Bean Sprout Soup – Kongnamul Kook

Bean sprout soup is very very simple and easy to make. It is popular as a morning soup.
bean-sprout-soup.jpgBean Sprouts 1/4 Pound
Dry Anchovies 15
Mashed Garlic 2ts
Red chili powder 1t
Salt 2ts
Chopped Green Onion for garnish
Green Pepper and Red Pepper 1/2 each

1. Boil 6 cups of water and anchovies for 30 minutes
2. Take anchovies out of the pot
3. Add bean sprouts to the pot and keep the lid close until bean sprouts get cooked (about 1 minute or 2)
4. Open the lid and add salt, chili powder, red & green peppers, garlic.
5. Boil the soup for another 2 minutes
6. Serve with chopped green onion
* If it is too bland, add a bit more salt.
** In summer, you can add ice and serve it cool.

Galbi – Korean Barbecue Ribs

galbi.jpgGalbi or kalbi is most famous Korean barbecue dish made with marinated beef short ribs.

Beef Rib (diagonally cut) 4 Pounds
Chopped Green Onion 1T
Mashed Garlic 1T
Kiwi 1
Pear 1/2
Apple 1/2
Sesame Oil 1/3 Cup
Soy Sauce 1 Cup
Sugar 2/3 Cup
Black Pepper 1/2t

1. Soak ribs in water for 1 hour and drain. Get rid of fat.
2. Make sauce with soy sauce, sugar, chopped green onion, mashed garlic, sesame oil and black pepper. Grind kiwi, pear, and apple and mix them with the sauce.
3. Marinate ribs with the sauce for 12 hours.
4. Heat the oven and grill ribs for 15 minute or barbecue them.

* Most of korean grocery stores have diagonally cut ribs. They are called ‘LA galbi’ since they are laterally cut.


Bulgogi Bulgogi is one of the most loved korean dishes in the world. It is pretty easy to make and all ingredients are easy to find in any grocery store.

sliced beef 1 Pound
soy sauce 4T
Sugar 2T
Mashed Garlic 1t
Chopped Green Onion 1T
Black Pepper 1t
Sesame Oil 2T
Pear Juice 2T
Ginger Juice 2t
Sliced Onion 1/2

1. Thin-slice beef sirloin and onion
2. Add sugar to sliced beef and leave it for 20 minutes
3. Mix soy sauce, mashed garlic, chopped green onion, black pepper, sesame oil, pear juice, and ginger sauce in a bowl
4. Add the sauce and sliced onion to beef and mix them thoroughly
5. Keep the marinated beef in the fridge for 12 hours
6. Add one table spoon of oil in the pan and cook the marinated beef