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4 (Fri) June 2010
Haemul Jjigae (WHAT)
at Palhyeon Camp (WHERE)
-Namyangju, Gyeonggi, Korea-
with the Family, KJA’s family
Haemul jjigae is any Korean seafood (haemul) stew (jjigae). Typically includes a mix of seafoods, such as fish, fish roe, fish innards, clams, shrimp, squid, plus onions, mushrooms, radish, tofu, in a spicy broth.
Shopping at E-Mart for this trip the night before, near closing time, the supermarket was offering read-to-cook packages for haemul jjigae at reduced prices.
I should’ve known better than to buy seafood on sale, and then to leave it out in the summer air for hours before getting around to cooking it. Smelled a bit iffy, so we dumped it.
Fortunately, we had other things to eat, as we always do – camping in Korea is all about the gluttony in the outdoors.