Ube x charcoal creamy ice treats 

I took advantage of the good half hour wait to decide what to pick out of charcoal, ube, matcha and vanilla bean. Finally I have settled with charcoal and ube and I was actually glad to have that wait time to decide! Initially I thought of having a purple and black twist but as I…

Easy peasy 15 mins MSG free Kimchi Stew (김치찌개)

Kimchi stew (김치찌개) is one of the most popular soup/stew you will find any Korean restaurant’s menu.  I tried making the stew and serve in different pots or bowls, but it’s just never the same!  They have to be served specifically in these Korean traditional earthenware pots (뚝배기), because these pots are so thick that…

Where to get MSG free stock for noodle soup?

Dashi or anchovy stock/striped tuna stock, is one of the most essential ingredient you need for any Japanese or Korean soup based dish, for example udon soup and kimchi stew. I found that most of the dashi powder are made with MSG and other addictives, and this striped tuna stock comes in pretty simple ingredients…

2018 Pyeong Chang Winter Olympic mascot is coming to Toronto

In less than a year the 2018 Pyeong Chang Winter Olympic games will begin an recently there are rumours that the mascots – Soohorang and Bandabi are coming to town!   The two mascots of the up-coming Winter Olympic originated from the white tiger that has been considered Korea’s guardian animal “Sooho” and the Asiatic…

A taste of the sea water tofu in East Korean sea

Tofu is one of the ‘must have’ dishes in traditional Korean gourmet, they are made into cold side dishes, hot soups and it also comes in different kinds of soft and hard textures.   In East sea, also known as Donghae (Dong means East while Hae means sea) area has a special place called Chodang…

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Do all these green glass bottled Korean soju taste the same?

  Korean soju all comes in a green glass bottle, it may have seem to be the same brand but just like in Japan, every city from different prefectures or provinces in Korea makes their own soju. Despite the package and the clear liquor all looks identical, these tasting experts says they’re not. Do you…

Seaside honey grapefruit juice

Finally I feel that summer is just around the corner, and wouldn’t it be great to enjoy a natural fruit drink by the water? Recently fruit juice served in the actual fruit has become more popular in Toronto, and often these drinks can cost you a meal. Making your own will only take you two…

Low sugar berries madness parfait 

Inspired by Korean chain Cafe de Paris’ fruit BonBon,  I re-created one that has much less sugar at a much lower cost!   I’ve taken the frozen berries that I bought last time to make the Unicorn Frapp, together with real fresh cream and some strawberries, and one of the my very own secret ingredient,…

Hong Kong Style curry fishballs in a stick

If you’re into the nostalgic Hong Kong style Chinese food, make sure to visit the nearby Cha Chan Teng instead of any dimsum restaurants where you can get your BBQ pork. But even so, not all Cha Chan Teng serves every single types of HK style food, for instance the legendary HK style curry fishballs…

5 shades in winter melon soup

Most Chinese soup takes up a long time to make, most of the soups are to be cooked for hours but if you have never tried any kinds of Chinese soup, try to make this super easy winter melon soup that will only take you about 30 minutes! The method of making was actually inspired…