A few weeks ago at cooking class we learned how to make an amazing rib dish. I’ve never really been a big fan of ribs, but this completely changed my mind. They were tender and full of flavor. I can honestly say that it’s my favorite thing we have made at cooking class.
Garlic must be in season because I’ve been seeing a lot of it lately. I’ve been told that Korea is the largest consumer of garlic (based on population). Usually when you buy it it’s pre peeled, but my local grocery store was selling it freshly picked, stalks still attached.
May 15th is Teacher’s Day in Korea and it’s also my birthday. Double yay!
My day was truly amazing. The students were really sweet. I got lots of letters from students and at lunch time, this group of girls surprised me in my office with a poster and they sang happy birthday to me. My heart was so full all day.
After school, Dave picked me up from school. We had dinner near the beach. Dinner was fantastic. I am one lucky girl.
Monday night was my birthday dinner with the girls. The first restaurant we went to didn’t have room for 7 of us so we ended up going to a restaurant that I’ve been meaning to try. We all really loved it. It’s called 찜닭 (jjimdalk), which means steamed chicken in English. It’s really really good! It’s really tender chicken served in a platter of spicy sauce and vegetables like onion, potatoes and carrots.
After dinner, we went to Baskin Robins and had an ice cream cake.
I spent the weekend in Seoul with Dave and his parents. We all had a really good time.
In Insadong, I saw a food stand selling these and they made me laugh. They are called 똥빵 which translates to poop (ddong) bread (bbang). They are basically just sweet bread full of red bean paste in the shape of… poo.