Broiled eels

My mother-in-law was in the mood to eat broiled eel, so she invited us out to a great restaurant in Gapyeong. The restaurant was a lot of fun because we could broil the eels ourselves. We weren’t very good at it at first. We burned several pieces. But soon we got the hang of it. We ate pieces of eel wrapped in lettuce and ginger. Yum! My wife told me eel is very good for our health. So, it was a lunch that was delicious and nutritious!

Broiled eel in Gapyeong
Broiled eel in Gapyeong

Breakfast in the afternoon

Toaster pastry

I had a simple snack this afternoon: a cherry pomegranate toaster pastry. I brought a box over from my trip to America. This simple pastry is filled with jam and covered with a candy-like icing. You can eat them straight out of the wrapper, but they taste much better if you warm them up first in a toaster or toaster oven. American children enjoy these sometimes at breakfast. The most popular brand is Pop-Tarts by Kellogg’s, but I bought my at Trader Joe’s, a trendy supermarket chain in America.

Toaster pastries are delicious but not very good for your health. Eating them is like eating a cookie. I don’t think I’ve had one in over twenty years. Eating one of these is not only fun but also brings back fun memories of my childhood.

Toaster pastry

My mother-in-law’s cooking

My mother-in-law's cooking

My wife and visited her parents’ home today. My mother-in-law is a wonderful cook, and she always makes a lot of great food whenever we visit. Today was no exception. I always tell everyone I eat like a king whenever I visit the in-laws. Thank you, Jang-mo-nim!

My mother-in-law's cooking
My mother-in-law’s cooking. This is one of her smaller meals!

Recipe: Rapokki

Tomorrow I will make rabokki (라볶이) for my English club. Here is a simple recipe.


  • water – 700 ml
  • rice cake – 150 g
  • dried ramyeon noodles (sari-myeon) – 92 g
  • cabbage – 90 g
  • fish cake – 70 g
  • red pepper powder (gochu-garu)
  • red pepper paste (gochu-jang)
  • sugar
  • soy sauce

How to cook

  1. Place the soup ingredients and seasoning in a deep pan.
  2. When it gets to a boil, put in the rice cake and boil everything for about 5 minutes.
  3. Put onion and cabbage in the pan and boil it for 5 minutes more.
  4. Put in the dried ramyeon noodles and fish cake them.

The rabokki is finished!

Summer dishes

Today I ate two kinds of summer dishes. The first one was boiled chicken. There were two chickens for Yoon Woo and me. The chickens were small, but I was very full when we finished them. Then I ate abalone porridge. It was more delicious that the chickens. When I finished eating I was so full!

Today I ate two kinds of summer dishes.The first one was boiled chickens.There was two chickens for Yun Woo and me.The chicken eas small, but it was very full when we finished them.Second I ate abalone porrige.It was more delicious than the chickens.When I finished eating I was so full!

Very sour candy

Eating Sour Patch Kids

Today Charles Teacher gave me some presents. One was a Marvel comic book. The other was jelly candy. The comic book was fun, but the candy was very sour.

Today Charles teacher gave me a present.One was a book and onother one was jelly.The comicbook was fun.But the jelly was very sour!Comicbook was marvel comicbook.

Eating Sour Patch Kids
Eating Sour Patch Kids

Kinder Joy

My Kinder Joy

Today I bought a Kinder Joy. Kinder Joy is a chocolate that is half chocolate and half toy. I bought it at GS25. The toy was just a top, so I was very disappointed. Still, it was fun to play with.

Today I bought Kinder joy.Kinder joy is a chocolate that half is chocolate and half is toy.I bought at GS25.It was a top.I was very dissapionted.But it was very good to play.

My Kinder Joy
My Kinder Joy