Week 5: Ode to Food
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Since a significant factor in culture assimilation is adapting to the local cuisine , I have dedicated this entry to our Korean dining experiences thus far. We have been fortunate to find ourselves in a city known for some of the best traditional cuisine in all of South Korea.
On Friday I invited my three coworkers to our apartment for some "American" food. So we made Italian :)
The menu included garden salad with italian dressing, garlic and cheese bread hors d'ourves en flambe (they were quite literally on fire when I took them off of the grill), more garlic bread, chicken parmesan spaghetti and strawberry cheesecake straight from Chicago. We did not have a table big enough for us nor did we have enough chairs so we ate on the floor. I had to buy more chopsticks, bowls and spoons so we didn't have to eat with our fingers. Being poor is such an enriching experience! The girls were very gracious guests however and did not seem to mind picnicking on the floor at all.
For more information and recipes go the following sites:
Korean pancakes http://www.trifood.com/pajeon.html
Chili pepper paste http://www.trifood.com/kochujang.html
Korean Dumplings http://www.trifood.com/mandoo.html
Chicken Ginseng Soup http://www.trifood.com/samgyetang.html
Grilled Pork Strips http://www.trifood.com/samgyupsal.html
Table Setting, Drinking Etiquette http://www.lifeinkorea.com/Food/index.cfm