Passport to Flavor: Visit South Korea

Passport to Flavor

We’ve challenged your children to become global citizens without leaving Lake County by grabbing a Passport to Flavor and taking our Global Dine Around Challenge for Kids. If you missed the intro head over to the Passport to Flavor challenge for the details.

So far we have been to:

Today we are heading to South Korea.

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Global Dining Challenge for Kids: Destination South Korea

Try BBlue House Korean BBQ, 1484 Townline Rd. in Mundelein. My friend Margot, whose husband is part Korean, loves Blue House, and gave me the scoop on this restaurant. What makes Korean barbecue so fun is that the meat can be roasted yourself on grills at the table.  If your kids aren’t old enough to handle the grills safely, simply ask that your meat be cooked in the kitchen. Kids will think it’s neat to press the call buttons at your table whenever you need service.

Blue House Korean
Photo Credit: Blue House on Facebook

Take the Challenge:

All meals are served with lots of free banchan, which are small appetizers. Margots’ kids like the boiled potatoes and some of the veggies. Place an order for mandu, which are Korean dumplings you will find are quite similar to Polish Pierogi.  Mandu can be boiled, fried, or steamed and is served with a soy dipping sauce.  More adventurous kids may be up for trying Bibimbap which is rice dish that literally means “mixed rice.”  Plus, “bibimbap” is just really fun to say!

Recommended Reading:


Dumpling Soup  by Jama Kim Rattigan

from Amazon: Marisa gets to help make dumplings this year to celebrate the New Year. But she worries if anyone will eat her funny-looking dumplings. Set in the Hawaiian islands, this story celebrates the joyful mix of food, customs, and languages from many cultures.

 

Before you go print out this coloring sheet to take with you and your children can learn about South Korea while they wait for their food!

SuthKoreaColoring South Korea Coloring Page


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About Loralie 193 Articles
When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home. She is the Features Editor and Marketing Director at Little Lake County.

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