I’m mostly over reverse culture shock. Subtle things are the worst. Like I’m still a little surprised when people hold a door open for me, or say sorry when they just happen to be in the area I’m walking towards.
Then there is the food! Oh it is so nice to have variety once again. I can once again walk over to a deli, ask for “some of this and some of that”. There are tons of foods that I want to grab when I’m in a grocery store. I’m trying real hard with not over doing it. Just but one thing different/extra each week.
I’ll try not to grumble too loudly about the f’ing insane cost of my 10GB mobile data plan…..>:(
I also bought a car. You really do need one in Canada unless you are a hermit.
Is a 2002 Volvo S40. Only had 159K on it. Need to attend to some minor issues but once the weather is nice out. It’s a good car and the turbo is fun to play with :)
Also, each week a connect with another friend/family member. I realize this is a good plan as trying to contact every single person I knew at once would be hard.
Yes, it is nice to be home. Good to catch up with family/friends/food/cars again. We’ll see how long it lasts ;)
Today we went to the Samsung Buffet. Totally amazing! Here is a video by someone else that cover it well.
Not: This is not my video and I have no idea what he says at the beginning.
What was missing from the steak part was the adding of spices and sauce. Below is the end result.
It was cooked to about a medium-rare and was juicy and tasty as all get out!
They only do it at certain times and if you waited to long to get in line, and it’s not a small line, you’d have to wait for an hour. I was lucky, also a bit greedy, and got two servings while we were there for 1.5hrs. I was properly stuffed!
The local Lotteria (Burger King copycat) had come out with a new and disturbing burger…… Yeesh.
And just so we are clear, this is NOT in the desert section…..
You might think at first that putting Milk in pop would be a grossed thing but you would be sadly mistaken. Do you not remember Ice Cream floats? Frozen milk in pop. This tastes exactly like that. Pretty damn good!
We’ve all heard of them. Ramen/Ramien/Mr Noodles. We all think “dirt cheap Chinese food”. So I was quite hesitant when my friend suggested a Ramen noodle place to eat. Boy was I wrong!
These tasted utterly disgusting. At first it was just OK, but a couple of them tasted like I was eating plastic! That probably explained why my stomach was feeling off all weekend. Won’t buy those again.
Sigh…..coconut in “choco mint cherry” ice cream?! Why Korea?! Why?????
Had to eat it quick before it for soft and I actually tasted it. Was mostly successful…
It sends the Korean sweet potatoes are a little different but in the end, they turned out ‘ok’. The darker ones were on the top track of our connection oven, so the cooked a little better.
The recipe is simple. Slice, toss in bowl with olive oil, add spices then if you wish, bake at. 230C for 15mins per side (YMMV), serve with cajun-spiced mayo ;)