Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Black Day

Jajangmyeon or black noodles

Friday (April 14) was Black Day, which is the day when everyone who didn't get anything for Valentine's Day or White Day, goes out and eats black noodles. (In Korea, Valentine's Day is a day for girlfriends to give gifts to their boyfriends and White Day (March 14) is for boyfriends to give the gifts.) I didn't give or get anything either previous holiday so I went out and tried Jajangmyeon for the first time. It's noodles and vegetables in a black bean sauce and it was much better than I was expecting (black noodles kept reminding me of black pudding).