Tag: korean food


  Kimbap is Korea’s answer to a sandwich – it’s cheap, quick, healthy, and delicious. Though it can easily be mistaken as sushi, it differentiates itself from its Japanese counterpart in that it requires no side wasabi or soy sauce. Meet Dai Yun Kim and Mi Yang Kim, owners […]

Miss Korea: Trendy Korean Restaurant & Bar in downtown Toronto

Address 687 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4Y [closest intersection: Yonge-bloor; closest subway: Yonge-bloor] Cuisine Korean(mildly fusion) Price Range Lunch: $10-$15 per person Dinner: $13-$25 per person Contact 647.748.9100 misskoreatoronto@hotmail.com First impression:  Trendy, cozy, cute – reminded me a lot of the small restaurants I frequented near Hongik University (Similar to […]

Best quote about Korean food

… Koreans traditionally make a distinction between the “tongue taste” and the “hand taste” of a food. (…)Tongue taste is the straightforward chemical phenomenon that takes place whenever molecules make contact with taste buds, something that happens with any food as a matter of course. Tongue taste is […]

Fried chicken and beer

There’s something about the North American ritual of going to the movies and sharing a large tub of salty popcorns. Movies and popcorns are as familiar a combination as it gets.  In the same vein, drinking beer or soju in Korea is universally linked to eating bar snacks […]

5 Korean Dishes to Tame the Summer Heat

5 Korean Dishes to Tame the Summer Heat     1)      Cold Noodle 물냉면 Mool-naeng-myeon View this post on Instagram Made naengmyun with pre packaged broth that I froze in the freezer first. Added pickled cucumber, radish, and boiled egg. Perfect for this hot day ☀️💦 #onthetable […]

Eating flower cakes (Hwajeon)

Spring has sprung With the abundance Of blossoming flowers I think the poet of this poem – Scott Austin is the name – would have loved Hwajeon, a traditional Korean cake made with flowers which captures the romance of the spring blossoms.  I saw them at the Korea Food Day […]

Korean Food Day

The sky was overcast but the weather couldn’t dampen the festive mood. As part of the festivities of Korea Week, the Ambassador hosted Korea Food Day at his residence. The invitation merely indicated a sampling of Korean food, but it really translated into enough food to feed a […]

Freshingly Sweet

The blog/website Serious Eats has an entry about artisanal Popsicle in Seoul. I really am proud when Korean talent and their innovative spirit are showcased. Gosh I wish I were in Seoul right now. With temperature hitting 30C and higher, plus humidity, I could use one of those […]

Food Truck!

Hey Ottawa! We have a Korean food truck!It may not be the famous Kogi truck, but still authentic Korean food on wheels? Way cool! Come find it on the west side of Bank between Albert & Slater. You can find the schedule here. Does your city have a […]

Making 파전 (Pajeon)!

Last week, I received a text from a friend of mine asking for help with her international business project. They had previously chosen a country to do a report on and this time around they had to make a video of themselves preparing a dish from that same […]

Korean BBQ

Peanut butter and jelly. Salt and pepper. New York City and yellow cabs, Empire State building and Liberty Statue. Paris and Eiffel tower. Some things are forever associated together, making them almost a perfect couple (or grouping). For me, one of these perfect associations is summertime and BBQ. […]

Crash Course in Korean Food

The running joke about novels is that they sometimes get made into a movie version. This is especially true about lengthy novels (think Lord of the Rings trilogy, War and Peace, the Hobbit) or plays that are written in a form of Old English or English that is […]

Royal eats

A friend of mine once mentioned that the first thing she would do after winning a lottery is to hire a personal chef. I nodded in agreement whole-heartedly.  Forget the Barenaked Ladies and their ode to Kraft dinner. I want the most exquisite flavours known to man made […]

Korean Fare at Winterlude

When I learned that Korean fare would be served as part of Winterlude, I told my daughter we had to go. She nodded her head enthusiastically in agreement, so we hightailed it over to Confederation Park as soon as we had a chance yesterday.     We tried the hotteok (Korean […]