Thursday, January 15, 2009

King's Feast with Charles

An investigator, Charles, took us to Insadong--a really cool place in Korea that has traditional crafts and galleries and museums. It is in the area where Charles grew up. He is a very kind man. For dinner he took us to a traditional Korean restaurant for the "Kings Feast." And what a feast it was! Dish, after dish, after dish, after dish--raw oyster, three layer fat pork in cabbage leave, bulgolgi, tiny crabs that you suck the guts out, ribs, to kinds of whole fish, kimchee of course, salad with some yummy dressing, deep fried squash and something else deep fried I have no idea what it was, and more things that I really don't know what they were. Thank you Charles for meal fit for a king!

This was my favorite--paper thin slices of daikon radish are used to hold the condiments around the edge of the plate--mushrooms, zucchini, carrots,eggs, radish sprouts and missing are two items they told Charles Americans don't like. So, who knows what they were.

Here is our wonderful, kind Charles


Elder K trying to decide what in the world to eat next.

They bring you this VERY hot stone bowl full of rice. You take the rice out of the stone bowl.

And then you put very hot water in the bowl and after you finish eating, you drink the hot rice water.


Ann said...

Wow! That is a lot of food!

Kurt Knudsen said...

You're not a kidding. And no doggie bags in Korea. You don't take it home.
So come hungry.