Hello everyone! 😉
How are you? Hope all is well on your side of the world. Yes we are still alive! Well I actually lived May 22nd first. Ha ha I am still laughing about those crazy people who said the world was coming to an end on the 21st. Well it didn’t happen! Life goes on and lets enjoy every single minute of it right?
Anyhow, I am doing just great! Much better than last time you read from me. I was kind of analyzing quite a few things & people but anyway, water under the bridge! Que sera sera….
I had such a great & fun day yesterday, I can’t wait to share it with you. It is historical! I think I’m actually embracing the culture & the country I am currently living in ! Oh oh, does that mean that I’ve officially become a chameleon? Have I really become a Korean ”alien” resident? ha ha 😉
I am recovering from my shopping spree! ha ha I cant remember when was last time I actually had so much fun just going through the aisles at the supermarket. I kind of went a little wild as I had to stock up 😉
Want some proof? Here are some images to convince you!
I also had to buy some ingredients necessary to make the Korean national dish: Kimchi (spicy pickled cabbage & white radish). Thank God the packaging is bilingual but as I showed you earlier in a pic (let me post it again so you know what I mean) there are some things that should not be printed before being proofread. It would save their time, money, reputation & yes their corporate face! People, hire me 😉 This is an example of how a bad translation can be funny (at their expense)
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it. Yes I did laugh at first but my gosh it hurt my translator’s eyes! What in the world were they thinking? Did they wanted to say ”Waffle cracker”? ”Light cracker” but that just isn’t right. Oh and it gets even better. Hilarious I’d say. So I ended up buying it & there is a little cow printed on the plastic wrap. What the ??? I was laughing so hard you wouldn’t believe…Only in Korea baby, only here. They don’t taste that good either…kind of bland and dry. So yeah they should have called it something else.
Anyway, let me show you the star of this post! Here are the main ingredients and steps for making Kimchi
Ingredients: Cabbage, white radish, red-hot pepper paste, garlic, onion , onion powder, sea salt, ginger
Step 1: Chop cabbage & let it soak in salty water
Step 2: Mix red-hot pepper, ginger, onion powder
Step 3: Pour into soaked cabbage & mix
Step 4: Hello Kimchi! There you have it, ready to be eaten 😉
Prep time is about an hour or more if you have a really good conversation while you are making it! Which I did 😉 I give full credit to Lani for teaching me how to make Kimchi! Ha ha, now im ready to impress (even my future mother-in-law) ha ha
I had so much fun making it and this will probably last a couple of weeks.
I will try to make some other vegetarian recipes as I remove any meat from the traditional Korean meals * Which is pretty much everything sigh 😦 *
I’m also going to upload all the pics to an album on Facebook, it’s easier on the eyes 😉
I found some other products from home which almost brought tears to my eyes…comfort food!
Ok darlings, I must go now cause I had a busy & productive day today but its all good. Life is very good to me right now. Hope it is for you too!
Look forward to read your comments!
Have a great week wherever in the world you may be.
Lots of ♥ always,