Monday, December 25, 2006


Happy Christmas, everyone!

Over the past few years, the Philippines has become home to the largest population of Korean emigrants in Southeast Asia. One of the many great benefits of this is the explosion of Korean cuisine in the Philippines. Mike's parents' area, for example, is home to one of the biggest Korean communities in Metro Manila, and there are dozens of cheap Korean restaurants and Korean supermarkets in the area run by and catering to Korean immigrants.

After today's excellent Korean barbecue lunch at a neighborhood restaurant, Mike and I decided to attempt Korean barbecue at home, on our indoor grill.

The elements seem simple enough:
  • a tabletop grill

  • lettuce leaves (and sesame leaves too, if available)

  • Korean beanpaste (available from Korean the supermarket)

  • sesame oil dip (sesame oil, salt and black pepper)

  • garlic

  • green chili peppers

  • beef

We will try this over the next few weeks and if it goes well, I'll write a recipe.


Meantime, on a completely unrelated topic, Mike just YM'ed me the link to this recipe, asking if we could try it. Ok. :)

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