Thursday, May 17, 2012

Korea Highlights: The Food

I think it's safe to say I'm a disgrace to my heritage when it comes to "appreciating" the food.
I'm sorry. But I just cannot. Cannot get myself to consume some of the things they call delicacies.
It's a shame really when that's all there was to eat everywhere my family went.
There's only so much beef and rice I can take in one day, people.
So let's just say I hit up the Burger King down the street on more than one occasion while I was there.
Sure, maybe the cheeseburgers tasted a tad different than what America produces, 
but trust me, in comparison to octopus, it was more than okay for me.
It's basically the reason I am alive and here today. My life source, if you will.
So, thank you Burger King.
I'll forever have a special place for you in my heart.

V Dizzle, on the other hand, was very good at being adventurous and trying new foods.
And for the most part, he really did enjoy it all.
Beef, chicken, pork, fish, octopus. No problem.
I don't think he'll ever be trying a silkworm ever again.
He said it tasted like old gym socks and rotten mushrooms.
Yum. So bummed I missed out on that crunch fest.


We were so burnt out on Korean food (and Whoppers for me),
that the first thing we ate when we got home was a giant, freshly made salad.
Now tell me that doesn't look good.



  1. hhahaha. that salad looks good! and the silk worms are ewww. but i like some korean foods, like kimbap...they're so much like the Japanese sushi....

  2. I have a friend who teaches in Seoul, and she has told me about the very interesting food you can get there. I don't mind Korean BBQ, but silk worms & weird fish? no thank you! I'd be on the Whopper diet too ;)

  3. That salad does look good! I tend to crave fresh salads after vacations or bad eating trend. Some of the Korean food looks tasty! I think I would have been right there with V Dizzle trying them out!

  4. OMG. I love Korean BBQ!!! I could so go for some short rib and marinated pork. mmmm....

  5. hehe. I'm pretty wimpy about food, too. We are in Clairemont, very near Convoy where there are tons of (so I've heard) great Korean BBQ places. But I scared to go because I don't know what any of it is!

  6. I'm such a wuss when it comes to Korean food! I'll do BBQ and maybe a couple other things, that's about it! I'm super food lame:-) xoxo

  7. Hi! Just found your blog...your perspective on visiting Korea is hilarious. Now that I've lived here for almost a year, I've seen a LOT that continues to make me laugh and tried a bunch of weird food--some make me cringe and some are delish. I also won't eat octopus! But I will eat those silkworm things.. If you want to read about my experiences as an American in Korea, check out my blog!

  8. I love "ethnic" food but not worms. Ew. Yum salad!

  9. I'd be right there with you eating at way I could stomach all that other stuff!

  10. I'm a total whack-a-doodle... the more exotic is is, the more I usually like it. I draw the line at the crap Andrew Zimmern eats. That's about it.

  11. Your pictures are wonderful, despite the fact you didn't enjoy any of it! I'm considering teaching in Korea next year, so it sounds like it's a good thing I'm not a picky eater....I hear the silk worms grow on a person, but I might have to agree with you on that one.

  12. Every time I scroll down and see the Verner/silk worm sequence, I have to laugh all over again. The last facial says it all :)

  13. i love kore and all the glorious food that wonderful country has to offer. i have come home weighing a lot more than when i left after i have visited that country twice. sigh i would go back just for the food



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