Kinain ng Sistema: Things you pick up from Three Meals a Day.

by Rose

I have a low EQ when it comes to food. Offer me a dish I fancy and I’d be planning ways (a.k.a. me convincing my sister) on how to recreate it at home. It’s a hobby both fulfilling and expensive much to my mom’s consternation. To her credit, she’s slowly learning to go along with our kitchen experiments.

Our cravings are usually fueled by cooking shows we watch and these days, there’s nothing but Three Meals a Day to blame for that. What started as a curious watch for anything Shinhwa-related (Eric Mun has been a cast member since Season 6) slowly turned into an appreciation for Korean food made easy. On the show, celebrity cast-members spend three days in a rural or fishing village living like locals and preparing three meals a day with whatever food supply they’ve managed to gather with their budget. Eric whips up meals like a pro you’d find yourself wishing you were a guest on the show instead. To wit, these are some of what we’ve picked up from 3MAD:


A curious mix of tteokboki and ramen, this dish is a meal in itself and can be paired with rice if you’re super hungry. I especially love it with lots of cheese because it makes the spicy sauce creamy. I have yet to take a decent photo of one we made at home so this one’s from Da Bang Cafe in downtown Cebu.

Coffee ice cubes with fresh milk

A refreshing drink you can prepare for breakfast. I had mine made from Kopiko brown coffee and it was delicious!

Potato Sujebi

I never had the chance to document this attempt but my sister was more determined to get this done since it looked so easy when Seolhyun and the guys were doing it on 3MAD. Who knew dough kneading was tricky?😂

Soup stock

While nothing beats the flavor of real anchovies, dried kelp and Dashida anchovy powder elevates the taste of your broth to a whole new level.

Artisan breads

Aside from being reminded of the comforting aroma of freshly-baked goodies, Seo-jin’s baking experiments in Season 7 left me with a renewed appreciation for BreadTalk and Kate’s where every product tells a story of its baker’s creativity.

Then there’s kimchi fried rice and tonkatsu which they’ve featured recently and looks so good for office baon. Now who wants to buy me a Yumbox?😉 Kidding! I’m actually saving up for one.

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