Thursday, February 22, 2007

One was too hot, one was too cold, ...

One day for lunch, Sue and I tried this place that had "traditional korean healthy porridges" or something to that effect. It was actually quite tasty, although I was hungry again pretty soon afterwards (well, sooner than normal).


I got this sweet-potato porridge. It was actually very tasty. It also had some funny light dough balls floating in it (the light-colored spot in the middle of the bowl is one of them), along with a few red beans (and by few, I literally mean like maybe six of 'em).


Sue ended up getting something a bit more substantial. This is a rice porridge (like Chinese 粥/Congee) with mushrooms and oysters. This was pretty tasty as well if you like oysters (which I do). Anyhow, I liked this meal not only due to its taste, but also because it was pretty different in style than anything else I'd had so far in Korea.

3 comments:

Dong Hyuk said...

죽 is believed to be good for health. And it is easy to digest, so moms make it when their kids are sick. I guess that's why you got hungry soon :) BTW, I guess the first one is made of pumpkin. I heard that sweet potato porridge also exists, but pumpkin porridge is more common. Try abalone or ormer porridge next time!

Gabe said...

What's ormer?

Dong Hyuk said...

It's a synonym of abalone. It's 전복 in Korean.