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Old 05-16-2017, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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Mouai Mouai ... I travelled in Japan and the variety and quality of food/drink in Japan is superior, that's my experience.

I didn't find in Korea the complexity and the structure in the food of an exellent japanese ramen.
I could live eating only sushis so I ll be biased talking about them
My issue with Japanese food is there are too much starch intake: rice, sushi, ramen, soba, udon, somen, gyudon,.....etc.

And most of their dishes are made by mirin (Japanese sweet cooking wine). Too sweet.

Not enough veggie. Usually the set meal comes with a small portion of tsukemono, i.e. couple pieces of turnip. And the fruit is very very expensive in Japan, albeit at a high quality.

Usually after 1 week stay in Japan, I start to feel everything too bland (even sashimi up to certain point I will get fed up). Then I need to go to Korea to stimulate my taste buds.
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Near Luxembourg
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My issue with Japanese food is there are too much starch intake: rice, sushi, ramen, soba, udon, somen, gyudon,.....etc.

And most of their dishes are made by mirin (Japanese sweet cooking wine). Too sweet.

Not enough veggie. Usually the set meal comes with a small portion of tsukemono, i.e. couple pieces of turnip. And the fruit is very very expensive in Japan, albeit at a high quality.

Usually after 1 week stay in Japan, I start to feel everything too bland (even sashimi up to certain point I will get fed up). Then I need to go to Korea to stimulate my taste buds.
Well as a french -absolutely not spicy food here, except on our exotic islands- I feel a lot of things in Japanese food, while in Korean one, I'm fastly the mouth full of spice and everything disappears.
And when it's not spicy, it's always tasty, but nothing special at all.

When you eat only spicy that must be hard to taste something more discrete after damn.

I liked these rice triangles filled with tuna you have in all these GS25

Well there's one thing that I definitely didn't miss it's the bread and patisseries (Paris Baguette! ) and Japan / Korea at the same time . But it's normal, it's not local.
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Old 05-16-2017, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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Paris Baguette even has branches at East Coast cities like Boston. I like the pastries/bread of both Japan and Korea. In average Japan's one grade above.

Compared with the pastries available in U.S. (usually it is extra extra sweet), Japan and Korea fare much better.

Didn't really try the pastries in Paris. Can't comment though. I guess of course it is better.
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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Paris Baguette from Korea also opened a branch in Paris.
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Old 05-17-2017, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Near Luxembourg
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Paris Baguette from Korea also opened a branch in Paris.
Oh!
I ll try that !
I they use local recipes, it can be exellent lol. Their Saint-honorés look very good on Google
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:20 PM
 
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You can get Cuban sandwiches in Seoul, at the Tampa Sandwich Bar.

http://tampakorea.com/

At the same time there are plenty of legit Korean BBQ places in Miami and Florida.
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Old 05-24-2017, 12:07 AM
 
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Even though I love mainland European architecture a solid equal amount for the magnificent details, there is simultaneously even distribution of missing all of those ultra modern high rise skyscrapers. Feeling that empirical sensation around Doha Qatar for my recent visit. Of course the more diverse superstitious or traditional unique culture, types of food, exotic comfortable far away from home ultimate experience, and replicating New York Cities everywhere are other desirable main events.
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:59 PM
 
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I thought we were talking about Asia....lol
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Old 06-18-2017, 06:30 PM
 
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I've only been to China/Hong Kong, India, and Singapore. Not a fan of Hong Kong and Singapore. Was really disappointed in China. Love India for its color, his warmth, the people, amazing sights and architecture, and the food. Oh, how I miss the good! Can't wait to go back! Still have a number of Asian countries that I'm interested in visiting.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:53 AM
 
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My issue with Japanese food is there are too much starch intake: rice, sushi, ramen, soba, udon, somen, gyudon,.....etc.

And most of their dishes are made by mirin (Japanese sweet cooking wine). Too sweet.

Not enough veggie. Usually the set meal comes with a small portion of tsukemono, i.e. couple pieces of turnip. And the fruit is very very expensive in Japan, albeit at a high quality.

Usually after 1 week stay in Japan, I start to feel everything too bland (even sashimi up to certain point I will get fed up). Then I need to go to Korea to stimulate my taste buds.
Japanese food is not always plain. There are many dishes that come with strong flavour. It is in North America where the plain kind dominates.

I used to dislike Japanese food based on what I could taste in the US/Canada. Then I took a trip to Japan and found food is the best part of Japan.

Korean food is too primitive and too simple and they tend to taste similarly. Not even the same league as Japanese/Chinese food. It is like Danish food vs. French food.
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