Haemul Pajeon Recipe (해물파전레시피) – Korean Seafood Green Onion Pancakes

Haemul Pajeon (해물파전) is a popular seafood scallion pancake in Korean cuisine. “Haemul” means seafood, “Pa” means scallion/green onions, and “jeon” means pan-fried battered food or loosely translated as pancake. Although it’s official name is “seafood scallion pancake”, beef, pork, kimchi, shellfish, and other seafood are also commonly used. Although I have titled this as … Continue reading

Let’s Cook 비빔밥 ! (Bibimbap Recipe)

Valerie, “Let’s cook 비빔밥!” We did a last minute shopping for the ingredients and many were not available. Neither could we find the dolsot pots so we used normal bowls instead, and reserved the “authentic” stainless steel for the Korean man in our home, hahaha… 😀 “Bibimbap (비빔밥) is a signature Korean dish. The word literally … Continue reading

Buchujeon 부추전 – Korean Pancakes with Asian Garlic Chives Recipe

Ryan’s mom made these Buchujeon. She had par-cooked and packed them into containers which we can chill/freeze and then pan-fry again to golden crisp when we are ready to eat. Buchujeon 부추전 – Korean Pancakes with Asian Garlic Chives Recipe. Batter: 1½ cup Buchimgaru (Korean Pancake Flour). 1½ cup Water (if you like slight chewy … Continue reading

Dinner At Valerie’s!

I have been visiting Valerie more often these days as Taejin is getting a little “naughty”. He’s been a very good and cheerful baby but he is in that phase of his life where cutting his first tooth is becoming unbearable. He is also not drinking much, about 40ml at last feed. That’s a whopping … Continue reading

Is This Yours, Big Mama?

The *annual haze is getting worse and some schools were closed recently due to the PSI rising to toxic levels. So I, too, have been staying put at home, relying on the goodwill of Sam and Vanessa bringing me dinner in the late evenings. By late I mean 10.30pm onwards! I had Korean meal yesterday … Continue reading

Rice and Shine!

Rice and Shine! Sam and Vanessa came back in the wee hours and bought me some food for supper which was perfect as I just woke up after a long slumber at 2.30am! But having rice dishes in the middle of the night, in fact throughout the day, in Asia is not a big deal … Continue reading

Bulgogi Ssam Recipe A la Mark Ong

Mark Ong posted a very delicious looking photo titled and captioned “Bulgogi Ssam (Wrap) lunch. Simple, easy, yummy and healthy!” and I was instantaneously craving for the food and so I commented on his post…   Me to Mark: “I want to be in your kitchen now! I think my son in law will love … Continue reading

Kimchi Jjigae 김치찌개 Recipe

Sam’s mom (she’s Korean) makes a mean kimchi and whenever she gives me us some, we would allow it to ferment in the fridge. What I meant was that by allowing the kimchi to ferment, we are giving it time to ripen or mature. I have often stressed that taste is very subjective since it … Continue reading

Inching Our Way Out!

Incheon International Airport (IIA) (인천국제공항, sometimes referred to as Seoul-Incheon International Airport) is the largest airport in South Korea. It is the primary airport serving the Seoul National Capital Area, and is also one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. For nine years in a row (2005–2013), it was rated the best … Continue reading

Seoul Eats – Pojangmacha 포장마차

Seoul Eats – Pojangmacha 포장마차 literally means “covered wagon” and is the essence of Korea’s street food culture! Jongno is the most famous area for Pojangmacha but you can still find some decent food in Gwangjang and Namdaemun markets. Less I forget, Shinchon and Hongdae are also popular areas where night market/street foods offered at … Continue reading