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  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10260 on: September 03, 2019, 06:18:09 pm »
Makes no sense. Korean food is insanely salty. Especially ramyeon. The soup is like pure salt


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  • Waygook Lord

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10261 on: September 03, 2019, 06:42:46 pm »
Makes no sense. Korean food is insanely salty. Especially ramyeon. The soup is like pure salt

Especially kimchi, have you seen how much salt they put into it when they make it?   
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


  • AWVM_HXE
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10262 on: September 03, 2019, 09:04:08 pm »
All foreign food, regardless of makeup or cooking technique, is:
salty
fatty
too sweet
greasy
too much
too expensive
very unhealthy
fried

All [food from native land], regardless of makeup or cooking technique,  is:
healthy
delicious
perfect every time
seriously flawless in every way
definitely never fried
internationally important


I hope you have enjoyed my primer on race relations and cuisine.


  • stoat
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10263 on: September 03, 2019, 09:05:31 pm »
Makes no sense. Korean food is insanely salty. Especially ramyeon. The soup is like pure salt

This is true but I think Koreans don't see it this way as they always have the option of piling more rice on to neutralise any surplus of salt/spice.  In Italy with a plate of pasta and sauce, you're stuck with what you get served , which is why Koreans probably think it's saltier.


  • VanIslander
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10264 on: September 04, 2019, 03:26:32 am »
Salt is a contributor to stomach cancer.
Koreans have on more than a couple occasions admitted to me that Korean food is too spicy AND salty, as part reason why there's so much stomach cancer here.

The human body doesn't need table salt (NaCl), it needs sodium, found in healthier forms in root and leafy vegetables, and seafood.


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  • The Legend

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10265 on: September 04, 2019, 07:36:46 am »
We met up with one of my wife's (Korean) friends in Hong Kong and spent the day with her. For both lunch and dinner she would only eat Korean food. She would not countenance the idea of eating anything else, let alone Cantonese food.
"Too oily!". She had been there for 4 days and she hadn't actually tried any local food yet, but in her mind, all Chinese food, from Manchuria all the way down to Yunnan was swimming in oil.
Kpip! - Martin 2018


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10266 on: September 04, 2019, 07:40:22 am »
Makes no sense. Korean food is insanely salty. Especially ramyeon. The soup is like pure salt

Especially kimchi, have you seen how much salt they put into it when they make it?   

You do realize that probably about 98% of that salt gets rinsed away, right?


  • Mister Tim
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10267 on: September 04, 2019, 07:49:06 am »
We met up with one of my wife's (Korean) friends in Hong Kong and spent the day with her. For both lunch and dinner she would only eat Korean food. She would not countenance the idea of eating anything else, let alone Cantonese food.
"Too oily!". She had been there for 4 days and she hadn't actually tried any local food yet, but in her mind, all Chinese food, from Manchuria all the way down to Yunnan was swimming in oil.

An old colleague of mine spent a week in Thailand one summer, and he said that he only ate Thai food until he could find a Korean restaurant near his hotel. He found one on the second day. It was all Korean food the rest of the trip because Thai food was, you guessed it, too oily.

Oh well. At least he didn't bring a box of ramyeon with him, I guess. Baby steps forward.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10268 on: September 04, 2019, 08:06:47 am »
This must be absolute torture for DM hahaha  :laugh:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10269 on: September 04, 2019, 08:20:16 am »
These comments are making me pissed. Not at the posters, at the subjects.

"Oily" is such a lazy way out. Hey, try this. "No, every food that isn't made in my country is oily."

God, imagine being that boring. It's like people who only eat ham sandwiches and sketty.
The joys of fauxtherhood


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10270 on: September 04, 2019, 08:23:28 am »
An old colleague of mine spent a week in Thailand one summer, and he said that he only ate Thai food until he could find a Korean restaurant near his hotel. He found one on the second day. It was all Korean food the rest of the trip because Thai food was, you guessed it, too oily.

I had a co-teacher years ago who went to Thailand but couldn't eat the food because it had such a strong smell.   :rolleyes:

When someone opens one of those massive containers of kimchi or 'jongkak' kimchi, I do have to hold back a gag reaction.


  • confusedsafferinkorea
  • Waygook Lord

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10271 on: September 04, 2019, 08:53:27 am »
This must be absolute torture for DM hahaha  :laugh:

How long is he banned for?
There is no known medical cure for stupidity!


  • oglop
  • The Legend

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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10272 on: September 04, 2019, 09:07:08 am »
An old colleague of mine spent a week in Thailand one summer, and he said that he only ate Thai food until he could find a Korean restaurant near his hotel. He found one on the second day. It was all Korean food the rest of the trip because Thai food was, you guessed it, too oily.

I had a co-teacher years ago who went to Thailand but couldn't eat the food because it had such a strong smell.   :rolleyes:

When someone opens one of those massive containers of kimchi or 'jongkak' kimchi, I do have to hold back a gag reaction.
mate. i've had so many arguments about this. in our old apt, we had no space for a separate fridge (for the kimchi). it would literally stink out the whole fridge, and make EVERYTHING taste of kimchi. it was my MIL's kimchi, but, my god, it was one of the stinkiest things i've ever smelt (i'm not exaggerating - it made me gag!). good grief. i'd open the fridge, but hold my breath every time :(


but i've heard the same thing about thai food. what's the specific "strong" smell that's the complaint i wonder?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10273 on: September 04, 2019, 09:31:10 am »
An old colleague of mine spent a week in Thailand one summer, and he said that he only ate Thai food until he could find a Korean restaurant near his hotel. He found one on the second day. It was all Korean food the rest of the trip because Thai food was, you guessed it, too oily.

I had a co-teacher years ago who went to Thailand but couldn't eat the food because it had such a strong smell.   :rolleyes:

When someone opens one of those massive containers of kimchi or 'jongkak' kimchi, I do have to hold back a gag reaction.
mate. i've had so many arguments about this. in our old apt, we had no space for a separate fridge (for the kimchi). it would literally stink out the whole fridge, and make EVERYTHING taste of kimchi. it was my MIL's kimchi, but, my god, it was one of the stinkiest things i've ever smelt (i'm not exaggerating - it made me gag!). good grief. i'd open the fridge, but hold my breath every time :(


but i've heard the same thing about thai food. what's the specific "strong" smell that's the complaint i wonder?

Maybe it's the galangal, it can't be the lemongrass, considering that's a fairly popular aroma oil. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10274 on: September 04, 2019, 09:32:53 am »
Boris Johnson is a fukcing twaat.

The only country that isn't making us the laughing stock of the world is the US. 


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10275 on: September 04, 2019, 09:52:12 am »
This must be absolute torture for DM hahaha  :laugh:

How long is he banned for?

I'm not sure but I love how everyone is completely letting loose in here now without any comebacks haha.  It's like being at school when your teacher doesn't turn up for class and everyone goes a bit crazy  :laugh:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10276 on: September 04, 2019, 11:33:06 am »
This must be absolute torture for DM hahaha  :laugh:

How long is he banned for?

I'm not sure but I love how everyone is completely letting loose in here now without any comebacks haha.  It's like being at school when your teacher doesn't turn up for class and everyone goes a bit crazy  :laugh:

Imagine literally being this petty.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10277 on: September 04, 2019, 11:38:05 am »
Speaking of food, can we talk about how most cream pasta is actually gross? Especially pasta alfredo. It's like eating a big bowl of fat and noodles. Now that
is greasy. And it's usually a fairly large portion at restaurants. I don't know how people eat that.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10278 on: September 04, 2019, 11:38:31 am »
Boris Johnson is a fukcing twaat.

The only country that isn't making us the laughing stock of the world is the US. 
and brazil!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10279 on: September 04, 2019, 11:39:26 am »
This must be absolute torture for DM hahaha  :laugh:

How long is he banned for?

I'm not sure but I love how everyone is completely letting loose in here now without any comebacks haha.  It's like being at school when your teacher doesn't turn up for class and everyone goes a bit crazy  :laugh:

Imagine literally being this petty.

Lol do you know what petty means?