[Myungyi-namul: ramp, Jangajji: Korean pickles made usually made with soy sauce and vinegar or a gochujang (red pepper paste) mixture]
The first time I had ramp was about two years ago at my favorite Korean barbeque restaurant in Seoul called, Mooduengsan (무등산). My friend and I ordered rib eye steak grilled Korean style and the waitress brought out myungyi-namul jangajji (명이나물 장아찌). She suggested that we wrap the rib eye with this pickled vegetable like ssam (쌈) or lettuce wrap. The result was so delicious I couldn’t believe it. Continue reading
[Yachae: vegetable, Gang: strong, intense, duenjang: Korean soybean paste, jjigae: stew]
Gangdeunjang-jjigae literally means strong or thick soybean stew. I think the more accurate description is that gangduenjang-jjigae is in-between a ssamjang (쌈장, soybean dipping sauce) and a regular duenjang-jjigae (된장찌개, soybean paste stew). Continue reading
I want to show you what you can do if you do not have LA-style galbi or short ribs. You can easily find short ribs at your local supermarket and butterfly the meat open.
Galbi (갈비) is the third part of my series using bulgogi (불고기) or Korean BBQ marinade. Galbi is one of the most popular Korean barbeque dishes and is simple as just marinating short ribs with my bulgogi sauce and grilling it. Continue reading
[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
[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.
[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