Sweet, salty, spicy – Korean braised potatoes

While I was born in South Korea, my family immigrated to Australia when I was just 4 years old, therefore I never really had a chance to spend much time with my extended family – especially my mother’s parents, whom I’ve always loved and yearned for more time with. We did go back to Korea […]

Korean spicy deep-fried chicken

Move over, Colonel and KFC. Your days are through. Why? Because Korean deep-fried chicken is taking your place! Whilst not a ‘traditional’ dish (in that the history of the dish comes from the influence of the US in Sth Korea rather than from hundreds of years and generations of perfection), this is still a food […]

Mochi mochi mochi, must be funny, in a rice grain’s world

HAH! I am the funniest ever. *hears the bells of corny-ness pealing in the distance* Okay, I’ll shaddup now. Well, with the bad lyrics anyway. The blood orange curd is still sitting in my fridge, and the butter has been put back in the fridge. I’ll do it tomorrow, I promise. And whilst you ‘tsk […]

Simple Asian Sides

Banchan come in an assortment of flavour and texture, and give a very easy way of incorporating many different elements into just one meal. The best thing about it is that they can all be prepared beforehand and stored for a week or more at a time, meaning that all you have to do come […]

300 posts and not enough kimchi

Not only did I pass my 2 year milestone last month, but was stunned to discover when I made my last post that my next would be my 300th! Yeouch! That is a LOT of writing, photos and recipes – who would’ve thunk that a website that essentially started out as a project for a […]

The most magnificent noodle salad of all

A long time promised – and finally here it is! Our recipe for japchae, a magnificently multi-coloured noodle salad dish that is a must-have on any celebratory table. Though, like many Korean recipes, it is quite time-consuming, this extremely fragrant and flavoursome dish is well worth the time and effort it requires, and is guaranteed […]

Happy Lunar New Year! (Korean dumpling soup)

Happy new year, everybody! You may think that my greetings are either too late or too early, but you’re only correct if you guessed the latter! For those who aren’t aware, it is the first day of the new Lunar year on this coming Thursday, so at this stage, Korean families all over the world […]

Bulgogi – traditional Korean bbq beef, our authentic home recipe!

Finally. Here it is. What so many of you have requested and been waiting for. Mother’s bulgogi (Korean bbq beef) recipe. Let me tell you something about my mother’s cooking. There is no binder of recipes, no handwritten notations, no secret stash of recipe cards like some of your mothers have so thoughtfully kept and […]

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