Ba Da Ma Eul

The best foods can be found at Michelin starred restaurants, but can also be found at little shacks like Ba Da Ma Eul.  The name refers to the general area comprised of a bunch of seafood stalls/tents, each individually owned and operated.  The specialty is fresh live seafood.  You literally pick out what you want and…

Jagalchi & Gukje Markets and Other Random Busan Eats

Busan is known for 2 things, seafood and their yearly film festival.  Naturally, my interest is in the former.  We spent the morning visiting the Jagalchi Fish Market, which is an incredibly smaller version of Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market.  Not only is the scope of the market much smaller, it’s not packed with throngs of people.  In…

Dungul Anago

My food journey through Busan involved a lot of firsts and new discoveries.  While grilling pork or beef is old hat, salt water eel is a whole new ballpark for me.  Area Codes really wanted us to try the best of what Busan has to offer.  Seafood is the specialty of Busan, which I experienced…

Wonjo Jeonbokjook

We started off day 2 with a drive back to Haeundae Beach for a taste of Busan’s tastiest abalone porridge.  Chinese and Koreans are really big on abalone.  Koreans seem to like making it into porridge.  I’ve seen abalone flavored instant porridge and ramen at the Korean supermarkets, but never really had any fresh versions…

Sam Sam Hwe Jip

I’ve always considered myself to be fairly experienced when it comes to Korean cuisine, considering I am not Korean nor do I have many Korean influences in my life (i.e. Korean friends, etc). My trip to South Korea proved me to be quite the noob. I tried so many different Korean dishes I never even…

Peska Seafood Culture

Peska Seafood Culture 1700 Post Oak Blvd, Ste 190 Houston, TX 77056 Yelp It’s probably been 15 years since the last time I saw Hipster KL.  Back then he wasn’t so stylin’ and hipstery as he is now.  The world is a small place and he happens to work with The Annoyer now.  We decided…

Sushi Daiwa

Sushi Daiwa Tsukiji Market Tsukiji Market is a must-see destination for any true food lover.  A true food lover is someone whose passion for food doesn’t just begin and end with consumption, but encompasses a desire to know how the food, we know and love, comes to be.  Tsukiji Market is such a place to…

Kani Doraku

Kani Doraku Multiple locations throughout Tokyo & Japan Kani Doraku was a place recommended to me for its fantastic crab.  After some research, I concluded “Well, it’s just crab.  How good could it be?”  It didn’t help that every restaurant in the chain can be identified by the giant eyesore of an electronic crab stuck to the…

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Island Creek Oyster Bar 500 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215 islandcreekoysterbar.com Yelp The Annoyer sang high praises for the lobster roe noodles here.  I was really looking forward to trying them, but we were sorely disappointed to find that this is only served for dinner.  We had hiked all the way out here for nothing!…

Mama’s Fish House

We had our last dinner in Maui at this local favorite.  While the menu prices rivaled those of Lahaina Grill, the white linen and suited waiters was replaced by blue Hawaiian patterns and casual button ups.  The food is less fancy, but still tasty.  We were kind of in a hurry to get through our…

Lahaina Grill

The Annoyer prefaced Lahaina Grill as our fanciest meal of the entire trip.  So The Keeper and I made sure to wear our nicest outfits with heels, and basically look a little less Hawaii and little more LA.  Lahaina is quite a drive from Wailea so we were lucky to be able to push back…

South Maui Fish Company

We opted for more poke and fish tacos for our third lunch.  Food trucks seem like quite the popular thing in Maui. I wonder if they were popular before the crazy food truck trend hit the mainland. In any case, we hightailed it here after dropping off 3SB for his kite surfing lessons. The rest…