If you have very sour cabbage kimchi, here is one quick and easy recipe that you can enjoy in the cold weather. This kimchi and bean sprout soup is one of the comforting Korean soups. Koreans like to eat this soup when they suffer with cold or needs something to soothe their aching body. With one a few ingredient, you can come up with delicious soup without sacrificing much effort.
Eggplants are one of the popular vegetables in Korea. There are several ways to cook in Korean cuisine. I think I shared one recipe with steaming method to create simple "eggplant namool" dish. This time I will share with the stir-fry method that is very quick and easy to do.
I know eggplants are not for everyone. It is either "love it" or "hate it" kind of vegetable, I think. My kids wouldn't eat the eggplants until they are old enough to appreciate the goodness of this wonderful vegetable. Try it with this recipe if you are not so in love with eggplants. You might change your mind.
If you are a kimchi lover, you probably in love with radish kimchi known as "kkattugi(깍뚜기)". traditionally Kkattugi is slobbered with Korean chili flakes, but there is a way to make without the chili flakes. However I can't not say this white radish kimchi is the "non-spicy" kimchi because I added a load of green chilies in it. The green chilies will some heat to the kimchi which I love.
You can omit the chilies if you would like to enjoy without the heat from the chilies. It will still be pungent and delicious kimchi.
Galbi-jjim (갈비찜), Korean braised beef short ribs, are one of the most popular beef dishes to eat around Lunar new year in Korea. The meat falls apart off the bones and the tender vegetables have so much flavor from the sauce. No wonder everyone loves to eat galbi-jjim during the new year.
Korean cabbage kimchi is not always smothered in tons of Korean chili flakes and spices. Here is cabbage kimchi that doesn't have any chili flakes except a very little amount of chili as a garnish. We call it Bak-kimchi (백김치). "Bak" means white and so we can call it "white cabbage kimchi."
There is Korean dish called "donggrang Ttang (동그랑땡)". They are like mini patties of minced meat with vegetables. The name came from the roundness of the patotoes. Donggrang means "round". "Ttang" doesn't have a specific meaning but it usually indicates something small and cute. Let's make Korean tofu tuna patties!
Apparently model, and wife of John Legend, Chrissy Teigen passed out after cooking her Thanksgiving meal. So to make up for missing out the traditional feast, she prepared a Korean barbecue (indoor grills, muchim and all). The model took to social media to share her post thanksgiving meal on Snapchat.
Korean housewives are busy around this time of the year. It is a season of serious kimchi making. You can't skip kimchi, especially the cabbage kimchi, on any Korean meals and we need to make sure that we have plenty of kimchi available during the winter time when the cabbage is not available.