Elyse Sewell, the third-place winner from the first season of America's Next Top Model, is now modeling in Seoul, South Korea, where she keeps an entertaining, well-written blog that often has entries on her food adventures. Her readers recently dared her to try bosintang. That would be dog soup. She met them head on:
I was expecting the dog meat to be indistinguishable from beef or pork. It wasn't: this stuff was decidedly doggy, like, it had a sort of dogfur aroma and flavor to it. The soup also had a lot of green onions and those unidentifiable stringy greens that are also pictured in a bowl alongside. That big bowl of black pepper contained twice the quantity before the proprietor came up, dumped a huge mound of it into the bowl and stirred it up for me. This made the flavor of the meat seem much more penetrative; I felt like I was sweating the dog scent out of my pores.
Bosintang is said to have a heightening effect on the libido. Sewell touches on the effect but doesn't go into great detail. Perhaps in a blog post to come. [via Delish Dish]