Sunday, January 4, 2009

Hot Porridge on a Cold Day in Bundang

Eric and I spend Sunday afternoons together. We take turns planning an activity. This past weekend we visited an upscale neighborhood that he discovered when cycling. The street was quiet, not crowded, tree-lined, organized, and clean:We stopped at Bon Juk for a snack. The sign advertised black bean juk because Koreans traditionally eat this porridge one day in December.
Due to lean economic times, we shared a bowl. Fortunately the bowl was huge!
We alternated bits of kimchi'i with spoonfuls of porridge. I didn't like to mix the two items. The porridge tasted like beans - no spices, little salt, no sugar. It also contained glutinous rice balls, the tastiest part.
After our snack we returned to the bus stop. I couldn't resist this photo of contrasts: a love hotel (aptly called Hotel Novios) nextled between expensive high rise apartments.
At least unfaithful spouses and unwed young people need not travel far from home!

2 comments:

Tia said...

The soup doesn't appear to be what I consider soup.. but I don't know what to compare it's appearance to either.. looks filling though!

Therese Mac Seain said...

I love the chicken soup Porrige at this place . I ts the kinda stuff you want to eat when you got a cold .