[Osam is shorthand for ojingau-samgyupsal. Ojingau= Squid, Samgyupsal: pork belly]
Koreans feel that the spicier the food, the better for stress relief, and osam-bulgogi is one of the most popular spicy Korean dishes. This dish is sautéed squid and pork in spicy sauce with various vegetable of your choice. Continue reading
[Gungjung: royal, ttuck: rice cakes, bokki: sauté]
Gungjung-tuckbokki or royal tuckbokki is a non-spicy version of Koreans’ favorite pastime dish, tuckbokki. I assume that it is called “royal” tuckbokki because this dish contains as much meat and vegetables as rice cakes unlike its cousin and moreover contains all of the 5 food groups.
[Ttuck: rice cakes, Mandu: dumplings, guk: soup]
Ttuckmandu-guk is traditionally the first meal Koreans eat on New Year’s Day. The white color of the rice cakes symbolizes a new start and longevity while the round shape represents coins for good luck and wealth. Continue reading
[Kkori: tail or oxtail, Gomtang: Korean beef soup]
One of my favorite soups to make and serve is Kkorigom-tang, which is a Korean oxtail soup. Amongst many of the Korean bone marrow based soups such as sullung-tang and sagol-guk, this is the easiest one to make and the most sumptuous and versatile soup in my opinion. Continue reading
[Bul: fire, Gogi: meat]
Bulgogi is one of the most well-known Korean dishes. It is also the first dish I ever learned how to cook, which explains how simple it is to make.
[Jjigae= a thick soup or stew]
Kimchi jjigae is the queen of Korean soups. When I eat heavy meals and feel fat and bloated, all I want to have is a bowl of bubbly kimchi jjigae and some rice. Continue reading
[Samgyupsal: pork belly, Guyi: roasted, sautéed or grilled, ssam: wrap, vegetable wrap, jang: sauce]
You can transfer your home into a Korean restaurant by simply grilling some pork belly and by having the right Korean condiments. Continue reading