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Saturday, November 9, 2013


In my last post I talked about meat jun, a favorite of many locals, that marinated Korean beef that is dredged in flour and dipped in eggs, and fried, almost like a teriyaki that's breaded. In this post, I'll delve in Korean food in Honolulu, and thanks to Yelp. Com, (all is Yelp's), and I am not profiting from doing this post but just to share what foods are popular here in Hawaii. And Korean style is very huge.

Different regions of Korea makes their foods differently, one region close to the sea will use more seafood, squid, shrimp, fish, octopus, and use ingredients pertinent for those dishes. Some people are close to spices hence their foods will be enhanced with more bite. Other regions will feature more salty or sweeter dishes. In Hawaii it seems we are divided, I myself can go with the hot and spicy kimchi style dishes as well as the sweet kalbi style BBQ.

One thing the Koreans are well known for is their pickled spicy vegetables, from crisp cabbage, onions, soy, beans, cucumbers, and root vegetables. Go into most Korean digs and you'll find an assortment of side veggie dishes that would make a serious vegan go nuts. My friend Brutus goes to a local Korean food counter and orders a plate of side veggies because he's a vegetarian and avid surfer who needs good foods, good clean foods and Korean veggies are pretty clean for the body, though some chefs still use msg, if you request non msg you'll be catered to most of the time.

Here are some foods from Ja Gal Chi Restaurant 1334 Young St. Set 106, Honolulu, HI 96814. Ph: 808-593-8830
Spicy Pork Bulgogi
Spicy Pork Ribs
Bi Bim Kook Soo, this is a popular Korean
cold noodle dish, drizzled with a spicy, hot and
sweet sauce.
Spicy Raw Crab
Meat Soon Doboo a popular Korean soup
Top Homemade Mandoo, fried Korean dumplings,
with Mandoo Sauce for dipping on bottom pic.
Kimchi Spicy Pork
If you like spicy as I do and pork?
Yes baby this is Da Dish!
Braised Kalbi
Instead of grilling the beef short ribs
it is braised tender
Big Kalbi
The short ribs are not cut into 4 thin
bone cuts but rather one bone and longer
in depth also known as the English Cut, 
the cuts we see for BBQ is the Flanken Cut
when the cuts are thin with the 4 bone together
Spicy Tofu Soon Du Bu
Basically it is a spicy tofu stew
Fish Jun
Like Meat Jun only with fish..duh!
A Ginseng & Chicken & Rice Soup
Oyster Jun
Bibim Nae Myun (Cold Noodles)
Purple Rice
"Is this what Hendrix would have ordered?"
Cut & Peeled Potato Banchan
Banchan (Bahn Chahn) means small dishes

I hope you uninitiated that are wondering what we eat in Hawaii will now kind of get the idea of what we eat, and you'll have to click on the Older Posts button to see more of what we eat.

Take care, God Bless and don't be a lazy S.O.B., get off your ass and get to work so you can go to Jan Gal Chi Restaurant in Honolulu, Hawaii or some other good Korean eatery where you live.
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