When I first arrived in korea, I ate dakgalbi with my friendfrom Sweden and we thought we were finished after we ate most of the meat and veggies. the owner of the restaurant tried to tell us something but we couldn't understand at the time. He ended up bringing some rice to put on the pan and mix it with the sauce and the remaining food! now I know it's called bokkeumbab (fried rice). it's super common that people have that after, and it's so cheap! he gave it to us for free that day, and I'm sure he knew that we had no idea that was even on the menu. when I think back to that moment, I'm so happy that he wanted to share his culture to foreigners even though it costed him a bit of money to give it to us for free. unfortunately there is no service like this in America, and people could care less if you don't know about the culture or hidden menu items.
The food adventure memories I made with my friends here are something I'll never forget. I thank all the Korean servers and old people for dealing with my horrible Korean pronunciation and constant smiling while eating. I've been here for so long that I even find myself rooting for the Korean Olympics team in archery😂.
6 years passed like it was nothing, and maybe I'll be back? maybe not. but one thing is for sure...I fell in love with the history, culture, and lifestyle here. most people come here for the kdrama or kpop, but I never cared for them before I arrived. it was only after I spent time here that I began to appreciate the arts here.
I was too "happy" in this picture 😂
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