Korean cuisine, much like Korean culture, is very different to what I grew up with and am familiar with: a weird blend of Western/ African/ Mediterranean. But just like the place, I’ve found many things to enjoy (and love) about the food. Here’s a list of some of the strangest things I never thought I’d end up eating on a regular basis.
Today’s lunch was … okay. I wish I’d had my phone on Tuesday because lunch was GREAT: tasty soup, fried tofu in sweet and sour sesame sauce, and a mystery meat stew that was darker, richer and more savoury than usual. YUM. As it is, you’ll just have to read about today’s okay lunch instead.
A rather excellent lunchee today. I have a happy tummy.
And by that I mean if I had eaten all of it, it would have revisited on me. Vom.
So @rubyyogi on Twitter has been asking me to upload pics of the lunches I so often Tweet about. As it’s a Friday and I’m done teaching for the day I thought I’d turn a Twitpic into a blog post and tell y’all about what I ate for lunch today at my elementary school on Jeju Island.
Not a complaint. I wax lyrical about last year’s delightful Christmas. But there are some good pics of me with a chicken.
In some ways it’s crazy to think that I’ve been living in Korea for eight whole months (as of last Thursday, November 24), but in others it feels like I’ve always lived here, like back home was just a dream. Which is also crazy.