Food,  Korean Food

Korean Rice

I love Korean rice. Especially when it is done right and sticky. When you make Bibimbap, it does not taste good when you mix the vegetables with other type of rice instead of Korean rice. Trust me on this one sacred tip.

When I was wwoofing near Gangwondo back in 2009, I met a group of Malaysian tourists at one of the ski resorts near Jinbu. They were heading for Phoenix ski resort and stopped by at Santisuk to have halal meal as Santisuk has been updated by Korea Tourism to be one of the Halal restaurant in South Korea at the time.

However, some of them didn’t dare to try Korean food like Bibimbap served in the restaurant as they were unsure of the ingredients whether it is permissible or not (Halal). Furthermore, they thought that Korean food kinda smelly and felt that they couldn’t eat them.

So they brought along with them food from Malaysia like canned food and dried anchovies sambal *nyamm..I’m practically salivating now*. Can’t wait to go home!!

But, where do they get the rice? I knew some of them who practically brought their own rice cooker when they traveled but this group they bought the ready cooked rice from the many convenience stores in Seoul. Pretty easy don’t you think?

You can actually find this handy Korean rice pack practically at every convenience store in South Korea.

How do I reheat it? 
Easy as 1,2,3. Bring in the water to the brim of the rice and into the microwave for 2 minutes. If you do not have a microwave, just put in some boiling water until you reach the same level as the rice, close it tight, wait for 2 minutes and Insha Allah you will get the sticky consistence in the Korean rice that you love.

1,000 won at major superstores and 1,200 to 1,500won at convenience stores.

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