Spicy Tofu and Bean Sprouts

Spicy Tofu and Bean Sprouts

If you have a block of tofu and a package of bean sprouts, here is one dish you should try. This spicy tofu and bean sprouts are quite tasty and satisfying. Use firm tofu for this recipe. Cut them into 1/2-inch squares, press with paper towel to absorb some moisture. Fry them in a little oil, about 4-5 minutes on each side. ...

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3 Tasty Korean Side Dishes Made with Multi-Purpose Soy Sauce

Korean Side Dishes

It is always thrilling to see a load of side dishes on my Korean meal table.  More choices? Double the pleasure! That is for sure to everyone who likes to enjoy Korean meal. However, making several side dishes for just one meal can be time consuming. Here are 3 tasty Korean side dishes recipes that can be prepared within 5-10 minutes from start to finish per each. They all use the same sauce, Mr. Baek's multi-pupose soy sauce, that I mentioned in my previous post. It creates three ...

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Mr. Baek’s Multi-Purpose Soy Sauce

Multi-Purpose Soy Sauce

So everyone in Korea these days is talking about one TV celebrity cook named Mr. Baek. He has his own cook show where he introduces easy Korean recipes that can imitate the taste of restaurant style Korean food at home. Some people adores his recipe, and some don't. I only watched a few episodes of his shows, and found a few recipes interesting. One of them is this multi-purpose soy sauce. It only has 3 ingredients and needs just 5 minutes of cook time. You can use this sauce into pretty much ...

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Beef and Bean Sprout Soybean Paste Stew

Bean Sprout Stew-2

I brought a jar of Korean soybean Paste when I came back to Buenos Aires from my summer trip in U.S. It smelled quite stinky, which means wonderful taste when it is made into a stew. I had some soybean sprouts, so I made beef and bean sprout soybean paste stew (소고기 된장찌개, sogogi doenjang Jjigae). The recipe would be similar to the beef soybean paste stew recipe that I posted a few years ago. This would be an adapted and updated recipe, and I hope you can try this comforting stew. It is a ...

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Plum Cake

Plum Cake

Summer plums are so great, aren't they? I can eat a dozen in one sitting as long as they are sweet and juicy. Out of all kinds of plums, I like Italian prune plums. They are perfect to bake with. Here is one recipe that I really love. It is a plum cake made with those Italian plums. The original recipe was featured in NY times from 1983 to 1995. It must have been requested every year until the food editor told its reader to cut out the recipe, laminate it, and put it on the refrigerator ...

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Teriyaki Chicken Skewers and Livart Orange BBQ Grill Giveaway

Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

Teriyaki Chicken on a skewer... is there anyone who would not take a bite? I posted a teriyaki chicken recipe using pineapple juice a few years ago and got a great feedback from my readers. This time, I used the same recipe (plus one more ingredient to make a glaze) and adapted it for skewers. Skewers are great to cook on a grill. However, not everyone has the access to an outdoor grill. Here I used a indoor tabletop grill to cook my skewers. It is called Orange Barbecue Grill from ...

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Green Cabbage Kimchi

Green Cabbage Kimchi

I spent nearly one month in U.S and came back home in Buenos Aires just a few days ago. Summer fun was gone and the cold winter was waiting in the southern hemisphere. After a long journey, I was craving my comfort food. Yes, Korean food! The first dish I planned to make was my ordinary everyday easy cabbage kimchi. But alas~! Nappa cabbage was nowhere to be found in my friendly neighborhood grocery stores. So, instead, I picked up a piece green cabbage and made kimchi with it; the green ...

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Avocado Cilantro Pesto Sauce

Avocado Cilantro Pesto Sauce

I used to hate avocados. I didn't understand why some people were crazy about them. I almost threw up when I first tasted them. They were mushy and couldn't stand the raw flavor.  The same goes to the cilantro as well. The fragrance was too strong, that I felt like it overpowered the entire dish. There are many Koreans, including my own brother, who can't stand the cilantro. Taste bud changes. I now enjoy avocados more than I need to, and I can't get enough cilantro. Funny, isn't ...

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Steamed Chilies

Steamed Chillies

There are many different Korean side dishes made with seasonal summer produces. Out of all those, these steamed chilies are one of my favorites. My mother used to make this quite often when there were a bounty of these little wrinkled chilies available in a local market. I could literally empty a bowl of rice with this side dish alone. It is full of flavor and nor overly spicy, just tender and so good! So these are the specific type of chilies that you have to use for this recipe. If ...

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