Sunday, January 29, 2012

Stuff on Walls #341

It's been a while.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Shanghai Wrap-Up

Bringing it on home to Paris.

 Shanghai style fried (top, duh) and soup-dumplings with pork and crab roe.

Fabric ladies at a supplier dinner.  (Where we ate crocodile!)

The worst bludgeoning of French, ever.

Hangover relief.  Pocari Sweat is a must, and the cool cucumber chips didn't hurt either.  

It's encouraged to get yourself some new red undies for good luck in the new year.  Especially if you are a dragon and this is your year.

And look who finally made an appearance:  the pink puppy!  Pink puppy don't mess around in the cold weather, apparently.  But there she was, quickly overseeing her mom count the day's cash.  My trip was not for naught, after all!

And the Aeroports de Paris were feeling festive for CNY upon my return.  Love the dragon on the tower!

Korean Cuties

What's underneath that froth?  Why, it's a sweet potato latte.  And when you get to the bottom, there are chewy sweet potato bits to enjoy.  It is a dream.

I was absolutely taken with a coffee shop called Mug for Rabbit.  They had the cutest cupcakes (note the snowmen-on-baked-goods theme running through Seoul), and their signature latte has a bunny on it.  I was S-O-L-D.  And upstairs they have a wine bar called Cork for Turtle.

We found this guy hanging out at a great vintage store called 9 Owls.  Check out their website for loads of sweet swag.  I bought an incredible handknit horse sweater that... came from the US.  Leave it to me to go all the way to Korea just to buy something from my home country.  Blarg.  I will post pics as soon as I get it back from the cleaners, as I think you'll admit it was worth it.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Seoul Food

Food photo extravaganza!  I'll shut up and let you look.

Korean bbq at Tadak.

Beautiful steaming egg souffle (ggae rahn jeem?).

Spicy carrot/lettuce salad and some Cass beer.

The best part.

The most delicious gimbap in a blanket of fried egg.  It was like breakfast sushi.

What'll you have?

Bibimbop before and after.  I want to eat this again.  Right now.

A snowman doughnut at the Incheon airport.

Me, doing my best Zoidberg with the most delicious piece of squid.

There is a pretty big hot dog culture in So-Kore.  They have hot dogs cooked in a "breading" of chopped french fries.  Sublime.  Top that, America!

These are my new favorite thing:  glutinous rice balls.  The taste, the texture, all of it.  These are perfection.  I had a purple potato and a sweet potato ball.  I also tried the mugwort ball and approved.