International Cuisine – Korean Night

I used to work with a girl who would make Chop Chae for every potluck.  She knew I liked it so much, she would make sure I had some extra to take home.  I miss Sonya and that delicious dish.  It’s time to learn how to make it myself.  Turns out, it’s not so difficult.  It’s probably the easiest thing I’ll make all month.  We happened to get a ton of chanterelle mushrooms from a friend who foraged them.  Most other ingredients were already in my pantry and fridge.  I went to Fubonn for the other ingredients, specifically the sweet potato (or glass) noodles.

It’s a pretty basic Korean stir fry with noodles, beef, mushrooms, carrots, spinach, soy sauce, and sesame sauce.

photo 1 (9) photo 2 (10)It turned out delicious and I will definitely make it again for a healthy and delicious meal.  While at Fubonn, I decided to pick up Korean wine, unsure what makes it distinctively Korean.

photo 3 (11)The first thing you notice is the horrible smell that travels slowly up your nostrils and tells you this is a bad idea.  Unfortunately for me, I don’t listen, and dive right in to a big sip.  It tastes just like it smells.  Like rotten fruit mixed with syrup.  There is about 3/4 of a bottle in my fridge if anyone is interested in what that tastes like.

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June 9

I’ve been looking forward to Moonlit Yoga all week. (www.moonlityoga.org)  Katie meets me at home after work.  We eat dinner and head to Lulu Lemon to get new yoga mats.  They are phasing out their beginner mats and had them on sale for $19.  We were stoked!

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We raced downtown to Yoga on Yamhill.  It does not look open but the door is unlocked.  We walk in and see a group of people who ask us why we are there.  We tell them we are right on time for Moonlit Yoga, of course, and they proceed to tell us that it is only on the third Saturday of the month.  So, we leave and proceed to curse out Moonlit Yoga and Yoga on Yamhill.  We lug our yoga mats to Thirst on the waterfront and share a bottle of wine on the patio.

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So I only did yoga 3 times this week because Moonlit Yoga does not understand how to have an informative and updated online presence.  But I did get to enjoy an amazing, sunny evening on the water with a great friend, which is always a win.