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Miyeok Guk | Birthday Soup

Seoul, South Korea — It's Danny's birthday! What should I cook? I only had one thing in mind: miyeok guk. 미역국 (miyeok guk) is also known as the birthday soup in Korea. It's made of seaweed and sometimes mixed with chunks of beef or mussels. This soup is nutritiously packed with iodine and calcium. Pregnant mothers usually… Continue reading Miyeok Guk | Birthday Soup

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Hoedeopbap | Raw Fish with Rice and Vegetables

회덮밥 (Hoedeopbap) is one of my favorite Korean food, and I've learned that Koreans think that raw fish is affiliated with Japanese cuisine, that's why this dish is commonly served in Japanese restaurants just as 자장면 (jajangmyeon / black bean noodles) is to Chinese restaurants here in Korea. Koreans usually do not recommend this dish… Continue reading Hoedeopbap | Raw Fish with Rice and Vegetables

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Samgyeopsal | Grilled Pork Belly

I miss those times when Danny and I were still dating and his friends would organize a samgyeopsal night at their homes. We were about 6-9 people in one small studio room, having samgyeopsal for dinner and chitchat all night. How time flies! We can't do it over again just like old times because some… Continue reading Samgyeopsal | Grilled Pork Belly