Tofu and Tomato Eggs

Tofu and Tomato Egss

I can't tell what the identity of this dish is. It is like a soup but it is not. It can be a savory custard but doesn't look like it. WTH, I will just call it tofu and tomato eggs. It surely is one of those easy-peasy comfort foods that doesn't require much time and effort. It tastes great served with rice as a simple meal. I enjoyed it when my heart was down and low. I hope you enjoy it, too.   I smashed the soft tofu. Saute onion and garlic in a little oil until soft. ...

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Soybean Paste Glazed Salmon

Soybean Paste Glazed Salmon

I like to cook salmon. It is delicious, nutritious, and easy to handle compared to other fish. Here is one Korean-inspired recipe for salmon that is ridiculously easy and fast to prepare. I will call it soybean paste glazed salmon (된장소스 연어구이). Korean soybean paste is not just for Korean soups and stews. It is quite versatile and can be mixed with other kitchen staples to bring an exotic flavor to an ordinary dish, making it extraordinary. That's my kind of kitchen adventure. Mix ...

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No Knead Bran Bread

No Knead Bran Bread

I enjoy baking breads, all kinds of breads. As much as I love eating freshly cooked rice, I believe freshly baked bread right out of the oven is equally delicious. Kneading the bread dough with my elbow grease is one minor hesitation that I face, but I can use my mixer to do the job. However, ever since I learned about the no knead techniques to make crusty bread a few years ago, I am all for no knead breads now. The No Knead Bread syndrome has influenced many home bakers to bake gorgeous ...

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Spicy Tofu and Eggs

Spicy Tofu and Egg

I don't watch TV that often, but I often overhear conversations about particular foods seen on TV. As a foodie, I always have to find out what it is and if I would like it. This recipe, spicy tofu and eggs, 매운 두부달걀찜(maewoon dubu dalgyal jjim), was one recipe that I heard is really good. It is simply braised tofu with egg in a spicy sauce. I made braised tofu with radish a couple of years ago and it is one of my favorite ways of enjoying tofu. This would be another version with a similar ...

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Rice Cake Skewers, Tteok Kkochi (떡꼬치)

Rice Cake Skewers

Living in the southern hemisphere, the continent furthest from Korea, I'm constantly missing Korean food that I can't find here, especially the food from street vendors. If you live in Korea or are visiting Korea for business or vacation, please enjoy the great goodies that you can easily find on any major shopping streets. Do it for me! Around this time you will find many sweet pancakes, roasted sweet potatoes and chestnuts, and different types of rice cakes and fish cake soups. These are ...

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Hearts of Palm Dip

Hearts of Palm Dip

Creamy, cheesy, and rich flavored dip to serve with French baguette slices... that's my kind of finger food for parties. Here is one recipe I would like to present - Hearts of palm dip!!! If you like artichoke dip, you'll like this one. You can get heart of palm in a can in many grocery stores these days and you can whip up some warm delicious dip with other ingredients you already have in your refrigerator within a few minutes before you put it into oven. Chop the hearts of palm ...

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Seaweed Salad with Radish

Seaweed Radish Salad

No, this is not a Christmas tree!!! But I love how it mimics the 'winter wonderland' feeling. This is a simple Korean style seaweed salad with radish (파래 무 무침, parae moo muchim). There are several different types of seaweed in Korea. I think most people know of the dried form of seaweed which you can easily find in many Asian stores. However, during the wintertime you might be able to find fresh kind, if you are lucky. This particular seaweed is like threads, quite thin. In fact, the ...

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Steak and Spinach Bibimbap

Steak and Spinach Bibimbap

It seems that I tend to eat (or feed) steak quite often these days. Can't deny that I currently live in a beef loving country. I had some leftover beef lomo cut (beef tenderloin) and decide to use it up on a Korean flavored meal. By the way, I love the sound of the Spanish word "lomo". I am one of the lomo lovers. Anyway, I am not sure if I can call this a recipe, but you might like what I did.  My kids and I devoured the entire skillet of this lovely bibimbap within 5 ...

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Radish Pancakes

Radish Pancakes

I found a piece of Korean radish in the back of vegetables tray of my refrigerator. I don't even remember how long it has been sitting there. I always love the surprises I find when it's time to clean up the refrigerator. It still looked decent although it didn't have all its fresh glory. I thought of making Korean Mackerel stew with radish but soon realized that I didn't have any mackerel, not even a can. So that left me thinking of what I could do with this half century old "Radishbob ...

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