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…

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…

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,…

A complete guide of Chinese ingredients in English

For those English speakers who are very much into the Chinese/Asian ingredients but often have no idea what they are in English, this complete guide may comes handy for you.   It’s actually compiled by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department in Hong Kong, and have listed almost every possible ingredients that Chinese or Asian…

55cm Korean beef sushi at Hongdae

From what I know, Korean beef do not export out of the country so the only way to try Korean beef is to visit Korea in person. There are various ways to eat Korean beef, that includes BBQ, stir fry and they even serve it raw. This 55cm long Korean beef sushi is definitely a…

Do left overs always taste bad?

If left overs are handled in a proper way, it could taste even better than when it was freshly made. Many Asian stew dishes requires a long time to cook, some may even take over night to cook, like braising pork hock. But after it has been cooling off for the night, the oil or…

5 super foods for Asian taste

Vegetarian diet is not the only option for better health.  Many have chosen stricter diets like Paleo or even Ketogenic diet.  However I find that the easiest way to start is to include as much superfood in your diet as possible. Paleo and Ketogenic seems to be a tough transition to most of Asians is…

How to choose your Korean BBQ sauce?

If you’re going through some post-long weekend syndrome and are still trying to get things back on track, or at least make yourself a dinner tonight, try this lazy easy Asian recipe. Korean BBQ sauce may be an option other than teriyaki sauce, if you are so into the Asian twist for your meat. The…

Jeju tangerine tea with ginger

| Jeju tangerine tea with ginger | Always eat what’s in the season for its best quality! Winter is the harvest time for tangerines, especially my favourite – sweet tangerines from Jeju island in Korea. Inspired by a kumquat tea recipe I came across, I decided to improvise a tangerine tea recipe with this Jeju…

Making your own Asian noodles in 3 steps

| Making your own Asian noodles in 3 steps | Asian noodles can be cooked in soup or stir fry, they often come in frozen packages, dried instant ones or fresh ones. Fresh Asian noodles are much more chewy and you can actually make it your own with just three little steps. You certainly don’t…