Nothing warms your heart more than a warm bowl of Korean shrimp porridge. This hearty and delicious bowl of porridge is the perfect meal for you and your loved ones. Nutritious and delicious, a warm bowl of Korean shrimp porridge is best enjoyed during breakfast and dinnertime. Perfect for cold and rainy days!
What is Korean Shrimp Porridge
Korean shrimp porridge is a bowl of porridge topped with shrimps. The sweet shrimps combined with fragrant porridge will warm your insides and your heart. Garnishes such as spring onions, seaweed and fried garlic elevated the dish with a variety of flavours and textures.
History of Korean Shrimp Porridge
Porridge originally came from India. During ancient India, the locals usually made porridge using grains called millet. This dish is a common dish that can be found in the street vendors in Tamil Nadu. Porridge was commonly referred to as congee which comes from a Tamil word ‘kanji’ which means grains or rice.
The word porridge was adopted when Portuguese traders came to India. The traders loved congee so much that it was instant favourite among the Portuguese. Upon returning home, they cooked congee and used the word “porridge” in most of their recipes. When the porridge became widespread to people all over the world, it quickly became a staple food in most countries.
Porridge is easy to cook and digest which explains why it became the staple food for many countries. After a while, people started to innovate and added greens and meat that gave porridge more flavour. To date, we have many different versions of porridge that is enjoyed in different countries.
In United States, they enjoy eating grits where the porridge is flavoured with dried corn.
In the Philippines, they enjoy eating arroz caldo where rice grains are boiled in ginger and chicken broth until it becomes porridge.
In Europe, they enjoy eating kasha where the grain is boiled in water or milk to create the milky porridge they love. In Croatia, the locals enjoy eating zganchi. The Croatian porridge is made of corn, honey and yogurt and wheat and is usually eaten over breakfast.
In Korea, they enjoy eating saewojuuk or Korean shrimp porridge where the porridge is boiled with shrimps and greens. Korean shrimp porridge is among one of the healthiest and delicious porridge from all around the world. The porridge is seasoned with salt and pepper, spring onions, seaweed, kimchi and delicious greens that can satisfy your tastebuds!
Health Benefits of Korean Shrimp Porridge
Korean shrimp porridge is the nutritious and delicious meal that we all need. Porridge is among the healthiest dishes in the whole world. Porridge is made with gluten-free whole grain with high amounts of vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants.
A bowl of porridge can help you to reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. It also helps to boost metabolism and improves digestion.
Where to Find Korean Shrimp Porridge in Malaysia
Korean shrimp porridge can be found in The Matjib Korean restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious Korean shrimp porridge so you can give it a try!
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