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spicy cold noodles with kimchi

On a hot summer day, it’s nice to have a bowl of cold noodles to cool you down. This dish is easy to whip up if you’re in the mood for something simple and spicy. You can add as much hot red pepper paste as you want depending on how spicy you want it and you can garnish with whatever you have. I did a simple garnish of perilla leaves on top but you can also add cucumbers, radishes & a hard boiled egg. Recipe for Spicy Cold Noodles with Kimchi courtesy of: http://www.koreanbapsang.com/2011/07/kimchi-bibim-guksu-spicy-cold-noodles.html#.U2fz3lVdWJk Ingredients: 8 – 10 ounces somyeon (somen) noodles 1 cup thinly sliced kimchi (fully fermented) 1/4 cup juice from kimchi (use a little more soy sauce and vinegar if unavailable) 1 tablespoon Korean red chili pepper paste, gochujang (adjust to taste) 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon corn syrup (use honey or more sugar if unavailable) 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons rice or apple vinegar 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon sesame seeds Optional garnish: 4 perilla leaves, kkaennip, thinly sliced …

tofu with stir fried kimchi & pork

I love Korean food so much. I crave it all the time & can eat it everyday… it’s just so good! One of my favorite dishes is tofu with stir fried kimchi & pork aka dubu kimchi. I always want to order it when I see it on menus. I’ve usually made a less fancy version by just cooking kimchi, onions & spam but decided to try a legit recipe this time. Don’t get me wrong- I love a bowl of kimchi & spam but this was pretty amazing. I felt like I was at a restaurant. It’s spicy and delicious and perfect with a bowl of rice. I made a whole pan for myself and ate it again for dinner the next day 🙂 Recipe for Tofu with stir-fried kimchi & pork courtesy of: http://www.koreanbapsang.com/2010/10/dubu-kimchi-tofu-with-stir-fried-kimchi.html#.UUXOFhxnrrw Ingredients: 2 cups fully fermented kimchi 1/2 pound (230 grams) sliced pork or pork belly 1/2 onion 2 scallions 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 …

my favorite Korean soup: kimchi stew

Kimchi jji gae aka kimchi stew is one of my favorite Korean soups/dishes.. I eat it at restaurants, order it to-go, ask my mom to make it when I go home.. Whenever I’m home, I usually have more than two bowls because Mom’s cooking is always the best. Sadly, sometimes I have to settle with my own version. It’s easy to make though and you can add more ingredients to your liking; ie: more garlic or hot red pepper paste if you like spiciness. One ingredient I recently tried adding was sugar. I was making kimchi stew and my friend Sam said to add sugar. At first, I was like eh??? But I decided to listen to him since he cooks well and it was a nice touch. You don’t have to follow the exact measurements below because honestly, I didn’t measure anything myself- I just threw however much I wanted into the pot and you can always add more of something after you taste. You can also add different meats like pork belly or …