I love these little bars/candies/snacks called kang jung, and they are very simple to make at home.
Don't be scared, jellyfish salad (haepari naengchae) is delicious, good for you, and great-looking on the table. It's also a balance of texture, flavor, and low-calorie and high-nutrient goodness.
I first discovered how versatile fermented black beans were in college, when a Chinese friend brought them into our tiny shared kitchen. You can enjoy them in some Chinese-Korean dishes like jajangmyun (noodles with black bean sauce), but they also go well with almost any vegetable. This delicious, easy recipe for cabbage with black beans is good anytime.
Korean meals are made whole with banchan, or side dishes, that come with every meal. Instead of creating your meal around a big hunk of protein, do it Korean style and start with bowl of rice and a bowl of soup or stew. Then just add in different banchan and a salad and you'll have a full, healthy dinner.
Try one of these 7 popular Korean side dishes.
Jajangmyun always draws suspicious looks from first-timers since the black sauce is so unusual looking. But it always wins people over, since it's so savory, tasty, and easy to make. Omit the meat in this dish and you have a lovely vegetarian noodle dish too.
Today is New Year's Day on the lunar calendar, and 2014 is the Year of the Horse. If you're celebrating with your family, then I hope you're swimming in a delicious bowl of rice cake soup (duk gook) and enjoying some nut and rice balls or sweet rice snacks (yakshik).
There have been waves of cold and snow across a lot of the States, and my favorite way to warm up from a deep freeze is always a steaming-hot soup, stew, or tea. If the polar vortex has gotten you down with cold or flu, then eat and drink your fill of these restorative Korean recipes.
Learn how to make healthy, natural soy milk at home with this recipe.
The best way to warm up on a freezing cold day is with a huge bowl of soup. This flexible Asian noodle soup recipe works with whatever you have in the kitchen or the fridge, so be creative!
Many Korean expats around the world celebrate traditional Korean New Year on both the solar (January 1st) and the lunar calendars. My family always celebrated both, so Happy New Year! Cheers to all of you and I hope you have a delicious New Year's celebration surrounded by family and friends.
Some snacks and drinks to ring in the New Year:
Rice cake soup (duk gook)
Yakshik, sweet rice balls with dates and chestnuts