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

Galbi-jjim (갈비찜): Korean Braised Short Ribs

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[Galbi: short ribs, jjim: braise, steamed dish]

Galbi-jjim (갈비찜) is every Korean’s favorite dish. This dish is often the main event on party and holiday menus. The marinade is basically the same as my Korean BBQ marinade, but the only difference is that I add a little more soy sauce.

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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

Boochu-japchae & Kkotbbang (부추잡채 & 꽃빵): Asian Chives and Flower Bread

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[Boochu = Asian chives, Korean or Chinese chives, Japchae = Traditional Korean dish made of glass noodles or Korean vermicelli, various vegetables and meat]

One of my favorite dishes at Korean-Chinese restaurants besides jjangjangmyun (짜장면) and jjambbong (짬뽕) is boochu-japchae (부추잡채). It is even more delicious with a side of kkotbbang (꽃빵), which is a classic Chinese bread.

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Dueji Galbi Jjim (돼지갈비찜): Spicy Pork Ribs

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[Duegi= pork, Galbi= ribs, Jjim: stew or a steamed dish]

My husband and I went to a Korean butcher in Flushing last weekend. When he discovered pork ribs in the store, he asked “What do Koreans make with these?” I have made kimchee-jjim before with pork ribs, which I will post at a later time, but today I decided to make spicy dueji-galbi-jjim (매운돼지갈비찜). As you can tell by its name, spicy dueji-galbi-jjim is a spicy stew made with pork ribs. Continue reading