Gone Korean

My usually sensitive and very picky palate has recently developed an insane love for Korean cuisine. There's just something really interesting about how they present their food that makes me anticipate and appreciate the experience even more. Just with the number of side dishes they serve alone even before you dig in the main meal feels like such a treat already.

Aside from their usual kimchi and bulgogi, I've also become a huge fan of their noodles and sauces. Kinda ironic actually. Because instead of learning how to eat and appreciate Middle Eastern cuisine more, living here in Dubai has even made me go for Asian dishes daily such as Chinese, Filipino and of course, Korean. (^_^)


I even discovered this Korean supermarket the other day which was just a stone's throw away from our building and instantly had a mini spree. The store owner was so friendly and nice enough to accommodate all my questions about everything. It was also my first time to try their sweet rice cake which was very reminiscent of our local delicacies back home in the Philippines.


Sorry for the photo-heavy post. Since the month of Ramadan is just around the corner, this just happens to be the perfect time to share about my recent food adventures. I won't be dealing with food for a very long time once it starts, so please bear with me. :)

Do you love Korean cuisine as well? I usually can't stand very spicy foods and am not very experimental when it comes to other cuisines so my choices from their menu tend to be all safe and traditional. If you have tried and loved them, I would love to hear your suggestions.

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  1. A few years ago, when I was a senior in college, this tiny little Korean restaurant opened up less than a block from my house. I became instantly obsessed! My boyfriend at the time and I would go frequently - sometimes several times a week. I loved how they would always bring us at least four (more, as they got to know us) little 'appetizer' dishes before our food came out.

    Your entry brought back memories of that little Korean place... and now I'm also very hungry, despite it being only 9am. =)

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. the appetizers are definitely a favorite of mine too. plus they have very very big servings. thanks for sharing your story as well, kelsea. :)

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  2. Oh my goodness that food looks so heavenly! I absolutely love Korean food.

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  3. i'm also not a fan of spicy foods but these photos just made me crave for korean foods.

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    1. haha! i'm gad i did. go ahead and indulge, mindy. korean food's great! :)

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  4. I love visiting my local chinese supermarket, I always spend tonnes of money. Asian food can't be beaten in my opinion. x

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  5. this all looks amazing! my ex boyfriend in high school was korean and his mom made the best authentic korean dishes!

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    1. wow! they say that home-made korean foods taste wayyy better than those served in the restaurants. so jealous that you got to taste the real thing! :)

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  6. That's awesome that you are getting into Korean food! I admire anyone who can go out of their food comfort box and try something totally new. The only kind of food I am asbolutely determined I will never like is Indian food! I was in India for 14 days and was sick the whole time- can't handle the curry! I just found your blog and have loved looking around and getting to know you better. I'm excited to follow along!

    new follower :)
    bonnie
    bonnielouisa.blogspot.com

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  7. i would have to agree with you when it comes to indian food. curry-everything with yogurt on the side doesn't appeal to me at all. although my indian colleague before was the one who taught me the crispy fried okra recipe which i totally love. she just had this weird habit of burning everything she fries and she prefers it.

    thanks for the kind words and for following. will also check out your site. :)

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