This time our Korean Food Fan is Souavarat Seuasingnouane!
Some of you may already be familiar with his id: Souavarat, because he’s been sharing his delicious Korean food photos with on my website for a while, and finally he’s now featured here. Check out the the photo of him and his cousin with the onggi (earthenware pot)! They look so happy! I think his cousin Sanda must have been fed his amazing homemade Korean food at some point. He seems to love to share his food, and I can see his passion for Korean cooking.
He’s originally from Laos. I’ve traveled to northern Thailand twice, but I’ve never been to Laos. I heard Lao cuisine is also awesome, and I’m sure he could make some delicious Laotian dishes!
My cousin Sanda and I at one of our favorite restaurant, Korean Noodle House, with a tiny onggi of kimchi.
What is your name and where do you live?
Hi I am Souavarat Seuasingnouane, (pronounced Sao-vah-rot Suea-sing-nuon) or Sao for short. I live in Pearland, Texas, which is a suburb of Houston. I am originally from Fort Smith, Arkansas, but originally originally from Vientiane, Laos. I’ve have been living in Texas for 6 years now.
Tell me about the first time you ever tasted Korean food. Where were you, and what did you eat?
The first time I tasted Korean food was when I was in Arkansas. I was 12 or 13 years old. A cousin of my mother’s was visiting us from Rhode Island and he brought with him big jars of baechu kimchi, oisobagi and kaktugi as gifts. He worked at a Japanese restaurant as a sushi chef and had Koreans friends who introduced him to Korean foods. One night he made for dinner LA galbi and bulgogi. It was my first taste of Korean dishes, and also kimchi and oisobagi. The flavors of the sweet and smoky grilled meats and the spicy sour kimchi was so fantastic! I have loved it ever since.
How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
I make Korean food all the time, usually 2 or 3 times a week I’ll make dinner with Korean dishes.
What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
Doejigogibokkeum always gets compliments and it’s always good.
Bibimbap. I love bibimbap.
Doejigogibokkeum is one of my favorite dishes
Hoddeok! I have a terrible sweet tooth. And hoddeok is always good.