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vanillagorilla

Member Since 06 Feb 2005
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In Topic: Most unusual food eaten?

01 September 2018 - 09:53 PM

View Postscott87star, on 01 September 2018 - 01:42 PM, said:

What do you call a man walking a dog in Seoul?  A dog lover.  What do you call a man walking two dogs in Seoul?  A caterer.

I was part of the construction and management of two chemical plants in South Korea, was over there weeks at a time for a few years.  Ate all the usual stuff but the most memorable was some octopus.  I already had eaten my body weight in octopus sashimi so I didn't think twice when they brought over a small plate of cut up legs, my Korean handlers motioned for me to take some so I should have been tipped off right there it was not what I expected.  Sure enough, I put a few pieces in my mouth and the suckers immediately started attaching themselves to my gums and teeth and tongue making it not only a surprise but that much harder to chew.

I forgot about the octopus.    Yeah you have to chew it very thoroughly.   The first time i ate it i actually had a tentacle stuck in my throat for a few second.   Beer and Soju washed it down pretty quick.  It is kind of cool to be able to walk through the stalls and pick the octopus that you want to eat.  They will chop it up for you and then hand it to you ready to eat.

View Postcroquest87, on 01 September 2018 - 06:05 PM, said:

Kimchi!  Not sure if thats how you  spell it.  But l guess it's fermented raw squid w cabbage. To me it tasted and smelled like rotten roadkill l ran over two weeks ego w my conquest.
No wonder it has to be hot spiced to cover that taste. Absolutely terrible.


There are actually a few hundred different types of Kimchi.  I havent heard of squid in kimchi but i do know they have raw oysters in kimchi.   I guess i am used to it but i really like most types of kimchi.   Granted my breath smells like garlic for a few days but it is a small price to pay for some fermented goodness.

In Topic: My 87 year old Mom on her Harley trike

30 August 2018 - 10:31 PM

Hell yeah!!  Thanks for sharing.

In Topic: Cuban Cigars for sale

25 August 2018 - 07:00 AM

It was strictly a family vacation.  Nothing work related.

In Topic: Cuban Cigars for sale

25 August 2018 - 06:59 AM

My official reason for visiting was “support for the Cuban people”.    I was never questioned in detail about the reason for my visit at all.   I did stay at an Air bnb and not a hotel.   As hotels are state run I didn’t think it would be supporting the Cuban people.

In Topic: Cuban Cigars for sale

21 August 2018 - 03:18 PM

On a car note,  most of the classic American cars in Cuba have had engine swaps.    The normal swap seems to be a Mercedes Benz Diesel.   I was able to look into a few engine bays to confirm this.    My spanish isnt good enough to inquire about the transmissions or who actually did the work.   My guess would be that the Cuban government has a hand in the engine swaps to help keep the cars running for the tourist industry.   I dont think the average Cuban taxi driver could be importing MB Diesel engines without the governments help.    I could be wrong.