Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

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Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

#51 Post by GregT » January 10th, 2020, 1:16 pm

Do you find any disagreements to be arguments in life? We are having a discussion. Relax man. Go drink a bottle of wine.


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Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

#52 Post by A. So » January 10th, 2020, 2:09 pm

YLee wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 10:36 am
First, Indian food isn't very diverse.
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Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

#53 Post by Eric Lundblad » January 10th, 2020, 2:32 pm

Sparkling Shiraz or 'similar'. Believe it or not, I've had a couple of sparkling shiraz (the only ones I've had) that were quite good, both were brought back by CA syrah winemakers, so maybe that had something to do with it. That said, SS would be an excellent match with Korean.
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#54 Post by Curtis Chen » January 10th, 2020, 2:53 pm

A. So wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 2:09 pm
YLee wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 10:36 am
First, Indian food isn't very diverse.
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#55 Post by Scott Brunson » January 10th, 2020, 2:58 pm

C Chen wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 2:53 pm
A. So wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 2:09 pm
YLee wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 10:36 am
First, Indian food isn't very diverse.
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Maybe, basic Indian restaurant food isn't very diverse, but I'm not even sure that works, except in pretty bleak places.

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Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

#56 Post by YLee » January 10th, 2020, 3:16 pm

C Chen wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 2:53 pm
A. So wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 2:09 pm
YLee wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 10:36 am
First, Indian food isn't very diverse.
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#57 Post by Curtis Chen » January 10th, 2020, 3:20 pm

YLee wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 3:16 pm
C Chen wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 2:53 pm
A. So wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 2:09 pm

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Hey now. At least I didnt throw a tantrum about Blanton and get proven wrong! [tease.gif]
I wasn't fully wrong (and neither was he), but at least I owned up to what I got wrong. Can't say the same about you.
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#58 Post by YLee » January 10th, 2020, 3:21 pm

C Chen wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 3:20 pm
YLee wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 3:16 pm
C Chen wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 2:53 pm


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Hey now. At least I didnt throw a tantrum about Blanton and get proven wrong! [tease.gif]
I wasn't fully wrong (and neither was he), but at least I owned up to what I got wrong. Can't say the same about you.
Then you should read the thread again because I did.
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#59 Post by Curtis Chen » January 10th, 2020, 3:21 pm

YLee wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 3:21 pm
C Chen wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 3:20 pm
YLee wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 3:16 pm


Hey now. At least I didnt throw a tantrum about Blanton and get proven wrong! [tease.gif]
I wasn't fully wrong (and neither was he), but at least I owned up to what I got wrong. Can't say the same about you.
Then you should read the thread again because I did.
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#60 Post by YLee » January 10th, 2020, 3:24 pm

C Chen wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 3:21 pm
YLee wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 3:21 pm
C Chen wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 3:20 pm


I wasn't fully wrong (and neither was he), but at least I owned up to what I got wrong. Can't say the same about you.
Then you should read the thread again because I did.
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#61 Post by Juliec » January 10th, 2020, 8:22 pm

Thanks ER and Eric. Loved the picture of the food :). Ending up with Syrah and Unoaked, no or low sulfur Chablis. Decided to have the Moulin a Vent another time, since it a lesser price. Pairing were good the Syrah went over well as we had some spicy dishes. I had it with Galbi JJim (stewed Beef short ribs) and spicy pork so it worked. Good to share the wine with the rest of the dinner party.
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Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

#62 Post by Curtis Chen » January 10th, 2020, 8:38 pm

ERPark wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 12:51 pm
OK, children. Let’s get our focus back!

Wife and I made galbi jjim for lunch today. Boneless short ribs, turnip, potato, carrot, whole garlic, mushroom, red onion, red bell pepper and boiled egg simmered in a soy sauce/mirin/sugar/water broth for a bit over an hour, then garnished with slivered bell pepper and green onion (forgot to chop up some cilantro). Key thing is when to add the various veggies, as you don’t want to overcook them, in particular the potato. Serve over rice, our preference being cold rice with stew ladled over it, so rice stays a little firm.

A variety of red wines work fine with this, as it’s got richness from the short rib fat and tendon along with some sweetness. We shared the one glass worth remaining of the 2013 (not ‘14, like I said upthread) TLB Moulin à Vent Les Vielles Vignes, then popped a 2015 Domaine Aléofane Crozes Hermitage. Certainly would also try Italian like a Barbera d’Asti, as well.

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Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

#63 Post by Kirk.Grant » January 10th, 2020, 9:38 pm

I loved the food in Korea for the 1.5 years I was there. There is a lot of spice and greens in the foods that I had. So for the greens & spice based dishes I'd pair them with the Foris Dry Gewürztraminer. A highly under-rated pairing. For their soups like sundubu jjigae I'd pair that with a Spätlese Riesling or N.V. Patrick Bottex Bugey Cerdon Rose La Cueille or a sour beer like Cantillon or Driefontein.
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#64 Post by Edward H. Earles » January 11th, 2020, 7:30 am

What a great thread. Clash of the first-world-problem titans. [wow.gif]

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#65 Post by etomasi » January 14th, 2020, 11:54 am

From Janet who forgot her Berserker password:

Go look at the Wine menu at Benu in SF. While I was there, I had a young Nuit Saint Georges with my dinner which was fabulous. FWIW the somm at Benu is Korean. You should follow him on IG, @yoonhams.

I won't even step into the poo show re the diversity of Indian vs Korean food. They're both very diverse and I love them both. I work with a lot of folks of South Asian origin and it's all pretty amazing food. That being said my contention is that most Korean restaurants in the US are banquet food and does not actually reflect what Koreans eat at home all the time. I really cannot find the homey stuff my mom and aunts make anywhere.

Depending on level of spice, for non-spicy-hot things I do like lighter reds that can stand up to some of the more aggressive spicing with ginger and sesame. Beaujolais, Bordeaux, Rose. For meat things like kalbi jjim, bulgogi that are meaty but not hot, I think Burgundy is great, young or old. Syrah with peppery flavors will also work well.

For really hot stuff like pork or chicken bulgogi (which is coated with gochujang) or kimchi fried rice, I like an off-dry or sweet white like Riesling Auslese or Gewurztraminer.

For simple stuff, I think older reds with a lot of tertiary earthy flavors, I really like old pinot noirs. It goes with soy and mushroom and miso flavors common in Korean foods. I could see lightly funky CdP going as well.
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Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

#66 Post by YLee » January 14th, 2020, 12:00 pm

Edward H. Earles wrote:
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What a great thread. Clash of the first-world-problem titans. [wow.gif]
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