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Cute As And Tastier Than Buttons

Maechu-rial jang-jorim.This side dish is simple to make and the only thing that will eat into your time is the peeling of the eggs. You can use any, but the typical and best is made from quail eggs. Dosirakbento, a blogger constantly tantalising me with images of cute Korean and Japanese lunch boxes, posted recently… Continue reading Cute As And Tastier Than Buttons

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Iranian Hospitality

“I can’t hang out with you on Saturday, I have a broom party” This weekend just gone, Bobby went and celebrated his friend’s groom/ bachelor party while I stayed over my friend’s house. I got the better deal; the groom had a curfew and Bobby caught a fever from another friend. Nassie (friend) and I stayed in, having a non-stop grazing party. We… Continue reading Iranian Hospitality

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Chicken & Ginseng Soup 삼계탕 sam-gye-tang

We’re on the recovery end of our sickness now (seasonal cold/flu) with the help along from soups and spicy food. Tonight for dinner we had Korea’s delicious ‘well-being’ soup sam-gye-tang. sam-삼 meaning ginseng, gye-계 meaning chicken and  tang-탕 meaning soup. I hate getting sick in Korea; as soon as a sniffle starts, the mother- in- law proclaims I must… Continue reading Chicken & Ginseng Soup 삼계탕 sam-gye-tang

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Ggot-gae-tang 꽃게탕 Blue Crab Stew

Early last night we went to the market and got some crabs at 4,000 won each ($4.50 AUD). Rainbow umbrellas were propped up haphazardly to protect the goods from the rain and bulb lights were strung everywhere. I always enjoy walking through the bustling alley; Ahjumma’s dressed to the nines in flamboyant clothes dragging their little carts,… Continue reading Ggot-gae-tang 꽃게탕 Blue Crab Stew

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Bi-bim-guksu 비빔국수 Mixed Noodles

Yesterday we made Bibimguksu with my mother-in-law. Bi-bim 비빔 meaning to mix and guksu 국수 meaning noodles can be served either hot or cold, with or without soup depending on the seasons. The recipe varies from house to house and some provinces have their specific styles. Bobby’s favourite Bibimguksu is from the Busan province; the… Continue reading Bi-bim-guksu 비빔국수 Mixed Noodles