Asian Style Sweet & Spicy Shrimp

I remember when my dad used to make this dish for dinner.  I always wondered how a dish with ketchup could taste so good, but here I am trying to recreate the dish! It’s particularly good over rice, I mean it’s really the sweet, spicy and savory flavors of the sauce that make it so…

Simple Homemade Yogurt 

Okay, so I have a new obsession and it’s with homemade yogurt. One of my best friends has been telling me about homemade yogurt for quite some time, but the idea of leaving milk out and letting it “ferment” and then eating it seemed to set off food safety alarm bells in my head. But…

Sous Vide is amazing!

I recently just discovered the magic of sous vide.  Sous vide is french for “under vacuum.” Yes, I realize that this doesn’t sound like an appealing cooking method, but let me tell you, when you learn more about it, you will be on board.  Trust me! So why did I even consider getting a sous…

Kimchi JJigae in a Jiffy

I had never even heard of Kimchi Jjigae before I moved to Korea, but happened upon it a couple months after we first arrived.  Jjigae means soup/stew in Korean. After I tried it that first time, I was hooked on this delicious food. It’s got a really good flavor profile, and I love the tanginess that…

Hot and Sour Soup

As a child, I never could never get enough of the Hot and Sour Soup that my dad made at our restaurant. There are plenty of Chinese restaurants serving this soup. Oftentimes their versions are too thick, some are not hot or sour, and some are a gross black color. To this day, I still…

Make your own broth at home

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’m sure that you are all turkey’d out. Well when I make any type of whole chicken or turkey, I always have in the back of my mind that I’m going to make some broth. So I always save my turkey bones (body, wings, and leftover legs),…

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello everyone! Although we are sad to be away from our friends and family this Thanksgiving. We are so thankful for friends who are visiting us here in Seoul and to be able to cook our own Thanksgiving meal. Hope everyone has a wonderful day and lots of delicious noms!  

Espresso yourself!

So we are so excited to announce the newest addition to our family! She’s red, 27.4 lbs and brightens our day every morning. Now don’t get too excited, our bundle of joy is the Breville Barista Express, a coffee grinder, espresso maker and milk steamer all in one. First of all I want to say…

Gimbap for Dummies               

I’ve written previously about how I’ve now discovered how scrumptious Gimbap is!  It’s surprising how many different varieties there are and now I’ve discovered it is extremely easy to make!! I recently attended a cooking class where they showed us the secrets of this delicious and simple dish and I want to share them with you!

Makgeolli Magic – Part 2

So I know everyone has been waiting in anticipation for our brew to be ready, and finally the time is here!  We were told to test the readiness of the brew by lighting a match inside the vessel and if it didn’t go out then it was done. Well the day is finally here!

Makgeolli Magic

So what is Makgeolli you may be asking.  Makgeolli is an Korean fermented, unfiltered rice alcohol.  This stuff is carried alongside Soju in every convenience store starting at 1,100 won and is a definite must try when in Korea. We tried some Makgeolli when we first arrived here and were excited when we heard about…

Sausage and Peppers

Street food always makes everything better in my opinion!  And what is a more popular street food than Sausage and Peppers?!  I know when you are walking down the street and smell that sweet smell of onions and peppers cooking up, it’s hard to keep your tummy from grumbling. Well whenever we have a hankering…