Ok you may be thinking why does a lump of rice, a bush of seaweed, and a fried egg deserve a full post? Well because I love how it is served…it is so simple to make yet it tastes so great! The rice mixture as mentioned previously is made up of rice (duh..), seaweed, a half cooked fried egg, sesame oil, and a little bit of soysauce. How can something be so simple yet so yummy? However the way it is served in a rectangular metal box really gives it that authentic edge to the taste…I mean…I’m sure it won’t taste the same if you eat it in an acrylic polycarbonate bowl….riiight?
도시락 (doh-si-rak) means ‘lunchbox’…A long time ago (I presume…..I’m not sure if students bring their own lunch in nowadays), parents use to make lunch for their children and keep them in those metal boxes for them to bring to school. Nowadays adults too like to order 도시락 (doh-si-rak) to reminisce the old days. You can find many versions of 도시락 for example some can come with Korean sausages, ham, or even spicy rice cakes.
Once served the box requires a vigorous and violent shaking prior mastication. I remember doing it very well until I got scolded by the restaurant owner and he then showed me how it was done….the proper way. I swear I did exactly the same thing as he did… ~_~