The Girl Who Ate Everything

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Number -1: I love kim bob bap! Bop! I SO DO NOT KNOW KOREAN.

Number 0: Help me with this thing for school...

Take my survey about online food-related communities PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD I've got enough responses, thanks!

And feel free to leave related comments at the end of this entry.

Number 1: I want to update and certainly have enough material to do so, but I don't feel like I have the time to dedicate myself at the moment (around 1:30 PM on Wednesday). If I don't update for a while, it's because it's a busy week. Possibly a busy two weeks. Just bear with me; I'm graduating soon. I'm supposed to be doing a lot more homework than I actually am, so there's some clogging in the old PROCRASTINATION pipes. They're filled with...the interwebs.

Number 2: The credit thing with NYU seems to have been cleared up. Missallocation of credits? Uh...okay, JUST LET ME GRADUATE, thanks.

Andrew Bird

Number 3: I heart Andrew Bird.

Yup, that's it.


Update (a few hours later): I should've put these links up the first time, but here are the sites that I mention in my survey:

Food Candy
Bake Space
Group Recipes
Open Source Food
Serious Eats

For those who are wondering, the sites that I didn't know existed until I sought them out for the purposes of my essay are Hngry, Bake Space, and Coastr. about three hours I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had received over 200 responses to my survey. From real people.

First thought: "What the..."

Second thought: "...Holy crap, cool!" [looks at results] "Wow, my survey was so poorly written!" (I forgot some obvious choices for the questions that many people have filled in under "Other". Oops.)

Third thought: "My food blog doesn't get that many visitors."

Fourth thought: "Hmmm, Serious Eats..."

So thank you, Lia and SE for directing people to my survey! In anyone is wondering, I didn't ask to be linked; Lia just links me from the bottom of her heart. :]

As I sit here, more and more responses keep coming in. Damn. You guys are amazing. KEEP EM COMING! Soon I will reward you with amateur writing of the highly unquality! Just you wait.


Sabrina / April 11, 2007 2:44 PM

Your concert pictures are delightful.

I wish to try kim bob, or any Korean food.

I remember reading about your NYU woes, so I'm glad it cleared up. G'luck with the next two weeks!

Sakiko / April 11, 2007 2:49 PM

Kim bop is definitely one of my favorite Korean foods ever. Have you tried the Kim bop place in K-town? It's called E-mo. A roll of Kim bop with a serving of soup for about $3-4. You need to go! It's a small, little hallway, that's all they sell, and only open for lunch.

Marvin / April 11, 2007 3:06 PM

Robyn, this is probably going to make me sound old (I'm 29), and will probably cause you to roll your eyes (as you should at the advice of a stranger), but enjoy college while you can! I know how things can get stressful, but before you know it, you will longingly be looking back at these days and wondering what the hell happened. Eat and party and get just enough done to graduate.

maria~ / April 11, 2007 3:42 PM

Good to hear that you've cleared the whole credit misallocation thing (damn university bureaucracies and red tapes!) and congrats in advance on the imminent graduation!

Oh, and thanks to you, I know which places in Paris I will NOT be missing this coming summer!

roboppy / April 11, 2007 5:22 PM

Nicolas: Thanks, I've corrected it!

Marvin: Oh, you're not the only person to have told me that. [sigh] I will enjoy it for another few weeks. And then...on to real life. For the next half century or so. Oh dear god.

Oh, I don't party. BUT I DO EAT.

Maria: I'm 99.99% cleared it! A call to a woman at the registrar's office revealed that my files aren't up to date saying that everything is kosher, but they should be. Um.

Ohhh, going to Paris in the summer? Take me? [tugs at your shirt, or something] Okay, I know I was just there, but I think about it all the time. PARIS. The awesomeness of it!

Yoko: Thanks! I eat way too much kimbap! Hoorah!

Sukwoon / April 11, 2007 8:40 PM

kim bob! kim bap! kim bop! kim basinger! we all scream for kim bap!

Actually it is more like GimBop (gim as in Gimbel's - the dept store that used to be across the street from Macy's near Harold Square. Geez I just dated myself).

BakeSpace / April 12, 2007 3:51 AM

Hi - this is Babette from BakeSpace. Thanks for adding us to your survey. We appreciate the plug. :)

We wish you the best and and much success when you graduate.

Patty / April 12, 2007 11:57 AM

-Gimbap also tastes really good with deok-bu-gi (those long rice cake rods in a really spicy sauce. So good!).
-love your site - the commentary and photos.

Catherine Mann / April 12, 2007 2:17 PM

Greetings from London!

I cam across this blog by accident one day, I don't usually read this kind of thing but I am an absolute addict, it's witty, clever,sweet and reassures me that being food obsessed is a GOOD thing! If your ever in London again, I can point you towards some great places to eat,

Keep up the good work!

roboppy / April 12, 2007 2:18 PM

Sukwoon: Ahh, those Ks and Gs...confusing me. So the sound is somewhere in between K and G (or closer to a G, rather)? And the romanization is...a bit confusing? AhhhhhHHH.

I haven't heard of that department store! Except from the movie "Elf", which doesn't really count.

Babette: Thank you! I'm glad I could direct people your way. Your site is a great resource!

Rachel: Oo yes, I really like dubu chopbap too, depending on how it's made. I wasn't very fond of it growing up.

Patty: I haven't had deok-bu-gi, but my favorite little Korean take out place makes it. I can try it tomorrow. :D

Thanks, I'm glad you love my site! All that lack of sleep I get working on this site TOTALLY PAYS OFF!!

Yunie / April 12, 2007 4:01 PM

mmmmm kimbap! (that's the way that I romanize it but whatev)

when I lived at home and my mom would make them I used to eat a whole roll and half (to two) by myself...!

have you ever been to the kimbap place on 32nd (k-town)? It's called something like.. E-mo's kimbap, very tiny. It's a bit expensive ($5 a roll) but I really like the regular ground beef kimbap and the spicy tuna kimbap.

roboppy / April 12, 2007 9:37 PM

Yunie: I've never made it before, but I want to try now! Not too hard I suppose? I just need to make all the...ingredients. Buh. Hm.

I think I know the place you're talking about (because it's the only hole in the wall that just sells kimbap, yup?), but I haven't tried it. Keep meaning to though. Next time I remember I'll check it out.

Judith: I use Firefox and the survey worked fine for me! Odd. (scratches head) If it doesn't work for you, I have no idea why. Maybe your computer doesn't like my survey. [sniffle] Thanks for trying though!

nayomaise / April 13, 2007 4:48 AM

kimbap is how you would usually pronounce it in korean...

i'm really not a fan of it though, i know, i'm a disgrace to my nation. lol but halfway through my jaw starts to ache from too much chewing.. those rolls are ridiculously big, full of everything that taste like everything else.. if that makes sense? lol...

robynnnnnnnnnn how come sydneyyyyyyyyyyy- nothing as fancy as paris, but you can try kangaroo meat if you must! (i'm yet to try.. doubt i ever will..)

Sakiko / April 13, 2007 7:19 AM

You need to try E-mo, this small establishment in Korea Town (32nd off of B'way), that only sells Kimbop. Vegetable, beef, kimchee... I think about 6 different kinds in total. The cute Korean couple make it RIGHT in front of you as you order, and it comes with a clear soup - all of no more than $4. It's easy to miss, but it's there. E-mo.

you need to try it.

Doug / April 13, 2007 12:20 PM

hate to rain on your survey - but wouldn't visitors coming from a link on Serious Eats totally skew your results?

roboppy / April 13, 2007 12:39 PM

Nayoung: Not a big fan? WUUUH?!?!?! Full of everything that tastes like everything else? ...I think I know what you mean, but I really love spicy tuna rolls. Mmmm. And I love that they're ridiculously big. It's like sushi I can get full on, haha. :D

I'd love to visit Sydney! Can I stay with you? .__. I'll make you eat kangaroo!

Sakiko: Hehe, Yunie a few comments up suggested the same thing to me. :) Thanks for the suggestion! I swear I've been meaning to go for a long time. Now you've really pushed me though...I will try to get dinner from there tonight!

roboppy / April 13, 2007 10:18 PM

Sorry, my site has been mega slow today and I missed a bunch of comments...

Sabrina: Do you have any access to Korean food? :[ Find some! If possible! I dunno why only now I'm thinking, "Wow, I really like Korean food." Now I want to visit Korea. .__.

Kim bop is definitely one of my favorite Korean foods ever. Have you tried the Kim bop place in K-town? It's called E-mo. A roll of Kim bop with a serving of soup for about $3-4. You need to go! It's a small, little hallway, that's all they sell, and only open for lunch.

Sakiko: I WENT TO E-MO TODAY! Ehehe. I guess they upped the price (and extended their hours, which I think go to 8:30pm) since you went there; it's $4.50-$5, which is of course still cheap for what you get! Oh, so good, I'm definitely going back.

Catherine: Yay, accidental blog stumble! :D I'm glad you found me! Someday my food obsession may turn into a bad thing, but...uh, I guess we'll ignore my impending cancer for a while.

I dunno when I'll be back in London, but there will be another chance! And then I will bother you.

Mousie: OH MY GOD THAT IS FANTASTIC! What a great site, thanks!

sakiko / April 16, 2007 10:45 AM

i'm so glad you liked E-mo! yeah, it's been a while since i've been there so i didn't quite remember how much everything was but $4.50 sounds more accurate. glad to hear that they're open later now.

miss beancurd / April 19, 2007 10:23 PM

KIMBAP!! I just had that exact sampler for lunch.. with the miso soup! ANDDD I just came home to look up a recipe for it b/c I'm thinking of making it for this boy next week.

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