this summer, like any of the past summers, has been spent doing various things. one thing however, that became evident from early on, was the idea of indulging on delicious, quality, succulent food. that was my goal, and i am pretty sure i can safely say i accomplished it. i went without a camera for a mere 4 days in korea, but of course, those four days produced the best meals i consumed over the course of two weeks- so keep in mind, while i do feature delicious korean food in the post below, my favorite dishes (bossam & udon with soybean sauce) are not described. they will be… once i get back to korea and take the photos i should have taken on my four day hiatus. this compilation is self-serving, just so i can see a very small modpodge of the food i consumed over the course of summer 2010 (best one in my lifetime)… thus far.
clearly i fell in love with big bowls of greek yoghurt with wild raspberries and homemade granola in pemaquid.
and paella, chalk full of chorizo, fresh green peas, tender chicken, and roma tomatoes- created by the lovely melissa.
oh right, the paella? cooked on an outdoor stone oven… by the ocean… at our private campsite.
who can forget the classic silly’s double bacon cheeseburger? it’s how i grew up to be a healthy girl.
isaac branched out with a silly version of chicken parmesean… he’s a bit braver than i tend to be at silly’s.
summer initiation party, with meredith- hosted june 4th. on the menu- avacado, endive, and daikon salad, cucumbers and goat cheese, parmesean rosemary ciabatta, farafelle with scallops and pernod sauce, & sauteed brussel sprouts with proscuitto.
two of my foodiest buds- m and isaac- joining me for a little bit of hipsterdom, on top of our favorite lookout. pbr’s included.
another group of foodies- eli, who also hails from the wunderbar 207 & juju bear, who resides in hawaii. they helped me on my seoul adventure, with isaac.
bibim bap in jenjou. probably the best bibim bap i’ve ever consumed. perfectly fried egg, shredded carrots, ample amounts of bean sprouts, thinly sliced mushroom, and lots of yummy spinach. not to mention two helpings of red pepper sauce.
don katsu. though it’s traditionally from japan, the underground marketplace in seoul, makes a mean version of this soul-soothing meal. the pork was fried in a way that no katsu-places in the US of A could ever replicate, the salad had an apple/melon dressing… oddly enough, i ate all of it, there were perfectly pickled radishes and carrots, delicious kimchi, and of course a nice helping of ricerice. can you believe this was classified as a “quick” 20 minute meal…?
i certainly miss all the food stands of seoul- especially their dried seafood ones. the itty bitty octopus/squids are really crunchy and delicious.
on the way to the bhuddist temple- the salad was really delicious, and the bulgoki was nice too.
best bbq chicken kabob ever. ordered as spicy as you can make it, and i cried for about 10 minutes, out of both pure ecstacy/delight and pain. i will be making many trips to seoul for this sole (seoul) purpose… hehehe, pun… did you get it?
i suppose i was right about my prediction of the rose. it was delicious- especially after i left it to age another few months. in combination with stale pbrs and a hot summer night, i thought the wine made me a bit classier than usual.
my typical breakfast- vegan cran and nut muffin, strawberries, mango juice dilluted, and passionfruit guava icelandic yoghurt.
you should await volume 2. more photos to come.
PS: if my spelling is off, blame it on the ah ah ah alcohol and all of those jello-shots i did yesterday.