Last week was kind of hectic. The weekend before last I went to teach an English camp out in the wilderness and had to eat non diet foods. I restrained from the temptations of ice cream and stuff like that, but once the camp was finished I found it necessary to indulge in a bit of Kalbi. For those of you who don't know, Kalbi is a magical Korean rib barbecue dish that is generally prepared at the table over open coals. Last Sunday I had Kalbi at perhaps Jinju's finest Kalbi spot, hyosung kalbi. Tender, sweet morsels of pork rib grilled over bamboo charcoal made both me and my stomach smile. Topped off with a small bowl of cold noodles (Naengmyun, video to come) made for a nice end to a hectic camp day.
The next day I still couldn't keep to the diet since I went over to my fiance's house, both to have her parents see that I was a fit spouse, but mostly to memorialize her grandfather in the Korean ceremony called a "Jessa." I had to eat a lot on that day as well, since a Jessa celebration involves a feast.
Monday also marked the end of phase one of my instinct dieting. This meant that I could resume consuming alcohol. Since I was at the camp during the weekend with no free time, I also couldn't buy any more groceries to continue dieting. Therefore I was stuck for one week for one week with no food, it also meant that I had to dine out more nights that week. (More on that later.)
By Wednesday I finally got around to weighing myself, and I found that I had lost another few tenths of a Kilogram (the week before I was 85 something something this week I was 84 something something.)
Friday night I went out for dinner and discovered that I kind of hate tuna sushi. I like sushi, however tuna is usually frozen. Let me tell you fishcicles, are really quite disgusting. And at 35000 won for two people. I feel that I had lost a meal that night.
Now this all brings us to last night June 22nd. After extensive shopping, I finally built up a nice war refrigerator chest full of goodies that I plan to make and eat this week. Last night I had another wonderful "I diet," meal from the book. The meal was "I diet Asian pork barbecue."
One pork tenderloin
Some Hoisin sauce
And some onion.
Chop up all the vegetables with the wet ingredients to make a marinade. Then put the pork in the Marinade and let it sit for a day.
The next day, grill it.
I served mine with some rice and salad. Rice isn't very good i-diet food, but last Sunday I bought some award winning rice from Jinju that I wanted to try (Five Kilograms I think). My Gff said that the meal was fantastic, she said, "Best Barbeque ever." Personally I thought it was good but I don't know that it warranted such praise. This is a meal that I would recommend though.