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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Crispy Korean Chicken Nuggets, Dak Gang-jeong

Crispy Chicken Nuggets, Dak Gang-jeong

Who wouldn't enjoy munching on these little sticky spicy chicken nuggets that are crisp, sweet, and tangy? They are a little bit on the spicy side, but not like the kinds that kill your senses. This particular Korean chicken appetizer is called Dak ganjeong (닭강정). It is crispy and slightly spicy Korean chicken nuggets. Yes, they are deep-fried. That makes this chicken so tasty and irresistible. As long as you don't eat them by the bucketfull, a few pieces will calm your craving and won't hurt ...

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Spicy Korean Chicken Stew, Dakdoritang

Spicy Korean Chicken Stew

I have a little brother back in Korea. He is happily married to a beautiful wife and have two adorable girls.  When my brother got married, my mother was somewhat worried that her only son would be under nourished. Why? Because her only daughter-in-law was not much of a cook. To a some degree I have to admit that my mother was right. Until my sister-in-law married to my brother, she didn't have much experience in cooking. Her food at the beginning were either very bland or overly spiced. To ...

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Soy Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Asparagus

Soy Balsamic Chicken Thighs

Soy sauce paired with Balsamic vinegar..., you already know how good they are together. I am a huge balsamic vinegar lover and always trying to use in many different recipes.  This Soy Balsamic Chicken Thighs with Asparagus recipe is a dish that you can easily make at home with ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen. Sweeeet~! ...

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Chicken and Rice Casserole

chicken-casserole

We had quite a bit of snow this past few days. Schools were closed and kids were home. Even my husband was home due to the bad weather. When the weather goes bad, and eating out is not an option, I need to come-up with something to feed hungry people in my family. They could easily fix their own ham and cheese sandwich, but returning home with frozen body after playing hard in the snow outside, I feel like I better feed them something more soothing and satisfying. What a thoughtful mother and ...

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Cape Malay Chicken Curry

Cape Malay Chicken Curry

I must admit that I am not a curry expert. I am not an expert making very authentic curries but I do enjoy eating various types from all over the region, though. For living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, you can get really delicious curries from everywhere in the city. Malaysian, Indian, Pakistani, Lebanese, Middle Eastern, African... you name it. Maybe because there are so much to choose from and so easily accessible, I just take my family to the nearest restaurant whenever we get the curry ...

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Cola Braised Korean Chicken

Cola Braised Korean Chicken

Cola...  in Korean chicken... That sounds a little off, doesn't it? But cola has been secretly (?) used in many modern interpretation of traditional Korean meat/poultry dishes. Well..., it is not much of secret anymore, though. Many home cooks in Korea sneak in leftover cola that has been fizzed out into their beef/pork/chicken dinner and the result? An outstanding meal ready in one pot. This Cola Braised Korean Chicken (콜라 찜닭, cola jjimdak) is very easy to make. So easy that even a ...

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Sunday Chicken Roast

Lemon Herb Chicken Roast

I almost died of heart attack last Sunday. I don't know why chickens in Asia are giving me such a hard life.  All I asked for was a "well-cleaned-whole chicken" ready to be adorned, but instead, my chicken opened up with a surprise. A surprise that I really, really don't like... I wanted a nice Sunday dinner with my family after church last week. I planned to make my Sunday meal, the lemon & herb roasted chicken. Everything was ready to go. All I needed to do was to get the chicken ...

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Teriyaki Ranch Chicken Bake

teriyaki ranch baked chicken

What's for your dinner tonight? Perhaps..., chicken? Then, may I suggest this teriyaki ranch chicken bake recipe for you to try? If you have a bottled teriyaki sauce and a ranch dressing, a few strips of bacon, some cheddar cheese and green onions, you are all set to make this delicious chicken dinner in a very short time with hardly any effort. ...

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