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  • in reply to: X-mas dinner Korean Style #52888
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    Wow that’s quite a feast! Let us know how it goes Reinier, and if you collapse from exhaustion!

    in reply to: Korean Tableware #52991
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    Hi Brian, welcome aboard!

    It’s a real problem. This stuff is hard to find, and hard to order, and hard to buy. Did you have any luck with the Korean sites?

    I hope some business-minded people are reading this, there is a market for this stuff, but nowhere to buy it.

    in reply to: South Korean First Lady Promotes Korean Food on CNN #52836
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    That’s how I always chose my stall – the most busy one!

    Your place sounds great! Ever since I found this photo online a few days ago (from a blog maybe?), and put in on my computer wallpaper, I’ve had pojangmacha on the brain.

    Good times.

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    in reply to: Korean Fried Chicken (Kyochon Chicken) #51435
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    That photo looks so great, I went to the usual spot to see if you had a video…

    PPOP, are you too shy to post your videos here? This is good stuff, you should be proud!

    in reply to: South Korean First Lady Promotes Korean Food on CNN #52834
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    Yeah she strikes me as a little odd. Using your hands is not a big deal, but she’s really giving that japjae an unnecessary massage on CNN. That’s uncalled for.

    I’m also not following her logic here: Korea was poor and got a lot of international aid so now she wants to teach the world how to make Korean food as payback? She doesn’t need such a high minded excuse. Why not just say she’s promoting Korean food.

    The food looks good on CNN but frankly I’m thinking of kumaxx’s pojangmacha and it’s making me thirsty.

    in reply to: Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern – Korean edition #52745
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    Ok then, stay tuned for my new show: “Totally Rational and Completely Sane Foods You Might Want To Eat.”

    in reply to: Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern – Korean edition #52741
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    I admit I didn’t watch the whole thing. There might be some kind of warm message to be gleaned from the episode but the intro put me off, and so did that guy mugging for the camera. I have better things to do, quite frankly!

    ZenKimchi seems to be setting themselves up as a Korean food fixer for western media, which is great for them, but they’re hardly a disinterested voice in the discussion. Of course they will defend the show. But it would be more interesting if they didn’t.

    They point out an article in the Villiage Voice which has a lot of the same complaints that I do: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/archives/2009/04/reasons_why_i_h.php so apparently I’m not alone.

    Like Korea4me says, there’s a lot of great food coming out of Korea. I think shows like this are actually underestimating their audience. I think a lot of people are ready to eat – and cook! – things that are “bizarre,” but current western TV still thinks that this food has to be wrapped up in a Fear Factor wrapper for anyone to watch a show about it.

    People are ready! It’s TV that has fallen behind. When Julia Child started her show, people were also ready for a change. And she led with respect, skill, grace and charm. She didn’t dig in to the escargot and mug for the camera about how slimy it was.

    And she ended up changing how Americans cook and eat.

    in reply to: Korean parade – October 3, 2009, NYC #52705
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    I was a little late for the parade today, but made it down to 32nd street for the street fair. It was pouring rain by the time I got there.

    [attachment=1651,72] Some interesting-looking stuff, but not a lot of people wanted to stand in the rain and eat blood sausage. Go figure!

    [attachment=1651,74] This lady was not too happy about getting her photo taken. I barely escaped with my life, after getting that glare.

    [attachment=1651,73] NJ politician: “On St. Patrick’s day, we are all Irish. Today, we are all Korean!”

    Not this guy. Today I’m heading into the coffee shop to get out of the rain!

    in reply to: Korean “Slow Cities” (ie: “Hick Towns”) #52753
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    I’ve been to a few of these slow cities, they are well worth visiting. But they are not easy. You really need to speak Korean, or go with someone who can. I think the average tourist would be frustrated, and as you say, hotels are not what you expect. Certainly in these slow cities, there are no Western style hotels. You would be going native, for sure.

    in reply to: Kimchi Ripper Dogs #52710
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    Ha I found this tonight!

    Good fun!

    in reply to: New York Chuseok Festival, Sept 26-27 2009 #52658
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    Hi all.

    I went out there today. It was great! I would recommend it to anyone who loves Korean food or culture. A couple warnings – very little is in English, although a lot of the people working there speak it. You should be fine, but the stage show is all Korean: the MC’s speaking Korean, the songs, the performers. Just roll with it.

    Also: bring cash. There is no ATM out here, and no one accepts credit cards. Bring lots of cash! There’s great food out here.

    Here are some photos:

    [attachment=1619,65]Take the 7 line out to Shea Stadium. The festival is in the parking lot. You can’t miss it!

    [attachment=1619,66]Lots and lots of kimchi for sale, all kinds of kimchi. Wonderful!

    [attachment=1619,67]Wow! dweji bulgogi!

    [attachment=1619,68]Plenty of seafood. I’m not crazy about this stuff myself, but they can hardly keep their hands off it, as you can see from the lady in the background.

    [attachment=1619,69]No Korean function would be complete without someone selling socks.

    [attachment=1619,70]Traditional Korean music on the stage. This old guy in front couldn’t contain himself, he danced through the whole thing.

    There will be more goin on there tomorrow. I doubt I will go again, but if you’re in New York, I would heartily recommend you check it out.

    in reply to: New York Chuseok Festival, Sept 26-27 2009 #52650
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    I’m pretty sure it’s free.

    They’re expecting 200,000 people, it’ll be packed!

    in reply to: Anthony Bourdain in Flushing #52640
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    I have to admit, I find Anthony Bourdain a bit much to take. He just seems so full of himself. I find it hard to care.

    Anyway here’s part one of the ep:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD9SY8TknQc

    But I’m all about the Queens. I love Queens, and the food is great. No surprise he’s doing a show from there.

    Never been to that spot, but here’s some reviews on Yelp:

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/sik-gaek-flushing-2

    I’m going to check it out, too. Let you know what I find, if anything.

    in reply to: Kaenip, perilla leaves #52083
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    Bluecrab be sure to let us know how this turns out, those plants are making me hungry!

    in reply to: Hello from Georgia!!! #52587
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    Hiya Mischelle, welcome aboard.

    Maybe you’re looking for hobakjuk?

    https://www.maangchi.com/recipe/hobakjuk

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