When I lived in Korea I learned the secret to making good tteokbokki from a famous place in a market. It was run by an old lady who could always be found stirring her tteokbokki. People were lined up to buy it. I saw she used dried anchovies in her stock, and that ingredient made […]


Samgyetang is a warm soup for hot summer days. It is especially popular to eat this chicken soup during the hottest and most sultry summer days in Korea. Eating samgyetang on these days believed to promote health. INGREDIENTS 10 cups Cold water 4 cloves garlic, 2 are smashed, 2 are whole 3 Green onions, 2 cut into […]


Japchae is a classic Korean stir fry noodle dish that is comprised of vegetables and chewy noodles tossed in a sweet soy dressing. INGREDIENTS 6 ounces (170 grams) Korean potato starch noodles (dangmyeon, 당면) 1 small carrot 1 small sweet onion 2 scallions 4 ounces (110 grams) lean beef (sirloin or rib eye) 4 – […]