Saturday, March 19, 2011

White Day Dinner

White Day, Korea's other valentine's day is a day for the guys to treat the girls. It's celebrated on March 14th, one month after traditional Valentine's Day, which here is a day for the girls to do something special for their guys. On White Day I got two packages of candies from two of my boys. One of which (who's in 6th grade) had to point out that it was really from his mother since he felt a little embarrassed giving it to me in front of all his friends.

For dinner the boyfriend decided to take me out to a Japanese bar in our neighborhood that we've been eyeing for a while.

We got ourselves a seat at the bar so we could check out all the food they were cooking. We got some Asahi and ordered some 꼬치 and you can see some of what we ate below. 

As we sat there munching on our grilled meat and veggies we saw them preparing up something else that caught the boyfriend's eye. Some sort of raw, preserved  octopus with wasabi. The boyfriend couldn't pass up trying it. I thought it was ok, but not something I could eat a whole plate of... but he thought it was the best thing since sliced bread and ate up the whole plate.

Anyway, it was a lovely evening and I'm happy I have a boyfriend that likes to try all kinds of food with me. The only problem with eating Japanese food is the price. It always tastes great, but portions are small and it's significantly higher than eating Korean food and drinking Korean beer. But, I guess that's what holidays are for.


  1. Sounds like a great evening! I really like the Korean and Japanese style of Valentine's and White Day. It allows one to extend the loving festivities and also allow each partner to fully experience the day.

  2. Hi! :) Like your blog a lot! Love Asia! :) Have a great week! XO Nicky