Hello blogosphere, I’ve been missing these past couple weeks. I’ve entered a new, scary adventure here in the real world. Oh yeah, that’s right. This tough cookie headed back to school for some good ‘ole fashioned higher edumacation learnin’. I’m learning plenty, for instance: 1) Apparently it appropriate to wear uggs, daisy dukes and a fur lined hoodie all at once! 2) commuting to school is a bitch. 3) Espresso is quickly becoming my new best friend. But you know what else happened in the past few weeks? yeah that’s right the celebration of the day of my birth YAY ME! In the wise words of Jessica Simpson *sniker*, ” Well, 24 is old! It’s almost 25 which is almost mid-twenties. which is almost 30!”
See? look how PRETTY and HAPPY I am! Yeah, totally not because it’s my birthday or that a gaggle of my friends came out to wish me happy birthday and show this cutie some love. No, its because I know that very soon there will be epic amounts of Korean food covering every available space at the table.
You want korean food in baltimore cooked on a table grill? for realzies head to Joung Kak (18 W 20th St) Delicious food, reasonable prices and not sketchy like “korean restaurant” next door ( the place next door is really called KOREAN RESTAURANT) There were nine people out with us that night and we ordered WAY TO MUCH FOOD, believe me when I say that nine people would probably be more the satisfied with the 1/2 Joung Kak Special and all the little dishes of sides!
You see, the Joung Kak BBQ special consists of a massive plate of protein. Beef Bulgogi, Beef Galbi, Spicy pork belly and Chicken Dahk Glabi, all of this you cook at the table, in the little sunken in BBQ pit, it’s hot like the devils hands( pretend I said thatt with scary televangilist voice)
oh, four different kinds of meat not enough for you? Never fear, theres still plenty, it also came with two hot pots of soup, chock full of veggies, tofu and beef in a spicy broth, AND two boiling omelette things AND rice AND all the little bowls of Kimchi and pickled radishes you can stomach.
I don’t know if I eat korean BBQ correctly, but then again I don’t really give two figs if I’m doing it properly or not, my method? Grad hunk-o-meat with chopsticks, place on lettuce leave, add soy bean paste and whichever Kimchi or pickle strikes my fancy. Shove in mouth. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
Such a good birthday dinner! I wish I could do this all the time, unfortunately being a new student makes a wallet a little thinner. And Big Sis C is across the country having hipster adventures… Good thing I’ve gotten a fix for the time being. Later we headed to Aloha Bar in mount vernon for karaoke fun, there will be no pictures of that. I think i drank all the booze in Baltimore and i don’t want to expose the delicate, reserved eyes of the blogosphere to my drunken misadventures.