Beef Meatballs with Pineapple Soy Glaze

Beef Meatballs with Pineapple Soy Glaze

Everyone seems to like meatballs. I do, too. I love my mother's meatballs. She mixes ground beef with finely chopped mushrooms, bell pepper, and garlic, then coat with flour and egg, and pan fry them in little oil. They are flavorful and so good with a bowl of rice. Although my mom's meatballs are great the way they are, I wanted to take her beef meatballs and cover with delicious pineapple soy glaze to give a little twist. And the result is fantastic! ...

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Chungmu Kimbap, the famous seaweed rice rolls from my hometown

Chungmu Kimbap

Today's recipe is very special one for me. Because this is the famous Chungmu Kimbap (충무김밥) from my hometown. Most foreigners who enjoy Korean food provably tried Kimbap, the seaweed rice rolls stuffed with various vegetables. I bet not many of them have tried or even heard of "Chungmu Kimbap" though. Chungmu Kimbap is popular seaweed rice rolls among local Koreans. There are many franchise restaurants in Korea that specialize this particular kimbap. ...

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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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Kimbap, Korean seaweed rice rolls and Billy Jean

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"Thou shall not judge others." This is one valuable lesson I learned earlier in my life. Have you ever been surprised by someone who has an amazing talent that you never thought he/she would have? It came to a such surprise that you couldn't believe your eyes? I was in middle school, provably 8th grade. There was an interesting girl in my class. Her name was Mi-gyoung. So quiet and shy, she hardly ever talk to anyone. She was an all-A student in every academic subjects. Wearing a thick ...

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Tofu Bibimbap, a rustic rendition in a stylish blog.

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I am pleased to let you know that I was nominated for "Stylish blogger" by Tammy from Koreafornian Cooking.  I like my blog, and I did spend some time and effort to beautify it. I only wish that I, as a person, would be as stylish as my blog... But I want you to imagine me (5'2" Korean woman) wearing a Versace gown with all the hair and make up, holding an Oscar on one hand and a piece of paper on the other. So, here is my acceptance speech for this award, which is to let you know 7 ...

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