Tag Archives: Rice

Bibimbap

Beef and RiceSouth Koreans always serve so much food! I chose this meal because it was one of the cheapest. It might be a bad thing that I like it so much because the restaurant is located in the same building as my school!

With each meal, comes side dishes…which you can see in the background. The dish in the far back left was filled with mixed vegetables. The dish in the far back right is one of my favorite sides! It is called a fish cake. I don’t know how it is made or what all goes into it, but I always want more! The side located in the front left is kimchi. Kimchi is a staple in South Korea. It is served with everything. You can eat is cold, grilled, or as a soup. I need to learn how to make it because it is only pickled cabbage in a red pepper paste. So simple, yet so tasty. The front center dish consist of a cold, soft seaweed salad. The front right dish is filled with bean sprouts…always great with every meal! Finally, the bowl located to the right of the main dish is a soup. I am not sure what kind of soup this is, but it taste similar to a hot chicken broth…not too shabby! πŸ™‚

Now, I can’t forget the main dish! The main dish is a type of bibimbap, which is usually meat and vegetables mixed with rice. The meat I chose for this meal was pork. Although I am not a big fan of pork, I believe I am slowly starting to love it! I do wish each and every one of you could have the option of eating this meal because, so far, it is my favorite dish in Daejeon! πŸ™‚

 

Spicy Seafood Soup

Spicy SoupThis meal was the first full meal in Daejeon! Prior to ordering, I had no idea what it was. The only thing I was able to translate was the symbol for rice…which was the main reason I ordered it. When the meal came out, I was full of excitement to see all of the muscles delicately placed on top. This dish was a spicy soup with sauteed vegetables, muscles, and shrimp! I need to find out what this dish is called so I can order it again!

 

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ²΄μš”! (Hello!)

I arrived in South Korea Tuesday night and since then my days have been pretty eventful. To begin, when I checked in to the Asiana Airlines from the Chicago international airport, I was required to weigh my carry on. This has never been a necessity for me. Of course the maximum weight for a carry on was 10 kilograms…my bag was 14 kilograms! I was told that I needed to lose eight pounds if I wanted to carry it on. If not, the carry on fee would be $400! Thankfully, my other option was to check in my bag…FOR FREE! πŸ™‚

After a long layover at Chicago, it was finally time to board Asiana Airlines! I have never been on a plane so big before! This flight was also classy!

Camera 360FreeΒ slippers, pillows, and blankets!

Talk about a comfortable flight! Additionally, two meals were provided. The first meal was a beef and rice stir (I do not remember the name of it πŸ™ …). With this meal came a cup of small dried fish. Surprisingly, it was delicious! Camera 360Camera 360

My second meal was a rice (λ°₯) mixed with octopus! This only increased my anticipated excitement for the food I will be consuming this year!

Camera 360

Although the Asiana flight was a long 14 hours, it did seem to go by faster than I anticipated. Before I knew it, I was going through immigration, finding my luggage, and trying to find the bus station! Then I was off for Daejeon! πŸ™‚

Snapchat-20140804065151The minions also enjoyed their first flight. πŸ˜‰

Once I arrived in λŒ€μ±ˆ I was able to meet co-workers and finally see my new apartment! Below is a video tour of my new living space!

To my surprise, my apartment was bigger than I had anticipated AND…I have a western toilet! YOOOOHOOOO! I can’t wait to settle in and call this new place my home!

Camera 360