Thursday, December 24, 2009

Food for Christmas

Are you ready for the Noche Buena? What did you prepare for Christmas Eve? Is there any special food that your country prepare during this day? There's nothing here in Korea so it's up to you whatever you want to eat for Christmas. We usually eat delicious food and there's no particular food to eat but most people buy Christmas cake.

Here's some food that I'm craving for Christmas but the restaurant that we've been to is too far. We visited some famous attractions last time and we saw this restaurant by chance so we parked our car and had dimsum and set menu.

Actually, we were looking for a kimbap restaurant and we saw one but in front of it was this dimsum restaurant. I already went inside the restaurant and waiting for my hubby while he was smoking outside. I was about to order food and then he called me on my phone. He told me to come out and then grabbed me in this restaurant. The food was cheap and yummy! If it just near my place, maybe we already been there many times. Too bad that it takes hours to get there.

Btw, for my Christmas food, I have a Christmas cake, made fruit salad and ordered pizza. I wish I could show you the pictures. I was trying to upload the pictures stored on my camera but I couldn't find the file again to download pictures. Aygu!

Edited: Here's the picture of cake and pizza.
Our Anniversary cake that lasted until New Year.

The pizza that we ordered on Christmas Day. We rarely eat pizza because we are not both fond of pizza.

And here's the left over. Would you like some?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Can you eat raw fish?

During the summer, it's a little bit dangerous to eat raw fish. They said it's not good for our stomach to eat raw fish when it's hot. But now that it's winter, we can eat raw fish anytime we want. It was late at night and my hubby was hungry after watching the dvd that we rented. He looked at the menu for this month catalog of the restaurants near here so the seafoods caught his eyes. The restaurant is open until late at night so he ordered this.

The restaurant used to give lots of side dishes but maybe because it's too late so they just gave us some of the side dishes. That's okay though because we are only interested with the raw fish and not the dishes that we just have a taste and then throw away. The dishes that they delivered is just perfect combination of the raw fish so we didn't have to throw away much food.

Btw, can you eat raw fish? I couldn't before but after trying it for several times, it now tastes delicious. Why don't you try some. Do it several times and you can get used to it.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pizza hut

It has been a long time of not creating a post here. It doesn't mean that I don't have anything to share. I just couldn't download the pictures and now that I have it and I can share the pictures, let me start with the pizza and spaghetti that I had in the restaurant with my hubby. There's a pizza hut close to my work so I told hubby that I wanted to have pizza when he asked me what I wanted to have for lunch. We dropped by to the restaurant and ordered this pizza and white sauce spaghetti. Also salad but the salad at the salad bar is not delicious. If we knew that there was no delicious salad, we should have just took out the pizza and had it at home. Btw, the pizza hut at the other restaurant that I've been to many times has much delicious salad so I don't understand why I couldn't see that salad here. But of course the pizza and spaghetti is wonderful.

The pizza and spaghetti is too much for the two of us so we had much left over. We just had a slice each so we asked the waitress to pack it for two. I've decided to give the half or four slices to my sister in law. We dropped by to her house before we went home.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Interesting Facts about Kimchi

I think this is interesting thing about kimchi. You know, kimchi is getting famous around the world. They even serve it on the plane. But because of its spicy flavor, some people can't eat a lot or kids don't like it much. But I found out this evening while watching tv that there are different kinds of food with kimchi flavor like chocolate kimchi, cheesecake kimchi, and a lot more. But what interest me more was the lemonade kimchi that is sold in Japan. It sounds strange but it's also good to know that kimchi is getting more popular not only in Korea but also around the world.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Food for Chuseok (Thanksgiving Day)

Last week from Friday to Sunday, we celebrated Chuseok (Thanksgiving Day) here in Korea. I should've taken some pictures of the food that we made but I couldn't get chance to do it because of my in laws. I don't think it's allow to take pictures while everyone was busy in the kitchen. Like what I always do, I was in charge again with the dishes and was an assistant of my sister in law. Of course I can cook but I'm afraid to make mistakes so I just let my sister in law do it and helped her in cutting or washing some vegetables and ingredients that she needed.

Like what most people prepare every Chuseok, we made some "jeon" or fried dishes like mushrooms with meat, fish fillet, shrimps, oysters, etc.. We also cooked different kinds of "namul" (vegetables, spouts). Also toran guk (taro soup) is always in the list every Chuseok. We also steamed some fish. Luckily, we didn't have to make daejigalbi. My mother in law just bought some pork (oh gyeopsal, thicker than samgyopsal) and beef (seogogi) and made barbecue at night. We're also lucky because we don't make soeng pyeon (a half-moon-shaped rice cake stuffed with beans or sesame seeds and sugar or honey and flavored with pine needles) on Chuseok. My mother in law just buy some in the supermarket.

Chuseok today is not too hard for us because we didn't prepare lots of things like what we always did on the past Chuseok.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cucumber for side dish

This is one of the easiest food to prepare when you are thinking of Korean side dishes. Did I mention that Koreans eat lots of side dishes every meals? So this one of them. You don't have to do lots of things. Just peel off the cucumber and cut the way you want it but I usually do it horizontally. I serve it with gochujang or chilli pepper paste because my hubby likes it with gochujang rather than bean paste which others prefer to eat with.

Enjoy the cucumber side dish the way you like it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Are eggs good for our health?

Are eggs good for our health? What can eggs give to our body? Cholesterol? Strength? Pimples? Smelly Fart? Anything else? Whatever! I just wanna say that I love eggs. Do you? I don't know when it started but I eat at least 3 eggs everyday. My mother in law told me that I have to serve eggs every meal because it can give us strength the whole day at work. Does it make sense? Even whe she won't say that, I really like fried eggs specially in the morning. Oooppsss... Pardon me! I don't have breakfast because I get up late but eating in the afternoon is like having breakfast.

I can eat 3 fried eggs and sunny side up is my favorite. I also bring egg sandwich to work. I just toast bread, spread jam and put an egg. Very simple isn't it? But I have noticed that my pimples appeared since I started to eat lots of eggs. Do my pimples have connection with the eggs? Well then, I hope I can slow down with eggs.

Oh, by the way. I usually buy a tray of eggs every weekend. A tray has 30 eggs and me and my hubby can eat them in a week. Are we egg-lovers?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Can kimchi cure flu?

My niece who doesn't like spicy food has started to eat kimchi. Her mom told her that kimchi is good to avoid getting influenza or H1N1. I don't know if that makes sense but you know Korea is famous for its kimchi not only because of it's unique smell, savour and taste but also because it's healthy. It's good for our health so koreans believe that it can cure SARS. You already heard that, didn't you? puhaha...Now that the flu which is another pandemic disease is now hitting korea, where there are thousands of koreans who have the flu and there are hundreds of people who get the disease everyday, people are worried about it. So again, koreans think that kimchi is one of the solutions for this problem. If it can cure SARS, it can also do a special role in curing the flu. What do you think?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cheese and King-Sized Pork Cutlet

We came from work and I was so lazy to prepare lunch. You know when you're hungry everything is delicious specially if you see some pictures of pork cutlet. I saw an advertisement posted in front of our apartment so I took it and ordered two pork cutlets. One cheese pork cutlet for me and wang (king size) pork cutlet for my hubby. The packed and the texture impressed us when we opened it.

The first bite was okay but after eating several times, the meat is getting strange. Or maybe we were just hungry so we couldn't get the real taste of the pork cutlet but when our stomachs started to fill up, the taste was so strange. My cheese pork cutlet was bitter, I guessed the cheese was fake (I saw on tv that some restaurants are using fake cheese) and my hubby's wang donkas (king-sized pork cutlet) smells strange. The pork smells like stinky socks. Yuck~

When we started to taste and smell the strange things so threw it away. We'll never order in that restaurant. If I like the food in the restaurant, I always keep the business card but that pork cutlet restaurant, well, you know what I did.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Donghae Dried Squids

I went to the supermarket and saw this dried squid for sale. They are buy one take one so I bought one. They are one of my hubby's favorite korean snacks. Dried squids are what drinkers favorite finger food because they are best with beer or soju (korean alcohol). They are more delicious with mayonnaise or gochujang (red pepper paste). My hubby asked both mayonnaise and gochujang when he eats dried squid. But I prefer to eat them with mayonnaise.

These dried squids are from donghae which is famous for nice beaches so Donghae is also famous with dried squids. The squids are softer, tastier but not salty. They are much more delicious than any other squids that I have tasted.

Friday, August 7, 2009


Another ordered food that we had for dinner. We were tired of ordering chicken so we tried bossam.

Bossam is eaten with delicious kimchi. You have to wrap the meat with the kimchi and some vegetables like garlic, chilli, etc.. The kimchi is crunchy and sweeter than the normal kimchi.

The bossam came with noodles, soup, cola, korean pizza (puchinggae) and some vegetables.

Friday, July 31, 2009


It was raining so I asked my hubby what he wanted to eat. He asked me what is delicious when it rains. I wasn't hungry so I couldn't think anything. Then he told me to make kimchijeon (kimchi jeon), a korean pancake-like dish made with kimchi and served with soy sauce.

Here's my own version of kimchijeon.
1. Chop the kimchi (old kimchi) and garlic.
2. Slice a half potato and half onion.
3. Put #1 and #2 in a big bowl and mix with flour.
4. Put some oil in a pan and fry the mixed ingredients.
5. Wait until it is brown.
For the sauce:
Pour some soy sauce and sesame oil in a saucer then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
7. Serve the kimchijeon with the sauce.

Kimchijeon is eaten as a side dish or snack.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Eat Chicken with Salad

It was too late and we were hungry. We didn't know what to order so we came up with chicken again. This time it's the salad mogneun chicken (eat the chicken with salad). I heard a lot about this salad and chicken specially to students. They said it's delicious but I didn't get a good impression on my first bite, it wasn't as delicious as I expected. I think the chicken is salty and overcooked and the salad is bland.

I was almost done with my midnight snack but then I decided to eat together. Salad and chicken in one bite. Then I tried another bite again and again and again. Aha, It's not bad at all. That's what they get its name. You have to eat the chicken with salad. Now, I got it!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Snails recipe

Have you ever tried snails? I don't like them much but they are one of my hubby's favorites. He likes eating this.

I started to make this dish when he treated me to a restaurant and he ordered snails. It was my first time to try that food. I got interested in learning how to make it because I saw how much he likes it. First, I checked every ingredients and I tried to eat several times to get the right taste. It was sweet, sour and hot and spicy. A few days later I went to the market and bought snails in can. Here's what the snails look like.

I cut the big snails into two, slice a cucumber and carrots, an onion, and put some sugar, vinegar, a little kochugaro (powdered pepper), 3 spoons of kochujang (red pepper paste), pour some sesame oil and sprinkle sesame seeds.

It's okay to make mistake at first and you have to get your taste. If you want sweet then put more sugar. That's what I always do. I know what hubby likes so I always don't follow what is in the recipe 'cause I have to follow my hubby's taste.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Diet food

Oh yes, I'm on a diet. I go jogging every morning and I bring some vegetables and fruits for my snacks. Here's what I had today. I had some carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and grapes.

Is it too much? Well, it's just my snacks. I still have dinner at home. Do you think I can lose weight if I eat much? Well, they are fruits and vegetables so I think it's not bad to eat much. Anyway, let's wait and see.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Let's Play the Cooking Games

I don't like cooking but because I love my hubby so I always want to prepare delicious food for him. Whenever he requests some food, even when i'm tired, I'm always willing to make it for him. I always try to experiment new recipes that sometimes make me upset when I make mistakes but I never gave up. I never enjoy cooking but I love playing Cooking Games. I have a cooking chips for my nintendo and pocket recipe game on my cellphone. The cooking game for my nintendo is too expensive. I wish I found this Free Cooking Games earlier. There are lots of games to play and it's more fun than playing with my nintendo. The pictures and characters are so cool! They are colorful and it's so interesting. It's fun to play with the whole family. Who knows your girl will help you cook or become a good cook by just playing the game. She can't only enjoy the game but also learn how to cook.

If you don't like cooking, then i'm sure you'll love the Food Games. Everyone enjoys food and playing food games will give you much fun. I've just done playing with my Chocolate game and the Ice cream parlour. I've just known this game and still new with it but I'm enjoying it.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Ojing-o Chaebukkeum

Ojing-o Chae Bukkeum

Stuff Squids is another hubby's favorite food. As what I always say, nobody teach me on how to cook so I always make my own recipe. When I go to the restaurant, I just checked what ingredients they put in the dish and I try it at home when I see that hubby likes it.

When I went to the market, I saw this pack of Jomi Ojing-o (squid) which is on sale.

My hubby asked me if I know how to cook it but I said I'd try but don't expect too much. I cooked a little because it was my first time so I expect that I would make mistakes. Here's my Ojingeo Chae bukkeum

1. Heat oil in the pan.
2. Put chopped garlic and mixed it until it is brown.
3. Put Jomi Ojing-eo.
4. Add some sugar, corn syrup, honey and powdered red pepper.
5. Mix it well.
6. When it cooked, add some sesame seeds.
7. Serve!

Hint: I use this flower honey. You can just use sugar if you don't have some honey at home.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Garlic Chicken

I used to hate most vegetables specially garlic and onion. But now I can eat any kind of vegetables and you'll be surprised that garlic and onion are one of my favorites. I put much garlic and onions when I cook that's why it makes my cooking more delicious. Garlic and onions are the secret of a good cook, I think. I like garlic and onions with samgyopsal or daejigalbi. I like pickled garlic when I eat gukbap specially naejang gukbap and soondae gukbap. I like garlic bread, garlic or onion flavor when I buy snacks, etc. Don't come closer please, I smell garlic. mwahaha...

When I don't have anything in mind on what for our meal, I just order food. So the menu is usually chicken. I was looking for the advertisement book when the garlic flavored chicken caught my attention. I told hubby to try it and he agreed. It's our first time to order chicken from Don (Money) Chicken which endorsed by Lee Gyoung Gyu. I'm not his fan. Actually, I don't like him. He's a comedian but not funny. I just see his rudeness. Maybe because of his character on tv. I don't know if he's like that in person.

Anyway, it seems like Don Chicken is a new brand chicken 'coz it's my first time to see it on the advertisement. The price is same as the other chicken brands like Gyocheon, BHC, and Ssal Ssal Chicken. It's more expensive than Mexicana, Pelicana, etc.. so I expected that it would be more delicious. I'm right guys! It's delicious even without sauce. But they also give 2 kinds of sauces. Hot and spicy and garlic sauce. Guys, it is worth trying! Actually, I already collected 3 coupons from last week.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Air Purifier for Everyone's Health

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Eat raw fish before summer

Hubby said we have to eat raw fish while it's not hot. In summer, it's not good to eat raw fish so it's better to eat now rather than craving it in the summer. My hubby met his friend last Tuesday evening to have dinner. But when hubby came home, he said he wanted to eat raw fish. I think he was still hungry so I ordered this for only $25.

It's the restaurant where we usually order raw fish but this time there aren't many side dishes. Because of economic crisis, the prices of all products raised so I expected that they would also increase the price of their menu like most restaurants did. This seafood restaurant didn't increase the price but decreased or removed some side dishes. That's better I think because we can't eat all the dishes. We just want the raw fish and we are not into their side dishes.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Simmered Chicken Dish (Ttakkogi Chongol)

Simmered Chicken Dish (Ttakkogi Chongol)

Ingredients: 2/3 lb. chicken, 5 dried brown, oak mushrooms, 1/3 carrot, 2 oz. watercress, 2 oz. garland chrysanthemum, 1/3 lb. konyak: jellied potato-cake(used like a noodle), 20 gingko nuts, 2 eggs, 1 green onion, 4 cloves garlic, ginger juice, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tbsp. sesame oil, 1 tbsp. red pepper powder, 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar, 1 tbsp. red pepper paste, salt, black pepper, MSG

Method:1. Prepare the legs and breast of the chicken by removing the meat from the bones and cutting it into thin strips. Simmer the bones to make the chicken broth .
2. Soak the dried musrhooms in water, remove the stems and cut them into thin strips. Cut the round onion and carrot into thin strips.
3. Cut the small green onions and watercress into 2" lengths.
4. Peel and fry the gingko nuts in an oiled pan. Place them on paper and rub off the top-skins.
5. Cut the konyak into 3/4" x 2 3/4" pieces. Slit each piece down the center leaving the ends intact and twist one end through the slit to shape it like maejagwa, thin Korean cookies.
6. Mix the green onion, chopped garlic, soy sauce, black pepper, sesame oil and salt to make the seasoning sauce. Season the chicken and dried mushroom strips separately.
7. Place the seasoned chicken in the center of a shallow cooking pan, surrounded by the prepared vegetables. Pour the broth over the ingredients and bring to a boil. When the flavor has developed, add the ginko nuts and garland chrysanthemum and bring to a boil and serve.

Hint: The konyak is absorbed in this chicken dish making it more flavorful.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Ojing-o Bukkeum (Stir-fry Squid)

My hubby said that I cook delicious Ojing-o Bukkeum (Stir-fry squid). Here's how I make it.

Ingredients: squid, sugar, powdered hot chilli pepper (gochugaro), hot pepper paste (gochujang), red pepper or paprika, carrot, soy sauce, onion, garlic, mushrooms

1. Clean and cut the squid and put all the ingredients in a pot.

2. Stir-fry in a medium heat for 10 minutes or until the squid is white and look hard.

Make sure to serve it as soon as it is cooked. I didn't put the amount of each ingredients. You can do it with your own taste. If you want spicy food then add more pepper. If you want sweet food like us then put at least 3 tablespoons of sugar for one squid. That's all! It's easy! Enjoy your meal!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Black Raspberry Vinegar Juice

Whenever my mother in law visits us, she doesn't come with empty hands. She always brings something for us. The last time that she came here, she brought this Bogbunja (Black Raspberry) vinegar juice.

We have to mix the juice with water 5-6 times the amount of juice. It is sour like vinegar but it is made of black raspberry so it's much more delicious than just a vinegar. My mother in law said it's good for our health. Whatever my mother in law thinks or heard that something is good for the health, then she buys and gives us. That's mother's love, I think.

The juice is good when we have a sore throat and it is drunk with either hot or cold water so it is good in all seasons. I drink it with hot water but my hubby prefer to drink it cold.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Favorite Snacks

My hubby likes munching food when he's at home specially when he watches tv. And here are the snacks that he likes to eat. We usually have at least one of this snacks at home so when I get some groceries, I have to consider or include his snacks in my lists.

This snacks are his newly discovered snacks. They are squids legs. They are not as delicious as the octopus legs but they are cheaper.

These are the octopus legs that we can get online. We have to heat them of fried to make them softer. They are too hard so if you don't have strong teeth, then never try to eat them. They are good food if you don't wanna feel sleepy.

The packs at the bottom are small octopus legs. They are softer of course and we don't need to cook when we eat them. Then the middle ones are zuippos or fish jerky and on top are squids. They are sweet and spicy.

This is the beef jerky. His most favorite snacks and the most expensive of them all.

The food are all great with beer or alcohol but my hubby doesn't drink.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nuts for our health and mind

While I was watching tv, I saw another program about the woman who had a cancer and now feeling well because of the food that she eats. The doctor told her that she only had less than a year to live but she survived. In the morning she eats fresh vegetables and fruits. She doesn't have much rice. What is important is eating fresh food and nuts. She eats nuts everyday specially walnuts. She has sacks of walnuts at home that she buys fresh from the county. She eats them as snacks, she grinds them to make salad dressing, she makes juice and a lots of recipe that she make with nuts. Since then I also bought lots of mixed nuts. I bought at least 3 packs of mixed nuts every weekend. In the pack are cashew, almonds, walnuts, and peanuts. We eat some everyday and we've done that for almost a month. Then one day, there were some red spots appeared in my hubby's body. Then he started to itch. His whole body was covered by red spots so he said he had an allergy. I've never seen him like that before. I even didn't know where he got those allergy then he said when he was young, he was allergic with peanuts. Oh gosh, I started to panic but he said he was okay. I told him to change all of his clothes and I also changed the bed cover, pillows, and blankets.

Luckily, he doesn't have them on his face so he went to work the next day. I felt better when I saw him back at home because he looked better or else I would force him to go to the hospital. Thanks God because his allergies were totally gone the next morning.

I still have some mixed nuts but I'm afraid to eat them even when they said they are good for our health. Well, if you don't have allergic with peanuts, then you should eat at least 7 pieces of nuts everyday. They are good for our health specially for our mind. They observed that a student who had a bad grades at school started to exercise and eat nuts everyday so she got a high grades. She said, it's easy to remember what she studied since she started to eat peanuts. Well, I think it will also work for you and for your kids.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Koreans like hot and spicy food so it's not surprising then if some of them are having trouble when they go to the bathroom. They suffer with constipation. Others including young generations have some stomach disease that can cause cancer. I guess it's because of the food that they intake.

According to wikipedia, Constipation, costiveness, or irregularity, is a condition of the digestive system in which a person (or animal) experiences hard feces that are difficult to expel. In Korean it is called Byeonbi. I watched too much tv and I sometimes get some issue about health. I found out that long time ago in Korea, when people have constipation, they cooked honey and make a round shape and put in the anus or dip dodeog in oil and push it gently to the anus. Ouch! The Korean Traditional doctor said it's true but dangerous if you don't know how to do it. So don't do it if your not an expert or else your disease will get more serious.

To heal constipation, eat enough fruits and vegetables everyday. Drink a lot of water and do some exercise. I heard bananas and plums are also good for constipation. Or try this tomato milkshake or fruits and vegetables milkshake that I make for our breakfast.

Friday, March 6, 2009

They are fresh and eaten raw

I always get some groceries at the mart and I've never been to the wet market. I trust the products specially the fish and vegetables because of the big sign in front of each shops telling that the food is all fresh. If you'll check out the date, everything were all pack on each day. The fish vendors always say that the fish were just caught in the morning which I really believed and trusted. But after watching the program on tv, I found out that most of them are just liar. They just change the pack and change the expiration date if they couldn't sell it on that day. They do it everyday until they could sell all even if it takes for a month. That's terrible!

When you buy something in the mart, they even say that you can eat them raw because they have just come in the morning. Among the more than 30 shops that have been tested, most of them if not all are doing the same thing. They even said that customers will just have a stomachache but will never die. Uh oh! Because of that, I never trusted the food in the mart so I'm lazy to buy something. Now my refrigerator is almost empty. I haven't gone to the mart for two weeks now and we have nothing in the refrigerator except different kinds of kimchi that my mother in law gave me.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Kaeganjang and kotgejang

Last week, my hubby asked what was for dinner. I said, I didn't have anything in mind so he invited me to go to our newly discovered restaurant. We were both tired so instead of eating at the restaurant, we just decided to take it home. We bought kaeganjang (crab in soy sauce) and kotgejang (preserved crabs).

It's better to eat at home not only because we were tired but also it's cheaper. We had this crabs menu three times which was only one time if we had it in the restaurant. Of course they serve the crabs with different kinds of side dishes and soup but we can't touch all of those dishes. So next time that we'll go there again, I'll just tell them to pack it for us and take it home again. That's better!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fashionable and luxurious restaurant furniture

My mother in law is a good cook and I think it's a great idea when she thought of running her own restaurant which was opened last month. I was shocked when I heard how much she spent for her restaurant furnitures. I asked her because it's also my dream to open a new restaurant. I want to run my own hotel and restaurant someday so I got curious of her expenses. The furnitures don't look good but they are too expensive. I wish I found this headquarters for value and stylish seating before she opened her restaurant.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Broiled Chicken Giblets (Tangnaejangbokkum)

Broiled Chicken Giblets (Tangnaejangbokkum)

Ingredients: 2/3 lb. chicken gizards and livers, 3 dried brown oak mushrooms, 1/4 lb bamboo shoots, 1/3 lb. konyak: jellied potato cake, 2 green bell peppers. 4 cloves garlic, 2 tbsp. salad oil, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, salt, ginger juice, black pepper, MSG., 2 tsp. cornstarch powder, 1/3 cup meat broth, 1 tbsp. rice wine, 1 tomato

Method: 1. Peel off the inner skin from the chicken gizzards and clean them by scrubbing with salt. Slit the outer part of the gizzards. Then cut them with the chicken livers into bite-sized pieces.
2. Scald the gizzards and livers and rinse in cold water.
3. Soften the dried mushrooms in water, remove the stems and slice them thinly. Cut the bamboo shoots into flat pieces.
4. Slice the jellied potato-ckae into 2 3/4" x 3/4" x 1/4" thick pieces. Slit each piece down the center leaving the ends intact and twist one end through the slit.
5. Halve the green bell peppers, remove the seeds and cut them into thick strips.
6. Fry the chicken giblets with the chopped garlic and dinger juie in a heated oiled pan. Then add the dried mushroom, jellied potato-cake and bamboo shoot, fry lightly and season them with the soy sauce, sufar, salt and black pepper.
7. Dissolve the cornstach powder in 1/3 cup broth. Add this starch liquid to the #6 fried ingredients and bring to a boil to thicken.

Friday, February 13, 2009

A time for ice cream

It's a Heart Day! Have you already bought a present to your loveone? What did you get? Roses? Chocolates? A ring? How about a gallon of ice cream? Do you think it is strange? I was planning to buy some chocolates for my honey (In Korea, it is the ladies who give chocolates to men.) but then I saw this ice cream store located in the mart so I bought ice cream instead. It's not my present for him. I'm just craving for my favorite ice cream flavor (strawberry cheesecake). I also bought some for hubby's favorite, the Almond Bon Bon. As you know, ice cream is more delicious in winter but I have to wear scarf when I eat it until I go to bed because I don't wanna lose my voice.

My hubby doesn't want me to buy chocolates for him. He said he used to like the chocolates but not now specially on Valentine's Day. I think so. Chocolates are not delicious on Valentine's Day because we see loaded of chocolates in the stores and most people in the street are carrying chocolates including children. Korean is surrounded with chocolates. We can smell chocolates everywhere. But because it's Korean tradition to give chocolates to your loveone so I'm still thinking of buying chocolates for him.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


My hubby just told me to order some food for dinner last night. I don't know what to order because I don't feel like eating chicken. I browsed the books where the restaurants including phone numbers are listed and I asked him he wanted to try this kanpunggi. He said he couldn't remember if he already ate this dish so I ordered one. It looks greasy but delicious too because of the vegetables toppings.

Kanpunggi is like spicy tangsuyug (sweet and sour pork) but instead of pork they used chicken. And it's also sweeter and hotter than tangsuyug. It's too much for two people so I served the left over this morning. I found out that kanpunggi is more delicious in the morning. I put in the oven for a minute with the vegetables so it tasted better.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pulgogi (Korean Barbecue)

Pulgogi (Korean Barbecue)

Barbecued beef in Korean style called Pulgogi is the most favored worldwide.

Here's how to make pulgogi (bulgogi):

1. Slice the beef thinly and score lightly with a knife to make it more tender. Cut it into bite-sized pieces and marinate it in the sugar and rice wine.

2. Mix the marinated beef thoroughly with the soy sayuce, chopped garlic, sesame salt, and sesame oil.

3. Broil the seasoned beef over hot charcoal on a grill or in a fry pan. Otherwise, you may use an oven-broiler heated to 570 degree F for ten minutes. Pulgogi is delicious served with lettuce leaves, sesame leaves, garland chrysanthemum and minced garlic.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Raw fish and oysters

Anyway, my hubby asked me if I wanted to go out with him to look for a heater to put in his office. Because I was busy cleaning our flat, I didn't go out with him. I waited for him for hours and when he came back, he didn't bring any heater buy a shopping bag. He said the heater was too expensive compare to the other stores that he saw on the internet so he was planning to go to another shop and just bought something to eat instead.

Here's what he bought.

Raw fish and Oysters. The oysters are also eaten fresh with chogochujang (vinegared hot pepper sauce).

Do you want any of these kitchen appliances?

Lunar New Year is coming. It's one of the most tiring occasions because we have to prepare lots of things. As usual, me and my sister in law have to stay in the kitchen all day to prepare some food. I'm not a big help in cooking but I spend much time in washing the dishes. I wish my mother in law has a dishwasher to lighten our work. Or maybe I have to buy one for her as a present for this coming Lunar New Year.

And for my present, I'd like to have this Trash compactor. I can't throw the garbage everyday specially in this cold weather. I don't want to go out in the snow just to throw away the smelly trash. When my hubby asked me last night on what kind of present that I want for this New Year, I couldn't say anything because I thought I didn't need anything until I saw the most popular trash compactor. Now I know what I need.

Kitchen is my favorite room in my house. It is where I spend most of my time everyday when I'm at home. And i'm willing to spend more time in the kitchen if I have a stylish, beautiful and complete appliances in the kitchen. How about you? Do you enjoy cooking? Don't you want any of these kitchen appliances for your house or apartment?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Korean snacks

Here are some of my hubby's favorite snacks. They are snacks that are usually eaten when you drink wine or alcohol. My hubby don't drink alcohol so he drinks them with juice or soda. He likes munching food when he watches tv or a movie at home.

They are squid (ojingo), fish jerky (juipo) and octopus legs (muno dari). When we go to the market, he always look at the area where they sell this kind of snacks and we can't come home without any of them. And now that he found a new store selling this kind of snacks for a cheap price, so he sometimes asked me to go there so we can almost double if we buy in the market.

These snacks are the favorite snacks of most Koreans including kids.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fancy Hot Pot (Shinsolo)

Fancy Hot Pot (Shinsolo)

Ingredients: A 1/3 lb. ground beef, 3 tbsp. cornstarch powder, 1 egg, various seasonings
B 1/4 lb. beef liver, 1/4 lb. white fish fillets, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, flour, 1 egg
C 2 eggs, 2 oz. carrot, 3 dried brown, oak mushrooms, 1/2 bundle watercress, flour, 30 gingko nuts, 5 walnuts, 5 stone mushrooms
D 2 oz. beef strips, 1/2 round onion, 1 dried brown, oak mushroom

Method: 1. Mix the ground beef, cornstarch powder and egg with various seasonings reserving one-third of the mixture for meatballs.
2. heat a well-oiled square fry pan. Spread the #1 misture on the hot pan and fry it until well-done. Then cut the fried meat mixture into bite-sized pieces. Use the reserved one-third of the meat mixture to form meatballs 1/3" in diameter. Dip each ball in flour and beaten egg and brown in oil.
Slice the liver flatly and soak it in cold water to remove the blood. ZSeason the liver slices with the B ingeredients and dip them into flour, then into beaten egg and brown in oil.
4. Slice the fish into bite-sized pieces and mix it with the B seasonings. Dip each piece into flour and then into beaten egg and brown in oil.
5. Slice 2 oz. beef, 1/2 round onion and 1 dried mushroom into thin strips and mix them with the seasoning. Layer them in the bottom of the shinsollo pot.
6. Make a second layer with the fried liver, fish and meat slices.
7. Cut the carrot into the same lenghts as the radius of the shinsollo pot and 1/" wide.
8. After soaking the dried mushrooms in water, squeeze out the excess water. Cut them into the same size as the carrot rectangles.
9. Remove the leaves from the watercress and skewer the stems together evenly.
10. Soak the shelled watnuts in hot water, drain and peel off the dark skin.
11. Fry the shelled ginko nuts slightly in a greased pan and remove the skins chafing them with a clean paper.
12. Dip the #9 skewered watercress into flour and then into beaten and egg and brown in oil.
13. Fry the beaten egg yolk and white weparately into thin sheets. Cut the eff sheets into the same size as the carrot rectangles.
14. Arrange the prepared vegetable and egg rectangles attractively alternating colors in a spoke fashion on top of the other layers. Garnish with the gingko nuts, walnuts and meatballs.
15. Add meat broth to the shinsolo and heat, or add water to the shinsollo and bring it to a quick boil; serve and eat. (The shinsollo pan be heated with charcoal or canned heat in its center core.)

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The fish that smells like pee

I like trying different kinds of food. I like eating but I can't eat much with this raw fish because it tastes strange. You know it smells like pee and the taste is similar to its smell. I thought they put something for that taste but hubby said they put nothing when they serve that fish. They just cut and serve it with chokochujang.

Hubby's aunt said that this raw fish is good for our skin so I sometimes eat although I can't stand the taste. Do you know that they also serve this raw fish if you go to the funeral? I imagine eating the body of the corpse when I eat the raw fish but because they serve it and the people around me are all eating so I have to eat with them although my mind, my heart and my mouth is against it. I just don't want to disappoint people. Do you think what I'm doing is right?