Kimbap Places in Korea

I remember buying some rolls of Kimbab couple of years ago. There was a shop called “Kimbap Nara” (김밥나라) and they sold Kimbap for 1000 won (About US $1 that time). It was so sensational because it was so cheap. Kimbap used to be 2000 won for the cheapest one in those days. So everyone …

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Korean enoki mushroom pancakes | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Korean Enoki Mushroom Pancakes

Korean enoki mushroom pancakes (Paeng-ee beoseot jeon, 팽이버섯전) are a perfect side dish for a mushroom lover! They are loaded with savoury flavour and crisp texture and are really easy to make! Our family loves mushrooms. Name any kinds! (Obviously, excluding the poisonous ones! Lol) I originally shared this enoki pancakes recipe back in 2006 …

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Tuna Cucumber Sushi Rolls

A simple tuna cucumber sushi rolls recipe. No, it is not a traditional Korean food, but it is quite a simple meal to make. I do not know if this sushi is available in Japan or not, but I know this is very delicious to eat! It will make a great party finger food. Ingredients for 12 sushi …

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Butter Cookies

Egg Yolk Only Butter Cookies

These egg yolk only butter cookies are a great solution to use up some of your leftover egg yolks from other cooking!  A few weeks ago, I made sweet and sour chicken. After making that dish, I had two egg yolks left over. So I decided to bake some cookies with them. But it only gave me 10 cookies. So, …

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Pepero Day

Tomorrow, November 11th is Pepero day in Korea. Pepero is a snack that looks like long thin sticks with a chocolate coating. It is very similar to Japanese Pocky. Pepero day became like Valentine’s Day in Korea. It is popular with young people and couples and they exchange pepero sticks each other as a gift …

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Chinese Dates (Daechu)

Chinese date’s are known as a warm food. (People believe that all kinds of food have characteristics -warm or cold, in oriental culture.) So it makes you relax and warms you up (good for insomnia and cold body sense) . It is often used with ginseng as a roborant (a strengthening food) for example in …

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Radish Oyster Rice | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Radish and Oyster Rice (Gulbap)

Korean oyster rice recipe. It’s cooked with daikon radish, oysters, chestnut and mushrooms. A highly nutritious Korean rice meal! “Radish and Oyster Rice” (Gulbap, 굴밥) sounds like a very weird combination, apparently, it is one of the best food combinations. I cooked my oyster rice in my rice cooker, so there was hardly any work …

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Essential Korean Cooking Ingredients: Korean Black Bean Paste (Chunjang) | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Korean Black Bean Paste (Chunjang)

What is Korean black bean paste (Chunjang)? Let’s learn! Korean black bean paste (Chunjang, 춘장) is made from a salty fermented soybean and coloured with caramel. It is an essential condiment to make “Korean black bean sauce noodles (Jajangmyeon, 자장면)“. It has a slightly bitter and salty taste on its own, so some sugar is added …

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King Oyster Mushrooms and Prawn Rice Bowl

Korean Chinese style king oyster mushroom recipe – King oyster mushrooms and prawn rice bowl! You probably figured by now that we love mushrooms and prawns in this house. They are our fridge staple ingredients. Last night, I made king oyster mushrooms and prawn rice bowl for dinner. They are so easy and quick to …

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Ingredient descriptions: Anchovy powder

Anchovy Powder (Myeolchi Garu)

When you make some kinds of soup, it is tastier to use meat or vegetible stock instead of just water. To make this stock, Koreans often use anchovy (멸치) or kelp (다시마). However anchovy is quite expensive and it can be a bit hassle to use (trimming the head, tail and organ etc), so I …

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Fresh cream cake

Cakes from Paris Baguette

Yesterday was my sister’s birthday. When she got home, she brought 2 cake boxes with her. They were presents from her friends. I think it is a weird culture of theirs, that they don’t share cakes and instead just bring it home like other normal presents. Anyway Yah for me~ 🙂 I am not that …

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Bulgogi (Instant sauce version) | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Instant Korean Bulgogi

Instant Korean Bulgogi: Korean bulgogi made easy with pre-made Korean BBQ marinade Who loves Bulgogi (불고기, Korean BBQ beef)! Everyone! Seriously, I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like it yet. I actually have developed a pretty epic Bulgogi recipe using a homemade Bulgogi sauce, so you should definitely check it out even if you don’t like …

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Kicker chocolate. (A KitKat Copycat)

KicKer Chocolate Bar

KitKat? No! KicKer!! My husband and I went to the supermarket the other day to buy some snacks. They used to have really good (& cheap) Swiss chocolate, but it was not available anymore. (When one thing sells out, they often don’t replace them in Korea. Especially foreign goods. Do you agree?) Anyhow my husband …

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Gochujang Pancakes (JangTteok) | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Gochujang Pancakes

Easy gochujang pancakes!  Gochujang pancakes are called Jang-Tteok in Korean. The word “Jang” (장) means seasoning, like soy sauce (Ganjang, 간장), soybean paste (Doenjang, 된장), or chilli paste (Gochujang, 고추장). Therefore “Jang-Tteok” (장떡) means pancakes seasoned with some kind of sauce that I mentioned earlier. Its name can be varied depending on the type of …

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How to Keep the Mushrooms Fresh in the Fridge

My husband used to complain about the paper bag for mushrooms. If you go grocery shopping in Korea, there aren’t any paper bags for the mushrooms, only plastic bags are available. If you keep them in a plastic bag, they go bad (slimy feeling) really fast. I recently found a way to keep the mushrooms …

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Fried Honey Cake (Yakgwa)

Recently I’m into this little cake called “Yakgwa” (약과). Yakgwa is a Korean traditional cake made from wheat flour, oil, and some honey. I haven’t bought this in a while, but during the chuseok holiday it grabbed my attention. It is one of the “Jesa” (memorial service for the ancestor) foods. But I am just …

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King oyster mushroom

This is a picture of some king oyster mushrooms. Its Korean name is “Sae song-ee beosut” (새송이 버섯). I call this vegetable meat, because its texture is so much like meat. At the supermarket, you can get about 4-5 king oyster mushrooms for about 3000 won. (US $ 3.20) -Do you want to see other …

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Essential Korean Cooking Ingredients: Korean perilla leaves | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Korean Perilla Leaves

Learn about the popular Korean leafy vegetable – Korean perilla leaves! What are Perilla Leaves The Korean name for perilla leaves is “kkaenip” or “ggaenip” (깻잎). In Korean cooking, perilla leaves are typically used in a pickled side dish, in stir fry, in soup and as a wrap. It is part of the mint family and …

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Gungjung Tteokbokki (Korean Royal Court Rice Cakes) | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Gungjung Tteokbokki (Korean Royal Court Rice Cakes)

Gungjung Tteokbokki is a Korean royal court cuisine that originated from the royal palace in the Joseon dynasty. Gungjung means “palace or royal court” in English. It is known as king’s snack. Unlike typical Tteokbokki (Korean spicy rice cakes), Gungjung Tteokbokki is not spicy but rather savoury. Gungjung Tteokbokki vs. Tteokbokki If you are familiar with Korean …

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Shiitake mushroom

Shiitake mushroom’s korean name is “Pyogo beosut” (표고버섯). This is a picture of some shiitake mushrooms. Usually they are 1200-1500 won per 100g. (US $1.30-60) You can fine more about shiitake mushrooms from Wikipedia.

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