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…

Pajeon at Home

So I did a post about O’ngo Food Communications and the cooking class that I took there.  Many people have been asking about the Pajeon Recipe, so I am going to share it here. This Pajeon recipe is great because it leaves you with a simple, delicious and most importantly crispy pancake!

Szechuan Beef Noodle Soup

Szechuan Beef Noodle Soup to me is like Chicken Noodle Soup to some people.  It is just really comforting. I love it and once it is made, you have it ready in the fridge to make a quick and yummy meal. This is definitely one of the first meals that I made here in Seoul….

Zha Jiang Mian

If you’ve never heard of Zha Jiang Mian, you have been missing out.  It is literally translated to “Fried Sauce Noodles.” The dish is comprised of a sweet & spicy sauce with ground pork on top of noodles and often served with julienned cucumbers.  It is one of my all time favorite Chinese dishes. It…

Quick and Easy Pancakes

Preparing our own food in the hotel room has definitely been a challenge. The hotel has a small refrigerator (with a tiny little “freezer” that barely keeps things cold), a low power microwave, and a toaster. That is the extent of the cooking devices we have. In preparation for all of this, we travelled with…

I’m nuts for nuts! 

You might think that since we are totally packed, I can’t make anymore food….but you would be wrong.  I in my infinite wisdom decided that bringing my Vitamix Blender with me onto the plane was a good idea, so now the mixer is still sitting on the counter at our house. This was very fortunate…

Corn Chowder

Guess what I found in the freezer today? A giant bag of corn and 2 bags of homemade chicken broth. I always save my chicken carcasses and bones for the moment I feel like making a homemade broth.  It freezes so well (Gallon zip lock bags are perfect and you can freeze them flat to help…

Chinese Chicken Curry

One week from today we’ll be on a plane to Seoul!!! I can’t believe it’s here.  This weekend, we’ve been going through all of our stuff as tomorrow the packers come to take away the first batch of our things (the items that will go in storage) I was racking my brain to figure out…