Sunday, December 30, 2007

gim (laver)

When we went to Sunchang Gochujang Village, we bought some Deodeog and Mu u. Because it was delicious so went back there again. If you go there, they will serve you some of the side dishes they sell. You can have a taste of all the side dishes.

They even serve some drinks. When i had a taste of the gim (laver), i also decided to buy because it's delicious.

A jar of gim is just $10. It's cheaper than buying gim in the market because it is pressed hard. You can't even recognize that there are two pieces of gim when you eat and it's hard to separate them.

The gim is seasoned with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sugar, sesame seeds, glutinous starch syrup, anchovy, etc...

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Photohunt: messy

Everything is delicious in winter. Here's what my coffee table look like after having snacks with hubby.

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Friday, December 28, 2007

soegogi deungsim

After work, hubby asked me what i wanted to eat. I said i wasn't craving for anything so he searched on the net to find a restaurant and food to eat. He knows some good sites posting the famous restaurants and food. Last night, he called the restaurant and made a reservation for two. We ordered this soegogi (beef) deungsim (back side).

He also wanted to eat frest beef but it was already sold out. Hajuma said that there were many customers came that day. After paying the bill, my hubby said to hajuma that we will go back there this weekend with my inlaws. Then hajuma gave her business card and told hubby to make a reservation earlier so that he can keep good quality beef for him.

Well, isn't it obvious that hubby enjoyed the food? hehehe...

Sunday, December 23, 2007

genyip chicken

Whenever i'm tired or don't wann cook dinner, we always order chicken. Eventhough we want different food but most restaurants don't deliver around 10p.m. So when hubby dial the phone, i'm sure he's ordering chicken. As you know i've already posted diffrent kinds of chicken that we ordered like this chicken with rice cake, my favorite red combo chicken, and this chickens that i've already collected 10 coupons and changed it to whole chicken. But we've never tried this genyip (sesame leaves) chicken. So, we ordered it.

The green color the you see is the genyip. This chicken last for almost a week before we can eat all. Maybe you know what i mean. This one is not as delicious as others. It's cheap, though.

When you order chicken here, it always comes with this radish pickles.

Btw, this menu also comes with vegetable salad but i couldn't take a picture of it because hubby already touched it. That's because he was already starving so he couldn't wait for me. hehehe...

Saturday, December 22, 2007

fast and easy

I've just added this blog of mine to bloggerwave and in just a few seconds I've already got an email telling that my blog was approved so when i logged back in, i already have this campaign to blog about. Wow! I couldn't believe how fast and easy it is to make money here. Well, i love it!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Time flies! Christmas is coming again. Everyone is very busy doing lots of stuffs. Preparing christmas decors, buying cards, gifts, and of course attending some parties. Party is the one that i always wait for during this holiday season because i know that party is not complete without wine. It is what makes the party more special.

Oh, before i forgot. Our wedding anniversary is coming, too. It is before Christmas, would you believe that? And now i'm planning to buy either a red wine or a white wine to make our anniversary more romantic.

I will be very busy this week preparing for our anniversary and attending some parties. And I haven't bought any presents for my in laws, yet. Luckily, my in laws like drinking. Since i'm going to get wine for our anniversary so this Christmas, i'm thinking of getting wine for my inlaws, too. I'm sure they will like the merlot and chardonnay.

Monday, December 17, 2007


Soondae is also called a korean sausage. It is filled with noodles (made of mixed rice and potato)and blood. It is eaten with salt mixed with black pepper and kochugaro (red hot pepper powder) and chokochujang.

It is a popular snack food sold by various restaurants and street vendors. When you buy soondae, they usually ask if you want it with some inner parts like intestine, liver and lungs. Hubby doesn't like those parts but i do. So, when we eat soondae, hubby has the black ones and i have the rest. hehehe..

This delicious soondae is eaten at the restaurant. And would you believe that it was free when we ate soondae gukbap and naejang gukbap? I love that restaurant and want to go back there soon! hehe...

naejang kukbap

Naejang means the internal organs. Gukbap means rice and soup. Naejang gukbap is soup of internal organs like liver, intestines, etc with rice. It may sounds and seems strange for you but you will like it and crave for it as soon as you have a taste of it.

Doesn't it look delicious? I had this soup with soondae and soondae gukbap.

soondae gukbap

Before we just depend on watching tv where they show the famous restaurants and their menu. But now, my hubby found out a site on the web where the famous restaurants are listed. So during the weekend, if we didn't go out for a trip, we sometimes go the restaurant and try the food show on tv or listed on the internet.

Two weeks ago, we went to one of the restaurants but it was closed because it was Sunday. Last Saturday, we went back again and ordered soondae gukbap for hubby and naejang gukbap for me.

Here's the soondae gukbap.

Hubby had a talk to the owner and hubby said that we found the restaurant on the net. When i started to take some pictures, the owner knew that i'm also going to post it on the net so he gave us this cola for free. hehe.. Soondae is also free for all customers.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Wedding reception

We got three wedding invitations in three consecutive weeks. It is a buffet style reception and there's a lot of food to choose of. Different kinds of porridge, drinks, snacks, meat, beef, seafoods, salad, fruits, bread, etc. Here's what we had last week. Hubby and I just shared the food. He chose the beef and vegetable salad while i chose the meat and some bread and fruits.

There's also drinks on the table like soda, beer and soju (korean alcohol) on the table. We chose soda because we both don't drink alcohol or beer.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

duck barbecue

I love barbecue but i haven't tried duck barbecue until we went to Mogpo. We went there to have seafoods but since it was summer and not time for seafoods that's why we ended up eating this duck barbecue.

Duck menu is very expensive here because Koreans believed that ducks give more nutritions to our body. Hubby doesn't like ducks much but because we were with our inlaws so we had no choice but to follow what the olds want.

Here's the picture of the duck barbecue.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

chicken w/ rice cake

Now we found out another store in our neighborhood selling delicious chicken menu. Everytime i come home from work, i see some advertisement posted in front of our door. Advertisements of some newly opened stores, restaurants or stores that offer sale products.

When i saw the picture of this advertisement, i just waited for hubby and didn't prepare dinner. When he came home, i said i wanted to try this chicken so he called the store and ordered this.

It is a boneless chicken with rice cake. Yummy!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

seng bibimbap

Bibimbap is one of the famous meals to koreans. It is rice seasoned with vegetables in a bowl. There are different kinds of ingredients they put for the bibimbap. Others who prefer sea foods like the one that has live octopus, others just put raw egg and the other one is fresh beef. If you don't like raw food, then you can just put rice and vegetables. Other restaurants serve the vegetables in different dishes so you can choose the vegetables you want to put for your bibimbap. Check this one that i made at home.

The one in the picture is called seng bibimbap. "Seng" means fresh, so i mixed fresh beef and vegetables in a bowl of rice. But it doesn't finish there. We also need gochujang for the great taste of bibimbap. hehehe...

More gochujang please! Yummy!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

al ttang

"Al" means egg and "ttang" means soup. Alttang is fish egg stew with some intestine.
When we went to Gughwa in Gochang, hubby asked me what i wanted to eat, i chose alttang.

There is a program on tv that they show the restaurant that serve delicious and healthy food and we saw this restaurant wherein they serve alttang. We searched on the net and found this restaurant which is famous of its alttang menu. We found out that the restaurant was shown on tv several times so there were many people when we went there and we had to wait for 30 minutes because the restaurant was full of customers.

One time, hubby wanted to eat alttang and doesn't to wait for a long time so he called the restaurant to make a reservation. The owner said that they don't accept reservation because the restaurant is always full. Wow!

Anyway, here's the alttang that i'm talking about.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


I like trying any food. I'm always curious about everything. I want to know everything that wonders me and want answers to all the questions that bothers me. That's me! So, with regards to food, i can't know the answer if i won't try it by myself.

I saw street vendors selling bondaegi in most places that i've been to. My mother in law said that it's good for our health so she sometimes offered me to eat some. She doesn't know that i already tried to eat it once with my eyes close, of course. But after trying it, i didn't realize that i almost ate all the bondaegi in a paper cup where they put when you buy some.

Bondaegi is pupa, an insect in the stage of development between a larva and an adult insect.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Raw Fish

We went to Daechon beach two weeks ago because we were craving for seafoods. The reason why we went to Mogpo was to have seafoods but the olds didn't allow us because it was summer and it wasn't the right time to eat raw fish.

Now the summer is over, it's time to have raw fish.

It is eaten with some vegetables like lettuce and sesame leaves, garlic and pepper


chogochujang and ganjang (soy sauce) mixed with wasabi

We also had some shrimps.

And for the soup is Maeuntang. This is the head and the fish bone with some seashells and crabs.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Kimbap (rolled rice)

We always skip breakfast but we usually buy kimbap when we go out in the morning. One day, we saw on tv that some restaurants who are selling kimbap used rice from China. Since then, my hubby told me not to buy kimbap anymore.

I missed eating kimbap so i've tried to make by myself. Here's how i made it.

Prepare eggs, ham, pickled radish, seasoned burdock, crab meat, roasted laver, tuna and mayonnaise.

Fried the eggs and cut into long strips. Put the ingdients in a plate.

Tuna and mayonnaise are optional. But of course it makes the kimbap more delicious.

Pour a little amount of sesame oil into rice and sprinkle some salt.

Spread the rice onto the laver and put all the ingredients on top then roll.

Cut the rolled rice and serve.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Summer is over and I think it's not the right time to post about this korean sherbet called Patbingsu. I had it at the bakery in front of my apartment building with my hubby during the summer and just now that I saw the draft on my blog.

We were bored so we decided to go out but lazy to take a walk so we decided to have patbingsu instead. Although it was the same franchise store that we had in Seoul but this Patbingsu is more delicious because its more ingredients.

The one that we had in Seoul doesn't have kiwi and watermelon like this.

Thanks for this recipe, the next time that I make patbingsu at home like the one I made here, I'll also put some watermelons and kiwis. Yummy!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Donkas (Pork cutlet)

Hubby searched on the net to find a wang donkas (king pork cutlet) or big pork cutlet. He couldn't find anything on the net so one time we passed by a restaurant and so in one of their menu written wang donkas so we tried it and it was delicious.

Since then, when hubby is craving for donkas, we usually go in that restaurant. Hubby asked the manager if they can deliver to our place but he said they can't because it's a little bit far. Yes, it is but we sometimes walk to that restaurant specially when we feel that we need an exercise. It just took us 30 minutes on foot to get there. Not too far, huh?

Boribap (barley rice)

I don't like bibimbap much but going to Mt. Mudeung is not complete without eating boribap.

Since we were very tired climbing up the mountain so we've decided to eat boribap in one of the restaurants near the valley.

Here's the korean style food. They serve many kinds of side dishes in every meal.

Boribap is rice boiled together with a lesser amount of barley. It's placed in a large bowl and a selection of banchan (side dishes) is provided.

This too is mixed with the boribap in the bowl, then moistened and flavored with gochujang.

I like eating mine with some fresh vegetables.

Mu u

Muu is radish. I don't like radish much specially the smell of it. We bought this fermented radish together with deodeog when we went to Sunchang. I can imagine eating sweet and salty tamarind when i eat it. Hajuma said that this muu was fermented for three years. I think so.

I couldn't take the picture of the muu that we bought because as soon as we came home my mother in law cut it and put some sesame oil and sesame seeds before she left. And yes, this is radish. I'm also wondering what they put in it and how it became that color.