Monday's Food: Kimbap, Jjajang Bap, and CakeMonday, November 21, 2011
I didn't start out all that healthy today. I woke up and exercised on my bike in the morning. I did 10 kilometers, but it never feels as exhilarating as running outside. On the way to my office, I was feeling hungry. It was cold out this morning and I really wanted a bowl of kimchi stew, but I knew that would take too much time. Instead, I settled for Tuna Kimbap at Kimbap chungguk. (I guess this should teach me to wake up earlier).
What I noticed that most Korean people there were eating alone and that they were all facing away from the door.
I guess because I am American, I like to face the door ( I don't want anyone to attack me from behind). I reasoned that Koreans do this is because they don't want others to see they are eating alone. I guess I just don't care.
There was also a stir-fried mushroom side dish that had wild sesame seeds. This was delicious and I told myself I should get the recipe.
Later that day, I had some ginseng extract tea to wake me up.
I settled on a slice of milk tea, a hazelnut tart and a carrot cake. Each cost like 6,000 won and they were the right amount for an afternoon snack.
After we did the birthday song, in Korean fashion, the beautiful cake was cut into many pieces- mutilating their beautiful appearance.
Overall, a good food day.