Soju is the most popular type of alcohol in South Korea. It is around 19% alcohol – very strong – and is a grain or potato-based vodka. It’s traditionally consumed straight with food, but also mixes into cocktails.
Japchae is usually treated as a side dish in Korean cuisine. But serve it over rice, and this savory and slightly sweet dish of stir-fried glass noodles and veggies becomes the showstopper it deserves to be.
Gochujang, or red pepper paste, is a staple in the kitchen of Koreans. It is not an exaggeration to say that it's hard to find a Korean dish without gochujang, from tteokbokki to dakbokkeumtang (raised spicy chicken).
The summer heat is sizzling in Korea, so what better way to cool off than enjoy some delicious ice cream. Though summer is the ideal time for ice cream, I love eating ice cream all year round – and in all its forms.
Kimchi is considered to be a very healthy food and is a staple of Korean cuisine. Some choose to have it as a side but with a little work, you can add this flavorful pickled and spicy dish to other recipes as well.
The corona virus outbreak is taking away a lot of my things. Especially after a long day, the neighborhood pub, which had become a haven to escape for a fun evening with colleagues and friends, is no longer safe.
Sometimes slaving over the stove for hours just doesn’t sound like much fun. Bust out the crockpot and have dinner ready to go when the family comes bursting through the door with cries of “I’m hungry!” Check out these recipes to get started.
My bulgogi recipe is a very simple dish to make, it takes a small bit of preparation and then a quick fry. The best bit is you can keep the sauce for months, I tend to make it up in batches and then add a little to the meat I want to use.