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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2600 on: November 21, 2016, 03:59:44 PM »
I've been to 38 countries, used to be a food critic, and Korean food is easily in my top 5 cuisines, its fantastic. The moaners are all fat yanks who if they can't fry something and shove it in their face whole they aint happy.

I am legitimately curious to which countries you've been to, to arrive at this conclusion. I don't think I've been to 38 countries, but I don't believe I'd put Korean food in my top five. I'd also split some of the countries which I've been to into more than one group. For example China and Thailand get more than one group. Many others would, but I have not been, only eaten the food.

Now I'm beginning to think this is a troll post.

If I was to make fun, I'd guess your top five are:

Scottish
Irish
Welsh
English
Korean

I'm worried what I have wrote will bring on a lot of nationalistic food bragging. I cannot say I don't do this, on occasion.

No trolling here sir. English, admit our traditional food isn't great, not varied enough. Luckily you can eat well in England on other cuisines. Much like USA really. I would really struggle to place a definite top five, but my favourites are probably:
1) Thai
2) Italian
2) Japanese
4) Korean
5) Indian

Of course this is probably influenced by the fact I spent a good amount of time in all these countries. Also spent a good amount of time in all of South America, but found the cuisine to be a little disappointing. Of course there are some exceptions. Brazilian stews, Argentinian steaks, Pacific coast Cheviche, Chilean Chorillana. On the whole though, I found SA food to be a little too bland for my tastes.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2601 on: November 21, 2016, 04:03:51 PM »
I've been to 38 countries, used to be a food critic, and Korean food is easily in my top 5 cuisines, its fantastic. The moaners are all fat yanks who if they can't fry something and shove it in their face whole they aint happy.

Nope.

Canadian of French/Irish ancestry.  Mother was a home-ec teacher, her mom was a farm-wife.

My paternal grandfather was a cook.

My first wife was a chef.

I'll put my own cooking up against yours "Iron Chef" style any day.

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« Reply #2602 on: November 21, 2016, 04:07:04 PM »
I've been to 38 countries, used to be a food critic, and Korean food is easily in my top 5 cuisines, its fantastic. The moaners are all fat yanks who if they can't fry something and shove it in their face whole they aint happy.
It's good to know you enjoy Korean food, but nothing more can really be stated from your experience, as it is unique to you.

Very curious to know what your 38 countries were for Korean to be in your top 5.  That's amazing.

You must have never visited: Thailand, Turkey, Mexico, the U.S., Greece, Italy, Spain, Vietnam, Morocco, Venezuela...

If you have, then it's just you.

You know what they say about "food critics" ;)

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2603 on: November 21, 2016, 04:11:29 PM »
I've been to 38 countries, used to be a food critic, and Korean food is easily in my top 5 cuisines, its fantastic. The moaners are all fat yanks who if they can't fry something and shove it in their face whole they aint happy.
It's good to know you enjoy Korean food, but nothing more can really be stated from your experience, as it is unique to you.

Very curious to know what your 38 countries were for Korean to be in your top 5.  That's amazing.

You must have never visited: Thailand, Turkey, Mexico, the U.S., Greece, Italy, Spain, Vietnam, Morocco, Venezuela...

If you have, then it's just you.

You know what they say about "food critics" ;)

Now I want Vietnamese food... Or Greek food... Or....

 Damn you!

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« Reply #2604 on: November 21, 2016, 04:46:14 PM »
Also, if you have trouble with chopsticks, most places do keep forks for when kids or tourists are eating.

ummm .... it's not the chopstick use i struggle with. read my post again. clearly no-one struggles with a spoon.

but you know, if you struggle with reading comprehension i am an English teacher, and would be more than happy to give you some lessons. my usual price is 50k per hour,  but i'll give you the special 'intellectually challenged' discount i give to my kids with Down Syndrome etc.

That made me laugh out loud  :laugh:

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« Reply #2605 on: November 21, 2016, 05:30:01 PM »
Korean food ranked in top 5 because of which one,

this:


or this:

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« Reply #2606 on: November 22, 2016, 08:06:22 AM »
Well... it happened. Today was picture day and I was informed literally 5 minutes before the fact. I look even more a mess than usual today, and I had to hurriedly comb my hair in 3 minutes (an ordeal that usually takes half an hour). I also have a lovely pimple on my chin today and didn't even have makeup to cover it with.

At least the photo is representative, I guess.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2607 on: November 22, 2016, 08:07:36 AM »
I've been to 38 countries, used to be a food critic, and Korean food is easily in my top 5 cuisines, its fantastic. The moaners are all fat yanks who if they can't fry something and shove it in their face whole they aint happy.
It's good to know you enjoy Korean food, but nothing more can really be stated from your experience, as it is unique to you.

Very curious to know what your 38 countries were for Korean to be in your top 5.  That's amazing.

You must have never visited: Thailand, Turkey, Mexico, the U.S., Greece, Italy, Spain, Vietnam, Morocco, Venezuela...

If you have, then it's just you.

You know what they say about "food critics" ;)

Well if you read the above post you would see Spain and Thailand are in there. The US, like England, doesn't have a strong enough food heritage for me, rather the cuisine is made up of a lot of 'borrowing'. Nothing wrong with that of course. Turkey and Venezuela, the food is ok, just not as good as any of my top 5. Spain and Greece, they come a lot closer, but still don't edge any of my choices out. Never been to Mexico, Vietnam or Morocco, so unsure.

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« Reply #2608 on: November 22, 2016, 08:42:48 AM »
Also, if you have trouble with chopsticks, most places do keep forks for when kids or tourists are eating.

ummm .... it's not the chopstick use i struggle with. read my post again. clearly no-one struggles with a spoon.

but you know, if you struggle with reading comprehension i am an English teacher, and would be more than happy to give you some lessons. my usual price is 50k per hour,  but i'll give you the special 'intellectually challenged' discount i give to my kids with Down Syndrome etc.

That made me laugh out loud  :laugh:

Between those two guys rippin each other and everyone else randomly taking a giant dump on food in the U.K, this thread is gold  :laugh: :laugh:  :laugh:

But then I remember I'm from the U.K.....  :cry:

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2609 on: November 22, 2016, 08:50:56 AM »
when i think of korean dishes, i actually struggle to think of a single dish that would require a decent amount of food prep to cook. it's a very lazy type of cuisine.

korean cooks are so lazy they even make you cook your own meat! (this sentence is a joke btw, in case it's not obvious).

You've clearly never tried to beat a dog to perfection.

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« Reply #2610 on: November 22, 2016, 09:04:56 AM »
You've clearly never tried to beat a dog to perfection.

This made me both laugh and cry.  :cry:

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« Reply #2611 on: November 22, 2016, 09:33:06 AM »
when i think of korean dishes, i actually struggle to think of a single dish that would require a decent amount of food prep to cook. it's a very lazy type of cuisine.

korean cooks are so lazy they even make you cook your own meat! (this sentence is a joke btw, in case it's not obvious).

You've clearly never tried to beat a dog to perfection.

It's so strange to me to hear you say that because most traditional Korean dishes take hours to prepare.

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« Reply #2612 on: November 22, 2016, 09:36:25 AM »
Well... japchae is pretty involved. It's not difficult to make, but it requires a lot of prep.

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« Reply #2613 on: November 22, 2016, 09:44:13 AM »
A lot of the stews require boiling bones for a few hours to bring out the flavor properly.

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« Reply #2614 on: November 22, 2016, 09:47:20 AM »
A lot of the stews require boiling bones for a few hours to bring out the flavor properly.
That's soup in general, not just Korean soup. My mum's bacon bone soap would be boiled/simmered for like 24 hours.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2615 on: November 22, 2016, 09:48:49 AM »
Sick as a dog today but as usual no one cares. Today is my easy day but we have to have an unscheduled "english club activities" FML

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« Reply #2616 on: November 22, 2016, 09:50:28 AM »
A lot of the stews require boiling bones for a few hours to bring out the flavor properly.

Sullangtang!! Wish a restaurant near me made it. Alas

I think a lot of people are mistaking simplicity for laziness; a lot of Korean food involves a lot prep time.

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« Reply #2617 on: November 22, 2016, 09:50:37 AM »
Well... japchae is pretty involved. It's not difficult to make, but it requires a lot of prep.

Quite a bit of holiday food (regardless of culture) is like that.  The idea is that your daughters and daughters-in-law do most of the work, and you take the credit.


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« Reply #2618 on: November 22, 2016, 09:55:21 AM »
Well... japchae is pretty involved. It's not difficult to make, but it requires a lot of prep.

Quite a bit of holiday food (regardless of culture) is like that.  The idea is that your daughters and daughters-in-law do most of the work, and you take the credit.

Especially the wife of the first-born son.

Yaki mandu is also a pain-in-the-ass to prep. But so delicious.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2619 on: November 22, 2016, 10:13:39 AM »
I'm really hungry right now and all this talk of food is turning my stomach inside out.

I'm super craving potatoes, too, and I know that potatoes aren't going to be part of lunch, so now I'm hangry.