So I was (mostly) fast-forwarding through Boys Before Flowers, and decided that I wanted to roll myself some kimbap, i.e. Korean sushi. Now, this is from someone who never had the slightest inclination to take a sushi-rolling class even when it was offered on a silver platter. So, you know, I was surprised by myself.
Anyway, so I went recipe-hunting, and ingredients-gathering, and collected my wits about me (but forgot to check out YouTube first!), and made a first attempt that tasted all right but fell apart at the seams, then the second attempt seemed to taste OK too, and some of it even stayed somewhat intact (Exhibit A above). Very good with the Korean soy sauce I bought along the Koreatown of Hong Kong, Kimberly Street.
Unfortunately, I started feeling dizzy an hour or two later — like my head was swirling inside of itself — and ended up regurgitating quite a bit of dinner. It’s either because I overate or something went wrong … maybe the eggs? Did I overdo the sesame oil? Or, horrors, under-do the hygiene?! Whatever it was, I had to dump the nice portion I kept for lunch (argh, what a waste!) just in case it wasn’t because I overate. And I guess I won’t be attempting kimbap again for a good long while. Eurgh.
But, done right, kimbap really is tasty stuff!