After a busy weekend of tests, Halloween, jjimjilbangs and friends we topped it off by attending the Chili Cook Off being held near Anjung-eup. Despite not actually attending the church, the BBQ's, birthdays, Cook Offs and other intercultural events hosted by Deakwang Church of the Nazarene are a big part of our lives here in Pyeongtaek. We really enjoy the congregation and staff, many of whom have been close personal friends the entire time we have lived here. It's a stable, supportive, and inclusive community.
This particular Cook Off was both a potluck and a cooking challenge, so in addition to sampling five delicious posts of chili, we also chowed down on Indian, Filipino, Korean and American dishes.
Sadly, this year we only contributed to the potluck and not the Cook Off due to our poor planning and lack of beans. That said, we would like to congratulate Ronnie for his wins as best overall chili and spiciest. They were well deserved. Hoping that this will be annual event and next year we can give you a run for your money.
If you are interested in being part of these events, you can join their group on Facebook at Daekwang Church of the Nazarene,