Posts in Category: Food

HOW EWE DOIN’?

I mentioned Korea’s love for themed cafes before, but I had yet to visit an animal cafe. There are several dog or cat cafes in Seoul, but when I heard that there is a sheep cafe, I knew I had to go.

MY THAI KITCHEN: TOM KHA GAI

I’m taking a break from Korean recipes to share a new favorite with you. I first made this amazing soup at a cooking school in Chiang Mai.

MY KOREAN KITCHEN: CHEESY RAMEN & SPAM

I’m sure some of you are surprised by my chosen recipe this month. Ramen? and Spam? Don’t judge a recipe by its over-processed ingredients!

HOLD THE KIMCHI

I have a confession to make. In the past few months, I’ve had Korean food maybe twice. I’ve completely abandoned the most popular food in this country!

MY KOREAN KITCHEN: HODDEOK

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.

MY KOREAN KITCHEN: YAKI MANDU

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.

CAFE CULTURE

One of the more surprising aspects of Korean culture I have found is the abundance of coffee shops. I expected to see a lot of street food; I expected different social norms; I did not expect cafes.

SWEET TOOTH

A few weeks ago, I was talking to Jared about how I need to fight my chocolate addiction. I have always had a sweet tooth, and have rarely met a dessert that is too rich. 

MY KOREAN KITCHEN: BULGOGI

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!

MY KOREAN KITCHEN: DAK CHIM

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.