It's a Korean vending machine. With lots of glares, I know.
What is it doing on this here food blog, where I came to see pics of delicious food and find my next party's favorite recipe, or at least a sub-par review of some Manhattan locale? And why didn't you crop out the unsightly trash can?
Hey, back off. I was all set to post about my dinner with Erin at Halfsteak at Craftsteak (where we went after Molly's reading), but the half steak with fries and waygu nachos were sub-par. Which means my review would have to be sub sub-par and I'm just not stooping that low. Besides, I think this vending machine's kinda pretty with all of it's bright colors and splashy liquid. I feel kind of thirsty just looking at it and I don't like most canned beverages. Want a closer look? You know you do.
This photo is even glarier.
Give me a break, I was in an airport.
What kind of drinks are those, anyway?
The only ones I recognize (besides ubiquitous Pepsi) is the Demi Soda Apple one on the second row and the grape sac nectar things on the bottom row, all the way to the right. I used to love those grape sac drinks when I was a kid. That super saccharine clear nectar and the plump! surprise of a semi-taut peeled grape that squished into your mouth, tasting faintly of aluminum. Many canned Korean drinks tend to have some kind of solid something or other floating around in there. Besides the grape sac drinks, there's a mandarin orange one that I actually wouldn't mind trying again. And of course sikhye (shee-keh), a traditional Korean rice dessert drink. I'm warning you beforehand so you're not surprised when the little dehydrated rice doohickeys settle on your tongue.
Here's an awesome video I found showing you how to make sikhye at home! 'Definitely going to try this soon.