Bean paste stew, 된장찌개

Bean paste stew, 된장찌개

I am putting up a photo of the food I made last week!

된장[Duenjang], the paste is made of fermented soy beans. It’s supposedly very good at increasing your immune system and fighting cancer.
It seems as though a lot of fermented food is excellent for fighting cancer, like Kimchi (김치).

You can add any veggies you want but I prefer putting ones of different colours such as red hot peppers, zuchini, carrots, radish, onions etc. I also added tofu, ginger, garlic, black pepper, pork meat and of course the bean paste(3 big spoons).
It is so flavorful and spicy that it gives you so much appetite. Korean people eat stew at almost every meal with rice (you could also eat it with noodles or sliced rice cake).
If you want to try making this dish and wonder about something, please message me 🙂

Seafood Market, Soraepogu 소래포구 In In-cheon 인천

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This is one of my favorite places to go to.
It’s right near the ocean in In-cheon where I was born and where the international airport is located.

There is a lot of interesting street seafood you can buy and people from the restaurants or vendors would try to get attention from you on the street since it’s very competitive business.

You will get spoiled after tasting all the fresh fish from here. Sometimes you will find some weird-looking creature but never judge Korean people. ;p

Deog-su Palace (덕수궁)

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(click the photos if you want higher resolution of the image)

This is the entrance of Deogsu, 덕수궁.
There is a palace inside which was built during Joseon Dynasty (July 1392 – October 1897), including the national museum of art and forest garden. You will see the beautiful details of the buildings.

When I walked by, there was an event at the entrance. People, who were dressed up like the palace door men, marched briefly altogether and when they stopped, tourists took photos with them. 🙂

– Open: 9am-9pm (enter until 8pm)
– Price: adults 1000 won (800 won for a group of more than 10 people)
pass’ price varies from 10,000 won to 100,000 won.
– Tel: 02-771-9951

덕수궁 Official Website: http://www.deoksugung.go.kr/

Cosmetic Surgery Ads!

Cosmetic Surgery Ads!

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Everyone knows that Korea is the best in Cosmetic surgery in the world!

You often see ads on TV (of course), magazines, subways and even on the road.

I feel somewhat proud of the fact that we have the best technology/skills for it and prices won’t be as high as in western countries. At the same time, I feel it’s going a little over the top.
People, who are not considered as being “pretty” people, often have extremely low self esteem because of being part of a superficial society where you need to put a photo of your face on your resume and where you get surgery as a high school graduation gift from your parents.

Anyway,
as a Korean girl myself, I definitely like it when some people tell me Korean girls are the prettiest, 🙂