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Korean fusion/confusion?: Tofu, Tuna and Kimchi Soup

23 Jan

I purposedly didn’t eat lunch at my house today. I wanted to passby Sta. Rosa and eat at Kanin Club, because the last time I was there people were all-a-linin’-up, and I wanted to find out why. 🙂

Enihoodles, I was very unfortunate in finding out that restaurants in Paseo De Sta. Rosa usually close during the afternoon. So I was left either to eat in Jollibee, brave Tasty Kreme, or eat in Brothers Burgers. So I walked around and I found a place that was labeled : KOREAN FUSION FOOD, the name of the restaurant escapes me right now, which is weird, as I should have really thought about it.

Of course, they told me I should try bulgogi, but c’mon, I wanted to be adventurous so I went with a Tofu and Kimchi Soup.

[edit: I would just like to say that this is very brave for me, because the last time I ate kimchi, my stomach developed a gastrointestinal flu of epic proportions during one of the most crucial times of my culinary school life, during our batch’s legacy buffet. We’re talking on the eve of the buffet, I had to get myself to the hospital because I was in so much pain. We’re talking.. I had to take like 4 tablets of antacids. Ok..it was either the kimchi or the nerves… I go with the kimchi. ahehe]

Suffice it to say, I got a conconction of Kimchi with spring onions, Tofu (not silken), Tuna (which parang canned siya, in fairness), green chillies, prolly with some gochujang (which I haven’t tasted forever), stock, garlic, sotanghon, sesame oil. Served in a piping hot bowl with a cup of rice, and cold kimchi with metal chopsticks.

METAL CHOPSTICKS! suffice it to say were torture. I don’t do chopsticks, weh, but i’m learning? Well, i don’t really get how the soup is a fusion of anything, maybe because of the sotanghon or siguro the tofu? Ngek, maybe it was fusion when they added unsilken tofu, hay…

 I’d prolly get the same taste if I sauteed ligo sardines with onions, chives, gochujang and unsilken tofu and then with sotanghon. Same color too!*

So I finished it because it cost me about P180 for the whole meal, and drank it down with warm ginseng tea. (yay! healthy!) Asked for the menu, so I could have dessert ( I know i’m dieting, but yeah, kimchi in the mouth!) they told me there was nada dessert and I should just go to the korean grocery to get me sweets!

Yay for korean grocery about 10 steps away! There were super dami selection of Korean ice creams/sorbets. [edit: My family’s company has an office based in the korean center of makati.. i am very familiar with korean ice cream! love them] Was looking very hard for something I haven’t tried before, and I ended up with a banana popsicle/suck them up a tube thing. Well, when I bought it, I thought it was an ice cream stick, but it turned out to be one of those things inside the plastic tubes that you have to suck out of.

And the result was me walking in Sta. Rosa sucking a banana. Hilarious, if I might say. So this was what I ate today and yeah Paseo de Sta. Rosa is a nice place to be. 🙂
Well, here’s me enjoying and wow! the popsicle really does look like a banana!


*Here’s a link to a Kimchi Soup with Tuna otherwise called Kimchi Chamchi Chigae. http://www.geocities.com/ypmljulia/images/Soup(Chigae)/kimchi_soup.htm.

Siguro nga it’s the sotanghon and the tofu that made it fusion? Wish I had Korean friends so I could try to make them my version of this and they’d tell me if I did crap. Do I have any friends who like kimchi? hmmmm.

Enjoy the banana pics! ahaha.