Jordan and I eating ribs with Seo Yun and Jeyong in Andong

School is soon to resume, which I'm looking forward to.  My vacation was relaxing and fairly uneventful, which as many of you know, is not a good way for me to function.  And, in fact, makes me feel like I'm about to crawl out of my skin.  So, the gym and a couple forays into uncharted cooking territories along with the purchase of some much needed new workout clothes and shoes helped ease my temporary feelings of discontent.  This weekend Jordan, Jeyong, and I are headed west for a little road trip.  We're going to visit the bicycle museum and a handful of other great places.  So, look forward to more great pics and, of course, FOOD!  LOL...

Jordan looking questioningly at his rib bone... i gae muot?

Sundubu Guk dinner (sundubu is a soft tofu soup with beef and fresh seafood)

Close-up of Sundubu with a side of Gochujang

Sigeumchi Namul side dish I prepared (spinach)

Jordan, Seo Yun, Jeyong, and I playing Apples to Apples.  Great minds think alike! LOL

Another brilliant round!

Sogogi, kongnamul muchim, and kongnamul guk (marinated beef with vegetables, bean sprout side dish and bean sprout soup)

There are four twenty foot long tables in this room and every one of them looked like this.  Banchan means side dish and they are gratis with meals.  A good Korean restaurant will serve many banchan.  However, it is not just quantity, but quality that makes a restaurant good.  This Bibimbap restaurant serves EXCELLENT banchan and their variety is simply astounding ^^

Tonight (Friday night), Jeyong, Jordan, and I went to Yonggung to eat SunDae (Korean blood sausage).  I've had Korean Sundae before, but this restaurant's is absolutely delicious and melts in your mouth.  It puts the South American blood sausage I've eaten to shame.

Bakdal Sundae Guk Bap (blood sausage, sow's ears, random pig meat soup with a side of rice).  WINNER!  I know, it doesn't sound like a culinary masterpiece, but don't knock it 'til you've tried it folks.  It's a hearty soup, but with a delicate broth.

Every day during vacation I spend hours studying Korean at Yogerpresso Coffee Shop, which is run by Seo Yun and her sister Yeong Ah.  So, Thursday I took a break from studying to sketch Seo Yun.