October 19, 2012 § 5 Comments
Fact: There are almost no Koreans in the greater Portland area. As a result, I am easily identified as “the korean girl.” I have also received the nickname “Kim Joy Il” in some parts. This would have made me self conscious me as a wee lassie…but no longer! I will gladly own up to the fact that I like to wear slippers at home (boo to shoes indoors). And yes, I eat spicy fermented cabbage and find it delicious with almost everything (Try it with spagetti. It’ll change your world). And yes, sometimes I shower after meals so as not to smell like a garlic storm.
I am actually telling you all this for a reason. I was asked by SYNONYM JOURNAL to do a piece on “Recommendations.” See it on their site here! I find myself recommending Korean food to many that have never had it – the dishes that will break the seal and not rip it off, if you will. Why not do a little piece on it for all to refer to?
If you like pickled, spicy, flavorful (but not sweet), and a table full of side dishes, Korean food is where it’s at. I can eat it 3 times a day. I RUV IT!
And I just need to say to the city of Portland: I love you, but Korean Food > Thai Food. More legit korean restaurants, preasee??? SANK YOU!