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Korean Food 101 – Tdeukguk

Korean Food 101 – Tdeukguk Korean Food 101 – Tdeukguk A New Year’s culinary tradition for Koreans is to have this wonderful soup called Tdeukguk.   No one really knows why this soup is eaten at New Years but the theory I like best is the that the white rice cake in the soup represents the…

Korean Food 101 – Donkatsu

Korean Food 101 – Donkatsu Korean Food 101 – Donkatsu Korean Food 101 – Donkatsu:  When I’m at a Korean restaurant, one of my guilty pleasures, from all the options that exist, donkatsu is one of those things I just love. This breaded, deep or pan fried pork cutlet is comfort food to me and…

Korean Food 101 – Bulgogi

Korean Food 101 – Bulgogi Korean Food 101 – Bulgogi Korean Food 101 – Bulgogi:  If there is a beef dish that is as comfort food as it gets, bulgogi is on the top of that list.  This marinated beef dish will be at every special occasion and party hosted by Koreans. Bulgogi is a…

Korean Food 101 – Tangsuyuk

Korean Food 101 – Tangsuyuk Tangsuyuk Korean Food 101 – Tangsuyuk:  One of the things that I love about eating with Koreans is our natural way of sharing food.  “Family Style” eating is term commonly used when large plates of a dish are placed at a dining table and everyone takes their portion.  Sharing is…

Korean Food 101 – Jajangmyeun

Korean Food 101 – Jajangmyeun Jajangmyeun Jajangmyeon is a noodle dish that is topped with a thick salty black soy bean sauce. The literal translation of this dish is deep fried sauce on noodles.   Introduced to Koreans by Chinese merchants back in the early 20th century, this comfort dish has found some unusual traditions…

Korean Food 101 – Japchae

Korean Food 101 – Japchae Japchae Korean Food 101 – Japchae:  Out of the many things I’ve introduced to my non-Korean friends, I would have to say that Japchae is one of the clear favourites. Modern Japchae is quite different from where it began back in the 17th century.  Japchae is a combination of two…