by JAMES S. KIM
Dexter Morgan has seen his share of blood splatter. But would he be able to handle kimchi splatter?
MBC’s Everybody Kimchi! explores the phenomenon of assault with a fermented weapon to the juiciest extent. The South Korean TV show is set in the kimchi industry, and like the dish itself, we can only imagine the drama is just as spicy.
In a recent episode, Won Ki-jun’s character plays a big-shot jerk lawyer who betrays the woman’s daughter. In perhaps one of the best redemption/revenge scenes ever, he gets what’s coming to him. The mother takes an entire cabbage head of kimchi and gives the guy a thorough whack. Move over, Oldboy.
The slap occurs at about the 1:30 mark.
Anyone else feel worse for his white shirt than for him getting kimchi juice all up in his ear and office? And by the way, what’s up with the printer in the back shooting out a sheet of paper just as the slap occurs?
We understand that face: cleaning up spilled kimchi is like dealing with a radiation leak. Also, the shirt. The poor shirt.
For those who can’t get enough, here’s the kimchi slap over and over for one minute.
Image via Kotaku
Summer’s nearly here, and that means barbecue season! That might also mean your standard fare of hot dogs and burgers, macaroni salad and other outdoor food staples. But if you’re thinking of trying something new, here’s one way to take your next hot dog to the next level.
This recipe for the Kimchi hot dog comes from online Korean cuisine master Emily Kim, who also goes by Maangchi, which means “hammer” in Korean. Aside from publishing actual cookbooks, you can check out the extensive number of videos on her YouTube channel. Be sure to note the special way she prepares the hot dogs.
Kimchi Hot Dog
Ingredients (for 4 hot dogs):
- 4 hot dog buns
- 4 hot dogs, scored
- 1/3 cup fermented kimchi, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- a pinch of sugar
- lettuce leaves
- cheddar cheese
1. Heat up a large grill or pan over medium high heat. Lower the heat to medium. Add the vegetable oil and cook the dogs until outside is crispy. Take out the dogs to a plate and set aside. Cook the buns, turning them with tongs until fluffy. Take the buns out and set aside.
2. Tilt the pan to collect the leftover oil and add kimchi. Stir-fry it for a few minutes. Add sugar and stir. Remove from the heat and add the chopped onion. Mix it well. The onion will be a little cooked from the heated kimchi.
Put some lettuce, cooked kimchi onion mixture, and a dog in each bun and top with mustard and cheddar.
Images via Maangchi.com