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Korea Day: Eat like a champion

Bulgogi (Barbequed Beef)

Ingredients:

- 1 pound of steak, sliced thin

- 1 tablespoon of garlic, minced

- 1 tablespoon of sesame seed oil

- 1/2 tablespoon of black pepper

- 3 tablespoons of sugar

- 1 tablespoon of ginger root, minced

- 1/4 cup of green onions, chopped

- 1/4 cup of soy sauce

To prepare:

Combine the meat with a marinade made of all other ingredients, and let it marinate for 2-10 hours. Cook the meat over charcoal for best flavor. Serves 4.

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Chap Chee Noodles with Meat and Vegitables

Ingredients:

Beef:

- 1/3 pound of thinly sliced beef

- 1/2 cup of thinly sliced carrots

- 1/4 pound of sliced nappa cabbage

- 3 ounces of bean threads (saifun) soaked in warm water

- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce

- 2 tablespoons of canola oil

- 1/2 cup of sliced bamboo shoots

- 2 cups of chopped spinach

- 1/2 tablespoon of salt

- 1/4 tablespoon of black pepper

- 1 tablespoon of sugar

Marinade:

- 1 tablespoon of sugar

- 1 clove of garlic, minced

- 1/4 tablespoon of black pepper

- 2 green onions, finely chopped

- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce

- 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds

- 1 tablespoon of sesame seed oil

To prepare:

Combine the beef with the marinade. Heat it all in a wok on medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of canola oil. Cook the beef until it's done, and add the carrots, bamboo shoots, cabbage and spinach. Combine everything thoroughly, and add the bean threads and remaining ingredients. Cook everything on medium until it's all hot. Serves 4.

Soong Nung (Rice Water)

- Meant for the end of a meal

To prepare:

Add a few cups of water to the grains of rice stuck at the bottom of a rice pot. Bring this to a boil, and then serve at the end of a meal. It aids in digestion.