Monday, February 29, 2016

Beef Shabu Shabu

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Although I eat here all the time I don't have a lot of great pictures because I'm too busy stuffing all the food in my face. It's so friggen good. 

The restaurant is very nondescript. When I first tried it five years ago I thought it would be boring and I only tried it because it was close to work and served noodles, I never expected it to be so addictive or rich in flavor. Now I crave it all year long.

Name: 등촌샤브칼국수안중점
Naver Address: 경기도 평택시 안중읍 현화리 853-1

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

4 Fav Coffee Roasters

Coffee lovers rejoice! There are four lovely micro-roasters in Pyeongtaek. Each one a little different than the next. Since each coffee addict has their own unique pallet, we wont try to tell you which one is best. We can say that we have tried each of these and found them to be solid depending on different preferences.

It might also be good to know that, in Korea, a large number of the beans are sourced from Ethiopia and other parts of Africa. The flavor tends to be more acidic and bitter than you will be used to if you generally drink beans from Central America. It's not bad, it's just different. You also really need to keep it air tight so that it doesn't get too intense.

That said, you can get single source beans from a few of these roasters. For example, Cafe Kong has the most choices from Central America. We often use them since we prefer softer, smoother coffee.

Since pricing also vary a great deal based on bean source and market prices, we have not included prices.

All that said, here are our favs:

1. Cafe Clark: In Bijeondong

Address: 경기도 평택시 평택3로 83

2. Coffee Kong: Near Songtan

Address: 경기도 평택시 장당동 635-4

3. Gabae Maru: Near New Core

Address: 경기도 평택시 비전동 838-5

4. Coffee On: Near AK Plaza

경기도 평택시 평택동 65-23

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

France Gourmet

If you are a bit of a Francophile (someone in love with all things French) this recommendation will make you very happy.

As you know, importing cured meats is a pain in the arse in any country, especially in Korea where importing foreign specialty foods is a fairly new situation. Faced with living a life without smelly sausages, a couple of savvy French expats decided they could get around this by simply curing their own meats IN Korea. Thanks to this moment of genius and intense dedication to Charcuterie (the art of curing meat) France Gourmet was born. Although it's not always cheap, it is always tasty.

So there you have it. French foods shipped to your door and you can order in English. Don't say I never gave you anything.