Jajangmyeon Recipe

Jajangmyeon has always been one of my favorite foods since I was a child. Before I even know what umami was I knew there was something special about this dish. The blend of beef or pork with vegetable juices, sugar, and fermented black bean sauce is incredible. As a kid I would look forward to weekend visits to the local Korean Chinese restaurant in Massachusetts to eat this dish with tangsooyook, fried sweet and sour pork. Continue reading “Jajangmyeon Recipe”

Sleeping Bear Kimchi Fried Rice

Sleeping Bear Kimchi Fried Rice

Ever since I saw images of cute sleeping bear rice I couldn’t stop thinking about how adorable it was. I have been meaning to try to make this cute dish for quite some time and decided it would be nice to pair with one of my favorite dishes to make, kimchi fried rice or kimchi “bokkeum bap.” Continue reading “Sleeping Bear Kimchi Fried Rice”

Ganjang Gejang in Seoul: Pro and Jinmi Sikdang

Where to eat Ganjang Gejang in Seoul: Jinmi Sikdang and Pro Ganjang Gejang

Ganjang Gejang 게장 is a very special and unique Korean food that you must try if you visit Seoul. Unlike other indigenous Korean dishes such as kimchee, kimbap, bibimbap, etc. with good versions easily found outside of Korea, Ganjang Gejang is best enjoyed in Korea. This is because the crabs that are used in Korea taste differently than the blue crabs that are used for this dish in the states. Ganjang Gejang is a soy sauce marinated crab dish. The beautiful flavors of the raw crab with the soy sauce along with roe and rice pair so unexpectedly deliciously. I have only been eating this dish for a few years now because I was afraid of the raw nature of the dish; but now this is one of my favorites in Korean cuisine. Continue reading “Ganjang Gejang in Seoul: Pro and Jinmi Sikdang”

Gyeranppang Korean Egg Bread

Gyeranppang is one of those special Korean street foods that conjure many  sensory memories. Many Korean people ate it growing up. On a cold day, the smell of the sweet egg bread wafting from a local street food vendor is so inviting. The smell of gyeranppang is as sweet as the smell of fresh waffles. Continue reading “Gyeranppang Korean Egg Bread”