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October 7, 2019

When kimchi passes its prime, it tastes too sour for us to eat as a side dish.  Don't despair.  Home-made kimchi never goes wasted.  With old kimchi, you can make savory pancakes, soup, or stir-fried rice. 

Stir-fried rice that features kimchi is one of...

September 28, 2019

Although this is a popular dish in Korea where I grew up, my first encounter with this salad was in Boston, when my friend served it for a crowd.  As I was so used to eating brown seaweed in warm soup, brown seaweed and cucumber seemed like an odd combination.  But I w...

September 21, 2019

If you are like me, who grew up eating curry as exotic food, you may have wondered what would be a minimum number of spices needed to create satisfying curry flavors that most curry powders cannot deliver.  My answer is three: cumin, coriander, and turmeric.

What are th...

September 17, 2019

What if you can make a healthy dessert or breakfast ahead of time with only 3 ingredients?

When I saw a beautiful kabocha squash at a farmer's market the other day, it gave me inspiration for a dessert menu:  porridge made of a kabocha and adzuki beans.  The idea of mak...

September 9, 2019

I know what you must be thinking.  I'm going out on a limb to say this out loud.  This granola nearly banished my craving for sweet desserts except for these oatmeal cookies.  What I like about it is that just a handful of this granola is deeply satisfying.  Not o...

May 16, 2019

When you want to cook something special on a whim, try this dish.  It is a popular, savory snack in Korea.  Koreans enjoy the chewy texture of rice cake and fiery spiciness of this dish "떡볶이".

Having a chewy texture, rice cakes can be regarded as somewhat exot...

May 8, 2019

Pad Thai means stir-fried rice noodles cooked in Thai style.  Perhaps its multinational origin is behind the popularity of this Bangkok street food, appealing to so many people in the world regardless of their cultural heritage.

Pad Thai is one of my favorite...

April 22, 2019

This is a dish loved by my friends the most.  They like it so much that I have received many requests to bring it to their parties.  It is called "잡채": sweet potato noodles mixed with assorted vegetables and a protein-rich food of your choice (eggs, beaf, seafood).  Yo...

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