18 (Wed) August 2010
by Nanny 5
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Korea-
There is absolutely nothing more Korean, nothing more basic hard-core down-to-earth bare-bones essentially Korean than eating a bowl of cold rice with kimchi jjigae. I don’t know if other cultures have a similar thing, a single dish that simultaneously represents both haute cuisine served at high end restaurants and comfort food made with leftovers at home, enjoyed equally by both the richest and poorest, on any given day, at any given meal.