Today's lunch is ojingeo deopbab (오징어덮밥), or spicy stir-fried ojingeo with steamed rice. Ojingeo is cuttlefish, the smaller cousins of the squid.
Let's get the side stuff out of the way first.
Here's the bowl of soup that came with the meal. Seaweed soup which is typcically salty.
The side dishes that accompanied the meal.
Stir-fried carrots, cucumber, cabbage and canned luncheon meat (spam) and seasoned with sesame oil and a sprinkling of sesame seed. Not bad.
Stir-fried dried shrimps with long beans. Nice.
This is the spicy stir-fried ojingeo with steamed rice. Notice the rice is cutely decorated with a pinch of black sesame seeds. KRW5,000.
This stir-fry of sliced cuttlefish comes with a healthy dose of chili paste and chucky cuts of carrots, onions, leek, spring onions and topped with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
The cuttlefish packs a nice chewy and crunchy texture. Definitely not for those in dentures!
I like the chunky cuts of veges and the chili sauce is awesome - spicy yet sweet and goes very well with the plain rice. Conclusion - very nice, but be prepared for some tedious chewing.