Korean Chicken and Potato Dumplings

Korean Chicken and Potato Dumpling

   There is a dish called Soojebi (수제비) in Korea. It is a humble soup-like dish made with simple flour dumplings. Some soojebi has chicken, some has sea food or kimchi along with potato and zucchini. The dumpling itself is made with plain flour, salt and water. Quite simple and humble. I don't think I had soojebi that often when I was growing up in Korea. Mainly because...,  my father hated it. He hated it because he ate it so often and so much as he was growing up in the ...

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Beef and Cucumber Stir-Fry

Beef and Cucumber Stir-fry

You might think it is weird to stir-fry cucumbers but the stir-fried cucumbers are quite tasty and still remains its crunch texture. I made a simple beef and cucumber stir-fry the other day. I seasoned the thin beef slices with Korean flavored sauce, then stir-fried with cucumbers and some red chillies. In order to maintain the crunch texture of cucumber, toss with salt for a few minutes before you add to the stir-frying. That will extract some moisture out of cucumbers and help retain its ...

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Green Onion Kimchi

Green Onion Kimchi

One of my favorite kimchi in spring days has to be the green onion kimchi. Yes, you can make kimchi with green onions (aka scallions). This green onion kimchi is called Pa-kimchi (파김치) in Korea. For some reason cabbage kimchi is not as tasty as it should be for me during warm season, mainly because cabbages taste better in cold weather. Koreans look for different vegetables to make kimchi with during spring and summer. Cucumber kimchi, bean sprout kimchi, and perilla leaf kimchi are some ...

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Kimchi Bacon Fried Rice, the perfect way to make it

Kimchi Bacon Fried Rice

Kimchi and Bacon...,  you can't go wrong. Especially if you throw them into fried rice. Yum! I have made Kimchi Bacon Fried Rice a long time ago and thought of updating the recipe.  I tweaked to bring out more flavor of kimchi and to enjoy the crisp texture of salty bacon. This would be perhaps the best kimchi bacon fried rice you might taste if I can dare to say that. So good.....! I won't say much about this recipe.  What can I say more? A head of well fermented ...

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Carrot Oat Bread

Carrot Oat Bread

I like to bake a loaf of quick sweet bread to serve for breakfast or as an afternoon snack for my family. I like a recipe that is quick to put together with a satisfying result; not too sweet, mushy, dry, or greasy. And if it is considered somewhat healthy? That recipe would be sitting in the hall of fame recipe collection box of mine. Banana bread is perhaps the most popular and common sweet bread that everyone on this planet bakes often, and I believe everyone has their best recipe for it. ...

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Cabbage with Soybean Paste

Cabbage with Soybean Paste

Korean soybean Paste (된장, doenjang) goes really well with cabbage or other type of leafy vegetables. The salty pungent flavor of fermented soybean is not for everyone, but once you are used to the flavor it quickly becomes your comfort flavor and you will crave for it. Koreans use this paste for not just in soups and stews, we use it in many salad type dishes as well. Fermented soybean offers a lot of health benefits. If you like Korean food, I hope you try using doenjang more often in ...

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Spicy Pork and Squid Stir-Fry

Spicy Pork and Squid Stir-fry, 오삼 불고기

Whoever thought of matching pork with squid in a same dish must be a brilliant cook. Here is one dish that you need to try if you like spicy Korean Pork or Stir-fried spicy squid. This is like a happily married couple of a 4 legged land animal and a 8 legged sea creature, who overcame all the obstacles from their background differences to bring their love into a victory. Oh-Sam Bulgogi (오삼 불고기) is the name of the dish. This spicy pork and squid stir-fry is quite a popular dish in recent years ...

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Grilled Fish with Soy Lime Chili Sauce

Grilled Fish with Soy Lime Chili Sauce

      What fish do you think this is? Would you believe if I say this is an anchovy? There is one seafood shop in my neighborhood where I go to buy fresh seafood. I found a fish which looked quite similar to mackerel. I asked the name and"Anchoa" was the answer I got. Since my memory in Spanish is quite limited, I had to ask him to write the name on the package so that I don't forget. I came home and looked for the name in English. To my surprise, Anchoa is a ...

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Sausage Pea Lemon Rice

Sausage Lemon Rice

Do you have some leftover rice in your fridge? How would you like to turn your rice that nobody cares for into something pretty and delicious that your family would enjoy? Let's dress up you plain rice with a touch of make-over. Here is very simple sausage pea lemon rice. It can be a simple one dish meal on it own or serve as a side dish. You will love the lemony fragrance. I used Chorizo sausage but any fresh sausage will do the job. All you need to make this delicious rice is ...

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