Stir-fried Spicy Squid, 오징어 볶음

Stir-fried Spicy Squid

There is one seafood (Well..., actually more than one) that my husband, who grow up in Colorado, can't take it. And his families and my kids won't eat it, either. It is the SQUID. And the squid's big cousin octopus would even be a nightmare to them. For that reason, I don't get to cook squid that often. Alas! I l.o.v.e squid.  I hope you do, too. Otherwise, I feel like I am so left alone in this world full of squid haters. ...

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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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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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Curry Kimchi Pancakes

Curry Kimchi Pancakes

카레 김치전 [ karae kimchi jeon ] If you are a kimchi fan, I am sure you have tried kimchi pancakes already. The recipe itself is pretty much no brainier kind. It is simple delicious savory pancakes to enjoy as an appetizer or snack. You can find many recipes floating in online and they are all pretty similar; Kimchi + pancake mix or flour mixed in water. ...

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