Pickled Cucumber Salad

Pickled Cucumber Salad

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. ...

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Spicy Korean Sea Snail Salad

Spicy Korean Snail Salad

I have a feeling that today's recipe will be either LOVE it or HATE it type. It is all about the snails, the edible kinds. Yikes!!! Actually the word "snail" for this dish is not the right translation. The sea snails I used for this recipe in Korean is called "골뱅이, golbangyi".  The snail in Korean is "달팽이, dalpangyi". I couldn't find the right English word for golbangyi, and the next close thing is the snail. So I will call this recipe the Spicy Korean Sea Snail Salad, 골뱅이 무침 (golbangyi ...

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Korean Potato Salad

Korean Potato Salad

Honestly.., there is nothing Korean about it in this Potato salad. Then why do I call it Korean? Well..., because I had this kind of potato salad only in Korean restaurants and I always loved it. Velvety smooth mashed potatoes with crunch vegetables and hint of sweetness coming from the honey and raisins, this Korean Potato Salad was just perfect to top on my toasts for a simple lunch. ...

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Naengmyeon, Korean style spicy cold noodles

Spicy Cold Soba Noodles

There is no place like home... There is no place like home... Shopping in the narrow antique allies of Korea, eating loads of fabulous Korean food, camping in the Rocky mountains of Colorado, riding horse, fishing rainbow trouts, hang-out with families..., these are some of the wonderful things I had this past summer. I spent very good time both in Korea and U.S last month, but no matter how much fun I have in any exciting places, I always recite the same praise at the end of the trips, ...

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Korean Chicken Salad

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Hello y'all!  Welcome to my new Beyond Kimchee site. First of all I apologize for not posting recipes for a while. Sometimes life throws you with things that are crazy and chaotic. But in the middle of all the craziness, I managed to create my new blog with its own domain name. Oh, bless my diligence...  :) If you have been a subscriber with my blogger blog, please, add this site to your subscription again either via E-mail or RSS. Because I don't want to looooose you... I still have lots of ...

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Cucumber Kimchi, easy peasy summer kimchee

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  Don't you just love SUMMER? The heat, the humidity, the sweat, nicely preheated car in the parking lot, fully crowded beach, kids nagging out of boredom, loads of Popsicle boxes taking over your freezer, etc... Okay, these are not my favorite things of summer but there is nothing like sipping lemonade on your porch and watching the whole world goes by in front of your eyes. I am proud to present the "Cucumber Kimchee", the kimchi of summer in Korea. This cool and crunch ...

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Cold Buckwheat Noodles w/ Spicy chili Sauce, Hot Sour Salty Sweet

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Buckwheat noodles, buckwheat noodles... I was craving something hot, sour, salty, yet sweet. I thought of the Korean style buckwheat noodles smothered with spicy chili sauce would calm down my craving and it did. There are many ways Koreans prepare buckwheat noodles into fabulous dishes. Here is one way you can enjoy. The flavor in the sauce will dance around on your tongue. It truly is hot sour salty and sweet. You can throw some fresh cucumbers, carrots, and/or lettuce depends on your ...

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Bibimbap, fit for a king or a farmer?

Bibimbap

  What can I say more about Bibimbap? It is one of the most well known Korean dish, and I never met anyone yet who doesn't like it. I know I should zip up my lips and go straight to the tutorials, but I gotta put my personal opinion on this dish. I don't like chunks of meat added in my Bibimbap. I am not a vegetarian nor a rabbit but I like my Bibimbap to be herbivore worthy, except a tiny bit of ground beef melted in then Chili Bibim Sauce I posted just a few days ago. Nobody is exactly sure ...

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Spicy Cucumber Salad, for one of those lazy summer day

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  I need to tell you before I start this post that this will be my last one. What! (I can see your eyes are wide open! or maybe not, maybe nobody cares...) Well, I mean my last post until I come back from my trip.  :) Yes, I am going away for my annual summer trip. This year I am going to Europe. I am taking my two wild munchkins to France, Belgium, Austria, and Germany.  I will enjoy the train rides, the scenery, the castles, the museums, the people, and of course, the food. I ...

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