Wednesday, June 25, 2008
#41 Red Bean
Red Bean or 'ppaht', is the fifth food group of Korean Moms. They believe Red Bean belongs in everything; from bread to fried chicken. I will admit, sometimes it's pleasant...but let's face it...sometimes it is very bad. Very. Bad. Korean Moms believe that Red Bean serves as some sort of dessert for the most part. Let's not lie to ourselves. It's a fucking BEAN. It makes you fart. Just because you add sugar to it does not always make it the best or only dessert. I could put sugar on a turtle turd and it might be magically delicious for all I know. If you are like me, you have grown up either loving Red Bean or hating it with a burning passion. Your Korean Mom fed this to you in the form of Dduk (rice cake), snacks, bingsoo, steamed buns, etc. You either saw it inside your steamed bun and said, 'yum!' or 'who shit in this?!'. Korean Moms love Red Bean over many other things in life. They prefer it over a box of Godiva chocolates, and sometimes even over you. Use Red Bean liberally to get yourself out of trouble, or score hard to earn points with your Korean Mom. Put it on a slice of cheesecake, put it in her coffee, slather it on her toast, smear it on your report card instead of hiding it. It will make anything and everything better and more pleasing to your Korean Mom. Use the power of the Red Bean my friend, and remember, with great power comes great responsibility.