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 ...

Read More »

Kimchi Tomato Spaghetti

Kimchi Tomato Spaghetti

A friend of friend of friend of mine has a little farm up in the highland of Malaysia, grow tomatoes and other vegetables. So I got a boxful of vine ripe tomatoes because my heart was telling me that I should. (I tend to follow my instinct which is not necessarily the logical method of life processing skill) They are good, juicy and flavorful. I have been eating tomatoes for breakfasts, for lunches, for snacks, and used them in the recipes for dinners in the past few days. I fed to my husband ...

Read More »

Jjajangmyun, the Korean-Chinese noodles with black bean paste

Jjajangmyun--W3

Before the McDonald landed in Korea, or Pizza Hut invaded with Bulgogi pizza to change the taste buds of Korean children from kimchi pancakes to pizza, there was a noodle dish called "Jjajangmyun". Jjajangmyun used to be the all time Korean kid's favorite food. At least to me, it was. The dish was known as the special treat to the children when they had done something really good; like getting an A in their school report or finishing their piano lesson to a certain level. It is a nostalgic ...

Read More »

Kimchi Udon

Kimchi Udon

I like udon and so as the most Koreans. If you drive on the freeways in Korea, you will find many rest areas along the road. Most of them have food stalls where you can purchase quick meals and snacks. This Kimchi Udon (김치우동) is one of the popular menu. Feeding yourself a bowl of hot udon in the middle of long winter journey? I call it - 'Kimchi Udon Soup for the Soul'. ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »

Japchae, the famous Korean noodle dish

japchae-FG

  Okay, I am nervous right now. This is my very first blog posting and I don't think anybody will find this or read this posting but why am I still nervous? Would you allow me to go and grab plateful of Japchae and I will continue to write this down as I am eating....? Japchae (잡채) is perhaps the most famous Korean noodle dish. It is a must for any banquet or feast table. You can eat this dish alone or with some rice. This can be a great vegetarian dish as well if yo omit the ...

Read More »