Cycle 4 – Item 177
1 (Mon) July 2013
The Best Late-Night Korean At-Home Meal Ever
-Oksu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
I came home late and opened the fridge, no expectations whatsoever, and discovered treasure therein. MIL had prepared and brought over beef & egg jangjorim and oiji muchim. In exercise of my rights as a son-in-law, I’ve often made snide asides at the expense of her cooking. But not tonight. Both dishes were awesome, especially in combo. As evident from the photos, I didn’t even bother to sit down and ate everything standing at the counter. I probably used utensils, though I seem to remember licking my fingers at one point.
While lacking a soup/stew to be considered a true “Korean at-home meal,” I drowned the rice in the jangjorim braising liquid as a kind of broth, so there.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)