Fuck Yeah Korean Food

NOTE: I do not get these names and information from other sites. They're purely from my own experiences!
Pictures, however, are not mine, and hence given links when I do take them to be used in my blog.

Another "Fuck Yeah" blog! ...but for Korean food. <3

July 8, 2014 10:54 pm

askerquestioner

kanggsy: I'm so amazed by how much effort you put into this blog! Thanks so much for explaining Korean food in detail!

Aww thank you for going through it. I unfortunately don’t work on it as much but I’m glad it’s still looked at. :)

December 14, 2013 11:03 pm
korealunchtimestory:

왕돈까스 Donkatsu of king size power giant Plus soups of cream and flavour 회깅동에 홍익돈까스

korealunchtimestory:

왕돈까스
Donkatsu of king size power giant
Plus soups of cream and flavour
회깅동에 홍익돈까스

October 12, 2013 7:30 am
adorablee-michelle:

#snacks #분식 #떡볶이 #순대 #잔치국수

adorablee-michelle:

#snacks #분식 #떡볶이 #순대 #잔치국수

October 11, 2013 7:30 am

chinchamag:

Does this advert make you want to eat Korean food?

My answer is no. 

What the fuck is a romantic mushroom? What on earth were they trying to say with “fit milk”? Are they saying that the milk is fit or that you will become fit if you drink milk? Nobody says “paprika” for a red bell pepper, and we all know that “spicy paste” is actually “gochujahng”. 

Their attempts to connect with the world by using irrelevant words to food (again, romantic mushroom?? WHY?) and “translated” names of traditional Korean food are FAILS. 

If they really wanted to advertise Korean food in a way that it appears appealing and delicious, they should’ve 1) used the actual name of the Korean food (Japanese food have branded itself by using their language for their food, why not us? Takoyaki? Sake? Donkatsu Don?) and 2) NOT used irrelevant vocabulary words.

I probably did that a lot too in my past postings when I described certain ingredients of the food. However, after reading an article criticizing this advertisement, it dawned on me the importance of re-branding Korean food with the appropriate labels. 

It’s not “red pepper paste”, it’s GoChuJahng. It’s not “glass noodles”, it’s JapChae. It’s not “Korean BBQ Beef”, it’s BulGohGi. It’s not “persimmon”, it’s Gahm (the Korean version anyway). 

Let’s brand Korean food by using the actual name of the food, not the poorly translated words. 

October 8, 2013 8:22 pm

askerquestioner

lynikpink: I totally relate to your post; my family has been very vocal about the shape of my nose throughout my life and I'm planning on getting it done soon; I can't help it at this point. So I would have to say that it is very present in many other Asian societies too (I'm Chinese). I think it's awesome that you can overlook this in yourself and your friend; she's lucky to have you.

Aww I’m so sorry to hear that. Whoever you are, I’m sure you’re beautiful the way you are. :( I’m sorry that your family pushed you to that level. I find it hard to understand when family members say negative things about their own child. I guess it’s a culture thing, but I think that’s one of the negative side of it. 

I hope you find your confidence in your own way. 

2:01 pm

Is it just the Korean community??

Let me tell you about my best friend: she’s absolutely smart, hard working,  and inspirational. She has so many entrepreneurial(?) ideas, it amazes me. She is so aware of worldly issues, especially of Korea, which makes me aware too. She makes me a better person in so many ways. Plus she is so pretty, and I love how her effortless hair looks so stylish. She has a nice voice and I love talking to her because we get along incredibly well. I’m so happy to have her as my best friend.

But her confidence has been going low because people around her keep giving her shit about her looks. Her mom, and these two Oppas we recently got to know. She likes one of them, which makes things worse when he says stuff like,  “Your shoulders are too wide,” or, “Your nose is kinda flat.”

Her exes also said shit like, “How come you don’t put on makeup when you meet me?” “Why don’t you wear nicer clothes instead?” I think her style is really awesome and her makeup looks great. Yet people around her had and have been cruel to her by throwing those words at her.

So even if I say stuff to counterattack their points, she can’t hear me. She only remembers the bad things people said to her, and it brings her down.

It’s funny, all these people are Koreans. I suppose in Korea, people say that kind of things to each other; “You’re fat.” “Your forehead is too wide.” But don’t they know that those words hurt? Don’t they know that those words start to wear them down? I read it in a psychology study that Asian people have the least amount of confidence. Do we really need to bring each other down like this any more than where we are?

I don’t understand why fellow Koreans do this to each other. No, scratch that.  I don’t understand why some people do that to each other (one of my ex also lamented about my looks and how I’m not that cute). I don’t understand why “perfection” in looks is so idolized.

There needs to be a change in these attitudes while fostering lowered confidences.

October 5, 2013 6:22 am

korealunchtimestory:

Sinseol-dong flea market kimchi jigae 신설동의 김치찌개

Yummy Korean food story of my favourite jigae!

September 26, 2013 7:30 am
HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL KOREAN BBQ!!! By: Elisa Choi 
Alright, folks, gather around, as I am about to reveal the grand secrets as to how to hold your very own Korean Meat Session at home. It&#8217;s so easy, anybody can do it! You just need the appropriate ingredients and equipments. 
Ingredients: 
Meat of Choice(s). I love 삼겹살 (pork belly)&#8230;.
쌈장 (&#8220;ssahm-jahng&#8221;; spicy meat paste to put in your delicious wrap). DON&#8217;T SKIP THIS PART. 
Lettuce Wraps + Sesame Leaves (either or is fine, but I love eating both &lt;3)
Cucumbers and/or Green Chili Peppers 
Equipments:
DA GRILL (the one that runs on portable butane gas)
Tongs
Chopsticks
Friends and beloved ones who can help you
Scissors to cut da meet into edible sizes, or you can be boss and eat each meat as it comes
Ways to Enjoy the BBQ: 
Grill the meat (sizzle sizzle)
Cut the meat as they&#8217;re becoming done
Help each other out by taking turns on grilling and cutting
Eat the meat whenever it&#8217;s done (or however you want them done)
Take a leaf, and put a piece of meat in it. Next, put some Ssahmjahng on it. Wrap the leaf and proceed to eat it in your mouth. OM NOM NOM NOM. 
Eat dem cucumbers and/or chili peppers by dipping them with ssahm-jahng. Awww yeee

HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL KOREAN BBQ!!! 
By: Elisa Choi 

Alright, folks, gather around, as I am about to reveal the grand secrets as to how to hold your very own Korean Meat Session at home. It’s so easy, anybody can do it! You just need the appropriate ingredients and equipments. 

Ingredients: 

  • Meat of Choice(s). I love 삼겹살 (pork belly)….
  • 쌈장 (“ssahm-jahng”; spicy meat paste to put in your delicious wrap). DON’T SKIP THIS PART. 
  • Lettuce Wraps + Sesame Leaves (either or is fine, but I love eating both <3)
  • Cucumbers and/or Green Chili Peppers 

Equipments:

  • DA GRILL (the one that runs on portable butane gas)
  • Tongs
  • Chopsticks
  • Friends and beloved ones who can help you
  • Scissors to cut da meet into edible sizes, or you can be boss and eat each meat as it comes

Ways to Enjoy the BBQ: 

  • Grill the meat (sizzle sizzle)
  • Cut the meat as they’re becoming done
  • Help each other out by taking turns on grilling and cutting
  • Eat the meat whenever it’s done (or however you want them done)
  • Take a leaf, and put a piece of meat in it. Next, put some Ssahmjahng on it. Wrap the leaf and proceed to eat it in your mouth. OM NOM NOM NOM. 
  • Eat dem cucumbers and/or chili peppers by dipping them with ssahm-jahng. Awww yeee
September 7, 2013 7:03 pm August 30, 2013 2:37 pm

How To Make 시금치 된장국 (“shi-geum-chi dwen-jjang-goog”; Spinach Miso Soup)!

Description: So this is MY receipe to make it. I think to make it better, you should use dried anchovies to make the stock but the taste is very close. You should try it too! 

Ingredients: 

  • Garlic (1 clove…?)
  • Onion (half an onion)
  • Mushrooms (4)
  • Spinach ( a lot)
  • Seafood medley 
  • Miso paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Soy Sauce

Instructions:

  1. Chop onions, garlic, and mushrooms into bite size pieces (except for garlic; chop it fiiiine). 
  2. Put the onion into the pot and stir them until they start glistening (add salt and pepper). 
  3. Add in the garlic. Stir for 30 sec, and then pour water. 
  4. Boil until it starts to bubble, and lower the heat to keep the stock simmering. 
  5. Then add the seafood medley (the most important one is the clams, but putting squid and shrimps is good too). Keep the soup simmering. 
  6. It’s probably going to start foaming, so remove any foam with a ladle.
  7. Then add the miso paste. After it dissolves, add a teaspoon of soy sauce. 
  8. Add in the washed spinach + mushroom. 
  9. Keep it simmering and remove foam. Taste and add more miso paste + soy sauce if needed. 
  10. Simmer for another 10min (this is after you’ve removed ALL the foam). 
  11. And now it’s done. Enjoy!