Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Korean Food

I promise we aren't through with the Philippine posts, they have just been delayed for a bit. Mostly because they require a good bit of concentration and writing, and I haven't had the energy for it this past few weeks. So I am instead going to provide you with some pictures of common Korean food. I realized that you may not have an idea of what we eat on a daily basis so I thought I would share it with you.
This is a cold soup with slimy seaweed. Soup just shouldn't ever be cold!
I think this is fried potatoes.
I don't know. It has a kimchi flavoring but I'm just not sure what else is in it.
This is flavorless eggs. No salt or seasonings are added to this steamed egg.
Sweet an salted fried seaweed. Pretty good.
"Do you like dofu?" the fellow Korean asked. "Dofu? What is that?" I asked. "It is bean." she answered. "Bean? like bean paste?" "yes, dofu." she answered. In the end I substituted the "d" with a" t". TOFU! Yes, I like tofu. This tofu is fried.
Pork with veggies. That looks familiar right?
A fresh tasting pepper.
I don't recall if this is cucumber of zucchini but either way it tastes like kimchi.

It's not worms. I think it is raddish (they have larger varieties) in kimchi sauce again. Are you starting to gather how much they love kimchi?

I normally love eggplant however this eggplant is served cold. I don't understand why they have to ruin dishes by serving them cold.
Seaweed or spinach in kimchi flavors.
This is not tofu. This is a jelly made from acorns. I didn't know you could make accorn jelly either. What does it taste like? Nothing. It tastes like nothing. Thats why you cover it in soy sauce, to give it flavor.
These are a kind of rice cake. There is a potato inside.

Here is a close up of it.

If you guys like this post, let me know, so I can get the camera out to take more pictures of the weird food they feed people in Korea.


Karen said...

I love it! And I love your commentary, Van!

"Please sir, can I have some more?"

Rachael said...

I like the pictures of weird food. Some of this looks like it is from the aliens... :)

sharon said...

Yes, Nessa, I like your food posts. I show it to the people in my office who are into food. Dr. Martini says we will have to go to a Korean restaurant for lunch, and Gabi says.."EUUUWWWWW, that food looks groooosssss, I don't want to goooo." And Dorthy says "I don't know, I guess so."

Love, Your Mama

Anonymous said...

I do find these basic living posts very interesting, but YUK! I'd never survive living where you are! I'm a picky eater and most of that food looks so scary to me. You guys are so brave. I guess I'm too much of a meat-and-potatoes woman!

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Wow that is some weird food right!! The acorn jelly has to be the best, lol!

EleanorBraun said...

So do they have a local equivalent of a sandwich? And can you get any Mexican food? Do you cook for yourselves some?

Vanessa Rogers said...

They don't eat bread like we do. Rice is their bread. So their equivalent to a sandwich, in that the kids always bring it to school, would be kimbop. It is more like a sushi roll without fish.

Yes, we cook for ourselves in the evening. And because of Costco we can get foods we crave such as cheese and tortillas. At normal stores cheese is the price of gold.

There are a few Mexican food rest. in Seoul, but they are not so great. They are better than nothing though.