It is not the healthiest dish in the world, but surely the instant ramen is one of the fastest meals to make in Korean cuisine. In Italy, generally, the ramen is prepared by boiling the water, adding the sauce for the broth and then the noodles; in Korea things are a bit different because there are more ingredients that make the dish really tasty! (And even less healthy!)
Kimbap is one of the favorite foods of Koreans. Similar to sushi roll or Japanese maki it is very nutritious and handy for a quick meal.
Obviously, it is also delicious.
The meaning of the name of this dish is literal:
It consists, in fact, in steamed rice with vegetables, eggs and meat rolled in a ‘sheet’ of dried seaweed and then all cut into disks to make it easier to eat.
There are various types, with different fillings and combinations: everyone can choose the one they like best or, as in my case, prepare the one that most inspires.
From the description, those who know a bit of Japanese cuisine, will have thought that the Kimbap is nothing more than the Maki or sushi roll.
Probably this Japanese dish has found space between kitchens and Korean palates during the Japanese colonization.
Now, let’s see what we need. Don’t be afraid if some ingredients are a little bit hard to find, I’ll link you where to find them!
In South Korea, as in the rest of the world, there are rules that must be followed when one is at a table, some are more important than others.
Obviously, the more formal the occasion, the more your manners will be important to maintain and will be noticed. For example, if you’re in a business dinner or at your boyfriend’s house, you should be much more careful than on a night out drinking with friends.
But what are these rules? Let’s see them together.