We’re reaching the end of the hype week for the South Korea episode of “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.”
This has all been in the works since we first got the call to help with the show back in August 2008. I don’t think I have another Bizarre Foods post left in me. By now, I think they’re scattered all over the place. So I’ll link all the Bizarre Foods Posts here.
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Behind-the-scenes with Bizarre Foods
Part 1: Scouting Locations – We help come up with foods, restaurants and ideas for the show.
Part 2: Getting Folks on Camera – Finding Koreans to speak English on TV is hard.
Part 3: Noryangjin Fish Market – Chef Kim and Andrew wander a wonderland of seafood
Part 4: The Blogger Outing – ZenKimchi’s time to represent
100 Korean Foods You Gotta Try
15 Strangest Foods I’ve Tried Thus Far
Gobchang Gui – Grilled beef intestines
Hong-eo – Fermented skate
Cheonggukjang – “Dead Body Stew”
Gamjatang – “Potato Soup” but really pork spine soup
Haejangguk – “Hangover Stew” with pork backbone, similar to Gamjatang
Beondaeggi (Silkworm Larvae) and Roasted Crickets – at the end of the video
Bog-eo – Blowfish
Baechu Kimchi – Cabbage Kimchi
Hui – Korean sashimi with live octopus
Jokbal – Pigs Feet
Sundae – Gelatinous Blood and Noodle Sausage
Budae Jjigae – “Army Base” Stew, traditionally including hot dogs and Spam
Haemultang – Seafood Soup
Chicken Galbi with Live Octopus
Grilled Pork WITH SKIN (Ggeobdaegi Ogyeopsal 껍대기 오겹살)
SundaeGuk – A big bowl of nasty
Bizarre Foods Video Central – Whatever videos we find, we post here
“In Defense of Bizarre Foods” – My rant in response to a Village Voice blogger’s tirade against the show
The Official Site for the South Korea Episode
UPDATE: The South Korea episode is now available for purchase in iTunes.
You are eternally bizarre…but lovable! One of our Chefs just can not get enough of your monstrous munching? best from Santa Barbara. s
I finally got to see this episode. it was great! But I didn’t get to see you at all. I thought it was so much better then Bourdain when he was there. Great work!
But Eun Jeong’s in there–as are a Chef Kim, Sue, Dan, and Eun-hak. So almost the whole gang’s there.
Congratulations! A great achievement, I can’t wait to see the episode. I was at Chef Kim’s last night and look forward to seeing him on screen.
Was a great episode! 🙂
Hey Paul, I found the clip at Noryangjin Market with Chef Kim on You Tube. I’ve added it to the “Video Central” post.
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Isn’t Andrew a great guy? Glad you got to chow with him…even if it was on eels, turtles, and horses
I read that criticism of Bizarre Foods you linked to previously and expected to see these things in the Seoul ep. I saw none of the things the guy was bitching about. He seemed respectful, exceedingly polite to everyone, full of many compliments for Seoul you almost never hear from expats, and genuinely impressed with what he saw. I think the reviewer you linked to was just looking to be offended and worked hard to find it.
Anyway, great ep.
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern ‘s korean episode (s04e02) just been reeled out by demonoid.com . People who haven’t seen it can get it by using torrent.
We will be in Seoul in a few days and defintely will check this Noryangjin Fish market out and look forward to having our food cooked so freshly..
Quick question, because we dont want to be ripped off, can someone give us an idea of some realistic fish, shellfish, seafood pricing so we can bargain when we buy?
Thanks so much
I’m really curious to try the soup with the live fish, was that haemultang? Where would I go to find it served specifically with live fish? I’ve had live shrimp, gaebul and sannakji at Noryangjin so that probably my best bet eh?
It was chu-eotang. Loach soup. Not many places serve it live
Any clue on where to find any places still doing so? I thought I saw a place in Dongdaemun’s fish alley that had live loach fish outfront the other night, but didn’t see them tonight…but it was sunday around 8pm so a lot of the places were subdued. I’m thinking Noryangjin is my best bet, now that I know what kind of fish to look for. They used to sell them live at my local market but I wouldn’t know how to make the soup myself! Ah, Korea, land of delicious and often cheaper to eat out than make it yourself foods.
The restaurant used in the show is Wonju Chuotang 원주추어탕. Here’s the address: 809-1 Yeoksam 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul