I used to watch the TV show called “Everybody loves Raymond”. In one episode, Ray saw his wife, Debora, crying alone in the house. He wanted to find out what troubles her and ease her burden, but only to learn that there was no particular reason in Debora’s sobbing. She just wanted to let her emotions out. Ray couldn’t understand. At the end of the show Ray found himself alone in the house. He wanted to understand his wife, and the whole crying thing. So he turned on sad music, sitting quietly on the sofa holding a tissue box just like his wife did. He waited and waited, but couldn’t get emotional. He even tried to squeeze out the tears from his eyes but didn’t help. He gave up and changed the tune into a loud dance music, and started dancing. And the show ended. No wonder why everybody loves Raymond!
I had a very good laugh on that episode. Not that Ray was clueless, but the difference between men and women were so well projected. How can I not love Raymond?
Crying out every once in a while helps to clear out our emotional stress. Just like the dusts on the road get washed away after the heavy rain, crying is soul purifying and honest expression of our mind.
So, let’s cry. Whether your life is throwing a stone at you, or someone touched your life with kindness, cry it out. It is good for you. Then, look for a good comfort food for yourself.
This was a little thought of the day I had as I was making today’s recipe.
I made easy Korean beef rice bowl (bulgogi dupbap, 불고기 덮밥). This is great Korean style comfort food. Traditionally Bulgogi takes time to marinade but with this simplified version, you can cook right away.
Here is beautiful thin slices of beef. Sirloin, rib eye would be good choice.
Then, how about the leftover pineapples? Don’t you hate opening a can and only use a little bit of it?
I will share a special bonus today. If you want to let your tears out for any reason, listen to the song below. Yes, it is Korean song but not the kind you hear these days. K-pop is not always about the pretty boys and girls, nor the funny dance moves. There are many amazing artists who creates beautiful music and this song is one my favorite. If you understand Korean, you will find how beautiful the lyrics are.
Some says this song makes them cry even if they don’t understand the words. For me, I feel like heading to Karaoke and sing my heart out with this song!
Hope your weekends are as beautiful as you are.
Cheers! …I mean Tears!
Korean Beef Rice Bowl, the quick version
- 1 1/2 lb 700g very thinly sliced beef sirloin or rib eye
- 1/2 onion. sliced
- 1 handful mushroom any kind, sliced
For the sauce
- 5 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 2-3 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoon canned crushed pineapple
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 onion grated
- 1 tablespoon rice wine
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon coarse pepper
- 1/2 cup sea kelp stock optional *
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds to garnish optional
- Place beef on a few layers of kitchen towel and drain some blood.
- Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl combine all the sauce ingredients and mix well.
- Place the beef in a large mixing bowl, pour the sauce and mix well with your hand. Let it sit for 15 minutes for the meat to soak the flavor.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat, add some beef (You might need to cook 2-3 batches to cook evenly), onion, and mushroom. Start tossing all together to cook evenly, about 2-3 minutes.
- Serve over freshly cooked hot rice and sprinkle sesame seeds to garnish. Kimchi will make a wonderful side dish to serve with.
- * To make sea kelp stock, simmer 1 cup of water with a piece of dried sea kelp for 10 minutes.