Originally Posted by impolyt_one
on a much lower tip, and this shit is gonna boggle your fucking minds: So it has been established that I live in Korea, the land of terrible food; add this food crime to the top of the heap. We have Costco here locally as well, looks and smells identical to the ones Stateside, products are 90% the same and imported, plus a little added local stuff in bulk sizes, and the huge thing here is that the food court is run the same way as the ones in the US. You get a hot dog and a Coke for about two bucks, a slice of pizza for about two bucks, a chicken or beef (they call it bulgogi bake here, not like the bulgogi most are familair with) bakes, clam chowder, chicken caesar salad, ice cream, etc. All like under $3, same idea as the US version of Costco. Korean people are pretty far up there in terms of the world's most stingy, cheap, calculating people, so the food court is packed to the gills with Koreans loading up on cheap food like it was a free crack giveaway, from open to close, 4 or 5 cash register lines about 15 people deep when they're not that busy. Okay, so that's the background, here's the real shit: Koreans don't really like this food, they unanimously refer to all Western food as 'greasy' and 'oily' (all things considered, the Costco food court is indeed loaded with that fake mozzarella, but it's really not that greasy at all) - but obviously they don't offer kimchi as a side dish here, and Koreans need some sort of free side dish that tastes like spicy ass that they poke at while eating pizza or something. So they do this: 1. go to onion dispenser intended for hot dogs; put plate under the nozzle, rotate until you get 5 full onions worth of minced onion. 2. pump a half bottle's worth of ketchup and mustard, each, to the side of the plate 3. go back to table and add the free packets of relish from the hot dogs, and about 30-45 dashes of Tobasco from the communal Tobasco bottles (it's hard to get your hands on these sometimes, there's like 5 bottles in circulation and 300 people in this food court) 4 (optional) mix up and eat with forks I am not lying when I say that everybody in this food court does this, there might be 150-300 whole onions worth of minced onion, maybe 4 or 5 commercial tubs of mustard and ketchup each out on the dining room floor at any given time. They have to have someone come out and refill the condiment bar about every 5 minutes, no joke. I tried to get a pic of them looting the onion dispenser, but alas, the refill girl was putting more onions in:
My gf went up to a table and asked to take this photo. Note that this onion plate isn't even on a real plate, it's the lid from the chicken caesar salad. (this was for two people, I believe)
This is how it's eaten; get a two dollar slice of pizza and a coke, ask for extra plate so you can get 4 onions and a bottle of condiments on there, as a 'side dish'
So anyway, this is so fucked up, right? happens day in, day out. We have the G20 going on across town right now, and the plebes eat mountainous plates of onions mixed with hot dog condiments as a ghetto kimchi.