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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Korean Food : Budae Jjigae and Tteokbokki

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If you feel like eating some hot and spicy Korean Cuisine, you can try Budae Jigae and Ddokpoggi.  Don't eat alone, because you will look miserable ... ha ha ha ... Eat them with your family or friends ... because these foods are usually served for 3-4 person. The more the merrier. :)

Budae Jjigae

Budae jjigae is called "army base stew".  Jjigae is a thick Korean soup similar to a Western stew. This spicy soup is originated during Korean War when meat was scarce in South Korea. Some people made use of surplus food from US Army such as hot dogs, canned ham, and Spam flavored with red chili paste and Kimchi (fermented vegetable dishes, e.g. cabbage, cucumber, turnip, etc).  Nowadays, some ingredients are added such as ramen noodles, ground beef, sliced sausages, baked beans, dropwort, onions, green onions, tteok, tofu, chili peppers, macaroni, garlic, mushrooms, and other vegetables in season.

Tteokbokki (Ddokpoggi)

Tteokbokki, also known as Ddeobokki, is a popular Korean snack food which is commonly purchased from street vendors. Originally it was called tteok jjim (떡찜), and was a broiled dish of sliced rice cake, meat, eggs, and seasoning.

source : wikipedia


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