Dolsot Bibimbap (돌솥비빔밥): Stone Bowl Bibimbap

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[Dolsot: Stone bowl, Bibimbap: a rice dish with variety of vegetables and optionally meat]

Everyone loves bibimbap, especially dolsot bibimbap, which is a rice dish with various vegetables and optionally meat in a sizzling stone bowl. Bibimbap has become Korea’s most well-known dish along with Kimchi and bulgogi. Continue reading

Namul (시금치, 숙주나물 & 마른나물): Marinated Spinach, Bean Sprouts & Dried Vegetables

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[Namul: marinated vegetables served as banchan or side dish]

Last Sunday, February 24th was 1/15 on the lunar calendar. Koreans call this day Jungwol-daeboreum (정월대보름) and celebrate first full moon of the lunar calendar year. Traditionally, people wish for good health, fortune and a good year for harvest. Many of customs involve eating certain kinds of food, which include marinated sautéed dried vegetables, nuts and multigrain rice with beans. Continue reading

Honghap Miyuk-guk (홍합미역국): Seaweed Soup with Mussels

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[Honghap: mussels, Miyuk: seaweed, Guk: soup, Juk: porridge]

Miyuk-guk (미역국) is a hearty soup made of seaweed known as miyuk. It is surprisingly a very versatile soup that is easy to make and full of nutrition.

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Bajirak-kalguksoo (바지락 칼국수): Korean Noodles in Clam Broth

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[Bajirak: manila clams, Kalguksoo: Korean pasta]

Yesterday, I purposely made more clam stock than I needed when I made soondubu-jjigae. The reason for this was so I could make today’s lunch, bajirak-kalguksoo. Bajirak is a manila clam but you can use cockles or little neck clams, which are easier to find. Continue reading