Spicy Tuna and Potato Stew

Spicy Tuna and Potato Stew

I had been extremely busy these past few weeks. Sometimes life throws you something that you don't want to catch. This time it has to do with moving. I had to move to another house in Buenos Aires. To make the long story short, the moving went well and everything is in the right place now. I had been neglecting with cooking and I apologize for not posting new recipes as often as I should. However, here is one quick recipe that you can turn a can of tuna into a delicious stew in a very short ...

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Korean Chicken and Potato Dumplings

Korean Chicken and Potato Dumpling

   There is a dish called Soojebi (수제비) in Korea. It is a humble soup-like dish made with simple flour dumplings. Some soojebi has chicken, some has sea food or kimchi along with potato and zucchini. The dumpling itself is made with plain flour, salt and water. Quite simple and humble. I don't think I had soojebi that often when I was growing up in Korea. Mainly because...,  my father hated it. He hated it because he ate it so often and so much as he was growing up in the ...

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Spicy Pork and Zucchini Stew

Spicy Pork and Zucchini Stew

It is a scorching hot summer here in Argentina and I am cooking a pot of spicy stew on my stove. What's wrong with me? Well, it's because I found some gorgeous summer zucchinis in a Korean grocery store. I haven't seen these zucchinis for many years and I was so excited to meet them again. See the vibrant gorgeous green color on their skin! I purchased 4 pieces and made several different dishes with them. Here is one recipe I'd like to introduce to you. This spicy pork and ...

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Beef and Tofu Stew in a Skillet

Beef Tofu Stew in a Skillet

One of the tough challenge I am facing these days in Buenos Aires has to be the grocery shopping for Korean food items. There is Korean town on the other side of the city. It takes about 1 hour to get there. I don't mind driving that far, but the obstacle is that there is absolutely no place to park no matter what time of the day I go. Streets are very narrow and all occupied with cars. It is frustrating and discouraging. Last weekend I had to take my husband to drop me off right in front of ...

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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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Jjajangmyun, the Korean-Chinese noodles with black bean paste

Jjajangmyun--W3

Before the McDonald landed in Korea, or Pizza Hut invaded with Bulgogi pizza to change the taste buds of Korean children from kimchi pancakes to pizza, there was a noodle dish called "Jjajangmyun". Jjajangmyun used to be the all time Korean kid's favorite food. At least to me, it was. The dish was known as the special treat to the children when they had done something really good; like getting an A in their school report or finishing their piano lesson to a certain level. It is a nostalgic ...

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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-FG

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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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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