So, unable to recognize any foods in the Korean grocery stores, and unable to stomach the spicy-albeit-very-affordable restaurant food, I am inspired to learn to cook Korean food. I cannot, after all, eat ramen three times a day for the next ten months.
I'm starting with a simple dish that is popular as a lunch box food and is a common sidedish at Korean restaurants: Ojingeochae Muchim.
3. Add the squid and mix well, making sure all the squid gets coated with the sauce.
4. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve as a sidedish with bulgogi (Korean barbeque / grilled steak) or as part of a lunch box meal. Refridgerate leftovers in an airtight container.
Yum! Chewy and sweet, but not too spicy.
Since, I'm traveling tomorrow, I've decided to use my ojingeochae muchim as part of a lunch box meal. My ojingeochae muchim will accompany wild brown rice, sweet clover sprouts, seasoned seaweed snack, and dried jujubes.