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WTF: Ramen Pizza

While I was doing my browsing of Naver Food Blogs, I noticed that more and more cooks are starting to make this ramen pizza. WTF. Just make real pizza dough and cook it in the oven and put good sauce, cheese and toppings. Don’t do this craziness! What’s next? Ramen and Meatballs? Ramen Steak? Ramen Creme Brulee! Argh..! Ramen is what one eats when they are hungover or poor. I ate too much of it in university so I don’t think I need to eat this again.
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Chef Jia Choi’s Trip to the Netherlands

Last November, my friend Jia Choi was invited to be a featured teacher for Norwegian chefs. She was invited by Koppert Cress, fresh retail, Rungis, Nice to Meat, the Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to teach a series of classes to Norwegian chefs and food professionals.

During her stay she was able to give a number demonstrations on the secrets of Korean cuisine while also getting to meet some of the top chefs of the country. Here are some photos and videos of what she did there.

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Celebrity Guests to Our Cooking School and Food Tours

It has been a fun year and I have been able to meet a number of VIP guests through our tours and cooking classes. Some of the most exciting in the past have been Marja Vongerichten, Heather Graham, Andrew Zimmerman, and Pierre Gagnaire. This year a number of TV shows, reporters, actors, bloggers, and other cool people have come out. I wanted to send a shout out and thank everyone that came out.
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US Kitchen in Beomgye

The trend these days to do steaks and pastas in American style. Here is another one of these restaurants by Beomgye it is called US Kitchen. The food is ok. Steaks are cooked well and they have a nice balsamic reduction. They come with crisp fries and some sautéed onions as well. The pastas are fine. I mean nothing exceptional. The cream pasta in a bread bowl is carb overload for me but my friends liked them. I like their salads. They are fresh and nicely dressed. The salmon salad has a light vinegarette. The chicken Caesar was presented originally: a whole crisp, uncut head of romaine tossed with a thick dressing and topped with thin cheese. You cut it all up and eat.

The place is done in an urban style that is all the rage these days with the exposed walls and a mix of drab metal with exposed brick. I am not complaining but nothing new really.

Anyway nothing that will blow you away but you can get a decent steak for 15,000 and a salad for 9,000. It’s a good value for money restaurant with a nice interior and good food.

Dan

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