Pregnant Ladies Sure Have Weird Cravings!
And my wife Miyoung is no different. You know the old pickles and ice cream cliche (which I was able to confirm with an English friend spans the Atlantic Ocean). Miyoung has stayed true to the cliche by demanding the weirdest thing she could possibly think of: ganjang gaejang (간장게장).
For those not in the know, ganjang gaejang is basically raw crab pickled in soy sauce. It couldn’t just be any old pickled crab, though, it had to be from Midamche, a somewhat expensive Korean restaurant behind the GS Square Department Store.
Yeah, that’s the raw head of a pregnant crab that died several weeks ago. Terrible picture, I know, so here’s one of what it’s supposed to look like:
The reason it had to be from Midamche is because their sauce is really good, extra sweet and cinnamoney.
Of course Miyoung’s morning sickness is so bad she ate about ten bites and then threw up. At W15,000 for one crab, it was really expensive, but the sauce will be mixed into everyone in the house’s rice for a week, so it’s sort of worth it.