Cabbage Kimchi with Oysters

Naturally Fermented
Important for Biome — Fighting Alzheimer’s?

Kimchi

Kimchi

Dr. Perlmutter said it first: Naturally fermented Kimchi provides a number of health benefits for the biome. These fermentation-related bacteria can even help ward off cognitive decline including Alzheimer’s. This Korean recipe
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Broiled Heart 구이 심장

Another Korean Broiled Favorite

How to cook Asian dishes with Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil

A number of Pacific Rim cuisines broil Heart, with a result which is similar to Beef Steak, at a fraction of the price. Usually a little extra preparation is required, to tenderize the Meat.  This Korean version is very simple: Continue reading

Broiled Beef Ribs Korean Style

Lien Qing’s Secret
From Seoul By Way of Harbin

Kuro no Otabe, Japan's black sweetmeat made with black sesame seeds

Visitors to Lao Li’s house in Seoul always raved about his wife Lien Qing’s Korean-style Broiled Beef Ribs.  The ribs were definitely Korean but

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Beef and Onion on Skewers

Another Simple Korean Skewer Dish
Sesame Meets Beef Meets Onion

How to cook Asian dishes with Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil

Another very simple Korean skewered dish, again a fried skewered dish, rather than broiled over the flame.

Flavor notes from the Sesame combine with Onion and Beef to make a distinctive flavor. Continue reading

Beef on Skewers Korean Style

A Traditional Korean Skewer Recipe
Unique Sesame Flavor

Using garlic to make Vietnamese soup with pork cabbage rolls

Garlic – a Key Ingredient

A traditional Korean way of cooking Beef on skewers, this uses toasted Sesame Seed, which gives it an unusual flavor.  The skewered Beef is fried, rather than grilled over a hot fire, as in many Asian skewer dishes. Continue reading

Kalbi

Korean Barbecue Pork

Mirin - Japanese Cooking Wine

Mirin

Kalbi, or Korean style Barbecued Pork, is one of the basic Korean home style dishes that are basic to making a simple Korean meal. It’s easy to make and the marination seems to bring out the flavor of the meat.

Kalbi

Korean

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Barbecued Beef, Korean Style – Bulkogi / 벌크기

Fire and Meat Meet
Korean Barbecue is Quick

Soy Sauce

Soy Sauce

Korean barbecue is distinctive – compared to the long, slow, moist barbecues of other countries, Korean barbecue is quick.

The typical barbecue grill looks something like an inverted wok perforated with lots of small holes. Outside Korea, unless you do it a lot Continue reading

Spinach Korean Style

Sesame Meets Garlic Meets Scallion

How to cook Asian dishes with Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil

This simple and flavorful Korean way of handling Spinach goes well with barbecued meats such as Barbecued Beef, Bulkogi, and dishes like Fresh Cabbage Kimchi and plain Sticky Rice. They are mainstays of Korean family style cooking.

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