Friday, April 24, 2009

Korea 101

2 of our good friends will be moving to Korea for a job posting in a month, and they have invited us to visit them whilst they are there.

We have never been to Korea before, but hubby and I love the food. So we decided to introduce Korean food to the children, as a start.

I dont believe they will have any problem with the Korean ginseng soup, as my kids love ginseng soup when it is cooked at home, despite the slighty bitter taste.

We brought them to a Korean restaurant a few weeks ago, at the Esplanade. It was a Korean BBQ shop recommeded by a colleague of my husband, who I believe has a Korean wife.

When we arrived, we were one of the first few at the restuarant. The kids were thrilled when they brought out the Korean appetisers. Even before our mains came, our table was full!! They counted a total of 23 dishes on the table, but that included some of the condiments.

There was a pasta salad, spinach, potato, another salad, an ikan bilis look alike, bamboo shoots and of course, kimchi.

We also ordered the famous beef short ribs, bulgolgi, and some other dishes.

The kids enjoyed the meal. I believe it was a fairly authentic meal as by the time we left, the restaurant was full, mainly with Korean families.

So it looks like, making a trip to Korea in the next 12 months may be on the cards.


iml said...

Must give this restaurant a try. Honestly,really don't know what is authentic korean dish. Just hot and spicy spicy kimchi dishes.

Stardust said...

Nod nod, Korean must be fun! Too bad, I can't find the time to go even though it's so near. Grrr...

pretzel said...

we've brought our korean colleague to that restaurant @ Esplanade. If the koreans say it's authentic, then it must be the real thing =)

the KRW is has depreciated ~40% since Jan2008. It's really value for money to go Korea now.
The Korean Tourism Organization gives FREE maps and brochures. U can visit them at Samsung Hub (Church Street, at the corner beside China Square, and Citi Bank)

NomadicMom said...

Ooooh. We love Korean food too.
So does the these days, they "sapu" most of the meat leaving mommy and daddy with none!