Dukbokgi – Spicy Rice Cake

Dukbokgi is a very popular snack in Korea. It is spicy and a bit sweet. You can add ramen (instant noodle) and a boiled egg.
Dukbokgi - Korean Spicy Rice Cake Korea Rice Cake 2 Cups
Red Chili Paste 2T
Red Chili Powder 1T
Oil 1t
Sugar 1T
Soy Sauce 1T
Minced garlic 1t
Sliced green onion as garnish
Water 1 Cup
Sliced Fish Cake (Oden) 1/2 Cup

1. Boil water and oil in the Pan
2. Add chilly paste, chilly powder, sugar, soy sauce to the pan and stir them for 1 minute.
3. Add garlic, rice cake and fish cake to the pan.
4. Stir them well and cook for 5-10 minutes in medium heat until rice cake is fully cooked.

Jangjorim

Recipe: Jangorim

Jangjorim

Summary: There are not many meat side dishes in Korea. Jangorim is one of a few meat side dishes. It takes about 2 hours to prepare and it will make your whole kitchen smell like cooked soy sauce, but it is definitely worth it.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds beef shank (or brisket)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 bulk of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 2/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Soak the beef in cold water for 1 hour to drain blood
  2. Boil beef, green onion, garlic, and onion in a pot with 4 cups of water for 1 hour.
  3. Boil 6 eggs and peel shells off
  4. Take green onion, garlic, and onion out of the pot and tear the beer off into thin strips.
  5. Add the eggs, soy sauce, sugar and jalapenos to the pot and boil them for 1 hour in low heat.
  6. Serve it as a side dish.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1.5 hours

Gol-bang-ee Muchim (Sea Snail Salad)

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Recipe: Gol-bang-ee Muchim (Sea Snail Salad)

Summary: Gol-bang-ee Muchim is a very popular pub food in Korea. It is a sea snail salad with hot & sweet dressing.

Ingredients

  • 1 can of Gol Bang Eee (Sea snails)
  • Cucumber 1/2
  • Onion 1/2
  • Green onion 1
  • Korean thin noodles
  • Vinegar 3T
  • Juice from Gol Bang Eee can 3T
  • Korean chili paste 2T
  • Chili powder 1T
  • Brown sugar 2T
  • Soy sauce 1/2T
  • Minced garlic 1T
  • Black pepper, sesame seed oil little bit

Instructions

  1. Slice sea snails into bite size.
  2. Cut green onion into 5 cm strips
  3. Slice onion and cucumber.
  4. Make the dressing with vinegar, the juice from the can, chili paste, chili poweder, brown sugar, soy sauce, minced garlic, black pepper and sesame seed oil.
  5. Mix sea snails with green onion, onion, cucumber and the dressing in a bowl
  6. Cook noodles and cool them down
  7. Place the sea snails and vegetable mix on a place and serve the noodles on the side.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Oyster Soup (Gul Guk)

Recipe: Oyster Soup

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Summary: I don’t think Oyster Soup is common in most of families, but my grandma used to make it and I still love it. If you are a seafood lover, you will enjoy Oyster soup. You can feel fresh flavor of oysters.

Ingredients

  • Oysters without shell 8-10
  • Radish 1/3
  • Chopped green onion 2T
  • Salt 1/2 T
  • Soy sauce 1t
  • Pepper 1/5
  • 4 cups of water

Instructions

  1. Cut the radish into thin 2-inch long strips
  2. Boil them for 10 minutes
  3. Add the oysters and cook for another 5 minutes
  4. Add the salt, soy sauce, pepper and green onion to the soup and boil it for 2 more minutes.
  5. Serve with rice

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

Samgyopsal

Recipe: Samgyopsal

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Summary: Samgyopsal is thick, fatty slices of pork belly meat (similar to bacon, but thicker and not smoked). The meat is not marinated or seasoned, and you barbecue it on the dining table using with a small gar stove or charcoal grill. It doesn’t require much preparation. Get Samgyopsal meat from a Korean grocery store and grill or bbq it

Ingredients

  • Samgyopsal
  • Ssamjang
  • Lettuce

Instructions

  1. Cook Samgyopsal on the grill
  2. Eat the cooked meat with a lettuce and Ssamjang
  3. Serve with rice and soup