|Seoul, South Korea|
So, this week has sucked. Not only is it finals week, but I am as sick as a dog... literally, my dog can't breath and neither can I. That being said, this post will be shorter than usual, but I still have a recipe and a restaurant review.
First, my childhood friend Angela Quach ( better known as Angie the CW star!). Besides getting in whole bunch of trouble growing up, she introduced me to bulgogi (which I made this week) and seaweed. Fast forward a few and enter The Ohio State University. They walk in packs, with their trendy outfits, and Prada bags, and no I am not referring to sorority girls, but to our large Korean student population. As a freshman I lived in a dorm that housed many of the international students and I got to know one of them pretty well. His name was Sunjoon. He was an RA, and during my late night shifts as an OA he would teach me some Korean, and tell me I looked like Shakira (lies, but I enjoyed the compliment). He would then serenade me to Shakira songs and try to speak Spanish to me. Finally, there is my dear friend Erika Peck. She introduced me to Korean pop music and this ridiculously, awesome Korean soap opera that I spent my entire summer watching, Fullhouse (Nothing like the one with the Olsen twins).
|seaweed salad is better than it looks|
Restaurant Silla does not have a website, so if you ever want to try the food for yourself, which you should, here is the info:
- 1/2 lb flank steak
- 1/3 cup green onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoon soy sauce*
- 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil*
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons of canola oil
- 1 cup of short-grain rice, cooked (I used brown, but white works perfectly)*
- A head of red leaf lettuce, leaves separated
- Cook rice according to package.
- Cut steak into short, 1/2-inch wide, strips.
- Combine the steak with 1/4 cup of green onions, sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic.
- Heat oil in skillet (or wok if you are cool and own on) and stir-fry until the meat is brown.
- Remove from heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds, and the remainder of the green onions.
- Spoon the rice and steak mixture on the lettuce leaf, wrap and enjoy!