Korean Fried Chicken (Dakgangjeong : 닭강정)

I love fried chicken in any form…seriously it’s my weakness and all my friends know it…but Korean fried chicken is something extra special.  Dakgangjeong is sweet crispy fried chicken.   Dak means chicken and Gangjeong is a type of Korean sweet that is fried and coated in a sticky sauce. Can the name be any more self explanatory? They crackle when you bite into them, but they remain juicy and soft on the inside.

This is due to TWO reasons:
1. They are coated in potato starch
2. They are DOUBLE fried.

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Bulgogi Glazed Salmon with Goguma Puree (and Mustard Greens)

This is my first Korean fusion recipe of SEASON 4 and it’s not even my recipe!  That’s right…I got a mini break by having someone else wrack their brain for our show.  This is another collaboration with our friend Chef James and it’s funny how we actually posted his last collab video around the same time last year!  Remember his Creme Brulee for Two Recipe for Valentine’s Day? Read more

Chicken Teriyaki {at home}

I remember when my favorite Japanese food stand, Yanagi, in the Oxford Valley Mall food court closed down in my hometown.  I think my sister and I wept a little.  It was the one place we could rely on anytime we visited our parents, for some undeniably quick, tasty, and affordable chicken teriyaki.  Gone are those days!  But instead of crying a river, I decided to learn how to make chicken teriyaki at home, and now you can too! Read more

Lemon Ginger Sticky Wings

Joe and I were going to a Christmas potluck party, and we were (or should I say, I was) in charge of bringing one of the main dishes.  But since there was no real “theme,” to the evening and I didn’t know what everyone else was going to bring, I initially felt stumped about what my dish would be.  My general feeling about potluck parties is that I try to bring something that can universally play nice among all the other food on the table.   Read more

Beef Kimbap

We were on en route to watch a Christmas presentation at our church, when we decided to grab something quick to eat along the way.  Luckily, there was a Korean grocery store nearby, so we grabbed a $3.00 package of kimbap and ate our dinner in the car.  Normally I would not have given the saran wrapped, cheap, and convenient kimbap much thought, but after being challenged to make it for a guest blog spot on rasamalaysia.com, I have a new-found appreciation for it.   Read more

Hamburger Stir Fry

Good thing we live in California. My husband loves in-n-out burgers. In fact, any time we’re on the road somewhere and have to grab a quick bite, without fail, he rhetorically asks me, “so what do you want to eat…(polite pause)…in-n-out?” In fact, he just asked me this on our way home from Vegas last week, from our impromptu Thanksgiving trip there.   Read more