Sunday, April 29, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
|Very beautiful Hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) worn by the Greeters upon entering.|
|The base menu, but you will find other goodies. The prices are very low compared to most restaurants, and the food has a homemade effect. This is the closest taste you will get to dining in a Korean-American home.|
Originally, I am from Gainesville (moved there when I was six years old). After High School, my husband and I moved around quite a bit. When I lived in Gainesville last year, I would come to the Gainesville Korean Baptist Church once a week for Korean language lessons. Also, I was lucky enough to be accepted into the Tower Road Branch Library's Language Exchange Program, where I was able to learn from and teach many adult Korean students. If you are interested in this program, please contact Jin Lyons by submitting your resume and completing a formal application at that branch.
Even though I live in Tampa now, I try to visit at least 1-2 times a month to visit my family (who still live there) and meet with my Korean language teacher/friend at the church. Luckily, I have made a great connection and I am able to learn about the culture and food. It was so nice to see happy familiar faces at this event.
|One of the many dining areas. This is the main room where the food stalls were located.|
|Spicy Pork Bulgogi (돼지 불고기) with a side of Korean steamed rice and salad.|
|Perfectly cooked spicy cold squid with radish kimchi, comes with a side of rolled rice (충무김밥).|
|Korean rice punch, (식헤) Shik-hye.|
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Saturday, April 21, 2012
Sadly, we missed this event last year. But, we did make it to the year before and had fun. The event takes place in the park directly in front of the TBT Forum. We usually park in the parking garage next door. There is a large stage set with some food vendor booths around it. But, don't miss the other vendors that are further down by the water.
The event can be quite hot, so bring your sunscreen and a hat. Come early (11:00AM) to grab a bite to eat and a seat in front of the stage to watch the traditional dances and pageantry. My favorite are the costumes from different countries and the more authentic snacks that are served by the vendors. The Thai Sticky Rice and homemade Beef Jerky make a delicious snack. You can also buy some Halo Halo to cool down. Bring cash and your camera!
You can check out more info on the official website:
Asia Fest 2012