3.362 Beef Hayashi Rice

Cycle 3 – Item 362

1 (Tue) January 2013

Beef Hayashi Rice

1.0

by me

at home

-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

with W and DJ, K twins

Making hayashi rice, I tried a powdered sauce base by Ottogi, the only thing available at our neighborhood supermarket.

As expected – Ottogi is a huge operation that mass produces a little bit of everything, though not very well – the sauce had an unpleasant artificial aftertaste. But the kids liked it.

As a petty act of patriotism, the term “hayashi” and any reference to the sauce’s Japanese origins are absent from the packaging, which is labelled “ha-ice,” presumably a portmanteau of “hayashi + rice.”

(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)

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