Friday, July 22, 2005

Forget mandu and shabu shabu, I have found heaven

Last night D'Arcy and I headed into the dark night to find ourselves some food. This is often a challenging experience because we have no idea what restaurants have let alone what to order in them. Most don't have menus and practically all don't have any English. Earlier this week we selected two of the cheapest things on the menu and ordered them with no clue what they would be. It worked out alright.

So last night we were only two minutes from home on our search when we went into a place that looked nice and trendy inside. When we stepped inside and found a table (with chairs!! No floor sitting!) the manager came over and said "Welcome, have you ever been here before? Do you need any help with the menu?" in perfect English! Not to mention the English menu! Wow!

It was a Vietnamese restaurant and we ended up ordering a vegetable and meat wrap. Unbelievable!!! We got paper thin rice wraps that came hard but we dipped into hot water to soften. Then we added all kinds of veggies - red and green peppers, mushrooms, onion, carrot, radish, sprouts, pineapple, beef, pork and fake crab, noodles, and a number of delicious sauces including peanut sauce. Oh peanut sauce - you complete me.

Vietnamese wraps

We wrapped and wrapped and ate and couldn't believe our good fortune. Can you?? I don't think so.

Mmmm... heaven

It's times like these that I know I made the right decision to come to Korea. When I can eat Vietnamese food for ten bucks and speak English and smile.

Happy tummy

Then we went to the WA bar, had a few drinks, met a few nice people and finished off the night singing "My Sharona" and other favourites until 5 am.

Jess and Darce


At July 23, 2005 7:15 a.m. , Blogger Shells Bells said...

Since you are loser and nobody has posted on your blog in the last day...I will...and since you are right beside me..this note will not be a surprise...haha ur not a loser really...have fun out with me tonight :)

At July 23, 2005 5:37 p.m. , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jess, That Vietnamese wrap looks great. We will have to look for a Vietnamese restaurant here. How was Seoul last night? Any other new dishes you are recommending? Mom


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