Well hello again and welcome back! I hate to ask, but how’s the weather been where you live? Here? Oh, here it’s been rather mild, we’ve been pretty lucky. Some of the local expats married to Koreans tell me that the last snow we had recently is like the same representation of punxsutawney Phil (the groundhog) in the states. I’m not sure if it’s really true, or even makes sense…but…who am I to question it? Eh, I’ll go with it.
Enough weather chatter let’s get down to the important stuff. You know like what have you been eating these days? Salads? Soups? Meat stuffed with more meat? Inquiring minds want to know!
I’d love to say that lately we’ve been eating less sugar and sweets, walking more, traveling more, but then I’d be lying, LOL. You know we love a good dessert, the yellow dust has been creeping in lately from China and messing with our walks, travel, nope there hasn’t been any traveling to update you on. Wamp-wamp.
We have however been reading lots of books recently, which isn’t the most typical for both of us, but Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly been a favorite! Also, I’ve recently discovered podcast on ITunes. Seriously?! How did I miss the boat on this one? Stuff you Missed in History Class, Freakonomics, The Sporkful. If you didn’t know, you’re welcome too.
We have however decided to go meatless for the entire month of March. Yep, you read it here first folks…Bees have went vegetarian! Be prepared if you cross our paths and we go caveman on you. How’s the saying go? I’m sorry for what I said when I was hungry? Ha-Ha! Something like that, right? Just kidding, it’s not that extreme for us. We honestly don’t consume a ton of meat To begin with.
We’ve got two exceptions to our month of meatless March. One is that we sorta kinda scheduled a supper club already and can’t force all of our guest to only consume vegetarian…wait…or could we? Kidding! Don’t worry Mandy, there will be bacon! The other is that we will still consume fish. I think that technically makes us Pescetarian, but who’s labeling here?
We kicked off our very last day in February with our final meat filled meal in Itaewon at Linus BBQ. This place has a MASH tent and vibe going on, what’s not to love about that? I forgot my camera, but Mr. B had me covered with iPhone photos of the meal. Someone recently said that if you don’t take a photo of your meals, it didn’t really happen. So here we go…because….this.really.happened. (And we already crave more) make sure to show up early to get a table and due to popular demand they might run out of whatever you and your belly craves.
After we finished our meal, I made sure to shoot Linus a message. “Just wanted to send a quick thank you. We had an outstanding dinner tonight at your restaurant. Your staff was super quick and very attentive. The food….wow…I’m not even sure how to even begin to describe the deliciousness. We were instantly swept on a daydream back to our hometown in Pennsylvania with the sides of baked mac and cheese, coleslaw and baked beans. The meat brought back so many memories of our travels in the deep South. epic. It had the perfect balance of juiciness, smoke flavor and season. Well done! We will absolutely tell our friends and continue to come back for more when we get down to Seoul. Thanks again Linus.”
There wasn’t any korean fusion in the food, just flat-out good Southern BBQ. It’s sure to cure any homesickness you may be feeling, or in our case celebrate and kickoff a months worth of being meat free. Ps: wait until you see what we’ve decided on when we end our month!
Next, let’s talk live culture, probiotic to be exact. I’ve got a mini science lab brewing between my fridge and countertops. I’ve been lucky enough to come across milk kefir grains gifted from a sweet friend that is just as passionate about cooking, eating, nutrition and just plain food! Have you ever heard of Kefir, or maybe you make them as well? Tips are always welcomed. These guys are a powerhouse of goodness and I’ve been throwing it into our morning breakfast smoothies. YUM!
Off to bed, goodnight all!
Click, Ship & treat yourself!
Linus BBQ: on Itaewon Street locate McDonald’s and take the staircase to the left downs keeping straight in the underground shopping area until you come to a glass door. On the other side of the door you will find The restaurant.
Address: 서울시 용산구 이태원동 56-20 지하상가
Yongsan-gu, Itaewon-dong 56-20 B1
Seoul, South Korea
It did look like a picnic from PA….