Category: Food

SAUCE Tonkatsu Restaurant Gangnam: Review.

I read quite a few restaurant reviews and am always impressed and envious of how the authors manage to describe the flavors and tastes to such a degree that it makes me wonder if they all truly have that sensitive of a palate. I…

Korean Tea.

Tea is technically made from the leaves of the camellia sinensis tree, but around the world the designation ‘tea’ often encompasses so much more. In Korea the word for tea, ‘cha’ can mean an infusion of almost anything, including the leaves of the camellia…

Green Tea Waffles.

Korea could be described as the land of cafes, and the coffee culture is as intense and prolific as anywhere else in the world. I am quite sure there are more cafes per person in Seoul than anywhere else on earth. The choices of…

A few highlights from my recent Korea trip.

There’s so much to like about a visit to Korea that it is hard to choose only a few photos to give you the ‘quick look’ as it were. Needless to say I’ll be writing quite a few posts in the upcoming weeks. I…

Hotteok.

Walking the streets of Insadong last Spring we came across a grouping of street vendors selling a wide selection of different foods. The smells were intense and intriguing in the cold morning air, with the sweet smell of warm sugar and cinnamon subtly enticing…

Bibim Guksu: Korean Cold Spicy Noodle Salad.

The dog days of summer are upon us and it has become increasingly hard to get enough energy to do anything, let alone being in the kitchen cooking. Here in Texas we’ve have temperatures hovering around 100 degrees for days on end, the grass…

Korean-Tex-Mex Fusion Food?

Fusion food has become increasingly popular in recent years and for good reason. Sometimes the mix of food from two, or more, cultures can create a dish that is well worth eating. A couple of my favorite Korean ‘plus’ recipes are those that use…