Actually, Fatman Seoul was the inspiration for not only Zenkimchi, but for Feetmanseoul, too. He treated food as fetish, and that single-minded obsession with particular things influenced me to undertake a photo project that I simply allowed to travel in a path all its own, after being burned out and disappointed by 5 years of street photography here in Korea.
Well, the new FatManSeoul.com continues with this tradition, and I like the way it's going because, besides Zenkimchi, it's the only food blog out there I know of looking at Korean food as the object of fetish to the point one needs to in order to tell me something new about it, to see things I wouldn't, to be more than just an expat's look on the standard Korean foods that fascinate those who don't know much more than kimchi, mandu, kalbi, and live octopus (requisite "eww" included).
To me, "extreme foods" are the ones many Koreans eat every day, and are surprising even to someone intimately familiar with Korean food ALREADY, such as...*GULP*...cheese milk?!
Dang. Takes a whole lotta love to be on the lookout for and actually drink something like THAT. And who knows? Maybe it's da bomb and I'm not adventurous enough to try it myself. Now, I can once again safely entrust someone else to do that job for us.
FatManSeoul, welcome "back."