Friday, November 23, 2007

Korean Traditional Porridge (본죽 - Bokjuk)

We saw the Bokjuk restaurants for so many times actually. It can be found like almost everywhere (at least) in this city. But last Saturday was the first time we tried it, this time was the one nearby Lotte Mart. It took about 20 minutes walking from our apartment in a very cold weather, but it worthed!

It was lunch time so the restaurant was pretty crowded. The menu list was in three languages: Korean, English and Japanese so we didn't get any difficulty to decide which one to choose. Toooo bad I forgot to take picture so I couldn't remember the Korean name of porridge we ordered. I had porridge with mushroom and oyster while Hiro had porridge with abalone.

The porridge came in a large bowl with Korean chili paste, kimchi, and braised pork (maybe) in soy sauce as side dishes. The porridge itself had kind of grated nuts and seaweed as topping. It did smell good and I felt starving in a second.
My porridge was really tasty, with rich amount of mushrooms and oysters. The Kimchi was fresh, and for me the pork was really a perfect match for the porridge (I even finished Hiro's). Hiro's porridge was also very delicious but the abalone was cut into tiny pieces, perhaps because abalone is not as cheap as oyster.

This porridge is now on my "Korean Top Food" list. Too bad we only have about 4 weeks left living here, but I hope at least we could have 3 times porridge lunches (we only dine out on Saturday)


Vivi said...

MOet!! the porridge picture looks like puke!! (though I'm sure like you said, it is delicious. the porridge. not the puke.)

so WHERE are you going after Korea?

and do you know how to open Sheila's blog? coz I can't now. can't contact her by email as well.

Vivi said...

Moet, how's Iki? udah bisa berak?

The Diva said...

hihihi, it's PORRIDGE, of course it looks like Puke, hahahahahh.

eh tapi enakkk lho keliatannya. Duhh jadi kangen makan bubur ayam...

VIVIII; my blog is still not working. Under very heavy constructions.

Going to work on it this weekend, heheheh... sorry.

imoet said...

Hahahahahaha VIVI!!!!!!!
kamu bikin aku membayangkan puke inside that bowl (>.<)

Still don't know where will we move yet. Deg deg-an nunggunya. Ihh itu kantor kok sukanya kasih kejutan mendadak. But 60% kita bakal balik jepang kok *semoga!*

Iki...masih 4 hari sekali. Hhhhhh dia trauma jadi kalo mau eek ditahan terus, meskipun udah dengan bantuan obat :(
Thanks ya, Vi :)

Tuh Sheila udah jawab pertanyaan ttg blognya :p

Jadi kangen bubur ayam surya gak seeeeeeh
Loh, blogmu masih blom bisa?

Anonymous said...

Unfornately I ate at the Bonjuk restaurant in YeongDong-Gun and it tasted like someone shit and pissed in it, it was so awful. I had diarrhoea for a week & still do. I almost puked when I saw the owner molest his little son's bum in front of me. I think he's a pedophile. They're really dirty pigs!