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May 14, 2013

Asian Spicy Foods

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 12:27 am

– eunuch: a man who has had testicles removed.
– crisp: hard enough to be broken easily
– addict: a person who cannot stop doing or using something,
especially something harmful.
– turmeric: a yellow powder, used as a spice to flavor particular foods, especially curry 강황
– pour: to make a substance flow from a container, especially into another container.
– stir: to mix a liquid or other substance by moving an object such as a spoon in a circular pattern.

Our presentation is about ‘Asian spicy food’. So we chose four countries. Those countries are Korea, China, Thailand, and India.
Because we know very well about Korea, we are going to explain about Korean food first. There are a lot of spicy foods in Korea. So it’s too difficult to select.


The first one is Kimchijjigae.
It’s really easy to make. If you have a pot, some water, and Kimchi, it’s everything. You can put into pot them. And then, boil it and just wait. You can boil this as long as you want. When you have this, it’s best with rice.

Second one is Tteokbokki
Tteokbokki’s ingredients are long rice cakes and red pepper sauce. This food is so popular in Korea. Many people like it, especially teenagers. When they come back home, they eat it together.

The Second country is China.
China has many spicy foods. Spicy foods can made people feel warm in the cold weather.
The first one is Kungpao chicken. Kungpao chicken is a famous Sichuan dish in China with Chicken, peanuts, and hot pepper as the ingredients. In the dish, peanuts taste crisp, chicken tender, and the overall taste is soar, sweet and a bit spicy. Not only the Chinese but also foreigners enjoy it. However as to the history of the dish, not many people can give the true answer. One of the answer is Kungpao chicken was made by a eunuch in the Tang Dynasty. So Kungpao chicken is imperial food.

The other food is Malatang.
Malatang is famous dish in China. “Malatang”, which means spicy and hot, is a Sichuan street food with a devoted following of spice addicts. In Sichuan, you can find different ways to eat Malatang. Some people stand around a big pot casually while some sit around a small one. However, the reason to eat is the same.[1]


The third country is Thailand.
Tom yum soup is special and popular in Thailand. When you first try this, you can feel this is weird. Because the taste is not only spicy but also sour. When you cook that, you need to prepare special powder, some vegetables, and shrimps.[2]

And they have a kind of salad. We normally think salad is not spicy. But there are spicy things in Thailand. The salad is called “Som-tam”, and it’s made of papaya. It looks like ‘Musaengchae’ which is a Korean side dish. You can make this very spicy or not spicy also.[3]


The last country we prepare is India.
Curry is a very famous food in India, and many other close countries eat it too. Curry is made of turmeric powder and other ingredients like potatoes, beef, chicken etc.[4]
It is poured and stirred with rice, which is a very popular way to eat curry. And you can eat it with Nan bread. You break off a piece of bread, and then dip it into the Curry.

The next is Tandoori. Tandoori is a kind of chicken dish. It baked chicken with spicy sauce on a hot place: Tandoor.
It tastes salty, spicy and smoky. So, it has a really strong taste. When you first eat it, you need to be careful. Because it can give you a stomachache.

Our presentation is finished. We are going to start a discussion with our script.


Discussion Questions
1. Do you like spicy food? Why or why not?
2. Do you know other spicy food? What is it? Where can you have it?
3. What food do you think which is the spiciest?
4. Can you cook any spicy food? What is your best dish? Do you have any special recipe?

Class #, Group #, and Members’ names
Class # 28, Group# 3, 공자양(12124774) 유인경(12081787) 이지영(12081818)


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