I still remember the very first time I made Kimchi Jjigae all by myself – it was when I was visiting my brother in Virginia. The winter snow storm that year (1984? 1985?) was so bad that we were stuck in his apartment for almost a week with no means of getting to a store. […]
Kimchi Soondubu Jjigae is one of the variations of the spicy soft tofu stew (순두부 찌게 Soondubu Jjigae) that I wrote about some time ago. I know that my original recipe may taste a bit bland to some people and if that’s the case for you, you really have to try this version with kimchi […]
My daughter called me the other day and asked me to post my Bugeo (dried pollock) Gook recipe because she wanted to make some for herself in her dorm. This is always one of the first things she asks me to make when she comes home from college. This soup is also one of the […]
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!
Every New Year’s day, Koreans make Dduk Gook/Tteok Guk (떡국) and share it with their family and guests who visit their homes. During the New Year holiday, many Koreans travel back to their hometown. They visit their parents and elderly relatives to pay their respects by bowing (Saebae 세배) to them, wishing them health and […]
Baechu Dwenjang Guk/Baechu Deonjang Guk This cabbage soybean paste soup (Baechu Dwenjang Guk) is the ultimate comfort food for Koreans. A bowl of this cabbage soup, some rice and kimchi will make any Korean’s mouth water and take them back home when they taste it. I know the phrase “comfort foods” has come to be […]
This is the Jjigae that I mentioned in my recent Yache Twigim post. Because this recipe does not contain any meat(the broth is dried anchovy stock so it’s not fully vegetarian but close), it is really light (there’s no fat in this) but still very flavorful. It also goes well with other Korean meat dishes, […]
My daughter came home for spring break and she wanted to have Miyeok Gook. It has been one of her favorite ever since she was little. Miyeok Gook is very much an everyday food for Koreans but it’s also a soup that’s served on birthdays and for new moms after childbirth. Miyeok(Brown Seaweed/Wakame) is rich […]