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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FierceInvalid wrote:
That being said, I might go and check out some bastardized poutine, that may go down well...

Actually, the New York Fries poutine that I had in Korea [they had one at Chongno3ga, I think it was, but it's gone now] was pretty damned authentic [i.e.- exactly the same as NY Fries at the local mall here in Canada]. A word of warning- if you're in the food court of the Migliore bldg in Tongdaemoon, and you see a "Cafe Gout de France" franchise advertising poutine- avoid it at all cost- it will be fries with bbq sauce and melted process cheese, and completely inedible.
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jurassic5



Joined: 02 Apr 2003
Location: PA

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha. i remember after being in school for so long, my friend and i craved taco bell and such. luckily for me, my GF had an ID card which allowed us to be escorted on base and buy Taco Bell and some malt liquor. Laughing i never knew taco hell would could taste so good.


oh yea, if you have access to Yongsan, check out the Oasis bar and grill at Dragon Hill lodge. it's got a great tex/mex lunch buffet. also, has its own little microbrewery. best part about it is, anybody that is signed on to that part of the base is allowed to eat there (no ration card needed).
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FierceInvalid



Joined: 16 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bulsajo Wrote:
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Actually, the New York Fries poutine that I had in Korea [they had one at Chongno3ga, I think it was, but it's gone now] was pretty damned authentic [i.e.- exactly the same as NY Fries at the local mall here in Canada].


Thats good to know, although I grew up in Quebec so any version that doesn't come from a greasy Quebecois steamie joint just isn't the same. A poutine purist, they call me.
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FierceInvalid wrote:
Bulsajo Wrote:
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Actually, the New York Fries poutine that I had in Korea [they had one at Chongno3ga, I think it was, but it's gone now] was pretty damned authentic [i.e.- exactly the same as NY Fries at the local mall here in Canada].


Thats good to know, although I grew up in Quebec so any version that doesn't come from a greasy Quebecois steamie joint just isn't the same. A poutine purist, they call me.

I dunno, I lived in Quebec myself for a few years and can't tell difference (maybe not being a native Quebecer I lack the 'poutine' gene), all I know is that I'll take New York Fries poutine over Valentine's any day of the week.
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The Lemon



Joined: 11 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2003 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In Apgujeong there is a very good Mexican Restaurant called Casa Miya.


Hey, wait a minute. This must be the same Casa Maya that used to be near the Korean University of Foreign Studies (wae-dae-up) station! It rocked! I went there tons of times in 1997-98, but when I tried to take my wife there on our return to Korea in 2001, it was gone. Some icky noraebang stood in its place.

So they've moved. VERY good to know. Care to post more detailed directions? I've got to go there the next time I'm in Seoul.

Very exciting! Thanks!
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gang ah jee



Joined: 14 Jan 2003
Location: city of paper

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2003 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zyzyfer wrote:
Mexican food that can be found here always tastes like it looks - assy.

I'd f*** s*** up for a Taco Bell Chili Cheese Burrito as well...


actually zyz, casa maya in abgu is VERY good. not like i know a whole lot about mexican food, but it's up there with anything else i've ever had. plus they have mole.

yeah, lemon, i've heard that casa maya used to be up waydae area.

now it's in the general vicinity of princess hotel. that's as specific as i can get.

also, the food court in hongdae station has a mexican stall called 'chili chili'. quesadillas and soft tacos are 1500 each. not quite perfect but...
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Zyzyfer



Joined: 29 Jan 2003
Location: who, what, where, when, why, how?

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2003 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Casa Maya in Apgu...OK. I'm sure the chica can find out about it, or some crap.
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Igen_Weir



Joined: 09 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2003 8:56 am    Post subject: Casa Maya Reply with quote

Casa Maya;

Tel: 545 0591
Address: 646-19 Sinsa Dong, Gangnam Gu

That enough for you?

Your welcome.
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gajackson1



Joined: 27 Jan 2003
Location: Casa Chil, Sungai Besar, Sultanate of Brunei

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2003 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A-ha!

Good to know - I have done the buffet at the Hill, and eaten Taco Bell there, as well. But my pass buddy was PCS, so I haven't made a new friend there yet.

Casa in Ap-ku, huh? Combined with an excellent salsa/dance club i know right there by the station, it could make for a very fun evening, once C is up to dancing again.

Ole!

Senor G.

BTW ~ What IS it with no Taco Bells here?!?!? It's a Pepsi division, and I expected them to open up a few in time for World Cup.
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The Lemon



Joined: 11 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2003 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a blurb about Casa Maya from the Joongang Ilbo's English section (wonder if they bother talking about it in the Korean edition? Whenever I went to the old one, it was mostly foreigners... I took my Korean banker there once and I don't think he liked Mexican food...):

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Casa Maya
This is the only place in Seoul where diners can try authentic street-style Mexican food. The owner learned the secrets from real Mexican chefs while living in Mexico. Specialties include tacos, enchiladas and mole (grilled chicken with brown sauce). There is also a wide range of tequilas and great margaritas.

Price range: about 12,000 won and up Location: Sinsa-dong Telephone: 02-545-0591


Thanks again everyone for the directions.
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Tiger Beer



Joined: 07 Feb 2003
Location: Hong Kong

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gajackson1 wrote:
BTW ~ What IS it with no Taco Bells here?!?!? It's a Pepsi division, and I expected them to open up a few in time for World Cup.

I heard to get a franchise here was REALLY expensive for reasons unknown. I'd like to know why as well.
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Hollywoodaction



Joined: 02 Jul 2004

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bulsajo wrote:
FierceInvalid wrote:
That being said, I might go and check out some bastardized poutine, that may go down well...

Actually, the New York Fries poutine that I had in Korea [they had one at Chongno3ga, I think it was, but it's gone now] was pretty damned authentic [i.e.- exactly the same as NY Fries at the local mall here in Canada]. A word of warning- if you're in the food court of the Migliore bldg in Tongdaemoon, and you see a "Cafe Gout de France" franchise advertising poutine- avoid it at all cost- it will be fries with bbq sauce and melted process cheese, and completely inedible.


I've been making my own poutine in Korea for years. Have someone mail you a couple of packs of poutine sauce powder mix. Better yet, buy a big jar of the mix next time you go to Canada. I've also got a big jar of that barbecue chicken dipping sauce mix. Great compliment to the otherwise bland fried chicken sold almost everywhere in Korea.
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Hollywoodaction



Joined: 02 Jul 2004

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bulsajo wrote:
FierceInvalid wrote:
Bulsajo Wrote:
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Actually, the New York Fries poutine that I had in Korea [they had one at Chongno3ga, I think it was, but it's gone now] was pretty damned authentic [i.e.- exactly the same as NY Fries at the local mall here in Canada].


Thats good to know, although I grew up in Quebec so any version that doesn't come from a greasy Quebecois steamie joint just isn't the same. A poutine purist, they call me.

I dunno, I lived in Quebec myself for a few years and can't tell difference (maybe not being a native Quebecer I lack the 'poutine' gene), all I know is that I'll take New York Fries poutine over Valentine's any day of the week.


Actually, poutine is an old Acadian dish (a kind of stuffed potato) that was "fastfoodized" into what you know as poutine in the 1940's in Shediac, NB. There's a big beach in Shediac that's popular with Quebec tourists. They tried it there for the first time, they liked it, they brought it back to Quebec, and then they lied about it.
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PaperTiger



Joined: 31 May 2005
Location: Ulaanbataar

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 11:44 pm    Post subject: Make it or buy...Mexican food rocks! Reply with quote

You can get dried or canned pinto beans and fresh jalepenos at the shop next to Hannam Mkt, the one not inside the store proper...and they have corn and flour tortillas.

Costco has flour tortillas, pickled jalepenos and some really WASPy Pace salsa. They got a monster bag of tortilla chips for 4 bux.

You can buy cumin (or cominos) at the little Middle Eastern food mart on the street behind the Hamilton motel...chili and Mexican food just isn't the same without it. Korean red pepper is just as good as the Mex.

You can buy cilantro (aka corriander or °νΌφ in Hangulmal) at some Korean veggie marts, and the hot peppers here are just as good as their Mexican counterparts for making salsa fresca (can't believe no one swaps recipes on this forum...does everyone love Korean food???)

Don't feel like makin it? Chili Chili in Itaewon makes some pretty nice tacos, quesodillas, fajitas (with rice) and burritos (with LOTS of rice) if you don't mind being squashed into a counter with other taco-crazed foreigners. They have no salsa per se, just some fire-sauce that will obliterate all other flavors...far from sublime. Also, be prepared to wait...the guy's nice as hell but not the fastest. Ask for spicy.

Pancho's in Itaewon has good salsa but their chips would make a Mexican cringe...their fajitas are pretty okay...good carmelization.

I saw a "taco" place in Hongdae selling tacos for a buck, but since we were there for Peking duck I didn't get to try it.
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Tiger Beer



Joined: 07 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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