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Would you like the happy eggplant or the sad eggplant?

Would you like the happy eggplant or the sad eggplant?

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Legit Japanese ramen I could not be more happy.

Legit Japanese ramen I could not be more happy.

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Guess I don’t even have to stand up to get delicious ballpark food.

Guess I don’t even have to stand up to get delicious ballpark food.

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Had to hitch a ride out to Virginia to get our Korean textbook from the Korean bookstore, so of course we had to stop at rhe Korean-style bakery for bubble smoothies and tirimasu on the way home.

Had to hitch a ride out to Virginia to get our Korean textbook from the Korean bookstore, so of course we had to stop at rhe Korean-style bakery for bubble smoothies and tirimasu on the way home.

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Checking out Truckeroo, which is essentially a food truck fair with more delicious options than anyone could possibly need. Nevertheless, we’re going to try as many as possible.

Checking out Truckeroo, which is essentially a food truck fair with more delicious options than anyone could possibly need. Nevertheless, we’re going to try as many as possible.

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Went to H Mart (Korean grocery store) this weekend. Needless to say, I’m very very happy.

Went to H Mart (Korean grocery store) this weekend. Needless to say, I’m very very happy.

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enseoulment:

fyeahkorea:

different types of korean street food ( ´∀`)☆

The best on a cold winter day are sweet potatoes. Buy two, stick one each in your pocket, and you’ve got toasty hand warmers that double as a snack once they’ve cooled down. I don’t care if that makes me sound like a 19th century British street urchin.

My favorite is definitely hoddeok! I think technically it’s a winter thing since it’s warm, but luckily there was a stand near my apartment that sold them year-round. Something that I definitely miss about Korea that is, unfortunately, not easily found in the States ㅠㅠ

enseoulment:

fyeahkorea:

different types of korean street food ( ´`)

The best on a cold winter day are sweet potatoes. Buy two, stick one each in your pocket, and you’ve got toasty hand warmers that double as a snack once they’ve cooled down. I don’t care if that makes me sound like a 19th century British street urchin.

My favorite is definitely hoddeok! I think technically it’s a winter thing since it’s warm, but luckily there was a stand near my apartment that sold them year-round. Something that I definitely miss about Korea that is, unfortunately, not easily found in the States ㅠㅠ

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Birthday dinner with the family!

Birthday dinner with the family!

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Observations after being back in the States for three days

  • No wonder I lost so much weight in Korea - I don’t think I’ve stopped snacking since I came home.
  • Grocery stores where I actually know what everything is are simultaneously so much better and so much more intimidating (wayyyyy too many choices).
  • Clothes dryers are by far my favorite thing on the entire planet right now.
  • I guess I underestimated the difference between Korean everyday fashion (high heels and skirts) and American everyday fashion (tshirts and jean shorts). 
  • WHY IS EVERYONE SO TAN??
  • And there is just so much cleavage.
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Mom is in the air

After lunch with the principal and some teachers, I’ll head up to the airport to meet her.

This last week has been so incredibly insane that I haven’t even been able to think about her visit, much less plan activities for us. Luckily, we both said that we want the trip to be low-key and more about spending time together than about running around and seeing everything there is to see.

So I decided that the most important thing that she needs to experience is the food. I made a list of all the things my mom needs to eat while she’s here (this list doubles as all the things I need to eat before I head back to the States). 

  • Galbi
  • Soondubu
  • Shabu shabu
  • Naengmyeon
  • Bubble tea
  • Ddeokbokki
  • San nakji
  • Hoddeok
  • Egg bread
  • Kimbap
  • Kalguksu
  • Kimchi jigge
  • Bibimbap

I’m probably forgetting things. Suggestions if you have them!