Seven Perfect Korean Rainy Day Foods

Seven Perfect Korean Rainy Day Food

(Note: I know above image only captures six Korean dishes not seven. The image of 7th Korean dish is not mine, so I didn't want to include it in the collage. :) ) In the last 6 to 9 months I … [Read more...]

Five Korean Ingredients You Should Avoid While You Are Pregnant

Five Korean Ingredients You Should Avoid While You Are Pregnant

(Photo credit – canstockphoto.com used with licence) Disclaimer - I want to make it clear that this article is not intended for medical, health or dietary advice. Please seek appropriate professional … [Read more...]

Difference Between Bibim Naengmyeon and Bibim Guksu

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If you started to wonder what is different between Bibim Naengmyeon (비빔냉면) and Bibim Guksu (비빔국수) when you read my bibim guksu post the other day, I wouldn't be surprised. I wasn't quite sure which … [Read more...]

How to Make Perfect Korean Steamed Rice (Step. 3 : How to soak and cook the rice)

Perfect Korean Steamed Rice

After buying good rice and rinsing the rice properly, we need to soak the rice in water. The reason is to make evenly cooked rice and to make each rice grain sticky and resilient ("gelatinization"). … [Read more...]

How to Make Perfect Korean Steamed Rice (Step.2 : How to rinse the rice)

How to rinse the rice

After buying good rice, now we can start making perfect Korean steamed rice. The first step we need to do is to rinse the rice. Do you rinse your rice? I always do. The reason is to get rid of … [Read more...]

How to Make Perfect Korean Steamed Rice (Step.1 : What is good rice?)

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(Photo credit: naver.com) If you understand Korean food culture or Asian food culture, you know how important rice is to our daily life. Ask yourself. How often do you cook rice? I cook it everyday. … [Read more...]

What Kinds of Pear for Bulgogi?

Korean Pear

(William Pears - Sorry, I don't think you are suitable for Korean cooking) One of my readers asked me if I can specify the type of pear I use for making Bulgogi. Because my recipe just says "pear". … [Read more...]

What kind of cooking oil do Koreans use?

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(Extra virgin olive oil, a picture from weekly chosun) A couple of readers asked me why do Koreans use so much olive oil in cooking. If you go through a couple of my recipes, you will soon notice … [Read more...]