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Korean Cuisine : Galbi

March 3, 2012

We see often enough in Korean dramas where people gather in a restaurant having some kind of barbecue. It’s also the main reason that keeps calling me back to Korean restaurant. Galbi or kalbi (pronounced gar-bi) generally refers to a variety of gui or grilled dishes in Korean cuisine that is made with marinated beef… Read More ›

Korean Cuisine : Naengmyeon

Naengmyeon (meaning “cold noodles”) is a Korean dish of long and thin hand-made noodles made from the flour and starch of various ingredients: buckwheat (memil), potatoes, sweet potatoes, naengmyun made with the starch from arrowroot (darker color and chewier than buckwheat noodles), and kudzu (chik). Varieties with ingredients such as seaweed and green tea are… Read More ›

Korean Cuisine : Jajangmyeon

Jajangmyeon (alternately spelled jjajangmyeon) is a popular Korean dish, derived from the Chinese dish zha jiang mian. It consists of wheat noodles topped with a thick sauce made of chunjang (a salty black soybean paste), diced meat and vegetables, and sometimes also seafood. Jajang (alternately spelled jjajang), the name of the sauce, is the Korean… Read More ›

Korean Cuisine : Kimbap

Gimbap or kimbap is a popular Korean dishmade from steamed white rice (bap) and various other ingredients, rolled in gim (sheets of dried laver seaweed) and served in bite-size slices.  Gimbap is often eaten during picnics or outdoor events, or as a light lunch, served with takuan or kimchi. Gimbap is derived from Japanese futomaki… Read More ›

Korean Cuisine : Japchae

Japchae (jabchae, chapchae) is a Korean dish made from sweet potato noodles (called dangmyeon), stir fried in sesame oil with various vegetables (typically thinly sliced carrots, onion, spinach, and mushrooms), sometimes served with beef, and flavoured with soy sauce, and sweetened with sugar. It is usually served garnished with sesame seeds and slivers of chili…. Read More ›

Korean Cuisine : Tteokbokki

Tteokbokki, also known as Ddeokbokki is a popular Korean snack food which is commonly purchased from street vendors or Pojangmacha. Originally it was called tteok jjim, and was a braised dish of sliced rice cake, meat, eggs, and seasoning. Tteok jjim an early variant of modern tteokbokki, was once a part of Korean royal court… Read More ›

Korean Cuisine : Samgyetang

Samgyetang  is a variety of guk or Korean soup, which primarily consists of a whole young chicken and Korean ginseng. The dish’s name literally translates as “‘ginseng chicken soup” in English. Samgyetang is traditionally served in the summer for its supposed nutrients, which replaces those lost through excessive sweating and physical exertion during the hot… Read More ›

Korean Cuisine : Kimchi Jjigae

First heard of this one from drama Love Story in Harvard,  Kim Rae Won made it for Kim Tae Hee in his Harvard Dorm (though I’m not sure they filmed in Harvard, anyone?). Then back in Korea she made it for him after they got married.  It’s  my most memorable Korean dish, because Kim Rae… Read More ›