Friday, January 25, 2008

Mexican Food

So far, the hardest thing about living in Korea has been the lack of diversity...of food options. Don't get me wrong. I like Korean food. There's a particular stew here that I crave all the time and will surely eat for the rest of my years, but I'm not used to having only one option.

When you think about it - most Americans (or at least the ones I've met) eat food from all over the world on a weekly basis. Even the least adventurous among us eat spaghetti, pizza, tacos, and burritos. Then there's Indian food, Chinese food, sushi, Polish food, Russian food (i.e. stroganoff). I could go on and on but I'm starting to drool.

What do I crave the most? MEXICAN FOOD!!! The stores in Ulsan don't stock anything resembling a tortilla. Last weekend I had a bona fide eureka moment - at Costco in Daegu. They had tortillas, salsa, and tortilla chips. Amen! We bought as much as Jason could carry. ;)

We went to Daegu with a bunch of folks (foreigners) that live near us. There was 13 of us...but we met someone's Korean friend in Daegu so it was a lucky number after all. 14 divided by 2 is 7 - so there! In addition to Costco, we also went to a small amusement park and made fools of ourselves on the bumper cars, stuffed ourselves at an all you can eat buffet/brewery, and slept in a Jjimjilbang. I'll fill you in on the Jjimjilbang's another time. I think it's best to let that anticipation build.

The calm before the waygook storm.

Real Plane - Fake Rocket
Christine and Melissa enjoyed the wildlife at the amusement park. These little devils went a whopping 2 miles and hour and you could ride them anywhere you wanted.

I love bumper cars!

I got the same score as this guy here. 11 pts. I guess that means I'm as strong as a teenage Korean boy. Jason got 13...I was so proud.

Mr. 14 - he complemented the group nicely.

Erin and Rebecca - new Canadian friends.

1 comment:

karmaking1111 said...

I hear ya about that Mexican food thing. When I was in the states that's all I ate. I never thought I'd say this but, Viva el Costco!