Korean beef patty

Tteok galbi a tasty and delicious korean beef patty made from minced beef ribs and marinated  in a sweet, salty, and savory sauce before it is grilled. Tteok balbi is usually made with beef ribs, som chop and mince the meat on the bone. You can also cut the meat off the bone before mincing, then marinate…

Water kimchi

Fresh and crispy kimchi in a mild broth. . In Korean cuisine there are many different kinds of kimchi. One of the types or styles of kimchi is called water kimchi, mul kimchi in Korean(동치미. This type of kimchi is milder and not made with any seafood flavouring. Water kimchi can also be made with…

Hot and spicy chili pepper soup, Tteokbokki inspired

Are you feeling the chill, like we do in Norway right now? Why not try this hot and spicy Korean chili soup. It is perfect for this type of weather, chilly and humid. I first encountered this soup when I lived in Pusan, South Korea but did not learn to make it untill I was…

Samgyeopsal, grilled pork korean style

Eating korean bbq is a very social way of eating you sit arround a table top grill and share food. You grill the food you want and help each other out, you talk and eat. It feels like you pick at the food and hardly eat anything, but you feel full.

Persimmon, cinnamon and ginger drink, Sujeonggwa

  When we ate korean bbq during the warmer months in South Korea we always got a small cup of icy cold drink at the end of the meal. Sujeonggwa 수정과 a sweet, lovely refreshing cold drink with the taste of cinnamon, ginger, a hint of persimmon and always topped with three pine nuts, they say it helps…

Tonkatsu, Japanese schnitzel or Dongas in Korean

Exploring some of my Japanese heritage, funny thing though, I was 14 when I first ate at a Japanese reataurant. My great great grandfather was Japanese, unfortunately I do not know his name, but my great grand father was Pedro Nakamura y Gonzales. There can’t be that many Filipinos back then with that name so…

Kimchi jjiggae, Kimchi stew, 김치찌개

  Kimchi jjiggae  is one of the most popular all the stews in Korean cuisine and is made from mature kimchi, tofu, and meat or seafood. It is a warm, hearty, spicy and savory dish. When ever we were out eating korean bbq we often got a bowl of this stew and a bowl of rice at the end of…

Kimchi fried rice, kimchi bokkeumbap

This is a simple dish with few ingredients that is much loved by many Koreans, it is more like a risotto than fried rice because it is mushier. After my stay in Korea I have come to appreciate this dish. 1 liter cooked rice 2,5 dl chopped kimchi 1 tbsp vegetable oil 0,5 dl kimchi juice 0,5 dl water…