Camp Humphreys dishes up authentic Korean cooking class
November 9, 2012
CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Family members here had a chance to experience making authentic Korean food, kimbab, at the Army Community Service "Fun & Easy Korean Cooking Class," Oct. 31. The class is held monthly at the Family Readiness Center (Bldg. 1127) kitchen classroom.
Wang, Kyong, an ACS program assistant who instructed the class this time, purchased products in the Humphreys Commissary and prepared all the ingredients beforehand. The class participants showed up at 11 a.m., and by that time the rice was cooked, eggs were fried and cut into long strips, and the spinach, carrots and cucumbers were washed, cut and stir fried.
When the class started, everybody gathered around the table where the ingredients were settled. Wang explained what kimbab means ('kim' -- seaweed, 'bab' -- rice) and showed the students how to make it. After the demonstration, the spectators tasted the kimbab and were encouraged to make one themselves.
Lauren Kindelt, an Army wife, liked the class and said that she had a lot of fun.
"We got to make kimbab and found out what it meant in Korean and what the traditional ingredients are," she said. "I will try to cook it at home. The ingredients are fairly easy -- they are all stuff that we could find at the commissary. It will be easy to make it at home. And I would recommend this class to my friends. It was a lot of fun. You only get to go to Korea for a short period and classes like these are an experience. Take every opportunity you can."
According to Wang, the October class saw a large turnout compared to Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season in the summer. Wang also said that she enjoyed sharing Korean food with the attendees.
"I think a lot of people know how to make kimbab now; instead of buying it, they can make it from a scratch. Preparing is a lot of work, but making it is very fun," she added.
The next "Fun & Easy Korean Cooking Class" is scheduled for Nov. 28, starting at 11 a.m., also at the FRC. The class will feature Sweet Rice Pancakes, a Korean traditional desert.
For more information about this class, call 753-8401.