What I do to save a bit of dough - for the more Asian style adventurous types!

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JamesN

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Jul 16, 2010
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Berkeley, California or S.Korea
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"
 

JamesN

Assistant Cook
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Berkeley, California or S.Korea
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.
 

buckytom

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My mountain
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?
 

EatLoveMove

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Jul 25, 2011
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Location
Canberra, Australia
JamesN said:
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! :)
 

Fabiabi

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Oct 26, 2010
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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
 

ThePunkHippie

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Sep 18, 2012
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Ontario Canada
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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