• Location: Los Angeles

Interesting food combinations

in n' out onion slices dipped in ketchup with black pepper sprinkled on top. oh and mcdonalds (!) french fries dipped in the ice cream cone.

Remember your sack lunch?

our elementary school had a microwave and all the other kids would bring those chef boyardi lunch ravioli things to heat up and eat or lunchable packets. meanwhile, i had my stacked lunchbox of rice, kimchi, bite-sized pa-jun, fried spam, and a thermos of whatever soup we had leftover from the last night. during the winter, my lunch was often some rice and a thermos of curry and on really lazy days, cup ramen.
I remember one day when my grandmother didn't pack anything and gave me money to buy the school lunch. I was so excited to try out the school food and bought one those mini pizzas. needless to say, i was forever grateful of my packed lunches and never again did i envy those other kids who had to eat those pizzas that tasted significantly similar to the styrofoam trays they came on.

Worst Dessert. Ever.

a few weeks ago, i had lunch in a small french bistro by my neighborhood. after some delicious french onion soup and a fairly decent sandwich, i ordered a creme caramel for dessert. next thing i know, i have caramelly-hard boiled eggs in my mouth.

I ate a dog.

hmm. My family was not starving nor was Korea in war during this time. The economy was fine and people were not just grabbing each other's pets and cooking them up. btw, in Korea, certain breeds of dogs are raised in farms, just like our cattle here in the US. These animals are considered separate from companion dogs and are raised to be food, never pets.
Like I mentioned on the post, personally, I wouldn't eat this dish again if I knew what it was. But honestly, I don't think that the people who do eat it are distasteful nor savages because I realize that their point of view of these animals are not the same as mine or those who consider dogs to be only pets.
I guess some cultural differences can never be understood.

Serrrriouusss eats in SF

I'm going to San Francisco for the first time over the weekend and need some recommendations in where to find some good eats (can you believe I've never been to SF when i live in L.A?) I am on a budget but I'm willing to splurge on one occasion while I'm there. Bring on the good stuff!

I ate a dog.

I have had pet dogs pretty much my entire life (in fact, I have one right now). Thus, I was determined to never try the Korean dish of dog stew though I am Korean myself. However, I found out recently from my dad that he and the rest of my family had secretly fed me dog stew when I was visiting Korea back in junior high. I remember this event clearly and know that my family told me we were going out to eat goat stew, not dogs. I also remember the dish being absolutely delicious and enjoying it very much.
A little shocked, but not passing out or anything. Actually kind of funny. However, When I told a non-Korean acquaintance of this event, she bashed me like I'm some barbaric savage eating other people's pets, not to mention insulting my culture. Personally, I would not choose to eat this dish again but I don't think its some de-humanizing crazy act.
So, what do you think? Will you ever be willing to try it? Am I some kind of a savage? Is there a difference between eating a dog or a chicken or a cow?

Sudden cravings

What are you craving right now, at this moment as you are reading through this question? Some ikura sushi for me. And a wedge of fresh watermelon. Strange, I know.

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