Braised Pork Ribs and Kimchi


There is something about braised food in the winter time. Comforting, and almost earthy, they are what makes you crave when everything is frozen cold outside. And Korean food is not an exception. Here is one recipe I would like to introduce you. It is Braised Pork Ribs and Kimchi (돼지갈비 김치찜, dueji galbi kimchi jjim). And the kimchi I used in this recipe is called "moogunji (묵은지)".  Moogunji is very old fermented cabbage kimchi. ...

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Beef Doenjang Jjigae, Korean soy bean paste stew with beef

Beef Doenjang Jjigae

  A good friend of mine gave me a jar of very precious gift. It was a jar of homemade Korean soybean paste; the doenjang! It's been a while since I had the homemade doenjang in my kitchen. I was so thrilled. I learned that the doenjang she gave me was made in a Buddhist temple in Korea where her mother often goes to. Doenjang made in Buddhist temple was considered as one of the best kind. ...

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Doenjang Jjigae, the ultimate Korean comfort


Doenjang Jjigae (Korean soybean paste stew) reminds me of my father. As I recollect, he loved this stew. My father passed away almost 6 years ago by car accident. And I didn't even get to say good-bye to him. After he is gone I realized that I never had a chance to serve this stew for him. In fact I never got a chance to cook anything for him. And that hurts me..., and brings me to tears. I know he would have enjoyed this stew very, very much.My mother used fix this stew quite often ...

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