I rarely do very personal posts, but here's a fun food post just for the heck of it. I recently moved to the southern most city in California for a year of volunteer service with a pretty cool NGO. As a result, I'm on a tight budget and also in the process of looking for a place to live, getting resettled, collecting items, etc. Since I didn't bring more than my suitcases on this new adventure, I've had to cut a few corners in the food department. Thankfully there are a few things at my current residence.
The past several days I've been craving seaweed and kimbap (rice and good fixings wrapped in seaweed) for a take-to-work lunch meal. I didn't have any kimbap makings, but there happened to be some small seasoned seaweed package and tuna I purchased the previous week. My mission was clear: I had to to put these food items to use and satisfy the kimbap craving senses of my tongue. I snatched them up taking the the egg and carrot along with them. Usually you would never use the small seaweed or seasoned seaweed for these wraps, but what can I say. I was fairly desperate.
So I took to the kitchen and had some fun. Here's what my hunger and creativity came up with for my lunch the next day and for my evening meal!
|The makings of my lunch for tomorrow: seasoned seaweed pieces, tuna, minute rice, carrot, and egg.|
I scrambled the egg and fried it in a frying pan. I was very satisfied with the flat pancake of an egg.
|Cute little kimbap rolls for tomorrow's lunch. Crossing my fingers this will turn out and not be too soggy. |
A few more to come. Half of them landed in my mouth before making it into the container. : (
|...became my dinner.|
|wallah. Egg wrap sandwich.|
After eating my little dinner, I thought of omurice. It never dawned on me how similar this is to omurice. I think I'll have to venture into the omurice recipe world on the net and come back again very soon. Although it is more of a Japanese food and name, omurice is very popular in Korea!
Yesterday I popped into the Korean festival in LA for a few hours. I'll be sure to post a few pics within the next 24 hours. Be sure to look out for them! Have a great day.