Anonymous asked: So, what is your favorite thing about Korea so far?
The food!!! I have the best jibsaneem (deaconess) in Korea! She cooks such yummy meals. Bibimbap is my favorite dish that she’s made so far. Also, yesterday I had some very yummy 닭갈비 (chicken galbi) at a traditional Korean resturaunt in Meongdong. There are so many new twists to the basic flavors here! Spicey is the main one, but sour and sweet are often in side dishes mixed with flavors only experience can tell.
I’ve only had one bad eppisode with the food here. It was during Orientation when Tasha took us to a Nak Won (Korean fast food place). I ate a REALLY hot pepper and hiccuped 3 times! I then discovered why Koreans eat such spicey food. It’s the only way to keep warm during the bitter cold winters here. When one eats something as spicey as the pepper I had, an instant heater developes inside your body. And it lasts a very long time. In my case, it lasted nearly 12 hours. I felt as though I had a fever and began to wonder if I still had an esophagus.