Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Pretty Flower Meal - WW



Fresh Flower Bibimbap (花饭)!

When I was in South Korea, I visited Sangsoo Herb Land (相洙香草世界) . It is the largest herb farm in East Asia. It has 197,700 sq yard of land & more than 550 types of herbs. And what a wonderful experience I have!

We toured its indoor garden and glass house. I was amazed by the amount of herbs & beautiful flowering plants. We get to smell & taste some of them.

Dr Lee Sang Soo and my student

Mr Lee Sang Soo, the white-haired CEO of Sangsoo Herb Land gave us an invigorating talk on the usage of herbs in our daily life. A few of us were asked to go on-stage to demonstrate the effects of herbs. We were presented with bottles of mineral water which have been flavoured with herbs.

It was freezing cold outside. Water at a waterfall has frozen into a spectacular sight. There is a very beautiful outdoor garden which has a 1000-yr-old Pine (千年松 ) tree. And a rock that resembles a male organ and every body was taking photos with it. haha....

The P**** Rock! hehehe.....

The crockery used during a Korean meal.....

We had lunch at its restaurant. Many VIPs from around the world have been here. We had a beautiful & healthy meal. We had Fresh Flower Bibimbap (花饭)! How cool is that!

Rice mixed with flowers, vegetable and a special sauce

After visiting Sangsoo Herb Land, I am encouraged to grow my own herb garden. With the many benefits highlighted by Mr Lee Sang Soo, I'm sure I would be able to convince my family & friends to eat their way to a healthy lifestyle!






93 comments:

  1. 2 high-teas now!!

    aiyoh your post makes me wanna go to Korea again :)

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  2. napaboaniya,
    More photos in Korea coming up! bombard you with them until you cannot tahan.... kakaka...

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  3. napaboaniya,
    Woot! I just noticed! Top commentator again!

    *clap clap clap*

    1. Nonya Hi-Tea
    2. Ipoh coffee at Big Splash

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  4. Wow! this flower meal look good.
    Mmmm wanna see this herb farm too in the future.

    Thanx for understanding- we went walking around on saturday and then at night to the Singapore Flyer so we were all pretty tired the next day;)

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  5. Wah so pretty but veggies, LJ no like..heheh..eh your student looks familiar lahh.. am gonna take a closer look!

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  6. Oopss sorry wrong number lahhh!!!

    BTW.. that's one mighty dot dot dot!!!

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  7. Jade,
    This meal is a little spicy... maybe because I add chilli to it. :)

    It's healthy and tasty.

    Oooo... you went for the Singapore Flyer! I have yet to try it. Expensive for a 30 minute ride.

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  8. wow...korea. i believe someday i can visit korea :D I am addicted with korean drama serial hi hi hi hi

    Mine in here and in here. thanks

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  9. LJ,
    You don't like vegie!? I like salads. :)

    One giant dot dot dot! Who wants it in your garden? kakaka....

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  10. Juliana,
    I love Korean TV drama serials and movies too!

    Korea is a beautiful country but the prices of their theme park entrances, food, clothes...etc are expensive!
    :P

    Handsome guys and pretty girls on the streets of Korea! O.O

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  11. I love that bowl... great container for vegetable salad... Is it expensive? LoL! Happy WW!

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  12. pretty life online,
    The meal's quite expensive ... very beautifully presented huh.

    The rock is probably not for sale! hahaha......

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  13. LJ no like veggies dishes but don't mind Salad with lots of thousand island dressing..lol.. LJ weird that way...lolz!!

    LJ wants one in garden... pretty please..hehhe

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  14. great shots... looks so yummmmy! Happy WW! mine's up too hope you can drop by.

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  15. Yay! Beautiful and looks like fun too...growing your own garden. Hey, you weren't very wordless though ;) I wasn't either. *giggling* Happy WW.

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  16. Ooh that food looks so good, As for that rock I somehow feel inadequate! Happy WW!

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  17. hhhhmm.. that food looks like so yummy

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  18. LJ,
    I like sald where there's lots of raw vegies .... my students used to say that 'their teacher eats grass'. hehe....

    That particular rock is hard to get lah!

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  19. snap catch,
    Indeed it is yummy! Going over ....

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  20. So you planning to grow your own herb garden? I tried growing coriander before but no success :(

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  21. chuck,
    I want to make readers go 'Wordless'.

    Many readers have been asking why there are so many words in my post when it's supposed to be wordless. It's up to creative bloggers to interpret 'wordless'... I choose mine to be such.

    Happy WW!

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  22. jams
    hahaha.... All the men in the world would feel inadequate after seeing this Mighty Rock!

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  23. Doreen,
    I started growing some herbs... not easy leh. I don't have green thumbs:(

    I hope to have a thriving herb garden .... next year. hehe....

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  24. that's an interesting rock, it came to my mind too..until i scroll down further to see everyone thought so too..

    haha!

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  25. leonard,
    It is called the P**** Rock lah. No need to be shy.

    Does it look like a banana?

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  26. now that's a huge P***s rock! hahaha!! ;)

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  27. ha..went to korea to have flower meal....admire wo^^

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  28. ah hong,
    Yes.... I went Korea to have flower meal .... see handsome guys, pretty gals.... the Rock was not in the itinerary.... hehe...

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  29. Unfortunately most Americans including myself are unaware of the health benefits of herbs. We just use them for taste in cooking. We are probably missing out on a health treatment.

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  30. Back again to vote for you at BotB ECL! GL!

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  31. Herb Land looks like quite a place, at the table and outside!

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  32. awake,
    The Chinese often use herbs in their cooking, it dates back to thousands of years ago.

    It has lots of benefits and dishes cooked with herbs can be quite tasty.

    I'll try to post some Chinese herbal concoctions that are nutritious and healthy.

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  33. sandy,
    Herb Land is awesome! For someone who uses herbs in my cooking and beverages, it's heaven! :)

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  34. My rainbow angel,
    What!! This one still short!? You have seen a longer one!?

    Email me.

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  35. LJ,
    Yah.... BOTB always got kelong wan. Now I kelong back. hehehe.....

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  36. Those are all great pics ECL, especially the food ones which are making me hungry!

    Happy WW :)

    My WW entries for today are at:

    Pastyme With Good Companye

    The Paranormal Blog

    Nuttin' But

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  37. Mmmmm, food! I should not look at pictures of food before I've had breakfast!

    Tink *~*~*
    My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

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  38. tink,
    I'm about to have my dinner. You just woke up!? hehe.....

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  39. oh my, that looks like nasi ulam to me! yum yum!!!

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  40. Gday great post love the dish with salad.
    Ohh I wouldnt like to wash the the dished after a meal when you use all those dishes..Thank you for your visit please call again soon

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  41. If I cannot tahan, I'll pester The Man for my air-ticket! :P

    p/s: We can try the 'Kangeroo Hops' at The PlayGround :P

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  42. May you get to grow your own herb garden, and maybe Jaymes can come up with some healthy dishes using the herbs from your special herbs garden?

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  43. you really eat it? wow! and making it spicy makes me crave.

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  44. This is indeed a healthy meal just like our kerabu. Nice if we can plant more of these herbs in our garden.

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  45. Hi ECL -- I have not been to Korea and probably won't get there. We have been pretty much all over China except Tibet.
    China is very pretty, I can't imagine prettier.
    Happy WW!
    ..

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  46. Beautiful presentation of flower salad. I wonder if it would satisfy my hunger;;hehehe!
    Home and Garden

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  47. 香草世界 - almost sound like another korean drama series! hahahha

    So is it a 花吃宴 or 花痴宴? LOL!

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  48. Very cool...but why werent YOU next to the big penis instead of him?? lol...your always blogging about food. How do you stay skinny?? Happy WW.

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  49. Those dishes make me want to go Korean tonight. Interesting post.

    Now, that is a rock hard penis!

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  50. I love Bibimbap, it looks delicious with the flowers!

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  51. That's very interesting. Floral Bibimbap!! Herbs are definitely good. Looking forward to your herbs garden ey!! :D

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  52. Wow, that looks extremely yummy! I love herbs and I know flowers can be delicious too! Very nice photos..Love the penis rock! LOL

    Happy WW!

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  53. ECL, that rock rocks! LOL really awesome, and that is on a public place?

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  54. I would like to see the penis rock :)

    Happy WW!

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  55. I've never seen so much crockery on one table!

    Is that a regular amount of plates for a regular meal?

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  56. Wah that penis rock is something else alright! Good thing got some yummy food to make up for it he he he!!

    I dropped by yesterday, but my connection so slow la, couldn't leave a comment, but am here with a comment today ! :)

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  57. Hi ECl,
    Trying to rush...daughter is yelling for help!!

    Great pictures...looks so yummy!!:-))))

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  58. hey, nice meeting you today!

    do check out my WW post for today!!

    http://leonardpng.blogspot.com/2008/06/wordless-wednesday-35-view-of-kuala.html

    aiya, forget to exchange contacts!

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  59. Now that looks really yummy! Love the photos!

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  60. hey! Where do you buy your seeds or seedlings to grow your herb garden? Any tips? I've got a new planter in new place and could convert that into some organic planty stuff before my mom puts her ugly ones there. HAha. Opps. Many mommy readers I know trawl here! :P

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  61. Ok, so I saw the pic of the (ahem) rock and thought it looked awfully phalic. Then I thought "Grandy, shame on you!"

    Whew...thanks for clarifying that it looked like a (ahem) rock all along. :)

    Psst. My ad looks good over there. :D

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  62. oceanskies,
    If I'm successful with my herb garden, I'll cook a meal for you using my own home-grown herbs. How's that? :)

    Jaymes can learn from me. hehe...

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  63. the dong,
    Of course I eat it! I eat worms and bugs too. hehe....

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  64. tigerfish,
    It's 吃花宴!hehe....

    The flower petals no taste wan.

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  65. lori,
    I wasn't standing next to the penis rock, I was posing on top and ..... Not too good to post that photo. For my hubby's eyes only. hahaha.....

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  66. farah,
    Yes, the rock is in the outdoor garden.... every visitor wants to take a picture with it. hehe....

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  67. giddytigers,
    You can plant your own mah. Easy to plant but have to take care of them....

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  68. mikeachim.
    The crockery shown is considered below standard in Korean homes! I'll show you how much crockery is needed in my later posts. I don't want to marry a Korean man. :P

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  69. sho,
    I get my seeds and herbs from supermarkets' 'Gardening' section and the usual nursery.

    For an organic garden, it could get messy and smelly due to the organic fertiliser you have to use.

    haha.... hope your Mom doesn't read your comment. :)

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  70. grandy,
    Whoa! hahaha..... I have the same thought as you, mam.

    Where do you want to place the ad? On the tip? :P

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  71. Can't help smiling at that photo of phallic rock.

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