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My Korean Kitchen Essential Tools | MyKoreanKitchen.com

My Korean Kitchen Essential Tools

Find my favorite kitchen utensils and appliances! I use most of these everyday! ❤️ One of the most frequently asked questions by my readers are what kind of rice cooker and wok do I use? And what brands would I recommend for those? With Christmas approaching, I thought I might share some of my favorite …

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How to make Korean instant cup noodles | MyKoreanKitchen.com

How to Make Korean Instant Cup Noodles

Easy, delicious and addictive Korean instant cup noodles! Korean instant cup noodles are very popular particularly among teenagers in Korea. I know it’s not a healthy meal choice but every now and then I do have this urge to have instant cup noodles! Don’t you? These particular times for me are on a rainy day …

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Korean Castella Cake Mix (Honey Sponge Cake) | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Korean Castella Cake Mix (Honey Sponge Cake)

How to make Korean castella cake (honey sponge cake) using pre-mix. One of my childhood favourite snacks is castella cake (honey sponge cake). It’s sweet, soft and a well made version of it melts in your mouth! My mom used to use this cake when she made some sweet rice cake balls (Gyeongdan 경단). Back …

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Dolsot Jjajang Tonkatsu

Korean Restaurant Visit – Maru in Brisbane

I have a monthly play date day with my sister. We live in the same house but we don’t actually get to spend much time together, so we started this play date thing about two months ago. We go out for brunch or lunch and chat for 2-3 hours without any distractions. (Though on this …

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Bibim Naengmyeon and Galbijjim

Midam – Korean Restaurant in Brisbane

I had this particular food that I wanted to try for about two months. That was Naengmyeon (냉면, Korean cold noodles)! I wanted to try both versions – one served in an icy cold broth (Mul Naengmyeon, 물냉면) and one served in spicy sauce (Bibim Naengmyeon, 비빔냉면). So I looked vigorously through the local Korean …

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Matina Restaurant, Incheon Airport

It’s the day you need to be on board. As airport security gets tighter, you are advised to arrive at an airport at least 3 hours earlier nowadays. 3 hours! Man, how am I going to pass the time? If you are a frequent flyer member of an airline then at least your membership can …

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Korean Buffet Restaurant, Sejong Hotel (Seoul)

If you go to Korea for a short visit and you want to taste authentic Korean cuisine without taking any risk, you can try this “Eunhasu” (은하수) restaurant. (FYI, Eunhasu means milky way.) I think it is the best place to taste a collection of authentic Korean food. Eunhasu has over 100 different Korean dishes and …

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When Soybean Paste Meets Art

After a 5 hour long journey from down south, Gwangyang, we arrived at East Seoul bus terminal. We were barely able to move because our bodies were completely surrounded by heavy suitcases and backpacks. Although my tummy was badly rumbling like a small cannon, we couldn’t really stop for a break until we unloaded our …

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Ddeok (Korean Rice Cake) Cafe - Jilsiru 9

Korean Rice Cake Cafe – Jilsiru

Look at these beautiful cakes! Can you believe that they are actually Korean rice cakes?! I was very surprised to see them because of their beauty and magnificence. Some of these rice cakes can be easily mistaken as western style cakes, like this one. This wine rice cake looks like a type of cheese cake but it …

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Korean Sweet Pancake (Hotteok) with Pre-mix

Korean sweet pancake made easy. How to make Korean sweet pancake (hotteok) using pre-mix. An easy to follow instruction and helpful tips! Have you seen these pancakes before? They are called Hotteok / Hodduk /Hoddeok (호떡), and you can easily spot them on the street, especially in winter in Korea. Hotteok used to be my …

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BBQ Grill Plate (Top)

Korean BBQ Grill Plate

Are you looking into buying a table top BBQ grill plate so that you can enjoy Korean BBQ at home? Then read on! While it’s not exhaustive, the below points highlight a few basic things you should consider when choosing a Korean BBQ grill plate. I asked my mom who owned a Korean restaurant for …

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CJ cheese cake

Frozen Cheese Cake

We have a regular gathering with some other foreigners living in this area every second Wednesday. We have dinner in one person’s house and we take turns. The host prepares a main meal and everyone else brings their duty dish. Anyhow, Mel (most of the time dessert duty person) brought this cheese cake at the …

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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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Lotteria Lunch Time Menu on Sale

Note: The sale below was a long time ago so is not relevant anymore. However, I still like bulgogi burgers and have shared a bulgogi rice burger recipe at this link. The other day I went to Lotteria with my friend. (Lotteria is a kind of Burger King.) I haven’t eaten a hamburger for over …

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