Monday, August 27, 2012

Food post 1!

Today I didn’t do much…I’d planned a skype date with Andi, and we went a little overboard.

So after talking with her for a long time, I went downstairs to the convenience store and bought some food…I was running low on things to drink and had no food left to eat for lunch or dinner. As I was down there browsing foods, I decided to get some stuff to review for the blog, since I was completely aware I’d have nothing of interest to write about today.

For lunch, I got the same sandwich that I’d gotten before. The bulgogi meat patties on a bun. I took a picture this time to show you!

It really isn’t that bad, even the second time eating it. When I’m in a pinch to eat, that might be my go-to food item to buy. It’s cheap and fills me up. I also decided to get a snack to try…I’d seen some American brand snacks that I wanted to try in Korea, so I picked up a bag of Doritos.

I go the Nacho Cheese since the other flavor was something along the lines of “REALLY HOT”, and if it’s really hot to everyone else, it’s simply mild to Koreans. They like their “HOT AND SPICY” to be “burn down your esophagus and fizz your eyeballs out”. I didn’t want to try that flavor just yet. The flavor isn’t as strong as the Nacho cheese back in the states. It’s not as orange as back home, either. I like it though, it’s more of a mild taste. It’s definitely still nacho cheese (even though it’s not as strong tasting). After grabbing the nachos, I got a bottle of Milkis.

Along with Chilsung, I used to get this back at home all the time as well. It’s a really strange drink to describe but I love its flavor. It tastes like a soda float to me…like ice cream and sprite. When you pour it out, it doesn’t look very appetizing…

Kind of like dishwasher detergent, right? I think that Milkis is something that you either love or hate. I love it, but I know of other people who really hate it. But if you can find it, I recommend you to try it! For dinner, I picked up a boxed Tonkatsu lunch.

I’d been eyeing these different box lunches for a while and when I saw Tonkatsu, I decided to buy it and try it out! It was only 3,000won so I’m not sure how it’ll taste. It’s got the pork cutlet, small portion of kimchi, rice, and what looks like….curry, maybe? It tastes to me like curry. The tonkatsu part is okay, it’s nothing compared to the restaurant style made here, but that’s to be expected. The rice isn’t half bad either. The kimchi has a bit of a seafood taste, which is different for me. Since I’m not a huge fan of yellow curry, I think I’m gonna pass on eating it. With my meal, I decided to try the ever famous Korean banana milk.

This drink is hugely recognized because it’s shown all the time in dramas. Since I’m not a fan of banana flavored things, I wasn’t sure if I’d like this at all, but figured I’d give it a shot. When I say I’m not a fan of banana flavoring, I mean I actually hate it. But the banana milk…isn’t bad! Since it has more of a milk taste than a banana taste, I actually enjoy it. I’m pretty shocked!

Well, this was the food I tried today. It’s said that the typhoon is supposed to hit tonight or tomorrow, and all the things that were scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed until an unknown date. I think that they forced schools to close tomorrow, too. It’s starting to get windier outside.

This is the view from the common room on my floor. It’s so beautiful, despite the fact it’s getting dark. 

Added: As it got dark, the sky got pink and blue! So cool!

Anyway, I’ll update you all later! I might have a really unproductive day tomorrow as well, if it’s raining…oh well!

Love you all!


1 comment:

  1. I absolutely LOVE banana milk. I get it here when I can. I usually have to make a drive down to Georgia to even get it, but I usually make trips down there. I stock up on my drink, candy, and ramyun! It's lovely!!