Selling Points?

This week at English Camp, the children were asked to make advertisements for a restaurant.  They were provided with a large piece of construction paper, and piles of flyers to cut pictures from.

The results were hilarious.  I learned a lot about both Korean culture, and the children’s home lives from the posters.


I’m not sure this would make me order the chicken…


Clearly we need to work on the difference between ‘usually’ and ‘always’.

IMG_3884Does beer come in such large quantities?  Also concerning is the ‘only meat chicken’.  What else would it be?


My favourite was this next one:

IMG_3883Is this a common selling point for Korean restaurants?  Do Korean restaurants reuse leftover food?  I don’t mind my own leftovers but I’m fairly certain that I don’t want to eat someone else’s.  Does that make me over-particular and picky?  Was I once again applying Western norms to an Eastern situation?

I thought about approaching my co-T for clarification; I even started walking in her direction.  But then I took a deep breath, and decided that it would be better for my mental health if I remained ignorant.

What I don’t know can’t hurt me, right?


About Carrie K

Teacher, writer, traveller. Slightly neurotic. Overly talkative. Loving life. You can also follow me on Twitter: kimchigirl72
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6 Responses to Selling Points?

  1. Maybe the “only meat chicken” means that it’s not polluted with broccoli or veggies and all those things kiddos dislike? I also love that the menu is decorated with Pororo yet also advertises beer. There’s a big overlap between Hite drinkers and fans of Pororo.

  2. oegukeen says:

    If you don’t mind I am going to shatter your “ignorance” 😉

    I asked my boyfriend, and he says it all started with a famous franchise selling Kimchi porridge that customers loved but soon got paranoid that it is made from leftover food (there was never any proof) – since then restaurants started displaying that they don’t use leftover food. He says if word got out some place used leftovers they would get shut down.

    I also thought only meat means there are no vegetables, but boyfriend says it means there’s no bones in it. 🙂

    • Carrie K says:

      Good to know!! Not that I would have stopped going to Korean restaurants! I’d starve. 😀
      Are there usually bones in chicken bits? Maybe like wings? Random question but it’s been about 20 years since I’ve eaten chicken! 🙂

      • oegukeen says:

        I’ve never seen chicken legs and chicken wings without bones.

        I know stores sells chicken breast pre-packed and deboned but I think still in many countries whole chickens are sold where restaurant cooks or people cooking at their homes cut the chicken themselves.

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