I'm writing a little ditty on Sol's on the Square for Madison Magazine. I will tell you more about the place and the lovely owner, Eun Sol, but let's just say... the next day I went back with my husband.
Quick pics - below is Psy. Yeah, the Gangnam Style guy! He is now on the label for Jinro soju. Don't know what soju is? Get to know it! It's basically THE Korean alcoholic beverage. I think it's like a smoother version of vodka... you can try it at Sol's or buy it at Riley's.
Below is bulgogi. In English, you'll also see it written as pulgoki, pulgogi, bulgoki. It's basically one of the most popular Korean dishes... you might know it as Korean BBQ.
Print out my recipe!
Below is bibimbap. Pronounced "bee-bim-bop", it is a bowl of rice, veggies and meat. In Korea, you typically get it with a raw egg because the hot stone (dolsot) helps cook the egg when you stir all the ingredients.
The most awesome ingredient is called "gojuchang" - and it is a hot condiment that looks like a thicker version of ketchup. This is my husband's favorite dish.
One of my favorite banchans (bon-chons) or side dishes, is cucumber kimchi. The folks at Sol's make it sweet with a little minced onions. It is so delicious and goes great with a big bowl of rice. Look at it below, nom nom nom nom.
I took my friend Hannah, and I think she really liked Korean food. It was her first experience! She'll have to tell you her favorite on her blog... In the meantime, I'll let you know when the article is out!
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