Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Food: More on dogs...

OK, since I'm on a row about weird Korean morning wood tea, I might as well continue on another weird ass Korean national dish.

Anyway ~ we went for more pup stew last night, to give ANOTHER farewell to Mr. KC Kim, who was the centerpiece of last Friday's blog. Yes, we do find every excuse reason to do dog...

This dish is served in two ways ~ at least down south in Jeollanam-do.

First there is Sooyook (수육) ~ Meat over boiling water on a steaming tray, accompanied by vegetables.

Then there is Jeongol (전골), which essentially is meat casserole in spicy chilli-based soup with vegetables, and on top of that - mushrooms.
All is served with the usual condiments of bay leaves, ginger strips, spices (pepper of some sort) and chilli paste.

In case you wonder what is going on in the bloody inhumane + twisted head of people who eat them... Hey ~ cows, chickens and rabbits are cute too, and people eat them. Anyway, these aren't your typical dogs. Technically, the meat comes only from a special type of dog, the yellow dog (黄狗). Just to straighten the facts out.

Here's a price list, big (大) feeds about 4 people...


Hope you haven't grossed out by now. :)

8 Comments:

At November 08, 2005 10:44 AM, Anonymous G said...

Good on you, man.

I've been here since '98 and I haven't tried it, yet. I guess a combination of me not actively trying to eat it, and it not being offered to me.

Anyway, which preparation do you prefer?

 
At November 08, 2005 11:02 AM, Anonymous Di.lir'i.us said...

I'm seriously thinking of goin vegan now....

 
At November 08, 2005 12:42 PM, Blogger Kurios1978 said...

g. I like 전골, cuz once we finish, we can still use the remaining sauce to make 볶음밥... great stuff!

Di.lir'i.us... Oh come on girl, chin up, bellies tucked in... let's go for satay when I'm back next week. :P

 
At November 09, 2005 1:52 AM, Blogger Beck said...

Are you very certain its the yellow dog you're eating? In China, dog 'farmers' are know to cross big dogs like Great Dane and St. Bernard with the native dogs to come up with a dog that is big in size and with lots of muscle. There's also the practice of beating a dog to death just to get the adrenaline flowing into the meat before butchering. Wouldn't be surprise if these are practised in Korea as well.

 
At November 09, 2005 5:58 AM, Blogger Lisse said...

The Jeongol looks mouth watering actually... I love Korean hot pots! Could probably do without knowing what meat it was though, *LOL*

It's true that since we eat other types of meat, we shouldn't be too squeamish about dog meat, but if you keep a pet dog, you tend to look at it differently. If I kept a pet cow for example, I'd be less inclined to eat beef. But I guess not everyone agrees with that. What I do think is silly is discriminating by looks. A friend of mine won't eat anything that's cute. Rabbit? No, it's cute. Oh, she'll eat turtles though, even though they're protected. T_T Personally I wouldn't eat any animals that are very intelligent, like monkeys. Just feel its... icky, they're too much like us.

 
At November 09, 2005 7:06 AM, Blogger Kurios1978 said...

Beck: in fact, the point of argument when people bitched about the whole dog-meat issue, was because of the inhumane way of butchering the animals. As far as the type of dog, that's what I've heard in Korea.

Lisse: I used to own a dog once... maybe its been awhile. :P

 
At November 10, 2005 2:20 AM, Anonymous Gene said...

so you ATE the dish???? Was it nice???

 
At November 12, 2005 5:41 AM, Blogger gnightgirl said...

Uh...I consider myself an adventurous diner, and will try anything once. I thought. I dunno about little doggies...but, i do appreciate the recipe.

 

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