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The Korean War - More Than M*A*S*H - Part IV - Dak Gomtang
23-02-2024
The Korean War - More Than M*A*S*H - Part IV - Dak Gomtang
“We’ve been looking for the enemy for some time now. We’ve finally found him. We’re surrounded. That simplifies things.” – Lewis “Chesty” Puller Welcome back to Part IV of the Hungry Historian's (somewhat) in-depth series on the Korean War. When we last spoke, war had officially broken out across the 38th peninsula, and the UN was trying to rally troops to stop the Communist horde driving from the North. After some early success, the North Koreans would be pushed back by the combined strength of the UN and US forces.Outside of various threats from the North Korean's Chinese allies, things were looking pretty good for the powers of democracy. That would be until, say, a new combatant entered the fracas.In every major global conflict, there is at least ONE battle or event that stands out over the others. One battle that would make it hard to forget even the most “forgotten” of wars. The Korean War would be no different. On this episode, you'll not only learn about the intervention of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army, and the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, but you'll also learn a dynamite recipe for a traditional Korean chicken soup - Dak Gomtang. Cheers!Dak GomtangIngredients:•1 whole chicken - 3 to 4 pounds, and cleaned•10 - 12 Big Ol' FAT garlic cloves•1 1" piece of ginger, sliced•½ medium onion, diced•3 green onions•½ teaspoon whole black peppercorns •Salt and pepper to taste** Directions, Chef tips, and optional spicy sauce ingredients included within episode **