Friday, July 31, 2009

Korean Noodle Love

A few days ago, we went out to a Korean restaurant for lunch. I haven't cooked any Korean dishes in a while, so hubby (and let's be honest, I) really craved some Korean food!

I love all the Banchan (side dishes) - I usually eat so much of them that I don't have much room for my main dish. And it was no different this time. I love them all (kimchi, potatoes, marinated lettuce, pickled radishes, marinated broccoli, bean sprouts, seaweed salad...)!

Hubby got Kalbi Tang, soup with beef ribs. I don't really care for this dish, but he grew up eating it and loves it. Whenever we go out for a Korean lunch, that's what he usually gets. The soup has pieces of meat as well as noodles. And the broth is very cloudy...

And I got Bi Bim Naengmyeon (cold, spicy noodles). The noodles are very refreshing. They are actually served over ice, and it's my understanding that they are a typical Korean summer dish. I never eat the questionable piece of meat that floats on the top. But I did slurp my noodles a bit just for you, Sophia! :o) I know you don't really love Korean food, but when I ate/slurped the noodles I was thinking of you nonetheless... :o)

The toddler truly loved his Chapchae (noodles). We cleaned up for quite a while before we left as many noodles didn't make it into his mouth but landed on the floor....

Questions: What's your favorite noodle dish? Have you ever had Korean food? If so, did you like it, and what did you have?

Be well,
Andrea

18 comments:

  1. How cute is the little one!!

    I don't think I've ever had Korean food, but from the look of it I think I'd love it!

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  2. AAAAAWWWWWWW I LOVE kiddy eating pics.... he's So precious!!!

    never had Korean food.... however I have learned "don't knock it till yo try it" to be true!

    looks like good EATS!

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  3. i love korean food - but weirdly i have never had korean noodles!

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  4. I don't think I have ever tried Korean food (and shame on me since I live in CA where the restaurants are abundant!)

    I took my two older girls for Japanese tonight for the very first time (dh is not a fan) and we had a blast!

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  5. I love Korean food!! The star of any Korean meal is thir different side dishes on the side. Mmmm.... My favorite Korean Noodle is Naeng-myun.

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  6. I've had Korean food. I can't remember what I ordered, but I know I loved it! My favorite noodle dish is tuna noodle casserole, it's a childhood favorite. Speaking of children, your son looks like he's having a blast with those noodles!

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  7. oh my - love me some noodles!! Pad Thai would have to be my ultimate favorite dish ever with noodles :)

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  8. Look at him go! Too sweet. Looks like lunch was awesome, I don't think I've ever had Korean food!

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  9. Oh, come on!!! How can we concentrate on noodles when you put all those pictures of that cutie on the same post??? lol
    I've never tried Korean food but if I ever get the opportunity I won't pass it by. There is so much more multi-cultural fare available here in the Midwest now. I think I heard someone say that there are 12 Thai restaurants in Indianapolis!

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  10. The little one is too cute. Noodles were always the hardest for me to get to my mouth when I was little :)

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  11. Looks like an amazing meal!!

    My favorite noodle dish is drunken noodles (pad kee mao)...

    have a great weekend, Andrea!

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  12. Looks so yummy! and looks like he liked it! I Love all kinds of noodles! I don't discriminate:)

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  13. Love noodle dishes. Can't say that I have had korean food though I posted a recipe for korean style lettuce wraps that I can't wait to try! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Your dish sounded good! I've never heard of anything being served over ice like that. I don't think I've had Korean food, but I do like other Asian couisines (sp?) so I bet I'd like it!

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  15. Our violin teacher is Korean and always talks about the things she loves. I really should invite her to come and help me make something.

    Your dish sounds wonderful!

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  16. He is such a little cutie!!

    I'm the worst when it comes to ordering Asian food.. I have no clue what anything is and don't know how to pronounce it! lol

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  17. HAHAHA! I'm so glad you slurped your noodles! now if you ended that meal with a big burp, that's true Sophia-style! lol!
    Awww cute toddler enjoying his japchae...
    ummm...guess what? I'm thinking of sharing a recipe for japchae soon!

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  18. I've never had Korean food, but my favorite noodle dish is Pad Thai. Your son looks like he really enjoys the noodles.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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