Hello Bizarre Foods Readers

My name is Dan and you might have seen me on the Bizarre foods episode. I’m with Andrew while eats Turtle, Eel, and Blowfish.

To be honest with you, I haven’t seen the episode yet. They haven’t aired it in Korea yet. I just wanted to welcome you to my site and introduce you to some of the bizarre things I’ve eaten (or been eaten by) lately.

The first picture is of my hand and feet in a pool of water as little fish eat the dead skin off the bottom of my feet. It’s a pretty popular thing in Korea and it does wonders for exfoliation.

Then there is kamja tang. It’s a potato soup with slowly roasted pig back. The potatoes here are fluffy when cooked and they have an elusive sweetness.

Next is Jokbal. Jokbal is slowly braised pig trotters that melt like butter in your mouth.

Then there is a fish with a cataract kissing a Korean upside down fish. The cataract is believed to improve stamina in men.


It was a fish that I saw at Noryrangjin: the largest commercial market in Seoul.

Then we have freshly sliced Korean sushi and giant shrimp.

Korea is full of amazing dishes and it’s my goal to eat as many of them as I can.

Thanks for reading and I hope you will revisit my site. Also, if you are ever in Seoul, let me know and I’ll be happy to show you around.


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  • Paul Ajosshi

    Hi Dan,

    Surely Bossam is not trotters, that would be Jjokbal. Bossam is steamed belly pork is it not? Certainly whenever I’ve had it, it has always been that delicious fatty belly meat. Needless to say both Bossam and Jjokbal are wonderful and well worth a try in Korea. Congratulations on the Bizarre Foods Episode, I can’t wait to see it! You are officially famous!

  • Lily

    Hey that’s my elbow in the Kamjatang picture! And half of my shirt.

  • Egbert

    The episode was fun, man. I’m excited for you to see it. Been waiting all this time and now it’s finished! Next up: Man vs. Food! Haha! It was good representing the foodie expat community of S. Korea with you on ‘Bizarre Foods.’ Check out the ‘BF’ website-there’s a cut scene of my experience on there. Keep it up, Dan! When I get back to Korea I’ll be sure to look you up.

  • babyprada

    Hi Dan! I watched last night’s episode of Andrew Z’s show in Seoul. I enjoyed it, and now I am even more anxious to visit Seoul because of the food! Keep up the good work on your food blog!

  • Daniel Gray

    Lily, you’re in half my pictures. You are the best eating companion there is.Egbert, you were great in the episode as well and I saw the cut scene. Raw Intestines?…yum? BabyPrada, thanks for reading and let me know when you get to Seoul, I’ll be happy to show you around.

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