Lindsay here. Whit and I have done some interesting things in the last week. So many things we didn’t even have time to post.
But, without further ado, I bring you…..
In one meal, I tried three new
foods things. Chicken feet, silkworm larvae, and beets. That little list sure makes beets sound boring, huh?
Our good Korean friend Lucy, along with Whit, are on a quest recently to try new and scary foods in Korea. Why? I have no idea. I just go along. I’m not one to judge before I try though I was quick to tell Lucy she better order some sausage as backup.
Surprisingly, the chicket feet were quite edible, but I credit this completely to the delicious spicy goodness of a sauce those little peds were soaking in. For the first time in my life, I started thinking like a vegetarian. Why do we eat animals? I kept imaging a little chicken running around on that chewy piece of meat the end of my chopstick. Despite these troubling thoughts, the sauce was good. And I had more more than one foot. In fact, I had a whole slew of feet.
The silkworm larvae, known as Beondegi, are a popular snack food in Korean cuisine. Beondegi are steamed or boiled silkworm pupae which are seasoned and eaten as a snack. Beondegi are often served by street vendors, as well as in restaurants and drinking establishments. They are also sold in cans in grocery stores and convenience stores. They were served as a snack with our meal so I decided it was time to try it. Lucy was eating it hand over fist. Conclusion? I will never eat this again. Yuck.
So when the beets came out and I realized, well, I’d never had a beet either, despite the fact that they’re always listed as the No. 1 food for your health that you’re not eating. So by the time I tried that, it was easy as pie. Tasted fine. Will try to eat more in the future.
While you may think we are pretty daring, I couldn’t wait to go back to our normal old kimchi soup the next night.