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post #2461 of 2860
i dont like the feet part of jokbal but the meat above the feet is delicious
post #2462 of 2860
Girl at work: "I ate a 'clean' breakfast this morning... Scrambled tofu! ... with spices."
post #2463 of 2860
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

I have no idea what Korean people are thinking sometimes with food.

What happened in the case of dishes like jokbal seems relatively straightforward. My guess is that until pretty recently meat was so scarce that just wolfing down a lot of fat was a special treat in and of itself. No need to try to preserve it or cure it. I haven't had jokbal since I was a kid, but I think it's like a lot of other Korean ways of cooking fatty pieces of pork: virtually no effort to flavor the meat itself, and you add flavor later with briny seafood stuff. This kind of preparation is obviously in marked contrast to other elements of Korean food that you complain about--over-the-top funky flavors vegetables or seafood, the stuff that actually needed to be preserved.
post #2464 of 2860
Yes, ever seen the Takeshi Kitano movie called 'Blood and Bones' ? There's a great scene in that movie where these Korean immigrants in Osaka are in their ghetto enclave and have a day where the town tears down a whole hog and then kinda allude to the shittiness that ensues, this in the days before refrigeration. Asians are good about using up everything, naturally, but a lot of the food that comes of it seems really shitty, like jokbal, or sitting over a grill of gopchang.

The stink of a jokbal place in Korea, that stacked stench of many pigs over time is one of the worst things about all Asian food imo. I am not fond of the fermented seafoods either, and I don't like the way Hong Kong noodle shops smell and also permeate into the street, but jokbal stink just makes you feel physically ill and dirty. There are so few Korean foods that really appeal to all senses, loved by the consensus the way other foods are; I can't think of any right now actually. K-BBQ maybe, but that for many is an Americanized thing where people who understand the delights of food better add to the spread.
post #2465 of 2860
I love Takeshi Kitano, but that movie sucked. All I remember is him eating some rotten meat.
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I love Takeshi Kitano, but that movie sucked. All I remember is him eating some rotten meat.

Yea but at least it was unsalted.
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

I love Takeshi Kitano, but that movie sucked. All I remember is him eating some rotten meat.

dude, that movie was great, and based on a true story.
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

dude, that movie was great, and based on a true story.

Well, you're just predisposed to like any movie about a Korean dude moves to Japan and acts like a savage lunatic while eating rotten meat.
post #2470 of 2860
this okra is thoroughly disappointing. angry.gif
post #2471 of 2860
I spent half my vacation nibbling just a few bites of amazing food due to a stomach bug with excellent timing.
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

I spent half my vacation nibbling just a few bites of amazing food due to a stomach bug with excellent timing.

:gasp: where did you go?
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

:gasp: where did you go?

Wherever I could find a toilet. I managed to hold out against going in the woods while on the road at least.
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I'm trying to think of a meal to serve for mother's day. It has to be healthy, but it can't involve fish, rice, salad with mustard in the dressing, fruit, most vegetables, blue cheese, tarragon, anything spicy, anything salty, caviar, mayonnaise, sour cream, or anything cooked sous vide. Oh, and we just had chicken yesterday and one person is a vegetarian. Cooking for other people sucks.
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Originally Posted by alexg View Post

or anything cooked sous vide
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