Ive been always curious about asian food, well to be honest, japanese food until i knew TL and the korean world opened to me in some way. Through photos i learned about how the pros and teams gather toghether to eat and celebrate and i was really cool. Most of the time they were drinking and eating in restaurants and the food looked awesome, very differente from my country so i was "shit that looks great" but i never had a chance to try that stuff cause i didnt knew a korean restarurant where i lived, until recently one opened some blocks from my home i thought it was the time to try all this new things i only knew by photos.
So today i went there.. it was a nice place to eat but i knew nothing the actual food, sure i read some blogs here about kimchi and ramen (mostly) but not other options so i asked the waiter to recommend me what he though was the best for a noob, sorry i dont remember the names .
Ok, i ordered 2 dishes and while i wait he brought me some appetizer
some yellow radish ... it was ok
sunflower seeds.. good
noodles.. realy good
spicy radish ... that was the 1st jab, but i could recover.
1st dish "chopping right": he brought me an orange stew with rice noodles, it was spicy with some carrots and onions an 1 boiled egg.
it looked like this, yea, this was!
oh man ... i just couldn eat more than 5 noodles ... it was so different and it was happening so fast.. damn, the noodles were like gum and the orange sauce didnt help.
2nd dish "the smash": the second was some green noodles witha brown sauce with some meet, it was "okish" but too cold for my taste... but after some time i couldnt continue, i wasnt enjoying the food.
Conclussion of the 1st round: i needed some info before try some new food, ill return next week and try some of what i now know its good thx to all the other blogs about korean food, some Buldogi of course, tempura and dam i dont know.. ill read more and ill tell about my 2nd round.
im down but not defeated
p.s. recommendation are welcome