Excited for lunch
Some of you will remember me doing a post on the Pig’s Feet and Pizza lunch at my summer school two weeks ago. Well, this week we went a step further and moved to the head of the pig. Upon asking “What is for lunch today?”, I was told that we were eating PIG’S FACE. I was a little startled at first, “Pig’s face?”. Oh my word!! I imagined eyes, pig snout and even some rubbery lips. What an overactive imagination I have – I completely imagined the most disgusting concoction of facial parts.
When she showed me the piece of meat I realised that I have probably, unknowingly, eaten this meat before. It looked like a normal, albeit very fatty, piece of meat. As I watched her cut it into slices and then add cucumber, vinegar and some spices, I remembered that Justin and I have in fact eaten “cheek meat”, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Check out that trip to Busan Tower, South Korea, back in 2010. After our lovely day of adventure we enjoyed some Pork Cheek on Korean BBQ. Even then we thought it sounded a little odd, we tried it anyway and it tasted amazing. I guess I shouldn’t assume the worst, however I did tell my co-worker (the chef) that maybe not saying “face” when describing meat would scare the foreigners a little less.
“Pig Face Salad”
This was our lunch: Stir-fried cabbage and beef, egg and courgette, and pork with cauliflower. Without fail, we had rice (no need to even mention that), and as an extra we had some pastry-type of bread. It was a good meal, shared with my little kiddos and some of their mothers, after a morning of teaching and learning.