Sunday, October 16, 2005

Stuff: Animal body parts

If you've followed this blog, you would've realized by now that barbeque is a pretty big part of the Korean culinary culture. Unfortunately, with the language barrier, I sometimes look in the menu and go...


"They threw some ball-looking things on the grill. Fish balls...? Oh no!"
"Now that's not gonna be the pig's ass on the grill is it?"


Regardless of what you may read on friggin tourist brochures and advertisements about tourism in Korea... NOTHING (almost) in this country is in English, and menus with pictures are hard to come by.


Spotted these while walking by a butcher shop in the Suncheon university area.






It did clear a few queries, and hope it helps you too... if you are a foreigner in Korea, and you read Hangul that is. :)

3 Comments:

At October 17, 2005 7:42 AM, Anonymous G said...

Those are great diagrams. Wish I had been able to see those a few years ago, it would have cleared up quite a few things!

As an aside, some good advice I got from a German professor in university: when ordering from a menu that you don't understand - choose from the middle. For whatever reason, that usually seems to work.

 
At October 17, 2005 11:04 AM, Blogger Kurios1978 said...

Ha ha ha, I tried that once (order from the middle), and ended up with raw ox-tongue... that was in Chile. :P

Hope the diagrams can help out some of your colleagues who just arrived...

 
At November 14, 2005 12:44 PM, Anonymous fergus said...

pig looks pretty chuffed about all this...

 

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