Hangul: 콩나물밥 ; kong-na-mul-bap English Name: Rice with Bean sprouts Literal Translation: Soybean sprout rice Todays dish is a simple one but it’ll start a bit of a mini segment centered around an ingredient that is often served as a banchan (side dish) but also featured in a number of Korean dishes. Since today is […]
One of the first lessons I learned after arriving to Korea was that international travel means dealing with differences in electronic standards. Day one in country my buddies and I b-lined it to Yongsan Electronics Market to check out all things “gamer”. We were pretty psyched at the thought of getting our hands on games […]
Hangul: 계란찜; Gye-ran-jjim English Name: Egg Casserole Literal Translation: Eggs steamed This dish is a simple and tasty little side with a light and fluffy texture that many will enjoy. As the literal translation suggests, the primary ingredient is eggs which are mixed with water, salted, and steamed. You’ll usually see it topped or mixed […]
Hangul: 삼겹살 ; Sam-gyeop-sal English Name: Pork Belly Literal Translation: 3 layered meat Ahhh samgyeopsal. This particular dish is bound to be on your “most liked” list if you’re a fan of meat, especially pork. In short, it’s slices of pork belly. It has some similarities to bacon but the curing process is different and […]
There are several ways to convert dough into strands or other various shapes that we’ve come to know as pasta. As we cover noodle dishes in the future, we’ll make it a point to identify the method of creation (some are pretty interesting). For now though, we’ll focus on the method used to create todays […]
There’s quite a bit of concern regarding the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) situation in Korea. It’s understandable. There’s been a mix of reactions from government officials, the medical community, the media, and the public. A lot of over reacting, a lot of under reacting. A lot of finger pointing and a lot of shoulder shrugging. […]
Kimchi Jjigae is an all time favorite in Korea. As the name suggests, this dish is based on kimchi, the fermented cabbage for which Korea is so well known. The word “jjigae” refers to a stew or thick soup.