Friday, August 15, 2008

View from the 21st Floor

Ok, I promise to stop posting the same pics right after this last slideshow I made from the first pics out of Korea (I'm on a roll with PicassaWeb). If some are fuzzy, it's a new camera. Or that's how they are intended to be.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Samgyetang, The Soup

Samgyetang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Samgyetang (pronounced [samgjetʰaŋ]), sometimes called chicken ginseng soup, is a Korean soup-based dish. It is basically a whole young chicken stuffed with ... {garlic, rice, dates, and ginseng}

Samgyetang is traditionally served in the summer for its supposed nutrients, which replaces those lost through excessive sweating and physical exertion during the hot summers in Korea.

Ginseng Chicken Soup is popular korean healthy soup ...

INGREDIENTS: Sweet rice, ginseng, red date, dried chesnut

1) Get one cornish game hen and stuff with 2.5oz of sweet rice, 3 dates, 2 chestnuts, 1 ginseng root, and 1 clove of fresh garlic. (more is better)
2) After hen is stuffed, stitch tightly with thread.
3) Place hen in a pot and fill with water until hen is completely covered.
4) Boil on high heat until a vigorous boil is achieved, then adjust to low or medium heat: Let simmer for one hour.
5) Garnish with diced spring onions, add salt and pepper to your taste. Serve hot.

I'll have a helluva time restraining from adding parsley and celery, but if I do ever make this, I'll have to try to keep it pure. But this gal adds LOTS of garlic:

Korean ginseng chicken soup

/ginseng-chicken-soup.html Maangchi is making korean style ...
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Monday, August 11, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Summer Night on Haeundae Beach

At first he thought it was a concert going on...

turns out it was a video game

Hey lady, take off the hat!

Check out the fan effects.
Pure Asian auras?

Back on the boardwalk and it's ...
"buy a balloon, get a free shot".

Then there's this gem of GW telling Korea to f*off.

This is going to be classic.