Seasoned Korean Fish Jerky (Jwipo Jorim)

Seasoned Korean Fish Jerky - Sweet and Savoury

About 7-8 months ago  I received a care package from my mum in Korea. It included some new clothing, loads of popular Korean cosmetic samples and there were several packs of seasoned dried filefish … [Read more...]

White Prawn and Mussle Stew (Saewoo Honghap Tang)

White Prawn and Mussle Stew (Saewoo Honghap Tang)1

This stew (새우 홍합탕) is something you might like on a cold night, along with Soju. The soup was so flavourful and moreish, you can not dislike it if you love Korean food. When I had the first … [Read more...]

Oyster pancakes (Gul Jeon)

Korean Style Oyster Pancakes

Apparently, oysters taste best and have the most nutrition in the winter season (From November to early March) in Korea. I bought 2 packs of oysters (total 400 g) for the price of one the other day … [Read more...]

Korean Black Sauce Noodles with Seafood (Samsun Jajangmyeon)

Korean Black Sauce Noodles with Seafood (Samsun Jajangmyeon)

I mentioned earlier on one of my posts, Korean Black Bean Sauce Noodles (Jajangmyeon, 자장면) that there are several types of Jajangmyeon, and this Samsun Jajangmyeon (삼선 자장면) is one of them. Samsun (三鮮) … [Read more...]

Korean Spicy Mussel Stew (Honghap Jjim)

mussel stew on the magazine

Not that I had a Soju party last night, apparently mussel stew is quite popular as a drinking side dish (with soju) in Korea. Soju is a type of alcohol made with rice or sweet potatoes, originally … [Read more...]

Radish and Oysters on Rice (Gulbap)

Radish and Oysters on Rice (Gulbap)

"Radish and Oysters on Rice" (Gulbap, 굴밥) sounds like a very weird combination, yet it is one of the best food combinations for each other apparently. I cooked this meal with my rice cooker again, … [Read more...]

King Oyster Mushrooms and Prawns on Rice

king oyster mushrooms and prawns on rice

I had king oyster mushrooms and prawns on rice for dinner last night. I didn't plan to have that meal though, that was one of the few meals I could make with the ingredients I had. (I didn't want to … [Read more...]

Korean Squid Pancakes (Ojingeo Buchimgae)

Korean Squid Pancakes (Ojingeo Buchimgae)

Korean pancakes (Buchimgae, 부침개) are very popular on a rainy day among Koreans. There are a couple of theories about the reason, but I don't really know why. The other day my husband told me he wished … [Read more...]

Stir Fried Calamari Rings on Rice (Ojingeo Deopbap)

calamary on rice

Calamari (오징어) is quite cheap and easy to get in Korea. You can get 4 medium size squids for about 3500 won (US $ 3.60) at a super market . But the thing is, sometimes they clean the squid for you, … [Read more...]