You want to make something that you will pompously call a Korean fondue? Here's what you'll need:
- kimchi (Korean marinated and spicy cabbage)*
- greenpeace mushrooms (long and super thin mushrooms, you can replace them by any kind of mushrooms I guess)*
- fresh onions
- slices of bacon (not shown on picture, because I almost forgot to add them)
- Shanghainese cabbage (not shown either, because I didn't have any)*
- korean spicy hot pepper paste*
- Rice (I like Thai rice, but Japanese rice is good with it too)
* You can find the Korean/Asian ingredients in any Asian supermarket, or maybe order some on the Internet, why not, we're modern people, aren't we?
Cut the vegetables, cut off the feet of the mushrooms, cut the tofu in slices, and put everything along with the kimchi in a wok, or if you don't have a wok, use a pot. Add hot water and cook for about 30-40 minutes. When all the ingredients are cooked and tender, add hot pepper paste (a little at a time if you're not a spicy food eater, Koreans don't play)
Serve the soup/fondue in an individual but rather large bowl, and rice in a small bowl. You can eat both together or separately, usually the rice helps you get over the spiciness of the soup...
And since the sun is shining like in Summer today, I took a little moment to paint my toes in orange. (Yes, I use paper toilet to separate my toes — not very glamourous)
Have a lovely Wednesday!