Food + Soju + Good Times
Getting to know the scene
When I first got to Korea, I assumed it was safe to go into any restaurant since it would probably taste better than the crappy Korean restaurants in the States. . . I found out the hard way.
With the thousands of restaurants in Seoul, big/small/trendy/traditional/etc, trying to decide on a place amongst friends can be a facepalm like process . . . unless someone “knows” a place.
After going on numerous of 소개팅’s and eating bad, overpriced pasta, I decided that if I was to endure thru an hour of awkward conversation . . . I might as well be eating some good food.
Long road back to Korea
I was born in Seoul but my family immigrated to the States when I was 4 years old. Philadelphia, PA is where I grew up for most of my life, home of the cheesesteak, soft pretzel, Tasty Cakes and Rocky! Don’t say cream cheese because that’s all branding. Shortly after college I moved to New York City to pursue a career in the Investment Banking industry and also who doesn’t have dreams of “making it” in NYC? After 4 amazing years and countless slices of pizza, I moved back to the motherland in December of 2009.
Who is this guy?
Just your average 교포 guy in my 30’s, with a legit fear of becoming an 아저씨. I am still working in the IB industry, this blogging is just a side job. I work and live above the river, but I mostly play below, 압구 is definitely my happy place.
I have an insatiable appetite for meat, no meal is complete without it. I enjoying drinking 소주 but not necessarily the taste. I love me a good 포차 but I also enjoy the culinary experience you can get at nice restaurants.