Tag Archives: Korean food

Canned Tuna Sushi Rolls

Canned Tuna Sushi Rolls Canned Tuna Sushi Rolls are fun to make and give you a chance to try making something new for your family.  Buying sushi from a Japanese Restaurant can be very expensive and buying it from the local grocery store isn’t necessarily a cheaper alternative. One San Antonio or California Roll from my local H-E-B Sushiya Sushi Bar is priced at $9.99 per roll.  I do understand their price point though, it takes work to make these rolls but it’s not quite Continue reading →

Spam Eggs and Rice

From the Money Saving Recipe Series Spam Eggs and Rice is one of my most favorite meals of all time!  It has been a staple in my home growing up with a Korean mother and will be a staple for me and my family today. My kids love the flavors of the fried crispy spam, fried eggs, brown rice, kimchi and roasted seaweed.  I also use Gojuchang which is a spicy red pepper paste that is a perfect spicy condiment to spread on my rice Continue reading →

Hoddeok (Korean Sweet Filled Pancake) Recipe

 Hoddeok (Korean Sweet Filled Pancake) Recipe From the Money Saving Recipes Series Hoddeok is a Korean sweet pancake filled with brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts.  It is usually eaten in the winter and considered a fast food since it is quickly cooked, portable and served warm.  It is called a pancake but it is not a true pancake since it is not poured onto a griddle or hot surface and fried.  It is actually begins as a yeast bread dough so I would say it’s Continue reading →

Quick Cucumber Kimchi

Quick Cucumber Kimchi From the Money Saving Recipes Series Quick Cucumber Kimchi is by far the favorite for most Westerners who didn’t grow up eating the smelly and pungent spicy cabbage condiment.  My husband still complains when I open up the fridge and the fermented smell wafts out into the air.  Luckily we now have a new refrigerator and the old one in is in our garage, happily housing my smelly fermented kimchis and everyone is happy! Quick Cucumber Kimchi also doesn’t have the offensive Continue reading →

Easy Korean Onion Pickles

Easy Korean Onion Pickles From the Money Saving Recipes Series Easy Korean Onion Pickles are perfect for topping grilled steaks, salmon, salads or to eat as a condiment with rice and fried eggs.  It has a sweet and sour briny flavor with a punch from the raw onion.  You can omit the soy sauce if you are monitoring your sodium intake and the brine will turn a beautiful purple hue from the red onion. Brine ingredients 1 cup water 1/4 cup sugar 1 tbs. salt Continue reading →

The History of Kimchi

The History of Kimchi Kimchi by Craig Nagy CC 2.0 If you want the long version of The History of Kimchi then click this link from the Korea Tourism Organization.  They have plenty of useful tidbits such as the origin, use of main ingredients, photo gallery and numerous resources for information on Korean culture. Kimchi is is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. It is often described as spicy and sour. (source Wikipedia) My short version of the history of kimchi is Continue reading →

Hoddeok Recipe

From the Money Saving Coupon Recipes Series Hoddeok Recipe is Korean sweet pancakes filled with brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts.  It is usually eaten in the winter and considered a fast food since it is quickly cooked, portable and served warm.  It is called a pancake but it is not a true pancake since it is not poured onto a griddle or hot surface and fried. It is actually begins as a yeast bread dough so I would say it’s actually a fried bread but Continue reading →