Kong-jorim (콩조림): Black Bean Marinated in Soy Sauce

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[kong: bean, jorim: in reduced marinade]

There are a few staple banchans (반찬) or side dishes in our household, which include different namuls (나물, marinated vegetables), myulchi-bokkeum (멸치볶음, sautéed dried anchovies) and kong-jorim (콩조림). Continue reading

Myulchi-bokkeum (멸치볶음): Sautéed Tiny Dried Anchovies

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[myulchi: dried anchovies, bokkeum: sauté]

First, I want to thank my growing followers despite my long absence. It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe; I’ve been traveling a lot, to Seoul, L.A., Honolulu/Maui and Cleveland (my husband’s hometown). Today, I decided to start with one of my favorite banchans (반찬, side dishes), myulchi-bokkeum (멸치볶음). Continue reading

Kketyip Kimchi (깻잎김치): Perilla Kimchi

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[kketyip: perilla leaves, kimchi: Korean fermented vegetables]

Summer time is the season of kketyip (깻잎), which are perilla leaves. Now that the summer season is almost over, what do you do to if you want to continue to enjoy the taste of kketyip? Make kimchi out of it! Continue reading

Myungyi-namul Jangajji (명이나물 장아찌): Korean Ramp Pickle

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[Myungyi-namul: ramp, Jangajji: Korean pickles made usually made with soy sauce and vinegar or a gochujang (red pepper paste) mixture]

The first time I had ramp was about two years ago at my favorite Korean barbeque restaurant in Seoul called, Mooduengsan (무등산). My friend and I ordered rib eye steak grilled Korean style and the waitress brought out myungyi-namul jangajji (명이나물 장아찌). She suggested that we wrap the rib eye with this pickled vegetable like ssam (쌈) or lettuce wrap. The result was so delicious I couldn’t believe it. Continue reading

Kimchi-jeon & Boochu-jeon (김치전 & 부추전): Kimchi Pancakes and Korean Chive Pancakes

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[jeon: Korean pancakes or dish cooked in oil with flour and egg batter, boochu: Korean or Asian chive]

Over the weekend, my sister-in-law requested that I post pa-jeon (파전), or scallion pancakes. Unfortunately, I used all my scallions to make pa-kimchi (파김치, scallion kimchi) so I decided to make jeon or Korean pancakes with kimchi and boochu (부추, Korean or Asian chives). You can replace the boochu with scallions to make pa-jeon (파전). Continue reading

Dubu-guyi & Yachae-guyi (두부구이&야채구이): Grilled Tofu and Vegetables

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[Dubu: tofu, Guyi: grilled dish, yachae: vegetables]

A friend of mine recently asked, “What’s an easy Korean vegetarian dish?” The first thing that came to mind was grilled tofu served with dipping sauce. This dish is extremely simple and delicious in itself but for the other day, I decided to add grilled vegetables as well. Continue reading

Jeon (애호박전 & 동태전): Korean Fish Cakes and Zucchini Jeon

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[Jeon: Korean pancakes, or vegetables, seafood or meat fried in flour and egg wash]

Jeon is made on every special occasion in Korea such as lunar New Years, jaesa (ancestral memorial services) and parties. It can be made with any ingredient you like such as fish, shrimp, mushrooms, vegetables and meat by simply coating it with flour and an egg wash. Continue reading