I haven’t mentioned much about the food in Korea. The truth is: I LOVE Korea, but I struggle with the food. It isn’t Korea’s fault. They dig lots of spicy grub, chili paste, and fish (often raw plain sliced fish.)
and I am just a girl who doesn’t dig that stuff. I’ve also never been a big meat eater which has proven to be a bit of an issue living in Korea.
When I eat something spicy my mouth feels on fire. It hurts. The smell of raw fish makes my stomach turn…and chili paste is a staple ingredient in cooking here. Oh, and the garlic. It melts off the skin of those who eat, and love it in Korea. If you have lived here awhile- you know exactly what I mean.
I so desperately wish I could love the food like my husband does. He craves Korean food. I can’t even imagine what that feels like. I’m over here like #PassTheCheesePlease and #WhereMySaladBeAt?
I love Greek food, I CRAVE Italian food, I enjoy some delicious Mexican food, and yup. I’ll admit it. I love me some classic American food. Indian food? You bet! I can’t get enough. Why, oh why, can’t I just love Korean food?
Here’s what a typical school lunch looks like in Korea. As a matter of fact this was my lunch today:
…it isn’t all bad. I have found some things in Korea that I do like, and I should also add most foreigners that I have met really love Korean food. I’ll first explain the Hodok that is pictured above, and then I will show you 5 foods that I do like in Korea!
Who knows, maybe by the time we leave Korea I will be a kimchi (fermented cabbage with chili paste) loving, spicy food craving, American kinda girl?
Dang. Odds are that I probably will never love that kind of food.
– I’ll just keep trying it with a smile on my face. (While my eyeballs feel like they are popping out of their sockets, and my tongue feels on fire.)
Do you enjoy spicy food?! I am still trying to understand what it is about spicy food that people love/crave. I want to taste my food…not taste fire!!!
I’ll keep it cool over here :p