Category: Food

Recipe: Kimchi Pancake.

Kimchi Jeon or Korean pancakes perhaps have more in common with dishes such as Bubble and Squeak, Frittata, or even savory crepes, than with the sweet breakfast pancakes found in America. They are savory, rather than sweet, and can often be cooked as a…

Review: Austin Food Truck – Salsa & Kimchi.

On the way back from the Got7 concert in Dallas to my home in San Antonio I stopped by my daughter’s house in Austin. We have driven past the location of Salsa & Kimchi on E. Riverside Drive quite a few times but have…

Dakjjim: Simmered, or Braised, Chicken and Vegetables.

Dakjjim, also sometimes Dak Chim, is a spicy chicken and vegetable dish from Korea. As with many traditional dishes there are many regional and family recipe variations. My recipe was influenced by recipes from the Institute of Traditional Korean Food and the Korean Table…

Recipe: A Make Ahead Cooking Sauce For Korean Cuisine.

Sometimes there’s a flavor or taste that appears in many recipes as an underlying layer that adds a typical ethnic slant to a dish. In many Asian dishes that taste is umani, the savory flavor that is present in many fermented foods. Soy sauce…

Cucumber Kimchi.

Kimchi is so much more than what most of us are familiar with, it is like cheese in a way in that with similar basic ingredients, and methods, many different cheeses can be produced. So it is with kimchi, there are almost 200 foundation…

Recipe: An Easy Way To Make Japgok Bap.

Japgok bap is a multigrain+rice dish that is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people are realizing the health benefits of whole grains and legumes. It is an ideal way to mix powerhouse carbohydrates and fiber into your daily diet. Japgok bap can…

Rice: Feeding Half The World Every Day.

As my regular readers have no doubt noticed, I have started to think a lot more about the food I eat. We have so many food choices here in the west and I think sometimes we just buy ingredients and make or eat our…

Gamja Jorim: A Braised Potato Side Dish.

Gamja Jorim is a Korean recipe for potatoes in a garlicky soy based sauce. It is quite easy to make and doesn’t take too much time to prepare. There are quite a few different variations online as to how it is made and I’m…

Sweet Stuff: A Trip to Tous Les Jour Bakery.

On a recent trip to Austin, TX. my daughter and I made a beeline to one of our favorite places to stock up on goodies for the 3 day weekend ahead of us. It was the French-Asian bakery Tous Les Jour. (I don’t have a…

Seasoned Bean Sprouts.

Before I talk about the recipe I used I want to make sure that everyone knows the dangers of eating raw or undercooked beans. Beans contain something called Lectin which in some foods can be harmful. Different foods and even different beans contain different…

Open Sesame.

I think we’ve all heard that saying before without even giving a second thought as to why the thieves used it as the magic phrase to open the door to their lair. Well it turns out that the sesame seed that we use in…

Too Many Zucchini…Time to make Kimchi.

Here in Texas we’ve been having an unusual amount of rain for the time of year, and this has led to an overabundance of zucchini, even though I only have 2 plants. Not being a huge fan of zucchini as a stand alone vegetable,…