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Old 07-16-2010, 01:37 AM   #1
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What I do to save a bit of dough - for the more Asian style adventurous types!

Hi everyone,

My first post. I've been a foodie most of my life, even creating some noodle dishes from scratch! Love noodles. But lately I've been in save mode due to starting my businesses and such. But since I spend a lot of my time traveling, I'll share with you what I do to save money here in S.Korea.

Canned Tuna! oh yea...but I do a quickie style sushi thingy with it. It's very popular here in S.Korea

- 1 canned tuna about $1.00 where I'm at
- 1 teaspoon of spicy taste (called gochuchang here) I meant paste!
- some toasted sushi seaweed wrap (they call it kim here) ( .50 per mini pack)
- 1 bowl of ready made microweavabowl rice ($1.00)

Take a rectangular piece of kim and spoon some hot rice, then 25% of tuna , wrap it all up, and shove it in your mouth and there you go... a true Korean style meal for Under 3 bucks!

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Old 07-16-2010, 02:18 AM   #2
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Oh i forgot, make sure you mix the tuna and spicy paste thoroughly and add a little sugar, this technique makes a big difference in taste and texture! You don't want chunks of tuna, you basically want tuna paste.
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:07 PM   #3
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sounds good to me.
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:12 PM   #4
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welcome jamesn.

this sounds good. i'll have to try it. it sounds like you are making samgak kimbap.

i love gochuchang (a sort of thick hot sauce), so i think it would go well with tuna.

do you use nori or roasted laver? is it oiled and or salted?
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:23 AM   #5
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Hi everyone,

My first post. I've been a foodie most of my life, even creating some noodle dishes from scratch! Love noodles. But lately I've been in save mode due to starting my businesses and such. But since I spend a lot of my time traveling, I'll share with you what I do to save money here in S.Korea.

Canned Tuna! oh yea...but I do a quickie style sushi thingy with it. It's very popular here in S.Korea

- 1 canned tuna about $1.00 where I'm at
- 1 teaspoon of spicy taste (called gochuchang here) I meant paste!
- some toasted sushi seaweed wrap (they call it kim here) ( .50 per mini pack)
- 1 bowl of ready made microweavabowl rice ($1.00)

Take a rectangular piece of kim and spoon some hot rice, then 25% of tuna , wrap it all up, and shove it in your mouth and there you go... a true Korean style meal for Under 3 bucks!

"Eat less if you want to be mentally alert"
That sounds so good! I'm definitely giving that one a go. Thanks for sharing, I'm a newbie too! :)
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:50 AM   #6
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This sounds like a really lovely alternative to sushi, never even thought of it but will definitely be trying it sometime. Keep them coming
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:09 PM   #7
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This would make a really neat take-it-with-you lunch. I'm thinking if I make some sticky rice, add the tuna & hot sauce, & then take nori with me, I could just make it as I want to eat it :)

I know what my fiance's getting for lunch this week *laughs*
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:26 PM   #8
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I'm totally making this once I eat rice again
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Hello MR JamesN ,this sounds good
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