Food & Fun
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    “Food & Fun,” Friend, August 2019

    Food & Fun

    boy eating Korean food with chopsticks

    Illustrations by Gary LaCoste

    Korean Rice Bowl

    Bibimbap is a popular meal in Korea. Start with a bowl of cooked rice and add toppings. Here are some ideas. Pick your favorites or add your own! (Be sure to get an adult’s help cooking.)

    • Korean beef (Cook 1 pound (455 g) ground beef in a pan. Mix in 1/4 cup each brown sugar and soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes.)

    • Fresh cucumber

    • Bean sprouts

    • Spinach

    • Carrots

    • Mushrooms (Cook in a pan with oil and salt, then add a little sesame oil.)

    • Egg (Fry on one side.)

    • Toasted sesame seeds

    Jero

    Here’s a game kids play in Korea. Find a partner and stick both of your fists together. Have one of you shout out a number between zero and four. At the same time, both of you raise one, both, or none of your thumbs. If the number of thumbs matches the number the person shouted, they get a point. Take turns saying the number.