13.187 Mommy and Baby Swimming with Trees

Cycle 13 – Item 187

11 (Mon) July 2022

Mommy and Baby Swimming with Trees

3.0

by me

at home

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

with IZ

This was intended to be oyakodon during the initial 9 minutes of cooking, but in the 10th minute I suddenly decided to make it more “Chinese” in texture by adding stock + corn starch to create a gravy.

Turned out quite nicely, kinda like a thick chicken egg drop soup, ideal for spooning over steamed rice.  Still tasted a bit Japanese.

The name was inspired by the creative etymology of yesterday’s dish (see 13.186 Swallowing Clouds), starting with the Japanese meaning of “oya (parent) + ko (child).”  My first instinct was something like “Mommy and Baby Drowning and Trying Desperately to Hang on to Trees,” but went with a shorter, less morbid version.

(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)

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