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Seoul Food

My favorite dish is bibimbap but I couldn't find bibimbap with chicken anywhere we went in Seoul. I wonder if this is just served in the U.S.? Most bibimbap dishes in Seoul are served with beef. I finally ordered one with beef and asked the waiter to tell the kitchen to hold off on the beef. It worked out! 
Unfortunately, I dont have the English name of the restaurant. It's on the second floor of the building next to the Lotte Young Plaza and above a 7-eleven convenience store.
It's standard fare to be served ban chan when eating at a Korean restaurant. Sometimes there are two small dishes or five as we had at Arirang. Kimchi is a staple ban chan dish. There is usually a box of stainless steel chopsticks on the table. I just had to buy my own set of silver chopsticks for home. Such useful souvenirs!
Samgyetang is ginseng chicken soup. We ordered this on a hot summer's day at a restaurant inside a hanok house in Jongno-gu. The soup was served in a hot pot with a whole boil…

Azulejos as Decorative Art

This altarpiece was partially destroyed during the 1755 earthquake. It is composed of 1,498 tiles in a multitude of hues. The top section with missing pieces is the Annunciation. The Adoration panel in the center is flanked by the images of St. Luke on the left and St. John on the right. The arrangement of this altarpiece resembles that of a retablo. It is attributed to Marçal de Matos, one of the masters of Portuguese azulejo painting.

Lavish me with sweet hydrangeas

DO NOT SEND ME ROSESDo not send me rosesRoses do not surpriseLavish me with sweet hydrangeasTheir delicate bunches a feast for the eyes......Rhonda Johnson-SaundersPlease read the rest of this beautiful poem in The Poetry Soup.http://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/do_not_send_me_roses_371614*****Image by TravelswithCharie