Today is May 2nd, 2010.
My grandparents have been married for 46 years! That’s what you call true love and dedication.
To celebrate, I decided to cook them a somewhat traditional Korean meal, with all of the fixins.
When introducing newbies to Korean food, it’s best to stick with dishes that are well-recieved and loved by newcomers – that being the reason I chose to make: Bulgogi (불고기 ), Kimchi Bokkeumbap (김치 볶음밥), Mandu (만두) and Hobakjeon (호박전).
My mother came over to experience all the fuss, and didn’t seem disappointed with the selection.
I will say, I tried to teach them to use chopsticks but failed miserably. They gave up after 30 seconds, threw down the chopsticks in a giggle-filled rage and began to tear through the meal with a fork and knife.
It was entertaining to watch them try to figure out what they were eating in the beginning, but once they got halfway through, they began to realize why I love Korean food, and more importantly, Korean culture as a whole. I explained to them the process of cooking the food, the amount of time and care that goes into preparation and how it is worth every last bite.
I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story!
Until next time, folks!
초은 밤 보네! (Have a good night!)