Tteokbokki 떡볶이, or spicy rice cake, is a very popular Korean dish. So popular, in fact, that there is an entire street dedicated to it in Sindang-dong called ‘Tteokbokki Alley’.
When you think Korea you think galbi, kimchi and soju! Rarely would someone think salad, salsa and veggies! But at the 2013 Rendez-Vous Korean Cuisine I had the opportunity to taste a Korean take on those items! I must start off by saying my fridge is always (and […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’m always looking for an easy or simple side dish to make for my husband. Poor man doesn’t get much for banchan these days! Once in a while I have a sudden brain wave and realized that I can make Gaeran Mari/계란말이 (Egg roll!). This is quite like […]
I think any blog that talks about Korean food cannot escape, and would in fact be remiss if it did not discuss kimchi. One author describes kimchi as Korea’s national vegetable dish. Kimchi was found at every meal, including breakfast. Kimchi remains a staple of the Korean diet, […]
Qu’est-ce que le kaki? Le kaki, aussi appelé persimmon en anglais, est le fruit national de la Corée et du Japon et ressemble à une belle petite citrouille luisante. Il se vend assez couramment dans les grandes chaines d’alimentation canadiennes et dans tout bon marché du quartier Chinois […]
The lunar New Year is around the corner! I hope that this post may inspire you to celebrate the lunar New Year Korean-style! New Year’s and Korean thanksgiving are probably the two most important holidays in Korean culture. The dates of Korean New Year and Thanksgiving do not […]