[Ttuck: rice cake, bokki: sauté]
As I mentioned in my earlier blogs, I love ttuck (떡, rice cakes)! Ttuckbokki is one of my favorite ttuck dishes as long as I can remember and is probably loved by every Korean (maybe except for my husband who unfortunately doesn’t like spicy foods).
[Janchi: banquet, party, festivity, guksoo: noodle]
Janchi-guksoo was traditionally served on festive occasions such as birthday parties and weddings. The long length of noodles symbolized longevity of a healthy life or a happy marriage. Continue reading
[Jat: Pine nuts, Juk: Porridge]
Jat-juk is a rice porridge made with pine nuts. Jat-juk is my personal favorite juks because it is not only one of the simplest juks to make but also nutritious and delicious.
[Dalk: chicken, Juk: porridge]
Koreans eat porridge when they are sick because it is easy to digest and full of nutrition. Continue reading
[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: 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: 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.
[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
[Soondubu: silken tofu, Jjigae: soup, stew]
I simply love soodubu-jjigae. It is just one of those classic dishes that everybody likes.
[Al= egg or fish roe, Tang = soup]
One of my husband’s favorite tang (탕, soup) is al-tang. He especially loves his grandmother’s al-tang that I will introduce today. This recipe consists only a few ingredients but is delicious. Continue reading