(By David Kim) Have you ever went a few days or a week straight without any Korean food? If you’re someone like me I need my dose of Korean food at least twice a week or so – sometimes even more than that. Even though I was born here in the states as a 2nd generation Korean-American, eating Korean food was very common in my household. My parents especially ate Korean food almost every day. I would eat American food such as burgers, pizza, fries, etc. but only occasionally. Here are some of the reasons why I believe Koreans need their Korean food:
- It gets “greasy” eating foods high in cholesterol. Imagine eating burgers, pizza, and other high fat foods everyday. Eventually you will get sick of it. That is when the craving for Korean foods kicks in. Something like a kimchi jji gae ( kimchi stew) or some bi bim bap ( rice with mixed vegetables) adds variety to one’s diet and balances our eating habits. For myself,Â I definitely need some sort of Korean stewÂ or some Korean vegetables to satisfy myÂ need for good Korean food.