Spinach Pancakes

Spinach Pancakes

If I have to pick one green vegetable that I have to stick with rest of my life time (I know it sounds very extreme), if just one..., it would be spinach. No need to think twice! I am sure there are quite a number of people in this world who hates spinach. But for me and my house? We serve the spinach. Spinach is very versatile vegetable. You can eat raw in the salad or boil in the soup. You can stir-fry or even grind up to make healthy smoothies. ...

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Korean Spinach, the rustic version

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  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 make ...

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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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Japchae Salad, modern twist with Korean chili vinaigrette

Japchae Salad

  I still remember the nervousness I felt when I posted my first recipe. It was the Japchae, the famous Korean noodles. Miraculously people have been finding my blog ever since, in search of good Korean food recipe, and my original attempt of making this blog into personal recipe collection for my children has come this far. Thanks to all of you for the support and the encouragement. I love Japcahe but making it can be quite daunting with all the work involved in each ...

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Bibimbap, fit for a king or a farmer?

Bibimbap

  What can I say more about Bibimbap? It is one of the most well known Korean dish, and I never met anyone yet who doesn't like it. I know I should zip up my lips and go straight to the tutorials, but I gotta put my personal opinion on this dish. I don't like chunks of meat added in my Bibimbap. I am not a vegetarian nor a rabbit but I like my Bibimbap to be herbivore worthy, except a tiny bit of ground beef melted in then Chili Bibim Sauce I posted just a few days ago. Nobody is exactly sure ...

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Korean spinach my way, Popeye! where are you?

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 As a young kid, I did not care for spinach until I saw a show "Popeye" on TV. Oh, Yes! we were able to see "Popeye" show in Korea in the 70th. In my innocent young slender eyes Popeye was a hero, and I truly believed his strength came from eating the spinach from a can. He defeated the naughty Brutus, and saved Olive every time. I loved his steroid injected looking arm..., a symbol of power and strength of a macho man!  Nobody eats canned spinach in Korea, not even frozen ones. We use ...

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Japchae, the famous Korean noodle dish

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  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 ...

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