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…

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[making] 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,…

Is Korean supermarket is the only place to shop for Galbijjim (갈비찜) meat?

No doubt many certain cuts and parts of the meat are only available at Asian or Korean supermarket, but if there isn't really a nearby Asian mart around you, there's always something you can work it out.   For instance, Korean beef ribs stew Galbijjim uses just beef ribs but in a chunky cut.  Many…