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Easy Korean Jjimdak Recipe at Home Posted by on Feb 9, 2021

Living abroad for a long period of time often makes you do things that you wouldn’t normally do at home. Covid-19 has certainly encouraged me to cook more Korean dishes than I would cook at home. I have started regularly cooking Korean food at home since last March when 자가격리 (jah-gah-gyuk-ri: lockdown) had been implemented…

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How To Make Cucumber Kimchi Posted by on Nov 12, 2020

I have been desperate for Korean food for a while. My plan to visit Korea this year completely crashed due to COVID-19. My Korean food craving has become really bad and I even dream about eating Korean food. I don’t remember myself craving Korean food this much – and living in places where you can’t…

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Korean Thanksgiving – Chuseok Posted by on Sep 23, 2020

Did you know that there are still a few things that South Korea and North Korea share in spite of over 70 years of separation? One of them is that both countries still celebrate two major Korean holidays. One is 설날 (Seollal: Lunar New Year’s Day) and the other is 추석 (Chuseok: Korean Thanksgiving Day)…

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Things You Want to Know When You Go To a Korean Restaurant Posted by on Jun 16, 2020

After I took my in-laws to a 한국 식당 (han-gook-sik-dang: a Korean restaurant) for the first time, everybody fell in love with Korean food. However, I was surprised to find that my new American 시댁 식구 (si-daek-sik-goo: family in law) was so unfamiliar with the culture of Korean food. I certainly was not prepared to…

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How to Make JapChae Posted by on Dec 10, 2019

Although I may not be an excellent cook yet, there are a couple Korean dishes I can surprise my 시댁 식구들 (si-daek-sik-goo-dle : family in laws) on holidays. 잡채 (Jap-Chae: a Korean noodle dish) is one of dishes I made my in laws absolutely happy with for one Christmas dinner. Instead of having a traditional…

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How to Make Korean Soybean Sprout Bulgogi Posted by on Oct 9, 2019

One day, I told my friend how much I miss Korean 집밥 (jib-bob: homemade food). She said that she often soothes her stomach with 콩불 (kong-bool: a Korean dish. It is short for 콩나물 불고기: kong-nah-mul -bul-go-gi: soybean sprout Bulgogi). She couldn’t stop talking about how satisfying this dish can be whenever she craves Korean…

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Korean Summer Delicacies I Miss the Most (Part 1) Posted by on Aug 7, 2019

I have lately noticed that I crave Korean food more than ever, which surprises me a little. I don’t recall any previous times since I moved abroad when I got crazy about missing Korean food. I am not sure whether my taste buds are changing as I get older (as they say) or the recent…

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