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Sunday, March 11, 2007

South Korea has mastered the art of making beer labels look like detergent bottles.

I'm in Seoul for four days and the weather is bright cold like a crisp fall day in DC. I didn't have a lot of hope for this town but it turns out to be a massive, vibrant city with interesting-looking restaurants on every corner. The high rises sprawl throughout a valley kind of like Lima Peru and it's flanked by massive mountains and Kim Jong Il's missles a few tens of miles north of the city.

Today I went to an octopus and kim-chee restaurant (all they serve) and drank Hite beer which is lighter than all American beers put together and tastes twice as good -- sort of like Asahi Dry with a twinkle and a wink.

I've decided Korean food is my new favorite; it's all so sharp, strong and unafraid to present the food like it appears in nature -- for example, they serve live octopus that you cook fondu style. I'm gonna track some of that shit down, I swear.
I can recommend some restaurants. Where do you live?
I live in DC. I did find some places in Anandale, VA which were good. Notably, Hee Been. Basically, you just drive to Anandale and take your pick.
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