KOREAN - Cuisine of the Quarter, Winter 2019 (Jan-Mar)


#1

Hey HOs! We’re cooking with spice this quarter - KOREAN was our winner! I enjoy Korean food but have never really cooked it much at home - I don’t have a single Korean cookbook on my shelves, actually. I do have an H-Mart nearby, though, so that should at least get me started! I look forward to learning more from you!


#2

Has anyone cooked from this book before? I recall I got a ecopy a few months ago but haven’t started cooking from it. Does it have good recipes?


(Jimmy ) #3

I’ll pull together a meal (or two) of Duk Mandoo Guk this quarter.


#4

It was one of two Korean cookbooks that were COTM on CH last year. Istr the responses being favorable.

Here is the master thread:


#5

Ooooi. Only 15 responses for COTM? How the mighty have fallen.


#6

It really is crazy, no?


#7

LOL - actually there were lots of responses! That link provides the chapter links with the actual reporting. I think it was pretty active. The WFD, COTM & DOTM seem to be the main areas of active participation over there these days.


#8

Here too! :laughing: WFD and Home Fermentation has already quite a lot of Korean cooking!


#9

One recipe I particularly want to make is Haemul Pajeon, seafood pancakes.


#10

That looks amazingly good!


#11

For inspiration:

Looking at the pics made me want to go back instantly. :yum:


#12

Cool thread. I love Korean food. I’ve been trying some Korean “inspired” dishes. It has been fun and a new thing for me. My dishes mainly consist of protein grilled with wood. I like hickory with the some heavier handed spice. I’m trying to get my marinade down but so far it has been enjoyable. Gochujang, ginger, soy sauce, sesame seed oil is my base and I’ve been experimenting. For some reason I like to put these on skewers. Something about meat on a stick makes it better. It’s probably a mental thing lol


#13

Korean cuisine is one of my favorites. I love the garlicky, spring onion, sweet, fermented, sesame oil, red chile flavor profile. I adore banchan! I go through periods of making Korean spicy soups/stews at home because they are pretty easy to make well. I’ve also made tak bokki, a huge fave, a couple of times.

For the most part, I eat Korean food at restaurants. I usually go for table top grill, giant shared soups, KFC, or if I’m dining alone and getting something to go, bibimpab. I’m interested in trying more stuff at home, though.