What I eat all the time

I would like to begin by apologizing for the later than usual post. It is that time of semester again that I am so tired that I feel physically sick. How many hours did I sleep last night? Maybe 3 or 4 hours…

Today I will share with you something that I eat a minimum of twice a week at my favorite restaurant. As a result of my crammed schedule I sometimes miss the cafeteria hours.

For our friends that are not familiar with Korean cuisine, I will do my best to describe. However, the taste descriptions  will not do justice to the nature of the food. Nor are the romanization of the names perfect. Please acknowledge these limitations. On the left of the top photo you will see 떡볶이 (Ddeokbokki). It is a rice cake that is paired with a red chili sauce. On the right is 튀 김 (Twigim). That is a variety of seafood and vegetables. In the center is a hot dog with a crunchy outside. Please forgive me for not remembering the name of that particular dish. Underneath, the circular shaped cuts of food is one of my favorites. That one is 순대 (soondae). It is intestines that are stuffed with cellophane noodles and blood. (This one is pig intestine.) It is complemented nicely when dipped in the 떡볶이 sauce. Finally, sharing the plate with the soondae is what they call 국 (guk). It is an assortment of liver, heart, cartilage, lungs and other parts.

This food is good for me to eat after badminton practice or going to the gym. The carbohydrates and protein give me energy and strength. Forget protein powder, soondae makes muscle!

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