Wednesday, September 01, 2010

More from our first week

On our second night in Korea, both Shane and myself had a "whoa, we live here" moment. Our co-workers and friends, Bryan, Dianna, Courtney, and Leah took us out to our first out to dinner meal in Korea-- to a place called Family Taco! The burritos were delicious though decidedly not Korean. As we walk through the streets of Busan, we are bombarded with flashing neon lights, smells of many cuisines, and poor translations. Shane enjoyed the Kenny Rogers music house we passed on the way to Family Taco. One of the other great joys of Korea so far has been browsing the thousands of products lining the grocery store walls. On our five minute walk to work, we pass each day about four different grocery stores. While browsing for dinner one evening, we found "Thousand Ireland Dressing," which we passed over. Shane has already begun to experiment with cooking Korean dishes like duk-bok-ee, a thick glutenous rice noodle, covered in red chili paste sauce. I look forward to many more of his kitchen experiments.


  1. I hope you guys pass some recipes along to me. I'd love to be able to make some Korean fare!

  2. It's good to read your writing again, Rose. So nice to have you in Asia too. Hope to get to see you in the next year.

  3. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH i wish i were there for some of the cooking experiments!! :) I cant wait to hear more about EVERYTHING!!! LOVE YOU BOTH SOO MUCHO!!!

  4. Thanks All!

    Tim-- we would love to hop over to China to say hi!! Maybe we will be able to fit in a trip. Also, our door is always open if you want to revisit Korea!

    Phil-- we will keep the food reviews coming, and try to figure out some recipes/products that might be available in the US.

    Jillian--- You are amazing. Period. I miss you so much and hope Guyana is well. I'm staying updated on your blog.