If you've been reading my posts, you know that I love day trips. Just getting away for the day. Eating good food. Getting stuff that I would not normally get back home. You're probably thinking that all I do is eat and go to Asian stores, huh? Well, that's ok. We indulged a little bit at Korea Town in Queens, New York. It's not often that we go there so a little indulgence was lovely. Sorry for the photo heavy post. I love taking pictures of food!
We first went to a familiar Korean Barbecue restaurant. There were so many to pick from in this particular neighborhood. We had been there before a year or two ago and it was right across the street from the market. I remember lots of food. When the lady started to bring everything on to the table, I started to remember how good it was. It was tough not being able to eat right away, making sure that I had a picture of everything. I definitely looked like a tourist. There were more than ten banchans or side dishes besides the main meal, which was beef barbecue (galbi) and the appetizers dumplings (mandoo) and seafood pancake (haemul pajeon). Mostly everything was eaten with regular white rice and "purple rice" (heuk mee bap).
After our shopping trip, we ended up in a little cafe close by. I remember having a dessert there that had shaved ice, rice cakes (mochi), and assorted fruits. When I asked the lady over the counter for one, she said it wasn't the season for it yet and that they usually make them during the summer months. Boo! So I sadly ordered a mocha bubble tea instead. Since I didn't get my special Korean dessert during this trip, I guess there will be a next time in a few months!