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Korean Food

3 Ingredient Korean Melon Bars {Melona Ice Cream Bar}


As with most of my childhood memories the fondest ones I have revolve around food.  Melona bars were a delicious treat I enjoyed every summer I visited Korea.  They were a dazzling combination of thick and creamy paired with bright and sweet, tasting of the most refreshing cool melon.  Just the sound of the crinkling […]

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Korean LA Rice Cakes 찹쌀떡


Growing up, I would have these squidgy little rice cakes on-the-go for breakfast.  A Korean hybrid granola bar, if you will.  Inside these chewy baked rice cakes, my mother would pack in a traditional mix of adzuki beans, chestnuts or raisins and as a child, I was happy to enjoy them as they were delightfully […]

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Rabokki Recipe Ramen + Tteokbokki 라볶이

Korean Rabokki Ramen

  What is it? A fiery ruby stew that combines buttery ramen noodles and chewy rice cakes, bubbling in a delicious Korean sauce. It is a quintessential comfort staple for bachelor/rettes in Korea and it really is like a hug and kick all at the same time.       5.0 from 4 reviews Rabokki […]

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Easy Traditional Kimchi + FAQ


What is kimchi?  Spicy fermented napa cabbage.  It is a living food, preserving the nutrients of the vegetables going into it while self generating other health benefits.   What is in kimchi?  It primarily consists of cabbage and salt but you can also include Korean radish/mu, scallions, sesame seeds, onions, garlic, ginger, Korean pepper flakes, […]

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Korean Potatoes 감자조림

Easy Korean Side Dish Potato Gorim

  I’ve expressed my love for the egg several times before but the humble potato comes in a close second.  It’s just so versatile and patient.  Weeks can go by and you won’t hear the potato grumbling to be used up or envious of your attentions elsewhere and when you need it, its applications are […]

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Korean Sweet Stuffed Pancakes 호떡

Korean Sweet Pancakes Hotteok

I have such fond memories of my mama buying these hot off the grill on the streets of Korea.  Korean streets are so lively, hustling and bustling with activity.  All the street vendors vie for your attention and when swirled with the insane aromas of sizzling food, it can have a dizzying affect, but one […]

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Steamed Panda Buns 찐빵

Korean Hopbang Steamed Panda Buns

I grew up eating these puffy buns.  Ours were always stuffed with sweetened red bean.  I didn’t even realize you could have them with anything else!  Of course, I know better now and can highly recommend a variety of fillings ranging from nutella to mozzarella melted into marinara but most importantly in this video, I’ll […]

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Kimchi Pancakes 김치전

Korean Kimchi Pancakes How to Recipe

I love how versatile kimchi is.  As it’s something that’s always in my fridge, I enjoy discovering new and old ways to turn it into something different.  These Korean pancakes aren’t of your fluffy variety.  They’re delicately light and crisp on the edges and ever so slightly chewy and tender in the center with the […]

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Seafood Stir-Fry Korean Style

Korean Easy Stir Fry Seafood Recipe

Moving to the coast has provided me with the most idyllic food-scape as seafood is my favorite food.  Pair that with Korean flavors and a sweet and spicy kick, I’m swooning.  This dish is very reminiscent of the ones my parents used to whip up for us.  You can easily swap the seafood out for […]

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Korean Cream {Birthday} Cake 생크림 케이크

Korean Cream Cake sponge fresh fruit whipped cream

This cake has soft and fluffy layers of cake wrapped in light, airy whipped cream frosting and is then studded with plenty of fresh fruit.  It’s the perfect cake for those who don’t have a huge sweet tooth but still want to enjoy a nice dessert.  Aside from my Japanese cotton cheesecake, this also one […]

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