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Chicken & Ginseng Soup 삼계탕 sam-gye-tang

We’re on the recovery end of our sickness now (seasonal cold/flu) with the help along from soups and spicy food. Tonight for dinner we had Korea’s delicious ‘well-being’ soup sam-gye-tang. sam-삼 meaning ginseng, gye-계 meaning chicken and  tang-탕 meaning soup. I hate getting sick in Korea; as soon as a sniffle starts, the mother- in- law proclaims I must… Continue reading Chicken & Ginseng Soup 삼계탕 sam-gye-tang

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Ggot-gae-tang 꽃게탕 Blue Crab Stew

Early last night we went to the market and got some crabs at 4,000 won each ($4.50 AUD). Rainbow umbrellas were propped up haphazardly to protect the goods from the rain and bulb lights were strung everywhere. I always enjoy walking through the bustling alley; Ahjumma’s dressed to the nines in flamboyant clothes dragging their little carts,… Continue reading Ggot-gae-tang 꽃게탕 Blue Crab Stew

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Pat-bing-su 팥빙수 Ice Dessert

The tables have turned! Most days we play the Korean card game ‘Go-Stop’ and bet for dishes, massage points, house saving fund contributions and who shouts next. I like to play it safe and say ‘stop’ while I’m winning so my points never eventuate to much. Bobby always takes the risk and says ‘go’ to make… Continue reading Pat-bing-su 팥빙수 Ice Dessert

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빙수 Battle of the Ice Desserts

Oh the beauty of Autumn leaves! Although we have four seasons,  we only get to see two in Australia. These photos were taken on campus at the Seoul National University. We had planned to go hiking up Gwanak mountain to see the leaves but took a little dirt path that led here instead. The sky was bright and blue and… Continue reading 빙수 Battle of the Ice Desserts

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Bi-bim-guksu 비빔국수 Mixed Noodles

Yesterday we made Bibimguksu with my mother-in-law. Bi-bim 비빔 meaning to mix and guksu 국수 meaning noodles can be served either hot or cold, with or without soup depending on the seasons. The recipe varies from house to house and some provinces have their specific styles. Bobby’s favourite Bibimguksu is from the Busan province; the… Continue reading Bi-bim-guksu 비빔국수 Mixed Noodles