Sunday, June 6, 2010
Korean tea exudes a burnt-rice aroma
As I am not a fan of Korean food, I had never tried Korean tea until last weekend. At the Korean BBQ Chicken restaurant in Jaya One's Palm Square in Petaling Jaya, I tried its Korean tea and signature dish which was chicken barbecued in olive oil. To my surprise, the tea exuded a burnt-rice aroma, and was completely different from Japanese tea. As for the BBQ chicken, I can only say it was slightly better than the usual roasted chicken. The accompanying rice was also fried in olive oil. Mainly used in Mediterranean dishes, olive oil is an ingredient that has not won the tastebuds of many Chinese gourmets.