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From Dave Sperling's ESL Cafe, regarding Korean Food.
I’ll confess that one reason I ended up in Korea and stayed, rather than Japan, is that I prefer bbq pork to raw fish, i.e., assuming I’m likely to eat one or the other 2 or 3 times a week.
They also do chicken good, and I only resort to KFC occasionally, for homesickness alleviation. (The Colonel’s 11 herbs and spices are the same as when I was 7 years old.) The mother-in-law makes such a mean daelk doritang, you’d thank me for inviting you over.
Can’t get near enough to the boiled silkworm cocoons – the smell of beondeagi, fahgeddabahdit – but I like just about every other Korean food. Let’s talk about dog soup another time, another place. Please?
What’s your favorite? Or what do you hate the most?
While you’re at, why not a tip about your favorite place? And how to get there, what to order?
Or, you could just sing a song …
The Bobster’s Korean Side-dish Blues
Ah loves to eat that han-shik
And I’ll eat it every day
Put lotsa little dishes on the table, yeah,
Honey, THAT’s the only way!
Just give me that banchan, baby
GOTS ta have them noodles, veggies and kimchee
Ah ha hum …
Twenty-seven tiny dishes on the table, yo,
That’s the ONLY way it’s gotta be
You can keep your goyangee soju
And your bosintang mojo, too
But if I don’t see me lotsa banchan
I just DON’T know what I’ll do!
Be sure to bring me that ban-chan, baby
Yow, a little bit of mushrooms, tofu and chiggae
Ah ha hum …
If you can’t bring me a lotta banchan, darlin’
You better have SOMEthin’ important to say.
Don’t want no French fried taters,
Sure ‘nuff, no Shepherd’s Pie
And if I don’t see me some banchan
Yer like to see ol’ Bobster start to cry.
Well, my woman gives me bokbun-ju
With a little ddankong on the plate
And over soju in pochang macha
I’m havin’ ahltang with my mates.
But at dinner I want that banchan, baby
Lawd, Ah loves them kimchee, noodles an’ such
Ah ha hum …
And if you won’t bring me lotsa banchan
The Bobster ain’t gonna like you very much.
I said I want banchan
Yeah, baby, lots of banchan
Yeah, give me banchan.
Lots and lots and lots of banchan.
I said banchan …
Thank you, thank you. We’ll be here every night this week. Be careful drivin’ home, y’all. Hear?