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Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #20 on: June 22, 2022, 01:45:59 pm »
Andong Jjimdalk.  and Galbijjim.  nothing else compares to these two dishes when done well. Sometimes a nice moksal bbq night is perfect. I completely understand Gordon Ramsay pitching the garbage beer to go with BBQ here. it has its place.
Galbijjim (the non-spicy beef kind, although I do love the spicy pork kind, too) is one of my favourite foods EVER.

And yeah, the Cass thing. Who cares? It's the Asian market. Hey, come fly out and dick around for three days and we'll give you 2 million.

Easy decision.


Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2022, 02:01:37 pm »
I completely understand Gordon Ramsay pitching the garbage beer to go with BBQ here. it has its place.
He's completely right to an extent. You really DON'T want the beer to be a highlight or to overwhelm or to bloat the way many "serious beers" do. You want something light, that you can drink in significant quantity without feeling bloated, that doesn't overwhelm the taste of the food, etc.

Now as to Cass specifically and not one of the many other similar beers.....

Me personally I'd go Max (Max still around?) or OB in the "Inoffensive goes with dinner Korean beer" category.


  • Renma
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Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2022, 02:43:39 pm »
Every place around where I live seem to serve only Terra. Even Cass is getting rarer these days.


Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2022, 08:33:17 pm »
Who let the dogs out?

- Mitt Romney


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Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2022, 10:16:23 pm »
What the hell is S Tier?!

I get tier A, B, C, etc.

(I've refrained from posting tier names 'cuz i just don't get it.)


Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2022, 05:05:05 am »
The Yum yums: Fried chicken, Sammmgupsolll

It's ok: ricey ricey

Gives me the hot fudge sundaes: that dish with the seaweed. You know the one. It's got the funny name.
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  • Kyndo
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Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #26 on: June 23, 2022, 12:06:57 pm »
What the hell is S Tier?!

I get tier A, B, C, etc.

(I've refrained from posting tier names 'cuz i just don't get it.)
It's a gaming reference.
S tier is "Super" tier, and is usually above "A" Tier.

Often, there's an "SS" tier and even an "SSS" tier. Ive never seen anything higher, but with how inflation is affecting things these days, it's only a matter of time...


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Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2022, 12:10:25 pm »

that dish with the seaweed. You know the one. It's got the funny name.

Beautiful Station Soup?


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Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2022, 12:14:30 pm »
It's ok Van, I thought it meant 'supreme', and I was guessing.


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Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2022, 12:14:43 pm »
Beautiful Station Soup?

I call it Me? Yuck guk!


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Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2022, 12:19:07 pm »
even an "SSS" tier.

That would be be 'Super Salacious Sausages'.  ;D . Can I say that? I'm not sure anymore  :undecided:


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Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2022, 12:35:20 pm »
I call it Me? Yuck guk!

Hahahaha...it took me 10 minutes to get it, but I did!


  • Renma
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Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2022, 12:45:46 pm »
What the hell is S Tier?!

I get tier A, B, C, etc.

(I've refrained from posting tier names 'cuz i just don't get it.)

Tier lists often top with S tier (or S+/SSS or other derivatives). Japan frequently uses the letter S as their highest grading, and a lot of people use it in the west now for online tier lists and the like, taken from (I assume) our exposure to Japanese video games (at least thats where I frequently came across it when growing up).

Google says the S stands for [秀, shū] which means exemplary


Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2022, 12:55:47 pm »
For a long time I thought it was related to Benz and the S-class but it wasn't, although it possibly might be. Apparently in German it means "special" (Sonderklasse) and there might have been some German-Japanese exchange there (not out of the ordinary for those two...)


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Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2022, 01:03:42 pm »
For a long time I thought it was related to Benz and the S-class but it wasn't, although it possibly might be. Apparently in German it means "special" (Sonderklasse) and there might have been some German-Japanese exchange there (not out of the ordinary for those two...)
German and Dutch are closely related, but there are a few differences.
For example, in Dutch. "Sonderklasse" would be written as "Zonderklassen", and would translate to "classless" or, literally, "without class". Which is an appropriate description for people who drive S-Benzes. Avante all the wayyyyyyy!!


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Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #35 on: Yesterday at 09:34:28 am »
Tier lists often top with S tier... Japan frequently uses the letter S as their highest grading, and a lot of people use it in the west now for online tier lists and the like, taken from (I assume) our exposure to Japanese video games (at least thats where I frequently came across it when growing up).

Google says the S stands for [秀, shū] which means exemplary
Got it. Thanks!

S List:

1. Italian lasagna (meat or veggie, fresh);
2. Indian curries (with naan);
3. Salmon dishes (i grew up with them - all good);
4. Hungarian paprikash - "with dumplings" but i loathe to say it cuz i've never had it without but many dunno (goulash is not top 10);
5. Mexican fajita (love a burrito but quality varies HUGELY and apparently;
6. Greek salad (never had a bad one - except for soggy texture, all tastes good!);
7. French onion soup (hands down - every restaurant knows it's a winner);
8. Borscht (a good bowl is heaven);
9. Chuncheon dukalbi (no post-2007 sudden cheese add);
10. Jumbalaya. (If you don't like this, Cajun ain't for you).

Fresh food like fresh fruit, veggies, nuts, seeds & sushi trump all (a single strawberry wins) but it takes little skill in comparison, so you don't pay top dollar for it, unlike the aforementioned.

EDIT: Gawd I have forgotten duck and rabbit dishes from France, Korea and my family's kitchen. So be it. I want them to live: F birds (and peas) except: rock: ducks and rabbits; they were early childhood pets so I pan them (translate: pass over, not put in a pan).






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Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #36 on: Yesterday at 09:37:00 am »
Got it.

Not quite. But you're almost there.
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Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 10:02:12 am »
Gawd I forgot chili.

I eat a spicy bean chili every damn week.

I love chili. But it's such a staple that I overlooked it.

Beans, hot peppers, onions (green, purple or regular white), greens (swiss chard or any non-iceberg lettuce), black pepper, Louisianna hot sauce or Choryeong hot peppers, ... then go carb-rich (brown rice or Korean "purple" rice; or tortilla wrap; or boiled sweet potato. THIS.IS.MY.GO.TO.DI SH. What's yours?



  • Kyndo
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Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #38 on: Yesterday at 11:07:47 am »
My go to?
Korean pizza.

Start with a tortilla shell, nicely crisped. Add a layer of mayonnaise, a splort or 2 of ketchup, some chopped onion, potato puree, half a can of corn, and a few artfully arranged chunks of bulgogi. Sprinkle lightly with icing sugar and serve hot! 맛있다!  :azn:


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Re: Korean Food Tier List
« Reply #39 on: Yesterday at 11:14:00 am »
Kyndo? Kyndo? Kyndo?

Did you really just post your go-to dish as pizza with potato puree, mayonnaise, ketchup and sugar?

You.Must.Be.Korean.

It hurls.

Tier Z.