So a last week we went out with our co workers to dinner after work. It was great because we went to the place I wanted to go to on our first day in Korea but we decided to go someplace else (which was gross and is detailed in one of our first blog posts).
So we go and they are serving the most interesting dish. Its a soup! Now I'm not a big fan of soups here, the ones I have tried are either too spicy or cold. But it was good! They bring out this big pot with a pile of cabbage (a large pile) and some potatoes (like one potatoe sliced up) wedged between two layers of meat while in a pile of broth. The server then turns on the stove that is in the middle of the table and the broth starts to boil which then cooks everything down to wonderful goodness.
It is that this time my wonderful Korean co-worker tells me that we are eating the pork backbone. I didn't understand her fully untill she started serving us our food. I looked down and there were actual verebrates in my bowl! Here in Korea they cook things quite differently. They usually throw every part of an animal into a bowl and then the eater is suppose to only pick out the edible things. Luckily they only threw in the backbones in this dish but we still had to dig through to get our meat. Digging out meat from a pig's vertebrate is not easy and you dont get a lot at a time. But eating slowly here is the norm I've noticed.
The food turned out to be good. A little spicy but that is normal for Korean food: spicy or sweet, no in between. Seth didn't like it because it was too much work to get the meat out and he was still hungry afterwards. Good thing we went to Baskin Robbins afterwards for dessert. I think that place has become our comfort food we have been there so many times in the past six weeks.
Well thats all for now.