Saturday, April 17, 2010

Crazy Korea...Volume I

We're not sure if they wanted to spell Superman, Sulfurman or if they truly did mean to spell Sulperman. This is what we refer to as Konglish (Korean English) and it can be quit funny sometimes. Here's a few more funny, interesting and/or out of the ordinary things that we have seen so far in Korea. you should know that this list is merely a glimpse and not a complete list of oddities we have come across in this strange land we call home right now.

I am Sulperman!!!
This is a restaurant in the new downtown area of Andong. This part of town is called Oakdong. It is where all the young professionals hang out at night. There is also a place in this area called "Indies." It's a Korean version of a western style bar, complete with a larger than life American Indian statue in front, palm trees and pirates. I don't know how else to describe the place. You'll just have to come and see it...Seriously!!!

Ok, I don't know why this sign made me laugh so hard. Maybe it speaks for itself. I think it is a restaurant advertisement, but there are no words on it and there is no restaurant below the sign. I think it may just be someone's grandmother. This depiction of the South Korean military isn't what I would call intimidating.

I don't think we need to say much about this one either, besides WOW!...WOW!

In Andong there are a few U.S. based restaurants, like Pizza Hut, Dominos, Baskin Robins and Dunkin' Donuts, but there are some different types of cuisine at these comfort food establishments. This is an example of one of those differences. We went into Dunkin' Donuts one day a few weeks ago and amongst the chocolate covered and sprinkle donuts were donuts like this garlic glazed. I'm not sure how that would go with coffee and I don't think I want to. The "jelly filled" donuts are the ones you have to look out for though because you never know when you bite into one if you'll be getting strawberry or some sort of strange meat medley. I kind of like the surprise from time to time though...It keeps you on your toes.


  1. I like garlic and I like donuts...but I am not so sure about the 2 being together, I guess if you aren't big into desserts then garlic donuts are perfect, do you butter them like a breadstick? I also like the picture of Sulperman flying as he is holding a sandwich, very talented! Up, up and away....
    Love you
    Momma D