Korea Snack Bar
Posted on: May 3, 2005 3:48 AM
So Bagram is a base that we share with a number of coalition forces, including the Poles, the Kiwis, a couple of Brits, Lithuanians, and the Koreans. I'm sure there are more, but that's all I can think of right now. But the Koreans...oh how I enjoy having the Koreans around. They have this soccer field on their compound and I wish I could play with them every time I walk by. It's simple stuff like that that really makes you miss being at home. But yeah, the reason I bring up the Koreans today is because I had a chance to do some exploring in the time that I had to wait for my "Freedom Bird." And in that time, I discovered a little gem hidden behind the Motel 6. (Note: it is interesting that the Motel 6 in Bagram refers to the building housing the Personnel Branch. Downrange, the Motel 6 refers to a holding facility for prisoners.)
Enter the Korea Snack Bar. In the middle of a now somewhat stable combat zone, the Koreans have decided to set up a little shop to sell Korean food to American soldiers with too much money in their pockets. I mean, the Army provides us with anything we could possibly want to eat; but every once in a while, you'll get a craving for something different, like Korean food. So feeling like I needed something more interesting to write about, I thought I'd try it out. You can check out the spread below. (Note: the boonie hat next to the tray indicates that I am now on vacation.) I would explain it more, but I can't really pronounce any of the items on the menu besides the bulgogi and kimchi. Anyway, the food was great, my belly is full, and now it's time to take a nap at the PAX terminal until my C-130 rolls in. I'll give another shout when I hit the ground.