Thursday, July 17, 2008

Luntiang (green) Salad


Luntiang Salad


In Korea vegetarian reastaurants or Chaesik Buffets are gaining prominence because of the Mad Cow issue. Korean government insisted to import beef from the US in exchange of exporting freely its cars and other electronic products under the FTA (Free Trade Agreement).

Some see the issue not necessarily of mad cow perse but a culmination of different issues against the government neglect to hear to the voice of the people. Unlike the previous administration branded as leftist, the current government of Lee Myung Bak is very conservative. People are beginning to see him as a CEO of Korea's businesses more than a leader. So he revamped members of his first cabinet and had shelved the controversial Grand Canal Plan (a river network connecting Seoul to Busan that will cut across the country), a success claimed by green or environmental groups.

So green... people are now discovering green vegetables more than ever. Korean diet has plenty of fresh vegetables, like when they eat grilled meat, they would have it wrapped with fresh green leafy veggies. In a way whatever fatty acids those meat have got neutralized by fresh enzymes of veggies and spices as well (onion, garlic, chili, etc.).

Below is one of my favorite Korean rice. They call it green tea rice, cooked with green tea so it turns into green. The other dish beside(noodle) is chapchae - my favorite "Korean pansit" - although the noodle is said to be made from flour of sweet potato (?) that's why it is clear and gelatinous.


Berdeng Kanin/Green Tea Rice

16 comments:

Morning Angel said...

Looks delicious!

ces said...

aba pagkain din ang lahok mo! salad ayos yan sa pag d-diet, kaya lang iyung pangalawa lagot ako jan sa kanin! pero mukhang masarap ha...penge:)

sardonicnell said...

the green rice sure stands out, kakaiba sya. happy thursday ;)

♥ KaThYcOt ♥ said...

tsarap!

eto naman ang sa akin

http://whenmomspeaks.com/2008/07/lp-luntian/
http://www.buhaymisis.com/2008/07/lp-luntian.html
http://www.kathycot.com/2008/07/lp-luntian.html

Joy said...

Green tea rice? interesante!!

lino said...

masarap ang salad basta lettuce... :) happy thursday!!! :)

shutterhappyjenn said...

Kaning niluto sa green tea? Hmmm... parang masarap yun ah? Healthy pa!

Ang aking LP ngayong linggo ay makikita sa blog na ito:
Shutter Happenings.

Daan ka ha? Salamat!

ScroochChronicles said...

matutuwa ang yoga guru ko sa post mo. matagal na kasi nya akong kinukulit to go green..eh kaso masarap talaga kumain ng steak :D

btw, i love chapchae noodles!

Cookie said...

sarap ng chapchae :D

betchay said...

matikman nga ang green tea rice na 'yan...

Willa said...

never heard of green rice before.

Buge said...

Parang ang sarap naman ng mga salad na yan Pete! Nagcra-crave tuloy ako ngayon sa salad!

Mgandang Huwebes!

julie said...

Masarap yan :)

TOCCO said...

Wow! This is really cool! I love to learn of different cultures. I have actually had green tea rice. I was fortunate enough to be able to "vacation" in South Korea in 1985!

Thanks for your visit and comment! Have a great day!

PixelMinded said...

add ko po kayo sa blogroll ko,if it's ok.
thanks!

KD said...

Sarap ng fresh green leafy vegestable na lahok mo ngayon, tamang tama para sa healthy living. Eh yung green tea rice okay ba lasa hindi ba lasang..tea? Happy LP!