Tora and Chicken Open Puff Pastry Tart

The perfect party dish for your guests looks great but is very easy to prepare just before your guests arrive. This is also a treat for your children’s lunch boxes. I made these pastries 5 days ago.  I was surprised by the great taste even when cold the tart tasted as good as when it…

Cabbage and Carrot Kimchi

When I was young, I used live with my grandmother and saw my mother rarely. Whenever I visited to see my mother, she used to cook for me Cabbage Kimchi (with spicy chillies and vinegar ).Although I didn’t like it at that time, I remember that my mother used to tell me the health benefits…

Toran Jeon (Jerusalem Artichoke pancakes)

This quick and easy, healthy pan fried Jerusalem artichoke pancake is bursting with fresh flavour. In Korea we use the vegetable called Toran but Jerusalem artichokes are a great alternative. Have you ever used Jerusalem artichokes as an ingredient?They smell like mushrooms and have the most amazingly crisp and earthy texture I have ever tasted…

How to make Yubu Chobab (Tofu pocket fillings)

When I was a young, I studied in Tokyo for 3 years. At that time I could not eat fish or even bare the smell of fish. The only food I enjoyed to begin with was “Inarizushi” (Tofu pockets). I did not know that this dish was so popular in Korea until I went back….

Buchu Jeon (leek and chive pancake)

  It is so intriguing how similar ingredients are found in different forms of food all around the world. Brief history Today I am going to introduce a very nostalgic pancake that most Korean adults long for when the weather is wet and rainy. The idea of “Let’s have a Buchu Jeon” essentially means “Let’s…

Tteok galbi(Grilled short Rib Patties)

Tteok-galbi was a Korean royal beef dish once enjoyed by Kings and queens. This is very popular among Koreans. There are many places that specialise only in this dish and traditionally this is cooked on the grill or griddle. When you pass the places where “Tteok –galbi” is being sold it will make your mouth water from the delicious barbecue…

Mandu (Korean spring rolls)

This is a fun dish we make with our family or with friends. You will be surprised how healthy, inexpensive and easy to make these pan fried spring rolls or dumplings are! They can be fried, steamed or added to a soup. You can freeze uncooked Mandu  if you do not want to use them immediately. I used…