Sweet and Sour Beef

Sweet and Sour Beef

Most people think of Sweet and Sour dish with either chicken or pork. Have you ever tried it with BEEF? Koreans have made this famous Chinese originated dish 탕수육, Tangsuyook (糖醋肉) into something unique and different. The choice of beef, instead of chicken or pork, coated with the crispy batter makes your ordinary sweet and sour into something extra ordinary, and you will soon think beef CAN go with sweet and sour. This particular recipe is called  소고기 찹쌀 탕수육 (sogogi chapssal ...

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Beef and Tofu Stew in a Skillet

Beef Tofu Stew in a Skillet

One of the tough challenge I am facing these days in Buenos Aires has to be the grocery shopping for Korean food items. There is Korean town on the other side of the city. It takes about 1 hour to get there. I don't mind driving that far, but the obstacle is that there is absolutely no place to park no matter what time of the day I go. Streets are very narrow and all occupied with cars. It is frustrating and discouraging. Last weekend I had to take my husband to drop me off right in front of ...

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Beef with Ginger and Green Onion

Beef with Ginger and Green Onion

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. ...

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Gochujang Sloppy Joes

Gochujang Sloppy Joes

 Sloppy Joes is one of the well known American classic dish. I understand the term "sloppy" in the title. This is a kind of 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 want to give a little twist to this all American classic sandwich by adding a Korean flavor.  Yes, this is Gochujang Sloppy Joes!  Gochujang will add a very gentle spicy kick and ...

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Beef Seaweed Soup

Beef Seaweed Soup

  I like surprises. I found a packet of salted fresh seaweeds sitting lonely in the fridge. I bought it a while ago thinking of making a pot of soup, then forgot about it until I discovered the packet stuck in the back of my fridge.  What a pleasant surprise! I, of course, had to rescue these lovely sea plants to come to alive. Seaweeds are great. I mean they are mega healthy food. Asians have enjoyed seaweeds in our diet for who knows how long? They are algae and grow in the ocean so they ...

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Orange Beef

Orange Beef

I used to think beef doesn't go well with fruits. And I think I might be wrong. Beef is excellent meat choice to pair with fruit and here is one recipe that I can prove: The Orange Beef! Many of us provably had this sweet and savory dish in our favorite Chinese restaurant somewhere. The thin slices of beef are so crispy and the sticky sauce that coats the meat is just lip smacking good. ...

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LA Galbi, the Korean BBQ Ribs

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A few days ago, I was browsing through my blog postings just to see what I have been making for the past 3 years, I realized that I never posted Galbi, the Korean BBQ Ribs, recipes. You can't talk about Korean food without mentioning the famous Korean BBQ ribs (galbi, 갈비), right? So, how could I forget posting one? Oh, clumsy Holly! There are two types of galbi. One is the traditional style that chunk of rib meat is attached to the bone, then butterflied to lengthen, and marinated with the ...

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Easy Rice Cake Soup, Miryang style Tteok-gook

Easy Rice Cake Soup

If you are a Korean or familiar with Korean culture, you will know that Koreans enjoy rice cake soup for a New Year's day.  The whiteness of rice cakes symbolizes the bright new beginning and the elongated log-like shape of the cake (tteok garae-떡가래) represents the upcoming prosperity of the New Year. Having a bowl of rice cake soup also means you are gaining one more year of wisdom and the life experience. ...

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Beef and Bean Sprout Soup

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As I am getting older, winter becomes less and less favorable to me. I must be forgetting one of my childhood wishes. As a child, I always prayed for a cold winter - so cold that it would snow and I could build a snow man. (I grow up in the southern part of Korea where it snowed provably once every 10 years. There were occasional snows but more like a flurry kind) I think I was 10 years old. I woke up one morning and, for the first time in my life, I saw the whole world in front of my eyes ...

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