Korean Sweet Potato Tart (Goguma Tart)

One of my favorite foods in the winter is Korean sweet potatoes (goguma 고구마). Sweet potatoes often found and used in Korean recipes are different from the ones we find most common here in the States. There are two main Korean varieties – mul goguma and bam goguma. Mul goguma is more pale yellow in the inside and […]

Tteokbokki + Fire Ramen = Fire Rabokki

spicy tteokbokki plus fire spicy instant ramen = rabokki

Potential fire in your mouth with this rabokki! “Buldak Bokkeum Myun” translates directly into fire chicken stir-fried noodles. These instant noodles (ramen) were all the rage a few years ago inKorea and have taken YouTube by storm with hundreds of eating challenge videos. They are still immensely hot .. pun intended (hehe). My husband thinks I’m crazy for […]

Bulgogi Spaghetti Aglio Olio

korean bulgogi spaghetti aglio olio

Classic east meets classic west. So, to start off, I’ll say I’m not the biggest fan of Korean bulgogi or Italian pasta. I love eating Korean BBQ with my friends and family but bulgogi, a classic Korean BBQ meat, is not my favorite. Bulgogi, though is more traditional, is approachable to non-Koreans because of it’s […]

Cream Filled Castella Cake

Castella is a popular spongecake like bread in Korea. It was originally brought to Japan in the 16th century from Portuguese and the popularity has since then spread to Korea. It has a darkened top and bottom but a light and sponge-y center. I didn’t grow up eating this cake but  have enjoyed it recently after […]