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Korean food sucks, discuss

Have tried kimchi, korean bbq, the seaweed and I can say that is sucks. In generally anyway.  It isnt the spice or anything, but just a strange tasting set of dishes.

It beats american food, but not by much.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 3rd, 2007 12:45pm
I'm betting you didn't eat it in Korea?

I once knew a South Korean, and he told me there were only a few Korean restaurants in the Washington DC area that had good Kimchee.

So it could just be the particular places you've had the Korean food.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 3rd, 2007 12:47pm
Yeah, you don't really think about it. At least, I never did.

My dad's fiance is from Guam. She makes all this stuff that is just so delicious. Some of it looks a bit like food you get from various Asian eateries but all of it is much, much, better. Hooray for home cookin'!
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 3rd, 2007 12:52pm
I've tried two places in London, and I have to agree, it's not the best cuisine in the world.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 3rd, 2007 1:49pm
I really like Korean food a lot, but I would not choose it as my daily food. Sea food, weird vegetables, and hot chili peppers are things I like already, so Korean is just that with a bizarre set of seasonings. I love the hot octopus dishes.

I am not sure that Atlanta is the place to get it. But you might be getting it good. It's so weird that I think it's one of those things you really need to get done properly. Even so, I think most people in the US would hate it even if done well. Bot, where you go, do they bring you like 30 small dishes of different weird stuff with your entree? That's the authentic sort of place.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 3rd, 2007 2:41pm
"well. Bot, where you go, do they bring you like 30 small dishes of different weird stuff with your entree? That's the authentic sort of place"

It was more like 4, seaweed?  some spiced lettuce or something, rice dish and meat.

It is pretty authentic, menu in korean with subtitles in english.  It is more of a cafeteria type of place and a little more fast-foodish (not expensive or anything).  But still, I have tried other tofu korean places and got a similar reaction.  Ok, I take some of what I said back.  It is not bad, but not like the other asian dishes I have tried.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 3rd, 2007 2:46pm
Well, I think that someone can be open minded and interested in ethnic cuisine and fairly hate korean food. It's definitely not for everyone, and I think it's not even an acquired taste. I think you either can stand it or you can't, especially the real authentic stuff. Now kimchee I think is generally good, it's like the hot carrots you get at a decent mexican restaurant. And they are into beef and cook a steak well. But getting into the seafood and vegetables and soups is when their cuisine starts to get pretty funky.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 3rd, 2007 3:48pm
> and I think it's not even an acquired taste

I guess all the Koreans who couldn't stand it died after weaning.
Permalink Send private email heartsheep 
July 3rd, 2007 4:06pm
I've never met a Korean that didn't love Korean food and feel it is the best food in the world bar none.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 3rd, 2007 4:19pm
"I've never met a Korean that didn't love Korean food and feel it is the best food in the world bar none."

You are on crack.  I think Indian food is the best.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 3rd, 2007 4:40pm
koreans are innately attuned to liking korean food?
Permalink Send private email heartsheep 
July 3rd, 2007 4:59pm
They're welcome to it.
Permalink trollop 
July 3rd, 2007 6:03pm
I like Turkish and Greek.

Olives, feta, garlic and yoghurt, lamb, tabouli, grape leaf rool, baklava, lamb, pilav, borek, casec. Yumm.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 3rd, 2007 6:18pm
Greek is very good, as is Thai, Mexican/Southwestern, Japanese. I'm not really fond of this new thing called New South which appears to be Braised Rabbit with Collard Greens and Grits for $49.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 3rd, 2007 6:31pm
"Practical Economist"

Have you tried any indian food.  Tandori chicken.  Chicken curry...the other stuff which I can't pronounce.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 3rd, 2007 6:41pm
Yes, I'm not sure why I forgot Indian. I probably make a curry of some sort or another once a week.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 3rd, 2007 6:47pm
Korean food sucks because it is rooted in a starving peasant cooking tradition.
Permalink anoneemouse 
July 3rd, 2007 8:42pm

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