so many plates & small bowls

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    suzan
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    hi

    i watch lot of korean dramas in that they show lots & lots of side dishes served in small plates or bowls. do you really serve your family every meal like that in real life. if so what about cleaning dishes 3 times daily. how about if you are working mom. i’m realy curious.can you tell me secret.

    thanks

    suzan

    #54054

    kumaxx
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    well… most people i know use a two storage system.

    a big container and a smaller, but still kinda big tupperware. who uses plates and bowles for sidedishes anymore except when you have guests?

    so we use those for a couple of days and don’t wash them daily.

    anyway… most people have a dishwasher, so there you go.

    #54055

    suzan
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    thank you kumaxx.

    #54056

    unchienne
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    LoL. Funny you should mention this b/c I tried to get deep into Korean food culture by ordering all of these pretty little side dish bowls, and I do use them sometimes but not often. Like Kumaxx said, it’s a lot easier to just put the banchan into little class containers with lids refill them from the larger jars periodically. The little white dishes aren’t that hard to clean, but I admit that it gets annoying…not only the washing but how much to dole out, what to do if there’s banchan leftover…if your guests think you’re nasty b/c you really don’t want to waste it and would like to put it back with the others (the ultimate double dipping nightmare…;) Or just have dozens of little Saran wrapped bowls crammed into your fridge.

    A lot of Asian stores now sell little covered containers (some with just heavy stone lids while others are more tupperware-y with seals and such) just for this occasion.

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