If you're travelling to Korea with tours, 'making your own Kimchi' is got to be in the itinerary.
We had a chance to make our own Kimchi on the very first day when we arrived, it was at Korean culture center in Seoul.
The pretty Korean girl explained to us some of the commonly-eaten Kimchi. There're over 400 types of Kimchi but only about 30 are the most commonly taken ones, some are very spicy some are not.
Each of us were given a set of half-ready Kimchi, we were also treated with a small cup of ginseng milk (pink cup)
Actually our task is very simple la! Just marinate the Korean cabbage with the ready-made chili paste. Apply the paste layer by layer... Then use the outer layer to wrap the whole thing.
You may think that we eat the Kimchi afterwards but we din't, because Kimchi needs to be fermented for better nutrients, the longer the better. And these Kimchi that we made are to be sent to old folks home few weeks later ;)
Actually the steps of storing Kimchi is important, it has to be kept in air-tight sealed container in fridge, and if it's stored properly, it can last til a year.
Let me remind you that Kimchi is very good for our health! We can make our own Kimchi at home too, I'm sure there're lots of recipes online =)
We get to taste different types of Kimchi after the DIY session, and I bought home some. The Kimchi making is really an experience!
At the same place, we get to dress up in traditional Korean costume too.
Hanbok for men, ladies and even small children
Mummy and I in our hanbok
Different styles, different color!
Some backdrop sets in the center.
At first I thought of buying a set for my son but tak jadi....It's about RM 200 for a set of children's hanbok! So expensive!
Yours truly with the pretty Korean girl earlier on, she speaks Mandarin very fluently.
试穿时间不久啦，大家都是拿个经验罢了~ 那里也有卖韩服，之前就想买一套给宝贝不过看了价钱后就取消念头了。一套宝宝的都要大概RM 200呢！我酱kiam siap哪里舍得啊！！:p
Then I took a photo with the cute Korean guy who is also a staff there ;)
He looks cuter in person, hehe.. Don't worry la hubby din't jealous after seeing this photo =)
Besides DIY Kimchi, we did try DIY cheese at Daegwallyeong sheep farm.
A big hall which can accommodate quite a lot of people at once. We were separated in 4 groups then.
The very friendly lady taught us how to make cheese step by step, she speaks a bit Mandarin and Cantonese too!
Fresh milk, strawberry flavoring, vinegar and some ingredients are used to make the cheese. Pour the mixture into strainer to drain off the excess water...
Press the mixture to form the shape..
Let the mixture rest for a while.....
And tada! DIY cheese!!
Yeah! Can't wait to taste!
Our brunch, cheese, red wine and Korean snacks.
Even eat also got methods one... Let me show you how.... xD
Take a spoonful of cheese and put it between the snacks, dip with the blueberry jam and yumz~
Last but not least, group photo with the friendly Korean lady~
Part 1: Day 1 in Jeju
Part 2: Day 2 in Jeju Island (Part I)
Part 3: Day 2 in Jeju Island (Part II)
Part 4: Everland, Seoul
Part 5: Food & Beverages