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    Here in Japan the deli at Costco sells the standards: meatballs and pasta, chicken alfredo, take-n-bake pizzas... and beef bulgogi!!! The container is filled with marinated beef. I brought one home and split it into two and froze them. Tonight I made bulgogi soft tacos with one of the two halves. I cooked up the meat, made fresh guacamole, and threw on some sour cream and cheddar cheese. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!
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    When I lived in Europe for a summer I mostly tried groceries that one doesn't normally see in the states: kidney pie from the deli; Campbell's Oxtail soup; and snacks like Doritoes "Chilli" flavor. It was mostly hit and miss. Your japanese tacos sound awesome though.

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    Please tell me they don't sell that crapola sushi that they used to sell in the US Costco stores. That was just awful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Please tell me they don't sell that crapola sushi that they used to sell in the US Costco stores. That was just awful.
    That's not sushi......oh....the rice was so bad.......like eating dessicated Jello.
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    Pulkogi meat in tacos. Interesting. I'll have to check it out. Korean food is the next Thai food. Everyone I know that tries pulkogi falls in love with it. Ditto for some of the other Korean dishes like kalbi, stone bowl pibim pap, even kimche chigae (kimche soup/stew).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Here in Japan the deli at Costco sells the standards: meatballs and pasta, chicken alfredo, take-n-bake pizzas... and beef bulgogi!!! The container is filled with marinated beef. I brought one home and split it into two and froze them. Tonight I made bulgogi soft tacos with one of the two halves. I cooked up the meat, made fresh guacamole, and threw on some sour cream and cheddar cheese. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!
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    Just noticed yesterday at Costco that they sell big blister packs of beef bulgogi here in Utah as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Just noticed yesterday at Costco that they sell big blister packs of beef bulgogi here in Utah as well.
    They had it at our Costco for about a year but they stopped carrying it a couple of months ago.

    Which Utah Costco?
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    The Costcos in Seoul have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    The Costcos in Seoul have it.
    Good to know. Thanks.
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    The Costcos in Hawaii sell Poke. Good stuff as I remember it.

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    Yeah, am looking forward to Costco Poke, although the best is at Yamas Fish Market on Young Street in Moiliili. Also looking forward to Big City Diner, where you get heaping plates of Kal-bi and Kim Chee Fried Rice for breakfast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Yeah, am looking forward to Costco Poke, although the best is at Yamas Fish Market on Young Street in Moiliili. Also looking forward to Big City Diner, where you get heaping plates of Kal-bi and Kim Chee Fried Rice for breakfast.
    I used to make my own kimchi. I had several Koreans tell me it was authentic tasting. I should do that again when napa comes back in season. I just followed a lady's recipe on YouTube, so it's not anything that I do. Her secret is to use rice flour. I want some kimchi right now, especially daikon. And, there's a poke place in St. George if you're ever down there, that has about 8 different kinds each day. It's been around for a few years, and there's always a line. I forget the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    And, there's a poke place in St. George if you're ever down there, that has about 8 different kinds each day. It's been around for a few years, and there's always a line. I forget the name.
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    I've been there and I think they use flash frozen fish. I could be thinking of the one in Vegas though. I make my own kim chee and I cannot figure out where the rice flour is used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    I've been there and I think they use flash frozen fish. I could be thinking of the one in Vegas though. I make my own kim chee and I cannot figure out where the rice flour is used?
    https://www.maangchi.com/recipe/easy-kimchi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Good to know. Thanks.
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