Tofu has always been a big part of my life. Growing up, my mom made some kind of dish that involved tofu at least once a week, even if it was simply throwing it into a big pot of Kimchi stew, or pan frying it and sprinkling soy sauce on top. In fact, I’m surprised I don’t have more tofu recipes on here. What a crying shame, right? Read more
I’m still waiting for spring to arrive in Chicago, but at least hailstorms in April have been interesting! I was pretty excited when we filmed this video because it was during a fluke warmer week, and that made me anticipate the idea of frolicking outside again.
All I know is that the next time I have to bring a potluck dish to a barbecue or picnic, you can bet I’ll be toting a big bowl of this Korean Cole Slaw. Read more
When we were visiting my parents on the east coast over the holidays, my mom nonchalantly busted out a plate of these Korean Crab Jeon, or Crab Stick Omelettes for us. They looked humble enough, but when I took that first bite, it was a delightful burst of flavor, and I immediately asked her how she made them. Read more
I probably will never forget our trip to the historic palace area when we were visiting Korea last summer, because it was SO incredibly hot that day and we were melting away into the pavement. But even in the midst of our dehydration and misery, we couldn’t help but admire the colorful carved buildings with all their ornate details. There was also an air-conditioned (hallelujah) museum there, where we got to see a display of a royal table with all the typical food. Read more
These Asian Lettuce Wraps are nothing more than seasoned ground meat nestled in a crisp lettuce leaf. You adorn them with fresh toppings of your choice, and dinner is done in a jiffy with only one pan to clean.
I’m pretty beat right now. I feel like I walked through a car wash. I’m definitely no spring chicken anymore! Yesterday, I was busy preparing and plating food for a great event in Chicago called “Eat for North Korea,” so if I met you there, hi! And if I looked busy and unfriendly, it’s because we were just trying to get the food out as fast as we could. Now my body aches and I feel like a zombie, so if this blog entry doesn’t make sense, forgive me! Read more