Delicious Dozen Links: Dogtown and K-Boys

ramen, kimchi, bulgogi, galbee, bibimbahp, korean
Just when you begin to tolerate the fishstank after repeated, olfactory-numbing exposure to its piscean putrescence…

Just when you realize that you can ask for dirty filthy soap as “cilantro on the side”…

Just when you perfect your pronunciation of it as the first third of “fu** you,” and not “faux“…

Just when you finally learn to like – not love, because you’ll never love, but like – Southeast Asian cuisine…

The food world turns your self-hating world upside down with a betrayal so rank it reeks its fermented cabbage fragrance to heaven.

In 2008, Korean (finally) becomes the new Southeast Asian, hurling me into yet another ethnoracial identity crisis that will require no less than thirty days of blogging-as-therapy, starting with a dozen links to show Baby, they’ve been waiting for me.

1. : You thought I was dirty when it comes to ramen? Korean girls are filthy.

2. America’s Next Top Model eats dog stew

3. Foreigners Favor Bibimbahp and Bulgogi

4. Korea’s Kimchi Addiction Catches on in the West – Will kimchee be the next salsa? At the very least, it’ll replace slaw on (bulgogi) burgers.

5. When asked about ethnic cuisine in American mainstream, Morimoto says Korean cuisine “may increase in popularity” – “may?”

6. Buzzword for 2008 Is “Korean”: Seoul Bros., In Seoul Café, and Jian Korean BBQ [Eater, Jan 01.08.08]

7. Chicken Fight in Koreatown: What has been going down on the East Coast for a year now has made its way west: Incumbent KyoChon vs Bonchon Chicken vs rookie BBQ Chicken

8. I Yam What I Yam: Mr Pizza Factory – Why I crush on J Gold: “a pizza that dreamed of becoming a plate of nachos but ended up flunking Spanish”

9. Pinkberry Finally and Officially “Frozen Yogurt”

10. The Golden Age (Not Golden Arches) of Sorabol Korean BBQ

11. Bringin’ the Kimchi to the DC and The New Airstream Cuisine in SF

12. Bulgogi Burger is real.

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  • Asianmommy

    Yum! Pinkberry looks delish!

  • SJK

    1. I remember seeing that commercial a long time ago. It took me a while to understand it at first.

    2. Now I need to go back to Korea and get some bo-shing tang.

    As for the rest, I think Korean food is becoming more and more popular as people become more bored with other types of cuisines.

  • Ann

    Did she really eat dog stew, really? Maybe we should eat some model stew? My dogs might enjoy it. Just a thought.

    So, Korean is next huh? I’m just not on board yet. Stuck on sushi.

  • Ann

    Did she really eat dog stew, really? Maybe we should eat some model stew? My dogs might enjoy it. Just a thought.

    So, Korean is next huh? I’m just not on board yet. Stuck on sushi.

  • saha

    bulgogi on a sesame seed bun sounds frightening.

  • sarah j. gim

    asianmommy: it looks cute and adorable and ohsodelicious, but it tastes like weird, icy cream cheese. ew.

    sjk: wow, would you really eat it? i am not sure i could, unless it really and truly actually tasted delicious.

    ann: korean is not just next. it’s NOW. but i’m like you…my hungry heart will forever belong to sushi.

    saha: yes, but a burger seasoned with soy sauce, garlic, and all the other Korean bbq seasonings is delicious

  • glutster

    that commercial is awesome.

  • glutster

    that commercial is awesome.

  • SJK

    Actually, I have tried it before and liked it.

  • freeway-J

    I think there is a Pinkberry (or something that wants to be) in the mall in Palmdale. Same plain and clean presentation with fresh toppings. Its not bad, but I’m an ice cream guy anyway.

  • Geoff

    piscean putrescence” . . . pure poetry!

  • ESL Jobs in Korea

    yummy!

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