We have tried some things and the one that we like is a chicken kebob that is grilled and constantly sauced to perfection. It's pretty good but it's very spicy, John would love this. We have also tried the silk worm larvas (see picture) which is "boon-day-guie" in Korean and it wasn't the worst thing we ate since we've been here but it's close and we won't be eating it again. Also, we think "boon-day-guie" is one of the leading causes of the wonderful aroma in the air near these markets that we have come to call "tastes like Korea".

We have seen a lot of dried fish or jerky style fish. We have no idea what kind of fish this is and I don't think we will ever get to know what it tastes like. We have also seen huge bags full of dried up minnows and we can't figure out what they do with them.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

OH I have tried the little dried minnows!!! They eat them like we do peanuts with beer, you just break the head off (thank GOD) and munch away. Guess what they are GROSS!!!

ET

Caroline said...

It's like fear factor! I always said I could never do the eating dare...you guys are brave!

ambearo said...

Ahh! Dried squid. It's actually not that bad. The small fish they just eat whole most of the time.

Sorry to barge into your blog... I found it in a roundabout way (through my friend's friend Bryn's blog) and was interested since I'm also Canadian and living in Korea.