Sunday, September 1, 2013

My First Korean Pizza a.k.a. I Ordered Food!

Today Rudy and I went to grab lunch in downtown Gangneung. I just have to post because I ordered two things on my own; it's a milestone I swear.  Provided, I'm pretty sure I mangled the pronunciation and grammar, but thank you to all the service people who re-pronounced it and made helpful gestures about receipts and sizes.  You will probably never read this blog, but thank you for not laughing at me and understanding that I'm trying.

My first Korean pizza was from the Mr. Pizza across from the Home Plus in downtown Gangneung.  This is a Bulgogi Pizza:

It has bulgogi beef, onions, green peppers, red peppers, black olives, cheese, and sweet bulgogi sauce instead of marinara sauce. Regular size (like a small to personal size in America) and 13,500W.  Yeah, I paid $13.50 for a tiny pizza. It was phenomenal though and will be a treat every once in a while.

This was the view out of the Mr. Pizza window.  The big building across the way is all seven stories of the Home Plus store and the intersection that I find terrifying.  You can turn in basically any direction from any of the five incoming roads and even more turns if the rules of the road are ignored.  Please notice that the napkin holder says "Love for Women" in the heart.  No idea what that's supposed to mean, but yes.

We walked around some more and then hit a place for coffee (커피!) and something sweet.  We ended up at The Twosome Place (I'll have to get a picture of the building later - it's very cute) which is actually a chain.

I managed to order again (gah~ I apologize Korea for my mangling of your beautiful language!).  I got a regular Mocha Chip Frappe (모카칩프라페) and a Caramel Affogato (캬라멜아포가토).  I had no idea what the latter was, but it is some sort of rich ice cream-like concoction.  I did not get sick from it.  (Point to Korea!)  In true personal fashion, I did manage to hit my table and spill my water and some of the espresso shot on my tray.  The bitter espresso mixed well with the super sweet ice cream and caramel of the affogato and the frappe was sweet and delicious too.  I'm so going to enjoy living in the "Coffee City".

From Wikipedia: "An affogato (Italian, "drowned") is a coffee-based beverage. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso."

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