Thursday, September 24, 2009

Korean BBQ Deserves 12 Hours of School

So as I sit in the computer room of Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, I am asking myself, why I have already been here for 10 hours. Why am I pursuing this doctoral degree? Why am I so tired that I had to take a nap on the grass outside? Why have my days been non-stop, and why have I been running around like a crazy person trying to separate what I know about Child Assessment and Remediation?

Is it because I want to make a lot of money to buy a nice car? No.I don't care for fancy cars. My Toyota Echo is just fine.
Is it because I want to eventually have a career so that I can support my family? No. Since I am so single now, who knows if I'll even have a family (boo-hoo, I know, cry me a river).

I've been thinking hard about this path that I've chosen and I've finally come to the conclusion:


Kalbi, japchae, pajeon, kimchi.... omg.
And this was what I had last Saturday at our favorite Korean restaurant in Westchester. Kalbi House.

Kalbi House is much smaller than the other Westchester Korean restaurant opponent (Kang Suh). Kalbi House is, however, much better in quality, taste, and service. The meat is always of the highest quality, the kimchi is the best that I've ever had, and the woman who is like the royal queen hostess there is just the most pleasant, sweetest woman ever.

This night was also wonderful because it was the first time that I saw my mom in like 2 weeks and my brother in like a month! We are so silly, but we have so much fun together!

We ordered the usual... Kalbi, Pajeon, Beef Tongue... we also ordered the Pork Belly which is a new addition for us.
First, our dinner always starts with a Salad and Miso Soup.

Then, all the Banchan (mini dishes (free!)... usually pickled vegetables, kimchi, seaweed, spinach, etc.) arrive, and I get super excited to prepare my plate!

Pajeon= Scallion Pancakes (It wasn't as crispy as I like it this time :-(...)

Beef Tongue= Beef Tongue

Pork Belly= Enormous slices of pig+fat...

Kalbi= Marinated Short Ribs

The mess that is Kalbi+Bones:-)

How can it not be the most fun to sit around with people and cook your own food in front of you, and cook it to your liking?! It's fun and fabulous! We couldn't order as much as we usually do (yes, us tiny Asians eat a lot) because there was only three of us... this is definitely an event where the more is merrier and tastier!

The Kalbi is nice and tender and fatty. The Beef Tongue has the perfect amount of chew but still soft. The Pork Belly (must be crispy) is delicious! And the kimchi? I could eat a whole tub of it :-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi again,
Good to see you having fun. When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go, only 1 of 2 things will happen - either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly! Looks like your learning to fly.