Sunday, June 1, 2008

HOT STUFF!



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!


Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

  1. Those noodles look yummy and your bubba is adorable!

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  2. I'm not a big fan of hot stuff either, but I do like me some boiled crawfish...and that can get pretty HOT around here! Great pic.

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  3. I love sauerkraut, might like this!

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  4. ooh I have tried hot food and I don't like!!! LOL when I started reading first I thought you actually meant that you only ate cold food, d'oh!!!!

    xxxx

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  5. Love spicy! Love Hot!
    I didn't really think of flavors when I thought about hot... Great post!

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  6. mmm i love some hot food!! my boyfriends dad was stationed in korea a couple of years ago...i wonder if he tried kimchee (sp?). im open for new ideas!

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  7. Not a big spicy HOT food fan. I do like medium salsa and a few other spicy items. Great post.

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  8. Never thought about hot foods for my blog...that could be a whole other entry in itself (I don't have a good realtionship with hot food).

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  9. yummy, am may i say you have an adorable wocket! I love suess!

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  10. Cheap and spicy. Can't get much better than that!

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  11. I love the name of your blog, how cute! I like some spicy foods, but I haven't ever tried that soup...may have to!

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  12. I think that's the same stuff that my husband has talked about. He's former former Army too (Guard now).

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  13. Hot, Spicy and inexpensive what more could you ask for. Where do you buy this, I want some.

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