Friday, September 18, 2009

What's wrong with America (and what is becoming wrong with Korea)

Frankly, I've never gotten why people are so nuts for bacon. And I guess it's no surprise that I don't understand so many Koreans' and foreigners' obsession samgyŏpsal [삼겹살/三겹살; aka samgyeopsal]. Sure, it's something I don't mind eating maybe once a month or twice a year (which is more than I eat bacon), but a lot of people I know back in Seoul are doing it two or three times a week.

(HT to List of the Day)


  1. If I believed in the gods, pork must be their ambrosia. There isn't an unappetizing part to this heaven sent beast—even their feet, skin, and heads (glorious tamales) are tasty. Homer Simpson has it right, but his downfall happens to be all those sprinkled dough nuts.

    Damn, now I'm craving bacon and eggs. I guess that's what's for supper tonight.

  2. Hmm... a lack of craving for bacon may be one reason why over-30 kushibo has the same build as college-age kushibo, which was itself was a low BMI.

  3. Hahahaha! I loved that video...

    I'm not a huge fan of bacon (nor pork of any kind), but like it now and then. I'll avoid 삼겹살 if possible - it's mostly fat and gristle. When I do eat it (when I've been invited to go to a restaurant by friends or co-workers, for instance) I'll stick mainly to the side dishes.

    My choice for the best pork dish would be 갈비... or roast pork (Korean or Western).

    P.S. The chestal appendages of the woman in that video cannot be natural - scary stuff.


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