Cycle 4 – Item 134
19 (Sun) May 2013
Jeonbok Pyogo Juk
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
With IZ under the weather, I made him some jeonbok juk, my go-to alimentary panacea for ailing loved ones. Unfortunately, he spit it out, first time that he’s ever refused food. The rejection was probably based on the porridge being a bit chunky and thus painful to swallow with his swollen throat. The featured photo shows a separate batch made for everyone else, including pyogo mushrooms for extra punch; IZ’s was much much more simple.
815 days since I’d last prepared the dish (see most recently 2.049 Jeonbok Juk) – and that time, W had merely gotten braces, making it difficult to chew – quite an impressive streak of good health for the entire family, nothing serious enough to warrant the all-powerful elixir.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)