It all started out with a 20 hour tv series....specifically, a Korean drama. It was hopeless from then on... K-popera began being played throughout the house, little bits of the language was picked up and spoken amongst each other, studies of the culture were quickly looked into, and lastly, a full, authentic Korean dinner was made, and eaten Korean style.
What, exactily does this entail, you may ask. Well....
...we decided that if we were going to do somethings Korean, mind as well go all out in the name of authenticity. Which meant, having dinner on the floor (something that would never have been allowed were daddy eating with us :) eating our food with chopsticks, and "slurping" up the chopchae noodles (to be explained further ;)
The table was carefully set in the most authentic way possible...each place setting carefully laid out.
The meal consisted of Mandu...deep-fat fried dumplings filled with cabbage, zucchini, and beef. Superb really, but I don't want to make you jealous....
Then there was Chopchae/Jopchae...which I was really excited about, because, as we had observed from the movie, they don't eat this like we eat our noodles. Nope, they scoop up a bundle of noodle with the chopsticks, tilt their heads sideways and slurp them up. It was so much fun...yikes, I make it sound like I find enjoyment out of this kinda' behavior... I do :)
And lastly, the special dish that Jonathon and I had prepared five days in advance...Kimichi, the all famous Korean dish. It's basically cabbage and radishes, mixed together with different spices and then fermented for a few days. I know it sounds weird....most of the fam was pretty critical about the whole idea at first....but in my personal opinion, it's really super good!!!!!
I believe it proved to be a rather successful evening...even though we didn't end up sitting down till about ten :)
It was definitely a meal to be repeated in the near future :)
That said, I bid you farewell....안녕히 가세요 (goodbye :)
And to add the last touch of authenticity to this post, I've included one of my favorite songs...Enjoy :)