Korean Dak Juk (Chicken Porridge)
Though I have tried to avoid getting too personal on the blog, I must admit that this recipe has a bitter-sweet story behind it [sigh]. We are still experiencing record-breaking heat here in the Midwest (100+ weather!), and this is supposed to be the last day of the heat wave according recent weather experts. For some reason, the missus decides that dak juk (chicken porridge) would be an "ideal" dish in this weather, despite the long, slow, tedious (and hot) process of making porridge. We bickered and quarreled and argued and even raised our voices (a little...because of heat) for some time over this issue until I literally passed out from the heat, making it an easy and done argument (from the wife's perspective). And waking up a few hours later, I woke up not only to a comforting and nostalgic meal, but something that made me regret (in hindsight) for raising my voice (a little) at the missus who was in charge of cooking tonight. So, this special post belongs to the real "man of the house" and I officially apologize (in writing) for any harsh words or criticism that may have slipped (bcuz of the heat). ^^ And I apologize to our followers without step-by-step pictures for the recipe, except for the final product itself. The weather is supposed to cool and I hope that all things should turn to normalcy in the near future.