48 hours in Jeju Island

A few weeks ago, we took a short trip to Jeju Island, located at the south of the Korean Peninsula. While it was controversial to travel during this current pandemic, it was equally crucial to get a change of scenery from the routine of our 9-5’s. We were very safe while we travelled, always wore masks and washed our hands everywhere we went. The airport was well equipped with temperature monitoring and mask safety.
This trip gave us a quick glimpse at what life could be like in the near future. A future where people are excited to explore more of the beautiful countries they inhabit rather than feeling the need to jet off far away each chance they get. Keep scrolling to the end to watch a video of our travels! I hoe you are staying safe and well. Feel free to follow my Instagram @hellojoquinn to keep up with all things life in South Korea.
Osulloc Tea Museum
Ö puff x piz plz Cafe
For more posts about our Jeju trip, check out these blog posts: Osulloc Tea Museum, Jeju Island If your cafe isn’t on Naver, is it really a cafe? An important essay

My Korean husband cooks Jjapaguri from the movie ‘Parasite’

parasite-jjapaguri-sceneIf you fell in love with Bong Joon Ho’s latest film ‘Parasite’, you might be curious about some of the food that was featured in the Oscar-winning movie. At a very tense moment in the movie, the newly appointed maid to the Park family is asked to make a dish called ‘Jjapaguri’. The English translation is ‘Ram-don’ but the Korean name comes from the two different types of instant noodles that are used in the dish. To make Jjapaguri, you need these two types of instant noodles that you can buy from your local Korean supermarket:

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Jjapaghetti and Neoguri

I was curious to try the dish for myself and I’m lucky enough to have a Korean husband who knew exactly how to make it! We live in Korea so these ingredients are readily available. We wanted to keep the recipe as similar to the dish made in the film so we even added beef! (Beef is a very expensive ingredient here in South Korea! Pork is usually the favoured meat). Here is how our meal turned out, it was surprisingly delicious and I think I may even like it more than I like Jjapaghetti by itself:

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The soju is optional!