Beyond Kimchee http://www.beyondkimchee.com Beyond Kimchee is a recipe blog with Korean recipes, Asian recipes, and favorite international recipes Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:33:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 How to Cook Rice on the Stove, with Fresh Beans http://www.beyondkimchee.com/how-to-cook-rice/ http://www.beyondkimchee.com/how-to-cook-rice/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:02:41 +0000 http://www.beyondkimchee.com/?p=7231

Growing up as a young child in Korea, I often visited my maternal grandparent's house. My grandmother had a very traditional Korean kitchen that uses wood burning stove. She had a huge ( I mean really huge) iron pot permanently installed on the stove.

The memory is vivid. I can picture the scene of her wearing Korean traditional dress called "Hanbok" and her hair - somewhat similar to bun donut hair - that was secured with a humble hairpin. She squatted down to keep the flame on going by adding more wood to the stove. As a child I squatted down next to her and watched her how she control the flame to cook perfect rice.

How to Cook Rice on the Stove, with Fresh Beans

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Beef with Ginger and Green Onion http://www.beyondkimchee.com/beef-with-ginger-and-green-onion/ http://www.beyondkimchee.com/beef-with-ginger-and-green-onion/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:31:53 +0000 http://www.beyondkimchee.com/?p=8379

Beef is good! I can't deny it.

When the beef is juicy and tender, that makes your relationship with beef "Hot". And when you can prepare the dish with beef very quickly without much fuss, your relationship becomes even sexy~!

So here is one Asian recipe - "Beef with Ginger and Green onion" - that you can make with a blink of an eye, if I can exaggerate. It is *quick and easy, full of flavor, and good for you* kind of Asian food that you can easily make at home.

Beef with Ginger and Green Onion

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Pickled Cucumber Salad http://www.beyondkimchee.com/pickled-cucumber-salad/ http://www.beyondkimchee.com/pickled-cucumber-salad/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:03:39 +0000 http://www.beyondkimchee.com/?p=6621

Summer in Korea is quite hot and humid. People often complain that they lost their appetite and looking for something that spikes up their lost appetite.

Cool, crunch, and slightly spicy and sweet, this pickled cucumber salad can stimulate the lost appetite in the hot summer. This is a very common summer side dish in any Korean table and it is very simple to make.

Pickled Cucumber Salad

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Gochujang Sloppy Joes http://www.beyondkimchee.com/gochujang-sloppy-joes/ http://www.beyondkimchee.com/gochujang-sloppy-joes/#comments Sun, 06 Jul 2014 20:24:34 +0000 http://www.beyondkimchee.com/?p=8333

Sloppy Joes is perhaps one of the well known American classic dish.

I understand the term "sloppy" in the title. This is a kind of the dish that can be prepared quick and easy, and it can be a little messy when you eat with hands. However why does it have a name of "Joe"? Why not Bob or David? Just simply curious!

Anyway, I wanted to give a little twist by adding a Korean flavor on this all American classic sandwich Yes, this is Gochujang Sloppy Joes! Gochujang will add a very gentle spicy kick and you will love how it binds all the flavor so nicely.

Gochujang Sloppy Joes

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Hello from Buenos Aires http://www.beyondkimchee.com/hello-buenos-aires/ http://www.beyondkimchee.com/hello-buenos-aires/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:02:43 +0000 http://www.beyondkimchee.com/?p=8281 Ola, Buen día! ¿Cómo estás?.

Yes, I need to speak Spanish badly - seriously, desperately for my survival. I am in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

I moved to Buenos Aires about 3 weeks ago and I feel like a lost soul ever since.

Without being able to speak much Spanish, my life in Buenos Aires is not as easy as I hoped for so far. Things are quite different than I used to, but I believe it will get better as time goes on.

La Boca

Hello from Buenos Aires

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Cheesy Rice Balls http://www.beyondkimchee.com/cheesy-rice-balls/ http://www.beyondkimchee.com/cheesy-rice-balls/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 19:06:28 +0000 http://www.beyondkimchee.com/?p=7911

It seems like I always have a ton of leftover rice. Duh!

So here I am throwing a simple yet very tasty snack, appetizer, or finger food that you can make easily with leftover rice. You have to use short grain rice, though. You will need the stickiness from the short grain.

Cheesy Rice Balls

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Orange French Toast http://www.beyondkimchee.com/orange-french-toast/ http://www.beyondkimchee.com/orange-french-toast/#comments Fri, 23 May 2014 16:27:54 +0000 http://www.beyondkimchee.com/?p=8224 Orange French Toast

I am not a morning person to be honest. And the breakfast in my house has to be the simplest kind possible, otherwise it will be my family's DIY (do it yourself).

However, on occasional weekends when I get 'the breakfast feel' running in my body, I can cook some mean breakfast. And this Orange French Toast is one of my family favorites.

Orange French Toast

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Soy Braised Onion http://www.beyondkimchee.com/soy-braised-onion/ http://www.beyondkimchee.com/soy-braised-onion/#comments Sun, 18 May 2014 23:46:05 +0000 http://www.beyondkimchee.com/?p=7109 This Soy Braised Onion was one of my childhood favorite side dishes. My mother often made it whenever she had too much onions in the kitchen.

You will only need onions, soy sauce and olive oil. I added a little Korean style corn syrup and sesame seeds for extra lust and nuttiness, but you can omit them. It is extremely simple to make and delicious to top a bowl of rice. Perfectly vegetarian and vegan worthy.

Soy-Braised-Onion

Soy Braised Onion

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Beef Meatballs with Pineapple Soy Glaze http://www.beyondkimchee.com/beef-meatballs-pineapple-soy-glaze/ http://www.beyondkimchee.com/beef-meatballs-pineapple-soy-glaze/#comments Tue, 13 May 2014 20:47:23 +0000 http://www.beyondkimchee.com/?p=8091 Everyone seems to like meatballs. I do, too.

I love my mother's meatballs. She mixes ground beef with finely chopped mushrooms, bell pepper, and garlic, then coat with flour and egg, and pan fry in the oil. They are flavorful and so good with a bowl of rice.

Beef Meatballs with Pineapple Soy Glaze

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Chungmu Kimbap, the famous seaweed rice rolls from my hometown http://www.beyondkimchee.com/chungmu-kimbap/ http://www.beyondkimchee.com/chungmu-kimbap/#comments Fri, 09 May 2014 01:13:35 +0000 http://www.beyondkimchee.com/?p=7119 Today's recipe is very special one for me. Because this is the famous Chungmu Kimbap (충무김밥) from my hometown..

Most foreigners who enjoy Korean food provably tried Kimbap, the seaweed rice rolls stuffed with various vegetables. I bet not many of them have tried or even heard of "Chungmu Kimbap" though. Chungmu Kimbap is popular seaweed rice rolls among local Koreans. There are many franchise restaurants in Korea that specialize this particular kimbap.

Chungmu Kimbap, the famous seaweed rice rolls from my hometown

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