LIFE in KOREA – The FOOD (I)
One question (which always makes me smile) that I get once in a while from my friends in the west sounds like this: “What do you guys eat there?” Ha – that is a good question, and the short answer is: basically the same thing that I ate in the States. Considering the South Korea is a very advanced (and Seoul is a fairly cosmopolitan city) country and there is a COSTCO (= with a METRO in Romania) five minutes from work, I can basically eat anything I want. It is true that Feta cheese is much more expansive and hard to find, and that western food is in general more expensive that in the west, but it is possible to find.
All these being said, I must say that we also eat KOREAN food. YES – Korean food is spicier than Romanian food, but there are many dishes that we enjoy. A favorite dish (for both of us) is Dalk-Galbi. Here is another picture:
This is a meal cooked in front of you (as it can be seen from the pic) and it is made of chicken, cabbage (and Romanians love this too), and a few other vegetables with a special spicy sauce. It is really good and fairly healthy. My wife likes it with salad as in the picture above. We (ok – my wife) are learning how to make it – and we would like to continue eating it even if/when we leave this blessed country.
Thus – next time you feel sorry for us for being in this country far away – save your pithy for others (e.g. North Koreans etc. :). Thank God – we are fine – thanks. We only wish that you were here so we could take you out for some Dalk-Galbi 🙂
Bon apetite 🙂
Here is another picture: