Korean Lettuce Salad - Sangchu Geotjeori (with Sesame Dressing)

Sangchu Geotjeori - Korean Lettuce Salad - is a fresh leaf lettuce salad with sesame oil and soy sauce dressing. It’s served at many Korean BBQ /galbi restaurants. Because of its savory taste, the salad is very popular even among non-Koreans.
Here is a quick recipe for sangchu geotjeori - Korean Baby Lettuce Salad with sesame [......]

Posted in Korean Food on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 | 2 Comments »

Kimchi Bokkeumbap - How to Make Healthy Kimchi Bokkeumbap

Kimchi bokkeumbap (김치볶음밥) is one of the most popular Korean dishes, and it’s super easy and fast to make it. It’s also easy to create your own version of special kimchi bokkeumbap because you can add pretty much anything including various kinds of vegetables, meat, cheeses or seasonings.
* Bokkeumbap means fried rice and some of [......]

Posted in Korean Food on Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 | No Comments »

Mandu - Korean Dumplings

The delicious mandu (Korean dumplings) that I had a week ago in Myung Dong Kyoja in Korea Town, Los Angeles triggered me to do more research about it. =)

Mandu, one of the most favored Korean snack dishes, refers to crescent-shape (or less commonly round-shape) food of meat (usually pork) and vegetable mix wrapped with a [......]

Posted in Korean Food on Saturday, October 18th, 2008 | 1 Comment »

Myung Dong Kyoja - Great Dumplings Place in Korea Town

3630 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 385-7789
After I found out authentic Chinese dumplings are probably not for many Koreans, I was not in the mood to try any dumplings anywhere. But subconsciously I must have wanted to compensate my disappointing experience in Beijing by finding an alternative place nearby in Los Angeles. All of sudden, [......]

Posted in Korean Restaurants in LA on Thursday, October 16th, 2008 | 1 Comment »

Ginseng - Ginger Tea, Insam - Saenggang Tea

(photo from cbs.co.kr)

Insam (ginseng roots, Panax ginseng)
(photo from prkorea.com)

Dates (Daechu)
Until recently, I wasn’t in favor of insam cha (ginseng tea), or any dish that has insam (ginseng) such as samgyetang (Korean chicken ginseng rice soup). I assume it was my natural reaction against my mother’s forceful(?) feeding of insam whenever I visit my parents in [......]

Posted in Korean Food on Monday, October 13th, 2008 | 1 Comment »