I recently bought some brisket from an American grocery store. But when I brought it home and cooked it, it looked and tasted different from the Yangjimeori(양지머리 – also labeled “brisket”) that I usually buy from the Korean supermarket. And this is not the first time– it has happened to me many times before and […]
This Korean Gogiguk (고깃국) or Beef Soup/Broth is probably one of the simplest soups to make ever. It is also one of the most important to learn because it can be the foundatio for many other Korean soups such as Mandooguk (만두국), Yukgyejang(육계장), Mooguk (무우국)…etc. But you may be surprised how wonderful it tastes- just […]
I have just posted Shabu Shabu-Korean style on my other blog – What’s for dinner, Mom?. It is a wonderfully nutritious and delicious meal that is simple to prepare and also a lot of fun to eat! Enjoy!
I already posted my dduk guk recipe but this is a different take on it – I used beef stock instead and added dumplings. In some ways, this recipe is even simpler to make because the garnishes are easy. Dduk guk is something that all Koreans eat, but based on which province you live in, […]
Recently, I hosted a Korean dinner party for our American friends at home- some of whom have never tasted Korean food before. So it was a bit of a challenge to come up with a menu that could show the authentic taste of Korean food but at the same time would not be too much […]
Since my dad was a diplomat, we often entertained foreign guests in our home when I was growing up in Korea. A fabulous chef called Mrs. Shim would come to our house and make wonderful Korean dishes for these occasions. Her food was at a whole different level, not only the taste but always looked […]
Ten years ago, I would have never imagined that Soondubu Jjigae would become so popular with non-Koreans. I always thought that it was unfortunate how Tofu got such a bad wrap for being a healthy but bad tasting food. I wanted to tell those people that it’s because you just don’t know how to make […]
This is probably one of the best known Korean dish other than Kimchi. I offer several substitutions and variations that you can try. They will all taste good but I think it is good to have options in case you don’t have all the ingredients or if you prefer one ingredient over another. I start […]