School Lunch in South Korea

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ero_senin05 on January 8th, 2023 at 01:56 UTC »

Took me a second to realise that was a crab in the soup and not a skeletal hand

mr_dude on January 8th, 2023 at 02:04 UTC »

Mmmmmm... Facehugger soup.

ku1185 on January 8th, 2023 at 03:03 UTC »

From top left to right:

Tteokbokki - sweet and spicy rice cakes. Very popular food sold at street carts and a favorite amongst younger folk. (Trader Joe's now sells a prepackaged version you can make at home, and it's pretty legit).

Twigim (kim mari) - battered and deep fried seaweed rolls. Usually filled with a type of noodle, but could be anything really. Commonly dipped in the tteokbokki sauce.

Bean sprouts - bean sprouts typically sauteed with garlic and oil.

Tteokbokki again, it looks like.


Looks like a soup or stew with a piece of crab in it. Most likely using a duenjang base which is fermented soybean paste (of which soy sauce is a byproduct). Duenjang has a very strong and distinct flavor so even though it looks fairly light in the picture, it's most likely plenty flavorful.