Whenever I visit my parents in Daegu, my mother always sets aside my favorite fermented cabbage kimchi so I can take back to my place with me. You might think I’m hogging my family’s kimchi, but fortunately for me, I’m the only one in my family who likes it.
Its Korean name translates roughly to “military camp stew,” and while there are more than a few versions of how budaejjigae got started, most agree that it came about amid the devastation of the Korean War and its day-to-day, hand-to-mouth aftermath.
BUSAN, South Korea -- Last year over dinner, my Kiwi friend and I happened across the topic of eating dog meat – he had eaten it before and said that he enjoyed it. As most westerners tend to shy away from such fare, it took me by surprise. After all, he didn’t look like someone who would eat dog meat.
When you are in a rush, Bulgogi Chicken is a great way to put your stored bulgogi sauce to good use. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare and about 40 minutes in the oven. A great advantage with this dish is you can put the chicken legs on a barbecue and create a really unique and delicious barbecue flavor that will impress!
This traditional herb has a bitter taste and you can find it in many food products around the peninsula. When I was little, my mother used to make me tea with honey-soaked ginseng to help keep me healthy.