Wednesday, July 11, 2012

(Eating) Night Out #2

Variation on a theme. Whereas I posted before about having intestines and then having fried chicken, last night, we opted to start with intestines (hey, don't fix it if it ain't broke!) and then going to an izakaya. As mentioned before, Koreans always need to eat when they drink. There are bars here that are like American bars, with bartenders and barstools and such, but there's not many. Koreans don't mingle with strangers, after all- they prefer sitting at a table with the people they know, drinking and eating the night away.

We went to a different intestines place because my favorite place was, sadly, closed yesterday. The owner apparently got married and went on his honeymoon. The restaurant's supposed to be open starting today, so I'm sure we'll be back soon.
After a round of intestines and soju, we traipsed off to an izakaya. This one, in fact. This place gets really busy on weekends, to the point that we've been unable to get tables here in the past, but since yesterday was a Wednesday, we managed to get in, get a table, and get more food with our booze.
We're not talking paltry little bar snacks in Korea, oh, no. We're talking soups, stews, braises, stir-fries, barbecue, and anything else you can think of. The udon here is quite good- actually, everything I've had here is quite good except the tako wasabi, and that's just because I don't like raw octopus and I really don't like wasabi.
Next up was Wing of Fish (지느러미), still one of my go-to bars here in this city. I just love the ambience and though the drinks aren't really special, they're decent. Their snacks are, of course, of the fattening and "why are we still eating??" type.
The last few times I've been to this place, I've ordered the mango vodka sunrise. Their variation on a tequila sunrise, served in a modified Absolut bottle. Cute idea, no? The drink is massive, which justifies the price on these suckers.
It looks like a slushie! A delicious, delicious slushie. The vodka sunrise is really much sweeter than I normally like in my drinks, but I still oddly love it. It's also so filling that one drink is enough. I can't generally fit anything else in my stomach by this point.
Look how Korean I've become.... I don't know whether it's a good thing or a bad thing.

I suppose as long as I don't start to sound Korean when I'm speaking in English, it's all good.