Spicy Korean Pork Taco with Soy Lime Vinaigrette

Spicy Korean Pork Taco

For the past few years, Korean style taco has been a huge hit in U.S due to the famous Kogi BBQ taco truck which was originated in L.A. I believe many celebrity chefs and food bloggers created their versions since then. Here I present Beyond Kimchee version of Korean Taco. I was recently working on developing Korean fusion dishes using Gochujang(Korean chili paste) for JayOne, a high quality Korean condiment manufacturing company, and came up with this idea using my Easy Spicy Korean Pork ...

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Broiled Red Snapper with Korean Chili Sauce

Red Snapper with Korean Chili Sauce

I am a fish lover. I grew up with them and adore them. However, I married to a guy who grew up in the valley of Rocky mountain, and whose memory of good seafood as child was one of those frozen fish sticks which he seldom got. I think he freaked out when he saw me eating the tiny whole anchovies (including head and tail) when we were dating. No wonder he hesitated kissing me at the beginning of our relationship..., LOL!!! Well, seafood is not his thing. Therefore I don't get to cook ...

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Dak Galbi, spicy chicken and rice cakes of Chuncheon

spicy Korean chicken-galbi

There are two things in life that are almost impossible to bring back to their original status. One; the soggy noodles in the soup Two; a boyfriend who left you for another girl. Some food brings memories. My friend got really mad at me when I told her this Philosophy of physical changes in life. She was mad at me because...., I compared her romance to the noodles. ...

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Korean Spinach, the rustic version

Korean Spinach 2, thumb

  Korean spinach (shigumchi namool) is one of the most popular side dish (banchan) in Korean restaurants. Generally they are seasoned in salt and sesame oil, and most people think that is the one and only way of making Korean spinach. But there are more... I have posted my version of Korean spinach before and today I would like to add one more. This one is more of southern style rustic version and brings different flavor to the ordinary Korean spinach. This is how my mother use to ...

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Salmon Bibimbap, my summer goodbye


I hate to tell you this, but I better... I need to take a break from blogging. It is the time for me to hit the road again. Every summer I travel to far away places with my kids. I like to show them the world they live in and experience things that they can't at school. Nothing explains travel as close as what Saint Augustine said, "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." Last summer we traveled Europe, this year? Well, I like to keep it as secret. But I ...

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Pan Fried Rice Cakes, do you dare a devil?


  I am a rice cake lover. Yes, I know.... It is white food. But I eat small portion and enjoy every bite of them, and go for a walk, sometimes, to remove the guilt out of my belly. Anyway... One of the first thing I do in the morning is to check Korean newspaper via online, usually after CNN.com or FoxNews.com -- Good thing that I speak two languages. Although neither of them I speak perfectly... ...

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Chili Bibim Sauce, doctor up!

If I ever forced to live in a deserted island...., And I'm allowed to take only one Korean condiment with me..., It will be Gochujang, the Korean chili paste. Koreans can't live without this divine spicy paste, and I am one of them. Gochujang is a father condiment of all spicy sauce in Korean cooking along with gochugaru (chili flakes).  I am so happy to share with you a very special recipe today. It is chili bibim sauce, doctored up gochujang sauce for dishes like Bibimbap. I ...

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Spicy Korean Rice Cakes(떡볶이), the street food of 50million Koreans


  Everyone has their own childhood food cravings. It is the food they grow up with and it reminds you the memories of the past as you eat them. I grow up eating lots..., I mean lots of this dish. This is one of my favorite snacks when I was a teenager (I have lots of other favorites, too). This dish is called Ddukppoki (떡볶이), the spicy Korean rice cakes. As a teenage girl in middle/high school(I attended girls only school, no boys there except teachers), I had to wear school uniforms, ...

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