We are in 6th grade at elementary school in Seoul. You can call us Hansik (한식). This means Korea food. We study half the day in Korean and half the day in English at our school. It is private school so we pay for lunch but at public school in Seoul all student get free lunch.
We eat lunch at 12pm everyday in the cafeteria. Everyday there is rice, soup, a main dish, and some side dishes. We can drink water if we want. On some special day there is juice. We have to eat everything before we can go. We can have more food if we want. We don’t like many of the food in the cafeteria. Our favorites are fried chicken and noodle soup.
Today’s lunch was white rice, spinach soybean paste soup (시금치 된장국, sigeumchi doenjangguk), kimchi (김치 it is cabbage fermented with spicy red sauce), kim (김 dried seaweed), and dwaeji bulgogi (돼지 불고기) was the main dish. Dwaeji bulgogi is pork, spicy red sauce, and cabbage. It is kind of like stiry fry.
Health rating- 9/10 (Korean food is healthy)
Bites- (Teacher’s Note: I forgot to tell them to count! I’ll remind them tomorrow!)
Courses- Main, Soup, 2 sides
Price- About 2,500 won ($2.50 US)
Pieces of hair- 0!
(Teacher’s Note for the picture: The students are not allowed cameras or phones during school hours so I took the picture. Because of this, the portion size is slightly larger than what is given to the students.)
We were very happy when we learned about Mary’s Meals. In our school we have a market one time a year. We sell things we make and give the money to an orphanage. We think it is very important that kids help other kids.