Celebrate, Feel the Winter Olympics Spirit - Eat Korean Food

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Feel the Winter Olympics Spirit, Eat Korean Food

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As the Winter Olympics or the Winter Games, starts and will run for two weeks, you might wonder how to get into the spirit. There are only so many up close and personal stories that motivate until they become, old. Cheering, watching, and following on T.V. is great, but if you really want to get into the Winter Olympic spirit, and can’t afford to attend the games in Korea, then eat Korean food found in your neighborhood.

Celebrate the Winter Olympics Spirit, Eat Korean Food

The Winter Olympics, #wintergames made me realize that a local Korean restaurant is in my neighborhood and I have never eaten there. How could I do that? How could I not try Korean food?  Confession, this is my first time eating Korean food. Southgate Garden, a local Korean restaurant is real fast food, served hot, and with great service. Additionally, before I went in to the restaurant, I asked the guests leaving if the food was good. Overwhelming, all the customers gave Korean food and the restaurant a thumbs up.

Winter Olympics Spirit, Eat Korean Food

Korean Food is Fast Comfort Food

At lunchtime, the Korean food here is faster than McDonald’s and healthier. Perhaps there is a restaurant in your neighborhood that serves Korean barbecue like Southgate Garden. It’s cheap comfort food that offers friendly, respectful, casual dining experience and it’s good for kids. Some of the dishes are barbecued right at the table. If you cook at the table it’s even entertaining. In addition, look at the variety on the menu, and all the great dishes.  Therefore, cooking the food at the table, the entertainment factor in addition to dining makes it a great value.

Winter Olympics Spirit, Eat Korean Food

Bulgogi Dolsot

South Korea

By the way, I have been to South Korea, on my way to Vietnam, to eat some amazing Vietnamese food. But, while in South Korea, I didn’t eat any meals, but, I did eat the weirdest Kit Kat bar.

Winter Olympics Spirit, Eat Korean Food

Start with Miso Soup

The meal starts with miso soup – just like a Japanese restaurant. Everything arrives quickly, piping hot and prepared fresh. The meal was so hot, I couldn’t eat it until it cooled down. Now, that is hot food!

Winter Olympics Spirit, Eat Korean Food

Miso soup

I love the seaweed, the Kimchi was good, and the orange squid. The sweet potatoes, to the far left bottom row, are very sweet, and the kimchi cucumbers were interesting. You can tell which were my favorites from the picture. Oh yes, you can have all you can eat of these little dishes.

Winter Olympics Spirit, Eat Korean Food

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Kate started traveling for work. Now with grown children, who are travelers, she travels for pleasure looking for great travel experiences. Currently, her home is in Bellevue, WA, and lives with her cat Angelina Jolie. She has a Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Studio Arts and Art History from the University of Colorado, and from City University, Seattle, an MBA and Master of Arts, Management. Her favorite things are exploring cultures, traveling the world, creating a painting and sour foods.