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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Gamasot revisited (With pictures)

Just a quick post about our latest trip to Gamasot. We stopped there Saturday night for dinner armed with the camera. The word gamasot means iron pot and is used to make soups in Korea.

This is Soondae, a Korean blood sausage mixed with pork, rice, and spice. I'm sure there are other things included as the link above will show. It is served with a little dish of salt and ground red pepper that you dip the sausage into. I like it a little although I don't think I'll go out of my way to get it. Biscuit Boy doesn't care for it.

When you first sit down at a table in a Korean restaurant, you suddenly have little plates of food come to the table called Banchan or Panchan. Variety and the number of banchan you get varies from restaurant to restaurant.

We ordered a plate of Mandoo Gui. Biscuit Boy says these are the best he's had outside of Korea (he spent 4 months there as an exchange student at Yonsei Univeristy).

One of our friends ordered Yook Gae Jang, a soup of spicy broth, egg, shredded beef and vegetables and noodles.

Biscuit Boy ordered Bi Bun Naeng Myun. This is a dish of buckwheat noodles, sliced beef, and vegetables served with a cold broth and very spicy.

I ordered the Sul Leung Tang, a beef bone broth served with rice and beef slices.

And if you ever wondered what a gamasot looks like, well here ya go. The mother of all gamasots right in the middle of the open kitchen.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Years ago, I went to a very good Korean retaurant in Chicago. I still remember the Yook Gae Jang.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's probably the most beautiful picture of a blood sausage that's ever been taken, like, in the history of photography.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Cincy Diva said...

We have a nice Korean restaurant getting ready to open near me in Cincinnati called Stone Bowl. We are dancing in anticipation!

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Upon reading your blog as well as the one on 2/8/06, I'm very happy that you and your party had pleasant experiences at our restaurant. Since the beginning of April, we've expanded our menu to include some of the more popular Korean dishes, such as Bulgogi and Galbi. Thank you for the great reviews and we look forward to providing you with many more enjoyable dining experiences! Please let us know know if you have any comments/suggestions.

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that place (Gamasot)...great food great service...great price...overall great experience...

2:23 PM  

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