Seafood Green Onion Pancakes (해물파전, Hamul Pajeon), and Korea Style Book Giveaway

Seafood Green Onion Pancakes

The month of July in Korea is known for the rainy season. The monsoon climate dwells in the entire Korean peninsular. It is wet, humid, and somewhat unpleasant. I remember my mother often heat up the floor (We had one of those traditional Korean floors that heats up) in the month of July just to cut off the humidity. Koreans enjoy greasy savory pancakes when the weather is rainy. It must be something in our body that craves greasy-fatty food when the weather goes under the radar. One of the ...

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Kimchi Chorizo Shrimp Paella

Kimchi Chorizo Shrimp Paella

Kimchi Chorizo Shrimp Paella [ 김치 초리조소세지 새우 빠에야 ] If someone is asking me today to choose one country that I would like to travel, it would be Spain. I might choose a different country tomorrow but for today? It is definitely Spain. When I think of Spain, Paella comes next. (Can't resist not to think of food)  Paella is a famous Spanish rice dish cooked with various meat and/or seafood in one pan. Saffron is often added to give the irresistible golden color and a hint of flavor to the ...

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Corn Dumpling Soup with Shrimp

Corn Dumpling Soup with Shrimp

It has been 2 years since my family moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. My families and myself have made many good friends and enjoyed this beautiful tropical land throughout. Life do sometimes makes you tun to a different direction that you didn't expect. It looks like we are moving back to U.S soon. My kids are excited. I am, too, but with a little bitter-sweet feeling. My family had a great 2 year adventure in Malaysia. We made some wonderful friends, helped many families who are in needs, ...

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Tom Yum Goong, the Thai style hot and sour soup

Tom Yum Gung

It is raining like dogs and cats outside. (...for being a non-native English speaker, I never understand what dogs and cats have to do with rain) I have a bowl of warm mouthwatering soup in my hands and trying to think what I can write about today's post. I am thinking.......  still thinking....... ......? ...

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Green Onion Pancakes, and the story of a blue frog

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Once upon a time there lived a young frog boy named "Blue". They called him "Blue" because he was a very unusual blue frog. Blue lived with his mother in a small cottage near a little stream deep in the mountain of South Korea. His mother loved him very much and did the best she could to teach him, so that he could grow up to be well mannered and respectful. But alas! Blue was not the most obedient boy you can imagine. In fact he was quite rebellious and often showed the contrary behaviors. ...

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Pomelo Prawn Salad

Pomelo Prawn Salad

Is it March already? It must be spring then... Living currently in a tropical land of SE Asia, I often loss the sense of seasonal changes. Spring is my favorite season. I miss seeing green buds blossoming on the trees, daffodils and tulips popping out of garden, and people gathering around Home Depot to look for pretty flowers to plant on their yards. I was one of them. ...

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Yangzhou Style Fried Rice, and trip to Yangshuo

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  "Oh my! Look what I got?" To my surprise, I found these gorgeous royal blue rice bowls hidden in a box that I abandoned in the storage. I totally forgot about these beautiful bowls for a few years. The memory started to flow and I remembered that I got them somewhere near Yangzhou Yangshuo, China. ...

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Kimchi Shrimp Cakes, farewell my Kimchee…

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Oh, no! My winter cabbage Kimchee came to an end... :( There was only one head of Kimchee left lonely in my Kimchee container. Alas! Tears streaming down on my cheeks (just the imaginary tears)... I have to say goodbye to her. I have enjoyed stews, pan cakes, fried rice, and patties, etc with it all through the winter. It has been a wonderful culinary journey with my fabulous Kimchee this winter. So for my final farewell party, I made Kimchee cakes with the help of shrimp and tofu. If ...

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Seafood Pancakes, and the three amigos

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     My friend Lily called me the other day and asked if I can post the recipe for Korean seafood pancakes. Her 17 year old son, who is fighting with a cancer, is craving for this pancakes and she would like to know how to make it. I am thrilled to introduce this dish for anyone who loves seafood and spring onions. Lily, this one is especially for you and Alex! This is traditional Korean afternoon snacks on the rainy days. Why rainy days? I don't know exactly why but if you ask any ...

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