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Thursday, September 23, 2004

breakfast (Korean occidentalism)

Hankyoreh reminds the readers that it's important to eat a good breakfast. It's said that more than 20% are not eating a breakfast at all.
Below is a table of typical, or stereotypical Korean, Western, and snack types of breakfasts. I plead to be excluded from the category of "Western" if I'm expected to have a breakfast such as in the table: (white) bread, butter, strawberry jam, fried egg, salad with mayonnaise dressing, milk.

ruisreikäleipä / 호밀 구멍빵 / rye bread with holeWhat category would the following very very welbing breakfast typical in our family be included: three-grain wholemeal porridge, two pieces of wholemeal rye bread (see pic) with tomato, low-fat cheese, no-fat turkey cold cuts, milk coffee ("latte")?

But what am I complaining: this is a Korean idea of a Western breakfast; I'll allow for some exaggeration if it helps in propagating the healthiness of the Korean kind of breakfast.

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<Anonymous Anonymous> said on 23.9.04 : 

I was wondering why my partner insisted I ate breakfast this morning, and now I have found out - she read the same article yesterday!

Do they mean 서구 or do they mean 미국 I wonder.


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