Making Jeon

Jeon

Jeon refers to Korean food that is cooked slowly in a frying pan,usually lightly coated in flour and dipped in egg, but not always.  You can have seafood jeon, different vegetable jeon, and a special meat pattie one that I will blog about separately.

Getting in Touch with Nature - Visit to Big Bear Lake

Weekend in Big Bear Lake

Since I have to work most Saturdays, it's always exciting when I have the whole weekend off. I had a free Saturday coming up, so we decided take advantage of it and go on a weekend getaway.

Pork Belly over Rice

Pork Belly over Rice

I love pork belly.  I love it plain, marinated, sauteed with kimchi, any which way I can have pork belly, it's always delicious.

Making Japchae - Simplified

Making Japchae - Simplified

Since I've shared with you the traditional japchae recipe here, I will also post a modified japchae recipe that is fast and simple, but still delicious and flavorful.

Making Japchae - Traditional Way

Making Japchae - Traditional Way

Japchae is probably one of the most popular Korean dishes to Koreans and non-Koreans alike. The sweet potato noodle dish is a staple at parties, birthday celebrations, and any get togethers in Korean households.

Breakfast for Dinner - Sauteed Mushroom with Egg

Sauteed Mushroom with Egg

Even though it's not always easy to have everything I need in the fridge at all times, one of the things I keep a constant stock of is mushrooms.

Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash

One of the reasons why I love shopping at Trader Joe's is the unexpected finding I come across now and then. You go in for milk and eggs, and you leave with a basket full of new frozen pizza or different flavor ice cream.

Visiting Japan - Kyoto and Osaka

Visiting Japan - Kyoto and Osaka

When we planned our Hakone trip, we decided to also squeeze in an overnight trip to Kyoto before heading back to Tokyo.

Tteokbokki, the Traditional Way

Tteokbokki, Goonjoong tteokbokki, traditional tteokbokki

Although most people familiar with  Korean cuisine are aware of the spicy, fiery tteokbokki, not many people are aware that the traditional tteokbokki was not spicy or red.

Visiting Japan - Overnight trip to Hakone

Visiting Japan - Overnight trip to Hakone

Besides eating at an amazing sushi restaurant, another must-do activity in Japan is spending a night in a traditional Japanese inn at an Onsen, or natural hot springs.

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