Thirty days, twenty... six(?) blog posts later, and I'm finally finished. But before I go, let me leave you with this delicious morsel of goodness.
Monday morning this snack and lunch menu graced my desk.
Click to enlarge, I promise you'll be rewarded!
Most days I like to play a game called Lunch Roulette which usually involves me ducking into the teachers room, rubbing my hands together and exclaiming, "Pizza again?!" All the Korean teachers laugh as I eyeball what is inevitably a lunch made up of kimchi/rice/murky soup/odd foreign vegetables/mystery meat.
Enter the gambling: Do I wager against my better judgement and wolf down the mystery meat, risking a potential wicked tummy ache later, OR do I fold and hightail it to the Family Mart for a lunch of a Coke and Snickers? (Occasionally I take option number three: edit the existing lunch, which today meant I had corn salad with mayo and krab, and a bowl of rice. Delicious, no?)
Having this menu is seriously fucking with my head, mostly because now I have nothing to look forward to. I like to be surprised. I like the mystery of not knowing which days are spaghetti or dong kas (perfectly acceptable lunches), and which days are quail's egg in ketchup or stir fried baby octopus (so obviously NOT acceptable lunches.)
However, it does afford me the opportunity to make fun of Google translate. For example:
1. Monday 6/28: boiled dry fool fish
2. Monday 7/12: environmentally apple milk
3: Monday 7/19: anchovy panbroiling and yellowish overripe cucumbers salad
(Looks like our cooks have def got a case of the Mondays.)
4. Friday 7/16: meat rice gruel... just like in prison
Also on the menu: fiied fish, fiied shrimp, rice punch, and fish sausage soup. Don't be too jealous.