My face says it all. Look more closely at the dish below, really, inspect it, and then I will tell you the story.
On date night, when Hubby and I went to the antique market we were starving, so as normal we just found a place to eat. This time it was a little different, we were in an area of town where not many tourist go. In the restaurant there were no pictures of the food; no English menu's and no one spoke English. Hubby and I decided to stay, because half the time we don’t know what we are ordering anyway. We looked around saw some guys going to town on something that looked pretty good so we pointed to them and said in the little Korean I know that we would take one of what they were having. They started delivering our side dishes, all of which were pretty good. We had something with eggplant and the little dried fishies (you learn to love them), cucumber kimchi, which I enjoy now, bean sprouts and a few other things we could not identify, but were good. Then our soup came out, (Korean’s eat soup year round) and I could not believe what we had ordered. They delivered….drum roll please, Jana, get ready to be happy…..HOTDOG and SPAM soup!!!!! AUGHHHHHHH!!!! You have got to be FREAKING KIDDING ME! We ordered HOTDOG and SPAM soup! I wanted to crap myself. Much to my disgust, I moved the soup around, there was also cabbage kimchi, tofu, zucchini, onions, ramen, some clear noodles, which I have yet to figure out what they are, (they are in lots of soups here) as well as many spices. I had to eat it, because number one, I didn’t want to offend anyone and number two, I was hungry. I TRIED one bite of hotdog, (which were NOT all beef dogs) and one bite of spam, because I always make my kids try everything, after that I just moved the hotdogs and spam around in the bowl avoiding them like the plague. Believe it or not, despite the hotdogs and spam, the meal was decent. The soup had good flavor and with all the other stuff in it, we didn’t need the “meat”. Next time, I will look more closely at what we are ordering.