Korean BBQ must be one of the most loved dishes of visitors going to Korea. Korean BBQ dishes were high on the list of food to eat everytime I went to Korea with work colleagues. Those a little more daring tried the live octopus. I will leave this topic for next time. 🙂
Last Saturday was Korean BBQ class. We cooked bul go gi (불고기 -beef marinated in soy sauce), spring onion salad and fried anchovies. I thought spring onion salad would be a suitable dish to learn as most of Korean BBQ restaurants will serve it with the BBQ in Korea.
Fried anchovies were extra crispy and crunchy like biscuits. Koreans have this side dish with every meal as our parents always told us the anchovies are full of calcium.
Spring onion salad to accompany bul go gi
I prepared some steamed rice, lettuce to wrap the beef and the spring onion salad with,. I also brought out some kimchi I made a few weeks ago. I guess everyone enjoyed all the dishes as there were no leftovers to take away.
Next Korean BBQ class is on 30th October. Don’t forget to register early!
You might wonder why I have been quiet last few weeks. Don’t worry I am not sick. ^_^ I went back to Sydney for 10 days to catch up with friends and family. I was excited that the weather was going to be nice and cool and a welcome relief from the Singapore humidity. Well, it wasn’t cool, it was freezing! While I was there, Sydney had two of the coldest mornings in 60 years! I must admit it’s not as cold as Korean winter but I don’t think Sydney houses are built for cold winter mornings. Having said that, I still enjoyed some beautiful sunny afternoons.
While I was Sydney, I managed to eat more Korean food than ever as it is so popular there now. It’s also quite cheap as the meat is only A$12 per kg. So as soon I landed my brother drove me straight to a Korean BBQ restaurant.
Koreans seemed to be opening business everywhere in Sydney. When I first moved from Seoul to Sydney, there were hardly any Korean shops but now they’re are almost on every corner. Korean restaurants, hairdressers, butchers and clothing shops seem to be everywhere. One of the suburbs called Strathfield is now filled with 80% of Korean shops and business and you walk around thinking that you are back in Korea.