Recipes

Hurry Curry in a Hot Pot

Curry Udon in a Hot Pot

Growing up in Japan, curry was something my mom would make when she was feeling lazy. Just throw some meat, veggies, and pre packaged curry roux together, and voila, dinner was ready. Not only was it easy to make, my brother and I loved eating it.

Light and Fluffy Steamed Egg

Korean Steamed Egg

Steamed egg is my dad's favorite banchan. He will happily eat a meal with just rice, kimchi, and steamed egg.

Flipping pancakes, Korean style - Recipe

Korean Pancake

Korean people have their own version of a pancake, but it's not eaten for breakfast, it's not sweet, and it's definitely not eaten with maple syrup.

Pork Chops - Recipe

Pork Chops

Although I make Asian food 75% of the time, I do crave some classic American dishes now and then, such as pork chops.

Egg Spam Musubi - Recipe

Egg Spam Musubi

The first time I had spam musubi was at a potluck in college. A Hawaiian friend brought it, and I honestly don't think I ate anything else that night. It was so addicting, and I was wondering how I could have missed out on so much deliciousness all my life.

Mini Kimbap - Recipe

Mini Kimbap

I've always loved mini kimbaps.  They're cute to look at, fun to eat, and for some reason, more delicious than the regular sized ones.  I love all things mini-sized!

Tofu Kimchi - Recipe

Tofu Kimchi

Kimchi is the most ubiquitous banchan in Korean cuisine.  I'm sure if you're even remotely interested in Korean food or culture, you've heard of how it isn't just food for Korean people, but a source of national pride and heritage. 

Braised Tofu (Banchan) - Recipe

Braised Tofu

On a weeknight, a quick banchan can be a lifesaver.  Even though we usually have some pre-made banchan in the refrigerator, I always try to add at least one freshly made banchan to our dinner.

Tteok Mandoo Udon Soup - Recipe

Tteok Mandoo Udon Soup

Today, I decided to make a one pot dinner with some items in the freezer.  My mom's friend had given us some homemade mandoo (won ton) so I had been wanting to make a dish out of it, and I knew we had some udon noodles and fish cakes, so I decided to make a hot pot wi

Dol Sot Bibimbap - Recipe

Dol Sot Bibimbap

Tonight, I decided to make dol-sot-bibimbap, which is bibimbap cooked in a stone pot.  The stone pot retains heat so that the dish continues to stay hot long after it's taken off the heat, and the heat cooks the rice extra crispy on the bott

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