Foodie Dies and Goes to Heaven . . .

. . . in Southern California!!! I feel like I’m eating my way around the world in Southern California! So far I’ve had Korean, Japanese, Mexican, American, and New York deli!!! Can you see why I’d think I’d died and gone to heaven? Here are a few pics from my Korean food adventure! P.S. I really am working out here but a woman’s gotta eat!!!! BTW, this is the first time I’ve eaten my whole meal with chopsticks! Usually I get frustrated and ask for a fork. Can you tell I’m proud of myself!?

The meal began with these relish type appetizers. The cucumber was very cold but with a very spicy sauce on it . . . the contrast of the cold with the spicy was delish. There was kimchee in the oblong dish . . . this was the first time for me but I was determined to give it a try. It was surprisingly good although not my favorite of those we were served. The next one was something like a flat kale (I don’t think it was seaweed but maybe) and the dressing was a little on the sweet side with the very distinct flavor of sesame oil which I love. The dish with the bean sprouts also had the nice favor of sesame oil. I hoenstly, can’t remember what the next dish was. Sorry about that! If any of you know the names of these dishes let me know. The eggs were for our soup which I will discuss next.

Relishes/Appetizers

Relishes/Appetizers

This soup was great! The tofu was very, very light and creamy. It reminded me of light, fluffy scrambled eggs. Speaking of eggs, this soup came to us in an extremely hot individual metal soup bowl. The bubbles you see in the picture are because the soup was boiling when brought to us. We then cracked a raw egg into the soup and stirred it around so it broke up and cooked into the soup. Mine also had chicken dumplings in it. We could order our soup as mild or spicy as we wanted and my only regret was that I didn’t get mine one notch spicier. It was still wonderful once it cooled down enough to eat.

Tofu Chicken Dumpling Soup

Tofu Chicken Dumpling Soup

Last of all we had three different entrees which were served with the savory pancake shown and a sweet, soy sauce based dipping sauce. In addition to the beef dish, we had spicy chicken and spicy pork. We each were served our own rice in a hot metal bowl as well. All of this was for $15 per person. What a deal!!! Needless to say, we took leftovers home with us.

Savory Pancake & Korean BBQ Beef

Savory Pancake & Korean BBQ Beef


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