Went to a Korean market today to visit our family’s Korean friend Lan and her Chinese husband Chi. They have a fabulous food stand inside the market, and they boxed up some fresh home-made kim chi for us to take home. Turns out they have family in Korea who I can meet at some point.
Since the Chinese new year just started, Chi gave me a little decorative envelope that signifies safe travels, peace, well-being and a good year. I’m feeling blessed!
We also bought some Korean rice wine. After reading this article in the LA Times, I really wanted to try it. It definitely looks and tastes like how the author describes it – a milky-looking, carbonated beverage that’s like a cross between sake and beer. The label says to shake well and serve chilled. Well, I shook a little too well, and it exploded all over the place. No idea why the bottle says to shake it. Doesn’t make much sense! Regardless, it’s an interesting drink. I recommend trying it.