Monday, March 26, 2007

Something Fishy

For Lunch yesterday, we went to a place called City Tuna (시티참치) near campus.

For appetizers, they brought us this hunk of fish stewed with turnips. There really wasn't much meat on the fish; mostly skin and bone, so I'm not sure how you would go about eating it. The turnips had soaked up a lot of the fish flavor... perhaps a little too much; it was really fishy smelling and tasting.

The main dish was raw fish, fish roe, and some veggies (lettuce, daikon sprouts and seaweed) that you mix with rice and a spicy sauce. It's called hoedeopbap (회덮밥). The closest thing I can think of would perhaps be Chirashi Zushi, but even that's not really quite the same because that's lacking the sauce and the mixing. In any case, it was good and fairly healthy.

Paul and I have been frequenting a Korean BBQ place. They know us there now, and we usually get free "service" items whenever we go. Usually it's a bottle or two of coke or beer, but last night, they gave each of us a bottle of soju. I'm not sure if this soju is special or not, but it seems fancier than the standard soju you get at restaurants and bars. The fact that it came in a box (most soju that I have seen come in bottles on their own) and has a heftier, higher quality bottle seems to indicate that it is better than normal. I'll crack it open next week when Sue's in town again.

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