Are you a K-drama fan? If you are, I am pretty sure that you have watched the highly popular Crash Landing On You which stars Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin. I have watched this drama like 6 times. Yes, I am crazy like that because I can’t seem to get over those swoon-worthy scenes. This is the first K-drama I have watched. It was during the first lockdown back in March 2o20 that I spent my days binge-watching it. Right after my first K-drama, there was no turning back. I have been ‘Kimchified’.
Ok, back to Crash Landing On You. There was one scene where Yoon Se-Ri was talking to the soldiers in Rhi Jeong Yeok Shi’s house and couldn’t stop munching on a snack. According to the subtitles, that snack is Scorched Rice with Sugar and it is called Nurungji in Korean. Yoon Se-Ri said those snacks were addictive. Nurungji is crunchy and the texture is like crackers. Below is the scene of Yoon Se-Ri tearing out small pieces of nurungji and munching them.
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So one weekend when I was in Freshan, a Korean Mart at 163 Retail Park, I was thrilled to see the scorched rice for sale. Seeing it brought me back to that special scene in Crash Landing On You. However, I was taken aback at the price. Can you see it?
The packet of scorched rice cost a whopping RM77.40. Geez, I could have a rack of ribs for that price. Pretty insane right? Well, it’s good to know that imported scorched rice ain’t cheap. I guess we can always make our own and you can actually get scorched rice from Claypot chicken rice *chuckle*.