Benefits of Doenjang - Korean Soy Bean Paste

Doenjang, a traditional Korean fermented soy bean paste, has been one of the main ingredients in Korean dishes for centuries. The taste and smell of doenjang may be too strong for non-Koreans who try it first time because it’s fermented for weeks or months, but for that reason, its nutritional value is very high. [......]

Posted in Korean Food on Friday, March 26th, 2010 | No Comments »

Jajangmyeon, Jajang bap Recipe - Rice with Black Bean Sauce

How to Cook Jajang Bap
Jajangmyeon (jajangmyun or jjajangmyeon) is a popular Korean noodle dish. It’s originated from the Chinese dish Zha jiang mian, and has developed its own unique taste over the years. The dish consists of thick wheat noodles and thick black bean sauce with lots of vegetables.

Instead of jajangmyeon, I made jajang bap one day. It’s the same black bean sauce, but you just add the sauce on top of rice, not noodles. [......]

Posted in Korean Food on Friday, January 8th, 2010 | No Comments »

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 »

Simmered Tofu, Tofu Jorim, Dubu Jorim, Dubu Ganjang Jorim

Tofu, soy bean curd, dubu in Korean, is a great source of protein. It’s also cholesterol free, low in saturated fat, and rich in minerals and vitamins such as iron, calcium, manganese, etc. With all these great nutrients, tofu has low calories compared with other protein food, and helps lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels. It’s [......]

Posted in Korean Food on Thursday, November 12th, 2009 | 4 Comments »