Comments on small hours in seoul
commentson 9 October 2003 : 22:10, Taylor sez:

Is that your voice during the video Justin? You sorta sound like me.

Know if only you could have a Kill Bill experience in Korea in 3-d !

commentson 9 October 2003 : 22:41, C(h)ristine sez:

If the nori doesnt come out salty -- it just means it needs some prepping -- rub it with a little bit of sesame oil, sprinkle salt on it, and then roast it over an open flame until it lightly toasts! (shouldn't take more than 5 seconds). And chilsung cider is definitely great -- it's like Korean Sprite I agree, with a slight bubble gum taste. My husband loves it -- in Oakland, he's an Israeli American dude searching the aisles of Pusan Plaza Korean market for bottles of Chilsung.

commentson 10 October 2003 : 01:36, Tom Barbalet sez:

For filming in markets/malls, try filming from the waist. People are less self conscious that way. Ironically found this doing the same "culturally different" filming in a Sunnyvale California mall. It was certainly culturally different from the malls I was used to in SE Asia and Australia.

commentson 10 October 2003 : 05:27, Jonathan Blow sez:

Conspicuously missing from your photo: DEMI-SODA APPLE. You must seek out Demi-Soda Apple as soon as possible. It is the greatest soft drink ever made, in Korea or anywhere. Thank you and good-night.

commentson 10 October 2003 : 08:18, Joao Paglione sez:

Korea seems even wierder than Japan, especially when it comes to food choices. I was just put off by an Aussie who told me that they feed feces to their fish farms. He told me this during our course in China and said he never wanted to go back to South Korea!

commentson 10 October 2003 : 08:19, anne sez:

dude, you seem a little heavy in on the liquids. and not just the alcoholic type. i remember when i was in japan traveling around i used to thrive on the premade onigiri that are available in virtually every corner market and various coffees and teas available from the ubiquitous vending machines. does korea have an equivalent traditional-food-gone-modern?

commentson 11 October 2003 : 01:16, justin sez:

Filming from the waist - great idea, but hard to see the LCD on my digicam screen.

Christine - thanks for the recipe. I have a stove here, but it's electric! I wonder if I can roast it in a frying pan? Fried nori - whew.

Joao - you want to know the weirdest country to eat in Asia? The one you haven't been to yet! Whichever that is. But that's probably nowhere near as weird as Wisconsin, where they eat deep fried cheese curds, dipped in ranch dressing.

Anne that is a spectacular choice, and now that I've eaten cereal and milk and bananas for breakfast, I find myself wanting something like a cro-ke or onigiri. In my Japanese supermarket shopping experiences, there's been a ton of fried or rice-ball snacks for sale - you can buy some pre-made tempura to heat up or eat cold. Or those cro-ke, deep fried meat and potato clusters. Yowie!

In this nearby supermarket they had a ton of pre-prepped meat. In the convenience store downstairs I didn't see anything like onigiri, but I didn't look hard. I think my stomach will motivate me soon! Thanks for the suggestion.

Actually, there are a lot of sandwich shops, at least in this part of Seoul (Kangnam). So I've had one Bulgogi sandwich so far. But you know what? It was nowhere near as good as the bulgogi sandwich (aka "the best sandwich in the universe") - at Espresso Experience in Berkeley. I think the toasted bread there makes it.

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