13. Feeling nostalgic.

What do I miss about back home.

I’ve been in Korea since… ahm… May. Which isn’t long. The first few months where all about the adventure. Naturally, I missed my family and friends but i threw myself into the joy of being away.

There are, on occasion, somethings that just burn into my mind- that I want, nah, need but I can no longer have. Some of you will think… hmmm yes and other will think,’what the hell is this?’what's this


If there’s something here you think you might like – try it.


Sausage roll baps. 

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Look at it, in all it’s glory. It’s a sausage roll put into a buttered bap. It HAS to be buttered.



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Derry/ Londonderry (I don’t care what you call it) is it’s spiritual home and serves many purposes – the hangover cure, the quick breakfast or the cheap lunch two days before payday. You know you’re poor when you’re rifling through the penny jar looking for change for a couple of sausage baps.

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Are they good for you?


They’re like a well wrapped heart attack covered in sauce BUT they are lovely to eat.

Irish sausages.

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If you’re not salivating looking at these sausages, there’s something severely wrong with you and we can never be friends. I’ll say hello to you at a party or something but you’ll never get close, you don’t deserve it.

Korean sausages are not the same. They’re…they’re just not.

A full Irish breakfast.

Now, I consider an Irish breakfast much have the following items:

Sausages; bacon; eggs; mushroom; black pudding; white pudding; soda farl; tomatoes; baked beans; toast, tea and, bread & butter.

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Notice the sacrilegious hash brown in the picture. It’s an Irish breakfast traitor.  Some people sliced, cooked fried potatoes along with it and/ or hash browns.

Those people are

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Some people don’t know what black pudding is: Black pudding is a type of blood sausage commonly eaten in Great Britain, Ireland and in other parts of Europe. It is generally made from pork fat or beef suet, pork blood and a relatively high proportion of oatmeal, in some recipes mixed with oat groats and sometimes even barley groats.

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White pudding is: White pudding or oatmeal pudding is a meat dish popular in Ireland, Scotland, Northumberland, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. White pudding is similar to black pudding, but does not include blood; it consists of pork meat and fat, suet, bread and oatmeal formed into a large sausage

The above picture is simply heaven on a place.


Of course Korea has crisps and lots of them. Some are utterly gorgeous but they don’t have this:

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And that’s just wrong.


I miss simple things like not being able to go around and visit my family for a cup of tea. We always have Sunday lunch, which is basically them taking the proverbial out of everyone but I do miss it. That and not catching up on everything that’s going on. Little events pass you by… a first date, wedding, funeral, a quick pint and meal at lunchtime. It’s silly but it’s those little things that bond us together.  So I miss meeting my mate at lunchtime and having lunch and a pint. It’s delightful.

I’m not in anyway down at the minute but sometimes we feel a little nosalgic and it helps to sometimes wallow init for a while. Next time – things that truely rock in Korea.

Thanks for reading,