This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it.

Oct 10, 2007


lately, i have been craving korean foods. last night was no execption, so it's a good thing that i can make things myself at home. just last week i made beef bulgogi and shrimp kimchi jjigae and instead of just posting photos, i've added the recipes for ppl like office bff who complains when i make postings without ways to recreate it.

daeji bulgogi (korean spicy pork bbq)

1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons korean chili paste
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced

-cut pork diagonally across grain into 1/16-inch-thick slices.
- mix sugar, soy sauce, chili paste, ginger, sesame oil, red peppers, cloves in a large bowl
- combine mixture with pork and let it marinade for at least 30 minutes.
- heat a large skillet to med-high, add a small amount of canola oil, and grill meat until thoroughly cooked.

zucchini/onion pajon (korean pancake)

1/4 cup rice flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water, approximately
Few drops sesame oil
Dash white pepper
1 green onion, cut into 1-inch lengths
1 zucchini chopped in small slices

- mix all of the ingredients together except for the green onions, batter should be thin.
- heat skillet to med-high, add oil to pan, pour one large scoop of batter into the pan to be 1/4 inch thick, add a few green onions. fry one side until golden, then flip. continue with the rest of the mixture.

dipping sauce:
- combine 3 parts soy sauce to one part rice vinegar (or white vinegar), add a dash of sesame oil.


anhesty said...

awesome! i can't wait to try them!