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Oeam Folk Village in Asan

I took this trip quite a long time ago. My co-worker invited me to her brother’s home when I was still pretty new. It was such an awesome random act of kindness that I wasn’t used to. 339 more words


Ddeok, Korean Rice Cakes

Ddeok (떡) is the Korean variation of rice cakes. Ddeoks are made from sweet glutinous rice flour and also include other ingredients such as: red bean paste, mung beans, korean dates, fruits, and much more. 363 more words


Ddeokbokki 떡볶이 (Spicy Rice Cake)

Anchovy Stock:

4 cups water

8 dried anchovies (beheaded with guts removed)

palm sized portion of dried kelp

Gochujang Sauce:

1/3 cup 고추장 (red pepper paste) 292 more words

Day Seven | Lunch with Interns and Home Cooking Adventures

Now that I’ve been here for a week, I feel a lot more settled in and used to navigating my way around. This morning was a lunch with the Australian business interns with the Australian Embassy, so I got there at around 11:30am to wait for lunch. 204 more words

Zucchini Goat Cheese Rolls + Mushroom Pasta

Umm…I think I mentioned that I found goat cheese heaven in Korea, right?  Oh yeah. I did. It’s right HERE!

I could not wait to use this in something other than shoving my knife into the tub and scooping it out for knife-directly-to-mouth type of maneuver. 365 more words


Exploring Insadong

During our $10 Challenge day, Yuna and I spent a large portion of the afternoon exploring Insadong. Historically, Insadong was the place for artists and antiques, and still retains that flair today as it holds nearly half of the nation’s antique shops and almost all of the traditional stationary shops. 422 more words



It’s made out of rice, it’s incredibly chewy, it’s for special events, and I don’t quite understand the appeal.