My dad made my mom and I some chicken teriyaki a few days ago--it was very good. It's weird seeing someone cook without using a gas range . . . I wonder why more Koreans don't use electric? Cost?
And then there was the brown rice. I told my parents about how 99.9% of Koreans (a guess based on pure speculation and personal experience) will only eat white sticky rice and they were surprised because rice is a staple food in Korea. You'd think that there'd be more of a variety in the selection of types of rice you can eat . . . I told them I was trying to remember if I'd ever been in a restaurant in Korea with brown/whole grain rice and I swear I can't think of a single time I've ever eaten anything but white sticky rice . . .
Anybody out there ever eaten other kinds of rice in a restaurant in Korea?
Anyways . . . tonight my dad made my mom and I his lasagna. Some of the ingredients include: carrots, spinach, cucumber, cheeses, and of course pasta.
It was really good although I did put in a request for the cucumbers to be replaced by mushrooms or something else as I'm not a big fan. It was really nice to not be inundated with "But it's good for you!" by my parents along with an avalanche of reasons and facts about why I should love it--that's one thing that I've learned to ignore and even better yet not advertise at a dinner table when I'm eating with Koreans. I seriously recommend to anyone new to Korea that it's a bad idea to express that you don't like a particular food that everyone else is eating . . . it gets a little tiring to hear the same mindless lectures about how something is good for you and why you should love it more than oxygen . . . blah blah blah.
One final thing about my day--BLUE SKIES and PURE WHITE CLOUDS . . . oh my god! Today was gorgeous outside when I went for a walk and stupid me didn't bring my camera with me.
I kept thinking about how different the summer skies are in Korea with their overcast browny-greyish Chinese yellow pollution-dust coloring . . .
Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching - So, what are we all watching this week? What kept you reaching for more (or agonizing when there was no more), and what made you want to throw your remot...
43 minutes ago