Sunday, July 27, 2008

More Mexican Food in South Korea



I had heard about a new Mexican restaurant called On the Border in the COEX Mall. It was a great opportunity to meet again with my Korean girlfriends. I hadn't seen them in a few weeks which is a long time in Korean terms. The restaurant was near the Hyundai Department Store but it was still hard to find and the girls had to ask several times to find it. One of the foods I crave is Mexican and restaurants aren't as plentiful as in the U.S.



The above photo shows my lunch which was a chicken burrito and a salad. The burrito came with a white sauce over that wasn't too bad. The chips and salsa were delicious.



Curt (hubby) had the chimichanga. He still preferred the food at Dos Tacos near Gangnam Station.


Hellena had a quesadilla and a bowl of chicken tortilla soup.



Hannah had beef and shrimp fajitas. After we finished eating we picked up some patbingsu, which is sweet red beans and shaved ice. It is combined with some milk and assorted fruit. It is what Koreans eat to cool off in the summer. We brought the patbingsu to a Starbucks for coffee. The Starbucks was packed with people. We had to wait a few minutes to find an open table.

The funniest thing we saw while enjoying our coffee and patbingsu was taking place in a coffee shop right across from ours. Curt noticed a Korean guy with his head on the table while his Korean girlfriend was systematically using her fingers to comb through his hair and then plucking something out every once in a while. This went on for some time and we were really entertained by the whole thing.

Hannah said that the girlfriend was plucking gray hairs. Honestly, these two looked like they were in their early 20's. We asked Hannah if this was something you see couples doing in public and she gave us a funny look and said, "No."

The only bad news of the day is I have a sore tooth and it is sore even when I don't chew on that side. I was hoping to be able to wait until we visit the U.S. this Christmas to have it looked at but now I'm not so sure. I just don't like going to the dentist so I will be deciding soon if I need to see the Korean dentist Curt saw. I'm wishing and hoping the pain will just go away.

2 comments:

CreekHiker said...

Becky, got to that dentist! You'll be fine!!! LOL!

Becky said...

Holly: My tooth stopped hurting so no dentist. I applied LOA to it and it worked! So far.

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