Saturday, 17 September 2011

Koguma - Korean Yam 2

So what does the cooker look like? You can have a general idea from the picture. The main body is basically a big steel drum. The body usually lies on a cart that makes it easy to carry. On one of the flat sides of the body are a few holes, and each holds a single koguma. It’s like a drawer with handles that you can pull in and out. Everything is made out of steel for maximum heat conduction and not to mention extremely hot. He would not let you get any nearer, but you wouldn’t even think of it anyway. I never cared to ask or observe what kind of material was burned inside the body. I imagine the whole thing is simply a hollow drum and except for the drawers the empty space must have been filled with whatever the material was to burn.
I’m a Korean……….

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