[Dotori: acorn, Muk: jelly, Bap: rice]
I always stop by this small restaurant near my mother’s art studio in Gonjiam, 1 hour away from Seoul. This restaurant called “Waehalmunijip (외할머니집),” which translates to maternal grandmother, was the first place I tried Dotorimuk-bap (도토리묵밥). This simple light yet delicious one-pot meal has become one of my favorite dishes since then. 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
[juk: rice porridge, honghap: mussels, miyuk: seaweed, guk: soup]
One of my favorite breakfasts is juk or porridge made of leftover soup. It is quick, easy and nutritious. 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.
[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.