y very good friend Neil Ryan was in town this week. Neil and I worked together for 4 years in Dublin, Ireland. We took the opportunity to cook a Korean meal for Neil, my friend Jason Schultz (who we met in Korea) and our neighbors Sarah and Mia from across the hall. Sarah spent time in Ireland and Mia spent time in Israel. They also brought their friend Jasmine who was visiting from Israel.
The meal consisted of fermented cabbage (kimchi:김치), grilled pork (samgyeopsal:삼겹살) and soy bean paste soup (doenjang jjigae:된장찌개). You can buy kimchi in any Korean grocery store. You would really need a special table top grill to make samgyeopsal but they are cheap and can also be found in a Korean grocery store. I have a recipe for the doenjang jjigae on my other blog: Cooking on the Third Rock.