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Spotlight on Korean Food: Eat like a King!

Written by Kyle about Korea, Republic of. Feelin' excited
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When I say eat like a king, I mean literally.  There are numerous restaurants where diners can eat typical king's court food.  With our friend Evan in town and our friend Jinny driving/interpreting, we decided to try out the culinary life of Korean royalty.

King's Court Dining, Korea
Me, Bessie, Evan, and Jiney outside the restaurant

A Smashing Good Time at the King of Pirates

Written by Kyle about Korea, Republic of. Feelin' excited
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Most things in Korea have some sort of gimmick to get you in the door and pay more money.  When you're in a place that's so densely packed with restaurant after restaurant and bar after bar, you need something to make money.  Maybe it's drinking in a jail cell, or swinging on indoor porch swings.  At King of Pirates, it's the chance to throw your glass against the wall, at least the outside part made of ice.

King of Pirates Bar, Sanbon
Yar!  Into ye' drinking room!

Kimchi Galore!

Written by Bessie about Korea, Republic of. Feelin' excited
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Well, I said I love kimchi, and kimchi we've got:
Kimchi Love

In late fall, people all around Korea spend hours making kimchi for the family for the next 6 months.  It involves taking cabbages and covering them generously with spicy red pepper powder, a little anchovie for flavor, and pickling them.  It's sort of like canning vegetables because you can refrigerate it, and it lasts a long time. 

Eating like a king was really delicious, but it would be hard to top eating traditional Buddhist temple food.  All veggies, no dairy.  Some of you might say, no way would that be delicious, but Sinchon, a restaurant in Insadong in Seoul, has a delicious feast!  We went on Thanksgiving, but everyday of the year you can go for 20 small dishes of the most delicious vegetarian food I can image.

Feast your eyes on this:
Sanchon Restaurant, Insadong, Korea

Working on Christmas Eve

Written by Bessie about Korea, Republic of. Feelin' excited
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Well atleast working on Christmas Eve turned out to be a day of parties for the kids.  The kids sang songs and Kyle dressed up like Santa.
Pleasant Class Sings for Christmas
My kiddies singing "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth"

I gave all my kindergartners candy canes, and they actually said "ick - spicy!"  A few of them liked it, but others actually spit it out!  That'd never happen back home!