Category Archives: Korean

Eomuk, Korean Fried Fish Cakes (2 Ways)

I don’t know the first thing about the Korean language, so I will not go into the the taxonomy of these side dishes. I just know that they are two of my favorite “side dishes” that come along with a … Continue reading

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Biji Jjigae (and Anchovy stock)

So it may well be that I wanted to make soy milk for the byproduct of the process. I mean I wanted to make soy milk of course, but what really hooked me on the idea of making soy milk … Continue reading

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Tteokbokki/Ddeokbokki

Tteokbokki (or ddeokbokki, or ddukbokki, or various other nonstandard romanizations). However you want to spell it, tteokbokki is a popular street snack in Korea. With a spicy, sweet flavor and a chewy texture it is an instant favorite. Being that … Continue reading

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Korea

So on to Korea, a country where I can’t read anything, can’t speak a word, I love the food, if I could just order it. Just a little romanization would help, but there is none to speak of down in … Continue reading

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Doenjang Jjigae

I’ll try anything twice. Once just leaves too much up to chance. Maybe it was made poorly, maybe I wasn’t in the mood, maybe the weather was wrong, maybe I just wasn’t ready to appreciate it yet. Twice is the … Continue reading

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Kimchi Jjigae (or tchigae and occasionally chigae)

Kimchi Jjigae (kimchi stew) is pure and simple comfort food, home cooking, Korean style. Now I have made so many bowls of kimchi jjigae that I don’t even know how long ago I started to make it or what life … Continue reading

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炸醬麵 Zha Jiang Mian (and of course JJajangmyun)

The weather wasn’t bad the other day so I decided that I would ride down to the Chinese market in Cranston because I just had to find some bean paste for noodles. It is only about 15 miles round trip, … Continue reading

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