June 02 Challenge: Write about "HOT."
Okay, okay I had no idea what to write about, and then there was an epiphany! I have never, ever liked hot food until about 9 (it's been 9 years!) ago. I was in the US Army, and stationed in Wonju, Korea for a year and a half. Now Korea is a great place to go to (shopping is fabulous), but the Korean food was an interesting experience. I am up to try anything, so I decided to try this food called kimchi. It is cabbage that has been pickled (I think) in this hot, hot, hot juice stuff. For some strange reason I really started to like the stuff, especially after I added a little bit of salt. I was amazed that I could enjoy something so very HOT. So I decided to try other hot stuff and see what I liked.
In Korea there are these little restaurants that serve soup (like in the picture), which is basically Ramen (who doesn't like Ramen @ 10 cents a pack). This soup is extremely hot and spicy, but is just like the Ramen soup. I would order this soup, which you can get with chicken, beef, or cheese on top, and rice (I'm Asian and always have to have rice), and I fell in love. I was extremely happy when I discovered this soup back in the States; I also found some kimchi at a local Asian store. To all of you readers you should definitely try this stuff out! Beware it is very hot. Also try some kimchi, if you like sauerkraut this is like a spicy version. Also beware kimchi stinks to high heaven. My bf has to leave the house when I eat it!
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