Oriental food. Derives from the Korean War-era term "gook," used to describe Korean natives ("ha-gook," see Gook). Since the word became somewhat confused during the Viet Nam era, being used to describe most all Asian, peoples, "gook noodles" can refer to any kind of oriental food from Chinese buffet to sushi, fancy dining to delivery. Also a good blanket term for late-night grub.
by Uncle Wally September 27, 2006