I received this answer today:
Just to make 100% certain, I sent him another question:
To which he replied:
So firstly I would like to thank "Ask A Korean" for the fast responses. I think at this point there is no doubt that when Koreans talk about the Talmud they are thinking about some collection of Moral stories - like Aesop's fables. It seems that Ynet has led us astray, and that the Jewish fantasy that Koreans spend their days trying to understand the logic of talumdic pilpul, will have to be postponed until the messianic age.
What is more interesting is how a story that was so illogical and contrary to common sense became so widely quoted?
Sidenote: Ask a Korean has told me he is planning a post explaining why Koreans are fascinated with Israel. I will of course link to it, once it is posted.