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 […]

Spicy Carbonara Tteokbokki

Some days you lay in bed for hours in the morning before finally crawling out to eat a late brunch and roll around on the sofa watching TV shows that are no good for your brain until you realize that it’s suddenly late and you’re hungry again. This is what I call a lazy Sunday […]

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, […]

Baked Potato Korokke

baked potato korokke

As an add-on to the fried Potato Korokke – I baked a few of the leftovers and they were actually very good! On a day where you don’t want to eat too much fried food but still want korokke, I would highly recommend this process. Though, they don’t completely match the fried ones, I thought […]

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 […]