Spring is here and I can feel the warm air outside. When it comes to spring, there is one soup dish that I like to make. It is "Samgyetang (삼계탕)" the Korean chicken and ginseng soup. I know people are tired of soups and stews they have been eating over the long winter days and looking forward to enjoy light, fresh, green flavored dishes. So this chicken soup might not be for everyone. But I can tell you that this chicken soup is known for energizing your soul on warm days. Believe it or not, Koreans like to eat this soup for hot summer days. Let's get the recipe, shall we?
One of Korea's most popular dish is undoubtedly the "Bibimbap". Bibimbap (비빔밥) is a large bowl of rice filled with various healthy vegetables, meat, spicy sauce and a fried egg on time (sometimes but not always). It's not only tasty, but also delicious! The only drawback? It takes forever to prepare. We bring you a modern twist on traditional bibimbap. It's not only easy and quick to prepare, but packed with the goodness of avocados!
Who doesn't love a good pancake? And if it comes stuffed with bacon and kimchi, then even better! Cue in, this delicious kimchi bacon pancake recipe that's the right mix of spicy and savory. And did we mentions it's super easy to whip up? Let's get cooking:
If you like spicy Korean stew, here is one simple recipe you can make with a block of tofu and a can of tuna. It's not only cost friendly but also delicious! All you need to do is mix up ingredients and throw it all together. I personally like to use a deep skillet for stews like these but you can also use a shallow pot if you like. Let's get started!
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.