Sunday, November 2, 2008

Our first attempt at Korea Night started out great. Imants had the day off. We chopped, we prepped, and we marinated. Our parents came to toast our first attempt at Korean food, as well as Imants' birthday. Then... the lights went out. We continued preparing, thinking this was a temporary setback. Why we thought this, I don't know. Afterall, it was October, and for some unexplainable reason we had about 8 inches of snow causing tree branches filled with brightly colored autumn leaves to come crashing down around us.
So we had pizza.

Korea night Take 2:
Our parents joined us as we finally made our meal. It consisted of cucumber kimchi, Dak-Galbi (spicy chicken), Kan-Pung Saewoo (fried shrimp with hot sauce), and Gaeran-Jjim (Korean style egg casserole). Recipes all gotten from our book Discovering Korean Cuisine.
The kimchi was good. The chicken was good but VERY spicy, since the 1 hour marinade sat for 2 days. The shrimp was amazing. The egg was watery but not bad. And my rice cooker made perfect rice. Overall it was a success.
By the end, my belly was full, I was loving Korean food, and my lips were on fire from the spiciness of it all (in a good way, of course).
This adoption process is very long, but I look forward to using the time to learn more about the Korean culture.


Frannie said...

Was it hard to find the ingredients or are they things that most grocery stores carry? I would like to try these recipes! (You're making me hungry!)

Marcie said...

We went to a Korean Market for a lot of the stuff. I'll check the shrimp recipe. You would LOVE it.

Anonymous said...

That's a lot of eggs