People have been asking me all about the food here, so I thought I’d give you a taste. Remember, though, that this is what we eat at the university here, so it’s cafeteria Korean food. I honestly like quite a bit of what we eat even though it’s supposedly lower quality, which bodes well for the rest of my year here.
On the top left are little patties with egg and an unknown meat - people have been guessing it’s squid but we’re not sure. Next, the brown comb-like things are actually lotus roots with a ginger-based sauce. Of course we have kimchi, the Korean staple that comes with every single meal here, and broccoli.
Usually we get a fruit with each meal, switching off between apples and watermelon with the occasional banana. Rice is of course eaten with every meal as well. And there’s always a soup. This one was great - a little spicy with beef and potatos. You’ll notice that you get a spoon for the soup (and messier side dishes) and the rest has to be eaten with metal chopsticks. At first the Korean style of chopsticks, which are flatter near the end, was difficult to use, but I’ve adjusted pretty well by now.