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Why Koreans Eat Boiling Hot Soup During The Hottest Days Of Summer

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It is a little known fact that many Koreans love their boiling bowls of soup the most during the hottest days of summer, so it would not be unusual to find them downing steaming hot samgyetang (chicken ginseng soup) during an oppressively humid afternoon.

In Korea, they say, “fight fire with fire!,” restaurant owner Choi Mi-hee told Vice. “[Samgyetang] has benefits because when it’s too hot, we eat cold things. Our stomach gets colder but the rest of us stays hot. So we have to make it the same temperature.”

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Such belief brings a flock of patrons to Choi’s Gangwon Toon Samgyetang in Ilsan, Korea during the three hottest days of Korean summer —chobok, jungbok, and malbo. It is widely believed that eating the soup three times in this period is good for a person’s health.

“When we eat samgyetang, we can get our stamina back,” Choi claimed.

The special soup is often consumed with ginseng liquor or soju.

Samgyetang is cooked with month-old chicken that fits whole into a bowl. The still tender meat is filled with garlic and rice and then cooked with ginseng, jujube, milk vetch root, and chestnut as basic ingredients with other ingredients depending on who’s cooking. Choi, for her part, includes eight additional special ingredients that she did not want to reveal.

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The popular Korean specialty is getting more attention abroad. Canned and frozen samgyetang has recently been exported to and found popularity in China. Like in Korea, the Chinese believe that the soup can prevent illnesses.

Choi insists that while the meal itself may contain more than 1,000 calories per bowl, samgyetang is still a better option than what is available out there.

“Nowadays, a lot of Koreans eat a lot of junk food,” said Choi, “But samgyetang doesn’t have chemical ingredients and is natural and healthy.”

Written by Ryan General, NextShark

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Here’s How To Make A Vegetarian Version of In-N-Out’s Double Double

In-N-Out has one of the most celebrated customizable menus in the fast food game, but when it comes to vegetarian options from the West Coast burger chain, the pickins are slim. Lucky for us, it’s surprisingly very easy to capture that sought after In-N-Out flavor and keep things looking, feeling, and tasting meaty, all while keeping it wholly vegetarian.

It’s all thanks to black beans.

Using some minimal effort, a bit of ingenuity, and a passion for keeping our vegetarian friends looped into the In-N-Out flavor pool, we present to you a Black Bean Double Double you can make in less time it would take you to actually have to wait in the drive-thru line:

 

The Black Bean Double Double

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RECIPE

 

  • Hamburger buns
  • 15-oz can of black beans
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • Cheddar cheese slices
  • Thousand island dressing
  • Lettuce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic

 

Throw your beans, garlic and a little oil into a blender until you’ve got a thick paste.

 

Pour your bread crumbs into a bowl and add your bean paste. Add one whole egg and the egg white from a second egg to your mixture. Mix everything together thoroughly. You may need to add more breadcrumbs until your bean mixture is thick enough to mold.

 

Form your black bean mixture into four separate patties. (You only need two, but it’s always nice to have back-ups.)

 

In-N-Out’s famous grilled onions

 

Finely dice a whole onion and throw it on a pan with about a tablespoon of oil. Cook until the onions have browned a little and then add a few tablespoons of water. The onions should absorb the water and become translucent. Continue cooking until the onions are a rich brown color and remove them from heat.

 

Now it’s time for your patties.

 

Place your patties on a frying pan on medium to high heat with about two tablespoons of olive oil.

 

Cook one side for about two minutes and then carefully flip the patty over. Place a slice of cheese on top of each patty so that it melts.

 

Finally, the stack.

 

On the bottom bun, spread a layer of thousand island and top it with a tomato slice. On top of the tomatoes, add a bed of lettuce for your greens. Place your first patty on top of the lettuce and add your grilled onions.

 

To make it the perfect Double Double, you’re gonna need your second patty. Carefully place your second patty onto the burger and top it off with your bun.

 

Now you can enjoy the deliciousness of In-N-Out’s Double Double without having to ever touch meat.

 

The entire process takes less than 30 minutes once you have all your ingredients together.

 

That’s about the same time as a round trip to your local burger spot:

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Chinese Factory Worker Kills and Eats ‘Wild’ Corgi, Learns It Was His Boss’s Pet The Next Day

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Chinese factory worker was fired from his job after he mistook his boss’s dog for a stray, beat it to death, then cooked and ate it.

On Feb. 13, a factory worker named Zhang in eastern China found a Pembroke Welsh Corgi wandering around the bathroom at work. He presumed it was a stray and decided that the dog would make a great meal, so he beat the animal to death with a wooden stick.

He took the dog’s body back to his staff quarters where he and his roommates shaved, skinned and cooked the dog that night. They ate the dog the next day.

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When Zhang and his roommates returned to work, they discovered “missing dog” flyers posted all around — it turns out the Corgi belonged to his boss who offered over $1,200 as a reward for information.

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An anonymous person who witnessed Zhang beat the dog to death called the boss, named Wang,  to let him know the bad news. Zhang’s boss then visited his staff quarters to find his dog’s fur covering the floor as well as a knife.

Zhang reportedly claimed:

“I thought it was a wild dog, I had no clue it was so precious.”

He and his roommates offered compensation for the dog but Wang instead chose to fire them and take them to the police where they were charged with theft.

Zhang has since been released on bail.

Wang had allegedly bought the Corgi puppy, worth an estimated $1,800, last May for his daughter.

Source: SCMP

Written by Jacob Wagner, NextShark

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Airplane Food: Economy Vs. First Class Meals on 19 Airlines

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Only those of us who frequently fly international have the pleasure of dining of airline food, but what even fewer people know is the often huge difference between the food they serve in economy and the meals they serve in first class.

Here’s how the food looks on 19 airlines around the world (depending on where you sit in the plane):

1. United Airlines

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2. American Airlines

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3. Delta Air Lines

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4. Emirates

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5. British Airways

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6. Air France

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7. Air Canada

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8. Lufthansa

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9. Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM)

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10. All Nippon Airways (ANA)

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11. Japan Airlines

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12. Korean Air

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13. Singapore Airlines

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14. Thai Airways

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15. Cathay Pacific

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16. Air China

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17. Turkish Airlines

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18. Aegean Airlines

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19. Kenya Airlines

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Written by Editorial Staff, NextShark

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This Italian Chain Is Giving Away A MILLION Free Dishes, Here’s How To Get One

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Who: Carrabba’s Italian Grill

What: The 1 Million Dish giveaway lets patrons of Carrabba’s win themselves a free meal ticket. Fans, or anyone in favor of a potential free meal, can enter their email to the chance to get one of 20 different made-from-scratch meals the restaurant has to offer.

Official rules, in detail, can be found here.

Where: This giveaway will be available at all participating Carrabba’s locations.

When: Jan. 11 through Jan. 14, 2016.

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An Intimate Look At 100 Years Of Family Dinners [WATCH]

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Family dinners are a sacred event. There’s nothing like coming home after a long day of work and sitting down with your family to enjoy a meal made with love. No matter what century we’re from, a good home-cooked meal can be the highlight of our day.

Mode created this beautiful video that follows 100 years of family dinners. From meat and potatoes to quinoa and grilled salmon, the short film takes us on a visual journey of dining with the family.

Each decade features a signature dish that was popular at the time. Check out the video below.

Just a heads up, this is not for watching on an empty stomach.

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Dress Up Like a Cow, Get a Free Meal at Chick-Fil-A

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Cow appreciation day is this Friday, which means you can score yourself a free lunch if you get into the holiday spirit. If you go to your local Chick-fil-A location dressed in full cow garb (head to toe), you’ll earn a free meal. If you’re just looking for a free entree you can go in with a cow accessory. You don’t even have to go all out, the restaurant is making it easy for you with a DIY cow costume you can print at home. To claim your free food, head on over your local Chick-fil-A Friday, July 11.

H/T + PicThx Grub Grade

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What Army Food Rations Look Like From Country to Country

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Get ready to be thankful for that sad desk lunch you’re warily picking at. Redditor itsrattlesnake compiled a series of army rations given to troops around the world.

It’s not everlasting pizza (yet) but many of the spreads feature an impressive showcase of technology and creativity. From flameless heated meal pouches in the US to sophisticated attempts at deer pâté in France and chicken tikka masala in the UK. Although, judging from the warning comments that the chocolate snacks double as laxatives, there’s always room for improvement.

Yes, you’ll be surprised that vodka-soaked biscuits aren’t on the German ration. No, Canada’s meal pack doesn’t contain maple syrup.

Germany

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Several just-add-water sachets of grapefruit and juice powder. Italian biscotti. Liver sausage spread. Rye Bread. Goulash with potatoes. Sour cherry and apricot jams for breakfast.

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Spain

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Cans of green beans and ham. Squid in vegetable oil. Pate. Sachet of powdered vegetable soup. Peach syrup and crackers handed out to replace dessert bread (not shown). Disposable heater with matches and fuel tabs. Vitamin C, glucose, water purification and rehydration tablets. Yes, we are aware Spain’s pack of tablets looks like a pack of condoms.

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Almond poppy seed pound cake. Cranberries. Non-alcoholic apple cider. Peanut butter and crackers. Pasta with vegetable crumbles in spicy tomato sauce. Just-add-water powder to heat up plastic meal pouch.

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Canada

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Bear Paws (win). Salmon fillet with Tuscan sauce or vegetarian couscous. Peanut butter and raspberry jam sandwich.

Note: Original source has photo incorrectly switched with Denmark’s army rations. It has been corrected for this post.

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France

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Deer pâté. Cassoulet with duck confit. Creole-style pork. Crème chocolate pudding. Coffee and flavored drink powded. Muesli. Dupont d’Isigny caramel. Disposable heater.

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Italy

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A breakfast shot of 40% alcohol cordiale (aka breakfast of champions). Powdered cappuccino. Biscotti. Pasta. Bean soup. Canned turkey. Rice salad. Power sport bar. Canned fruit salad. Muesli chocolate bar. Disposable camping stove.

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UK

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Kenco coffee. Mini bottle of Tabasco. Chicken tikka masala. Vegetarian pasta. Pork and beans. Trail mix. Apple “fruit pocket” snacks. Packets of Polos. Teabags.

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Estonia

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Stuffed peppers. Chicken-meat pâté. Smoked sprats. Liver sausage with potatoes. Crispbreads. Halva with vanilla. Muesli. Fruit pocket. Honey.

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Denmark

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Earl Grey Tea. Mini bottle of Tabasco sauce. Beans and bacon in tomato sauce. Golden oatie biscuit. Rowntree’s Tooty Frooties. Flameless heater (similar to US version).

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Singapore

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Szechuan chicken noodles. Mushroom, basil, rice and chicken dish. Soya milk with red-bean dessert.

Note: For some reason, the standard packet that usually accompanies the above MREs wasn’t depicted in the original post. Here’s a more accurate representation courtesy of dreamwaltzer.

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Australia

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Vegemite. Jam sandwich biscuits. Tube of sweetened condensed milk. Fonterra processed cheddar cheese. Meatballs and chili tuna pasta. Curious-looking bars labeled “chocolate ration.”

Also, “can-opener-cum-spoon,” aka FRED for “Fucking Ridiculous Eating Device.”

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