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kimchi stew

Keeping my promise – Kimchi Jigae (Kimchi Stew)

I make a lot of promises and when I make a promise, I never break it. Well, almost never. Unless you’re my kid. Then I break them like I break glasses. Which is all the time. Bad Mummy!

I promised like ten posts ago that I was going to post more Korean dishes. Ten posts later, here it is. It’s nothing fancy nor complicated. It’s really just another way of using kimchi.

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Kimchi Bokkeumbap

Quick Korean – Kimchi Bokkeumbap (Kimchi Fried Rice)

A third, but not the last, instalment of the Korean theme I’ve got going on now. (I started on a new drama and everything is just Daebak at the moment ) This is going to be a real quick post because, well, because I am spent. Like I-could-lay-in-bed-for-three-days-straight spent. But then again, that’s how I feel most nights.

Anyway, quick post means a quick dish. What could be quicker than Kimchi Bokkeumbap? Not many that I can think of. It literally takes you 15 minutes to make this dish from start to finish. Maybe even 10, I wasn’t timing myself. Continue reading Quick Korean – Kimchi Bokkeumbap (Kimchi Fried Rice)

Mat Kimchi

Easy Mat Kimchi

So if you’ve read my last post, you might have noticed a small plate of Kimchi lurking in the corner. To be precise, it was a plate of Mat Kimchi, which really just means that it was pre-sliced. I’ve always only needed sliced kimchi so this is just common sense (I told you I’d find all the shortcuts). It’s also a lot less work to make them pre-sliced, in my opinion anyway.

If you don’t already know what kimchi is, it’s korean brined cabbage. Whenever someone here asks me, I say it’s korean pickles for ease of explanation. Anyhoooo, it’s most commonly made with Napa cabbage and radishes but you can make it with a number of different vegetables. In fact, they do. You can find cucumber kimchi, bean sprouts kimchi, carrot kimchi, radish kimchi and the list goes on. It’s said that there are 187 varieties of Kimchi……that’s a lot of Kimchi. You can’t blame them though, it is such a versatile dish. Not only can you eat it on its own, but it lends itself to so many other mouth-watering dishes. Kimchi Bokkeumbap, Kimchi Jigae and Kimchi stir-fried pork just to name a few.  Continue reading Easy Mat Kimchi

Bibimbap

Kpop Siao – Bimbimbap

I’ve caught the Kpop bug. I’ve officially crossed over to the dark side.

I am Kpop Siao.

For my non-Hokkien-speaking reader(s), Siao means crazy. Ergo, Kpop crazy.  For the last half a year, I’ve been bopping and shaking my ass to songs I will never understand and singing along with every chorus with what I think are the words. God forbid a native Korean should ever hear me.

How did I get to become addicted to the genre? After all, Switzerland isn’t exactly exposed to Kpop. No, Psy doesn’t count! I have my mum to thank for that. She started me on Korean dramas; dramas have soundtracks; these soundtracks are available on Youtube. And we all know what happens when you start clicking on videos on Youtube; you start a video at 9pm, next thing you know it’s 2am (see what I did there?) and you’re clicking on “just one more video”. Right…….. Continue reading Kpop Siao – Bimbimbap