Gooey Nutella Tart

nutella tart

Call me crazy but I’m not the biggest nutella fan. I don’t dislike it, that would be really crazy but I don’t go gaga over it like a lot of people! (I still love rocher ferrero though but probably more for the crispy texture). My first taste of nutella was when my brother brought some […]

Crispy Fried Shrimp Burger

shrimp burger

There’s a lot of things I miss about our recent (long) vacation to Korea and Japan – a lot – but one thing I was really missing and craving recently was the shrimp burgers! These little burgers were on commercials, posters and billboards from every fast food restaurant. They were everywhere – even at McDonald’s […]

Moist Korean Sweet Potato Bread

Korean sweet potato bread (goguma bread)

Did I already mention that Korean sweet potatoes (goguma in Korean) are one of my favorite foods to eat in the winter? When I visited home for Thanksgiving my mom stocked up on gogumas for me to steam in the microwave and roast in the oven. Just to emphasize how much I love these purple […]

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 […]

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 […]

LA Chapssaltteok (LA Sticky Rice Cake)

  Last week was Chuseok in Korea – or “Korean Thanksgiving” if you will. In Korea, this is one of the largest holidays and probably also one of the most horrific traffic days of the year.  During this time families get together and eat lots of really great fancy foods, pay respect to elders and ancestors, […]

Potato Korokke

Potato Korokke

With some of the baked donuts I’ve been experimenting with I have been craving something fried. I don’t eat fried food often but sometimes we need to go a bit crazy, right? (Maybe sometimes too often… ) This definitely hit the spot. A thin crunchy covering as you take a bite with a soft filling center of […]