Yukgaejang (Spicy Beef Soup)

This dish was supposed to be for March, but it simply didn’t happen. Has that ever happened to you?  I’m no less excited about cooking Korean dishes, but sometimes there just aren’t enough waking hours. I traveled for work a bunch in March and got […]

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Galbijjim

I may have eaten galbijjim first, but I learned how to make boeuf bourguignon before I attempted making galbijjim. What good does this do me? Well, I guess I’m hoping that my tastebuds’ memory  will mind-meld with my hands-on experience to give me a leg […]

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Galbitang

Over the Christmas break, my sister Ahrie – the only one of the five of us siblings who was actually born in Korea – was helping me map out my year of Korean cooking adventures. She helped me choose galbitang for February because it’s a warm, […]

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What’s Up With The Ducks?

The ducks, when facing each other, represent happiness in the home. My parents gave us these wedding ducks. They are supposed to have a hand-carved look to them. Also, there’s something about them mating for life. Here’s the story we included in our wedding program: […]

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Tteokbokki

Do you love mac & cheese? What about spaghetti and meat sauce? Combine them, take a stroll up the Scoville scale, and you sorta end up with tteokbokki.  At least that’s what I think after making it for myself. It now resides in my brain-space […]

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