Bibimbap, korean mixed rice dish

Mix some veggies, meat and rice, and bibbedi boobedi bap you have the ultimate korean comfort food bibimbap(비빔밥) Quirky as this dish might sound, bibimbap was listed at number 40 on the World’s 50 most delicious foods by a readers’ poll compiled by CNN Travel in 2011. The name litterlally means mixed rice, bibim-mix, bap-cooked rice. It is said that this dish was traditionally eaten on the … Continue reading Bibimbap, korean mixed rice dish

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 back in Norway. I was invited to a cooking class held … Continue reading Hot and spicy chili pepper soup, Tteokbokki inspired

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 your digestive system.

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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 if anyoneelse has ties to him or know of him … Continue reading Tonkatsu, Japanese schnitzel or Dongas in Korean

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 2-3 tablespoons gochujang/chili paste 3 teaspoons sesame oil 100-150 g … Continue reading Kimchi fried rice, kimchi bokkeumbap

Easy and quick kimchi recipe

Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings and staple dish number one. A few years ago when we had Koreans over for dinner, I had made some kimchi, they had not had any kimchi for over a week and finished everything.  There are many of varieties of kimchi made from chinese cabbage, radish, scallion, or cucumber as a main ingredient. … Continue reading Easy and quick kimchi recipe