My recipe goal for this month was to find a Korean dessert to share. For inspiration, I visited the Maangchi website that I mentioned in my yaki mandu post. I was delighted to find a recipe for hoddeok, a popular street food.
The first time I tasted Yaki Mandu, I had no idea what to expect. Jared and I were eating dinner at a tiny restaurant close to our house, and the owner gave us a plate of this snack food on the house. I was immediately hooked and knew that I had to try to make some on my own.
Since we arrived in Korea, I have been cooking homemade meals much more often. That’s not to say I didn’t cook much in the US, probably 4-5 meals per week there. However, now we have been trying to be a little healthier and have not been going out to eat as often as we did when we lived in the states. Luckily, I love to cook and have finally gotten over my fear of a gas stove!
I’ve known people who say that they don’t like to eat. That the only reason they eat is for nourishment, and dining isn’t an exciting experience. I don’t really understand these people, though I respect our differences. I love food. Even as a picky eater, I feel comfortable saying that. I may not like all food, but what I will eat, I thoroughly enjoy. It’s one of the reasons I love to cook: I get to eat the product of my effort.