Korean Food : Nak gob sae (Nakji bokkeum) : Small octopus + Beef instestine + Shrimp

Nak gob sae (Nakji bokkeum)

My b-friend and I went to a
 Nakji bokkem restaurant near my house. There were several menus including Stir-fried small octompus(Nakji bokkem), Stir-fried small optopus with shrimp(Nak-sae), Spicy small octopus with bean strouts (Mae-un Kongnamul nakji).

I chose Nak-gob-sae, one of my favorite Korean food, consisting of samll octopus, beef intestine and shrimps. The name was driven by initials of each ingredient, Nakji(octobpus), Gobchang(intestine) and Saewoo(Shrimp).

nakjiThey serve an enormous amount of rice in this area. You cannot eat this all.


Waiting for this to be done,
I asked my b-friend to make a pity face
for fun.

How cure!

Look so Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
But sadly, I couldn't save one strip of noodle, it burnt and died... Sorry....... : (

nakjiDone, we usually top it on the rice and mix them. And then you just enjoy it!!

Nakji Bokkeum

Nakji Bokkeum is a spicy octopus dish. Octopus tentacles are cut into pieces and it is stir-fried with spicy red pepper paste(gochujang), sesame oil, red pepper powder, green onions, carrots and onions. As Octopus is considered as a healthy ingredient in Korea, people come to eat when they feel weak and frail. It's a Korean energy food!

Caution: It can be felt too spicy for foreinger sometimes. So you should ask a staff to make it less spicy, or you should dilute it with water while eating.

But it's a famous and delicious dish in Korea, so you must try it.

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Korean Holiday : Lunar New Year Korean Traditional Food


Luner new year..

A big holiday, that just happens twice a year, seems to end soon. Every Korean say goodbye to their parents and siblings. They go back to their normal lives again. It was a short time, but it just help refreshing their body and mind from their routine circles.

Koreans often say that
“Traditional Holidays are all eating.”

It means we welcome relatives with food at home. We also visit relatives’ house to say hello and wish their fortunes this year surrounded by uncountable kinds of food on the large table. All we do during holiday is Eating, Talking, Eating, Talking, Eating, and Talking, haha sometimes. Drinking.

I took some pictures of food that I ate on new year day.

new year

Let's Look Closer.


Sliced Rice Cake Pasta Soup

Tteokguk is a soup with diagonally sliced rice cakes simmered in beef broth, garnished with pressed meat, sliced fried egg white and yolk People enjoy tteokguk.
It includes white rice cake, beef, fragrant seasoning, green oninon.

Potato starch noodles stir-fried with vegetables

Japchae is a dish mixed of potato starch noodles with numerous stir-fried vegetables. Japchae is almost always served on holidays and traditional ceremonial days.

It includes potato starch noodles, egg, mung bean sprouts, skinned bellflower roots, cucumber, beef, brown oak mushrooms, jew’s ear mushrooms.

Simmered Chicken.

Dakjjim is a dish of chicken simmered with seasonings with various vegetables such as carrots, onions, and potatoes. I includes chicken, carrot, brown oak mushrooms, onion, gingko, egg, edible oil.


Blanched and Seasoned Wild green

Namul is blanched wild green with seasoning.


Hapari naengchae
Assorted cold plate with mustard sauce and jelly fish

Hapari naengchae is a fresh salad dish made of various vegetables and jelly fish in a mustard dressing. It stimulates the appetite with its hot, sweet and sour taste.
It includes cucumber, carrot, egg, fish flesh, jelly fish and mustard.


Korean barbecue

Bulgogi is a dish, barbecued beef that is pre-marinated with various seasonings.
It includes beer, onion, spring onion, pepper, and seasoning sauce based on soy sauce.

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