Lunch in Korea is something we have talked about often–from the spicy kimchi to the daily staples of soup, rice, meat and veggies–it’s a lunch worlds apart from the cafeterias at home. In fact, I think our schools at home could learn something from Korea about the food they serve to our children.
At Songwon Elementary, they serve only organic food. Every day we get a tray brimming with rice, kimchi, soup, fish, pork and vegetables. Occasionally we get a Koreanized Western-style side dish like spaghetti, which we got today.
A few strange things–we never use napkins (unless you consider my shirt sleeve or quick wipe of the hands on dark blue jeans) and there is no drink unless you want a sip from the water fountain on your way out the cafeteria.
But enough of my words. Here it from our students in this video posted on our students’ blog: “Kimchi, Cracker Jacks, and Maple Syrup.” And by the way, we now have two partner schools (one in America and one in Canada) and we’re always looking for more!!!