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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 2) Posted by on Aug 27, 2019

As I promised you from part 1, I am going to share two more Korean 여름 (yeu-rum: summer)  별미 (byul-mee) with a 재미있는 (jae-mee-it-nun: funny) story. Although I need to give you a small lesson about 이열치열 (ee-yul-chi-yul: fight fire with fire or like cures like. ) before I introduce you the first delicacy. 이열치열…

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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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Korean Hangover Cures (Part 2) Posted by on Jun 19, 2019

I briefly mentioned in Part 1 that South Korea has one of the world’s highest alcohol consumption per capita. I personally blame old Korean 술문화 (sool-moon-hwa: drinking culture) and 소주 (soju: one of the most popular and cheap alcoholic drinks in Korea.) It is a strong alcohol made from sweet potatoes or rice. It is…

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Korean Hangover Cures (Part 1) Posted by on Jun 10, 2019

Every country has different hangover food. When I first moved to Australia, l was surprised when my friends were all looking for pizza as a hangover cure when my stomach was looking for a bowl of spicy Korean soup. Pizza can be a good hangover food option for me now since I have limited Korean…

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Korean Food That Brings People Together Posted by on Dec 28, 2018

This statement might sound inaccurate to some skilled cooks out there, but I believe most Korean food 손이 많이 간다.(sohn-ee-mani-ganh-dah: is a painstaking task). As effortful as it may be to prepare, Korean food has the power to bring people together. I will introduce you some of my favorite Korean food that you can enjoy…

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‘Patbingsu’ (팥빙수): South Korea’s Dessert and Guilty Pleasure Posted by on Jul 31, 2015

With the monsoon season finishing, and as South Korea reaches high temperatures, the way most choose to cool down with a dessert is by sharing a bowl of patbingsu (팥빙수).  In it’s primitive form, patbingsu is red beans with shaved ice.  Pat (팟) was once a luxurious snack item, and as South Korea moved from…

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