A little about Ginseng
I can imagine that all the nations are much closer than before thanks to the development of technologies and cheaper and faster transportations. Why not the world being one big country, and speaking one language and respecting all different aspects of life style? It sounds so ideal. Well, I think through world history you can see human beings have curiosity and natural desire to want to know about being unknown to them. I do. That’s why I love travelling. I was pleased to read all your opinions about multiethnic society and it was good to know what I didn’t know about other countries. As I’m studying biology, I understand how complicated everything is organized and is worked in humans, then when it comes to society consisting of human beings, I think it’s even more complex. Well. It’s fascinating to live in the earth and to get to know a lot of variety in the world. Having thought of that, life time is too short.
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I would like to show you some more pictures of Korean food, but I couldn’t take pictures in the festival. So, I’ll put other pictures of Korean food which I like on the blog.
There you go.
As Korea is peninsula, we also have seafood quite often, and this is raw cutted fish and we eat this with some sauce which is very nice.
this is called ShabShab. In fact, it's one of japanese food, the meat is beef, and you put some beef and vegetables into the big bowl and slightly boil those, and then you can have them.
What I just introduced are not really traditional Korean food, actully those are the food I like.
Well, I’m not very affected by this rainy season at the moment, but it’s getting heavier this evening. Hopefully, I’ll stop soon. The foods are so nice. You should try some one day.
Well, as you live in the UK, I came to think of if you are able to make Kimchi there., or do you buy it? The food made by them was edible. In fact, quite a lot of students were good at it. It was fun to make and then have them.
One of my friends live in Angola, and he had worked in Rio, Brazil for some years. He said to me that he had some Korean food there, and that it was very nice. You might be able to try some one day.
Thanks for your concern. Yeah, I know it is winter in the southern hemisphere now. Is it freezing or snowing? I remember seeing Brazilians feeling so cold in England last winter. When I was there, it was quite unusual to see snowing quite a lot and I didn’t get why schools were closed, and airplanes were stopped taking off. If it had happened to snow like that in Korea, everything would have functioned normally. I guess people found it difficult to deal with as that much snow never really fell before.
That’s right. Heavy rain always comes along with strong winds. It’s called typhoon. Sometimes it can do serious damage, and it can just pass very quietly. The interesting thing is that we name kinds of typhoons with words originated from Asian languages.
What a coincidence, I’ve never expected to meet someone who had the same experience with me.
I found a picture of Ginseng and I remebered some of you guys were curious about it.
I think they are 6 year-old ginseng. My mum made the jinseng drink. You don't really drink it. It's a kind of decoration. As far as I know, you have to grow ginseng at least 4years, and then you can harvest them to produce red-ginseng tea, drinks, honey and kinds of snacks, that sort of thing. Red ginseng is called Hongsam in Korean and this is especially known for healty food. It takes 4hours to make Hongsam from raw white ginseng. It used to take a lot more than 4hours because you did stew raw ginseng and then dry them 9times each. These days the process can be shortened by using machines. Actually, I have Hongsam drinks in the morning. Even though it's quite bitter, I can feel it makes me healthier than before.
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