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Go PHILLIES!

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I am so proud! YAY! We are the champions! Phillies! Phillies! Phillies!

The best cure for cold weather: Korean Sundubu

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Cheongdam Sundubu is one of the institutions in Korea for a boiling hot bowl of Sundubu Chiggae. Sundubu is the soft uncurdled tofu that is boiled with red pepper paste, clams, mushrooms, and onions. It is one of my favorite stews on a frigid winter day. The stew comes boiling hot to the table and you are supposed to add a raw egg into the still boiling soup. The egg will soft boil and the creamy yolk melds with the spicy broth. What I love about Cheongdam Sundubu is that they have many different types of Sundubu on the menu. They have Curry, Ham and Cheese, Kimchi, Cow Intestine, and many other variations on this classic dish. However, I feel that their classic seafood sundubu is the best. Also the rice comes in rock bowl also. What you are supposed to do is spoon the rice out of the bowl-leaving the bits that stick to the bottoms and the sides-and then pour hot water into the bowl and cover. Then you eat the soup and rice and forget about the bowl with water. After you fi

EV Boys New Video AEI Love U

These guys are awesome. It's a great follow up to their last hit Kicking it in Geumcheon Dan Now Available on Itunes. The EV Boyz have done it again with their new video "A E I Love U". Be sure to check out the EV Boyz on Facebook for upcoming events and concerts. Please send booking information to evboyz@gmail.com Song and lyrics by: Christian Zonts Sound Engineer: Nic Travis, Kelly Knight Video Director: Mike Nance Cameraman: Derek Waleko, Jeff Stern Production Assistant: Chloe Clark Photography: Laura Ruble, Brian Petersen, and Christian Zonts Editor: Mike Nance Special thanks to Eun Young Dong, Izzy, English Village, and the City of Ilsan.

Blog Hopping

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Turkey via Bay Area Foods via Little Spatula Via Spicyana Via a Southern Grace

Peruvian Food in Seoul

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Peanut Butter and Onion Sandwiches

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Forget the jelly. Give me thinly sliced red onion with some siracha hot chili sauce and I have breakfast on bread. It's sorta Vietnamese-American^^; Dan

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Tips and Tidbits: The Korean Winter

The Korean Winter is unforgiving demon. When they came up with euphemism, colder than a witch’s…glance…yeah…glance; what they should have said was, “It’s as cold as a Korean winter.” In Korea the winters get cold. I don’t know why but it must be something about this side of the world. I met a woman the other day and she was from Dubai. She had never experienced a winter before and I gave her a laundry list of tips for getting through the season. I talked to her on a Sunday and warned her, repeatedly, that the first really cold day was going to come soon, but she seemed to brush it off as the crazed rants of a lunatic. Sure enough the next time I saw her, she looked like that kid from the movie the Christmas story. She had a big floppy hat with earmuffs, a huge jacket that looked like fur or something lining it, fuzzy boots, mittens, and a scarf that was easily a meter and a half long. This woman was petite and slim but now she looked like an oompa loompa. She told me that she wished

Sea food Buffet MUSCUS

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I am not a big fan of buffet. I have small appetite, so it's always waste of money. Only seeing the many dishes makes me feel full and I usually end up having a few desserts instead of main dishes. When I stepped in the sea food buffet Muscus, I sighed. There were so many 'looks-so-delicious' sushi, rolls and sashimi. I knew that I could have only few of them. I would feel guilty to eat them all. Thankfully, its sushi and rolls are in one bite sizes, so I could have few of them without being full of rice. The rolls, overall, are quite good and sushi is also very nice. A few of them are never seen in other restaurants. The sashimi was little disappointing as buffets always does. It wasn't fresh enough and when it's not fresh, it has a fishy smell. The fried prawns were very crunch and newly fried- just perfect for tasting its full flavor. My other favorite was a crab meat with seasoned rice which was served in a crab shell. Price was reasonable, 20,000 won for

Here is a comment from my article on Korean Food in the Media.

Here is a comment from my article on Korean Food in the Media. Here's the article: here is a comment from Chunbum Park of the United States. I feel he is right on with his comments and I think Korean Tourism needs to change their strategy in how they market. Here's his comment this is a great article, Daniel! you forgot about the kimchi pizza craze back in 2006. korean food desperately needs modernizing if it wants to survive or thrive in competition with japanese & thai food. japanese food is expensive b/c it was introduced to the west as a high culture product & americans view it as an art. korean food is usually messy mix of bunch of stuffs. that needs to change. some food is very smelly or cause you nasty breaths. that needs to change. some of the dishes are indistinguishable. once i went to korean restaurants several times in a row & i realized that i really got sick of korean food just b/c almost all the food i could order were spicy & they all tast

Corn Ice cream

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You heard me. It's CORN ICE CREAM. The shell which tastes like a cheap ice cream cone is in the shape of an ear of corn and inside there is corn flavored vanilla-ish ice covered in a chocolate shell. Embedded in the ice cream are bits of CORN. CORN ICE CREAM! So how did it taste? Sorta like soggy popcorn that fell on a pile of yellow snow. Gross.

When I get bored, I cook (or blog)

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Here is a salad with roasted squash, caramel walnuts, and chicken topped with a persimmon dressing. And here is a ginger- gochujang stir fry.

Seoul Eats Passion 5 and IAN Wine Bar.

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Dinner

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I made a Chicken Salad and a Cottage Cheese and tomato soup. The soup was a mistake (the milk curdled^^). Carol now knows if I start laughing manically that she shouldn't eat.

Empanadas in Itaewon

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You can get them in Itaewon on Friday and Saturday Nights. They are usually parked outside across the street from Hamilton Hotel. They are hot, crispy and delicious. You have an option of Chicken or Cheese. Dan

Evil Hubble

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My dog is evil. Inside that fluffy cute exterior is a soul as black as obsidian knives. Oh, you know he has a master plan to enslave the human race. Be careful of Hubble. Be scared. You have been warned.

Learning Blog Coding from Scrapur

testing 1,2,3 So I'm learning how to modify my blog and this guy Scrapur has some great hints for adding functionality to blogger. Click the bottom below to get the link. Here's the rest. This guy Scrapur is awesome. Here it is!

Tina Fey Makes me laugh

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30 Rock is one of my guilty pleasures. Liz Lemon is an emotional eater. She eats and eats and eats. One of my favorite episodes is season 2 episode 14 Sandwich Day. In this episode the studio gets magical sandwiches from the Teamsters and her colleagues eat hers. She throws a fit (it is an amazing scene where she threatens everyone with an Emmy and giant plastic fork). Her colleagues have to get her a new sandwich by winning a drinking contest against the Teamsters. Liz gets her sandwich, but she has to board a plane to chase down the man that she loves. She has to choose between boarding the plane and eating her sandwich. Watch the episode^^ Dan

In Brief from Seriouseats.com Donut Hamburger

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Chamomile Pudding from the 'Alinea' Cookbook Here is a Donut Hamburger from Donna's Donuts. It's got a chocolate dipped apple fritter like patty. It's a heart attack on a donut bun. Here's a close up. via A Hamburger a Day

Visitseoul.net has my hamburger review

Visitseoul.net has my hamburger review on their website. You can see the top 10 here. Be sure to leave a comment^^ Dan

Chakraa: Indian Restaurant

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Indian Buffet= Good Eats. This is a good curry place that has a wide selection of food and nice service. The weekend buffet is a great deal. For 14,000 you can eat for hours. It starts at 12pm and finishes at 10:30 PM! Also they have 50% off on wine and beer. They also have great sets for families and couples. I judge a restaurant based on their palak paneer and it is very good here. They have locations in Itaewon, Hannam, Songtan, Nohyun, and Suwon. 02-796-2255. reservations@chakraa.co.kr Here's a link to their site.

Skeleton Cookies! So cute!

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Via Mypapercrane.com These pictures are from Heidi Krane who has many amazing shots of food, toys, and art on her site. You should definitely check it out! Dan

From Photograzing.com BEER AND SAUERKRAUT CHOCOLATE CAKE

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Kraut and Beer Fudge Cake via The Barefoot Witch Pumpkin Muffin via And then I do the Dishes Thanks Photograzing