Korean Recipes

An over heat shot of a Korean grits bowl--grits topped with spinach, kimchi, ground pork, green onions, and sesame

Korean Grits Bowl (Southern-Korean Fusion Dish)

We love making Southern-Korean ‘grits bowls.’ Instead of the usual southern grits topping options such as ‘shrimp & grits’ or ‘breakfast grits,’ we top this Lowcountry southern comfort food with typical Korean flavors. Here, we give a recipe for one of our favorite fusion ‘grits bowls.’ We combine grits with some Korean marinated ground pork, soy sauce sauteed spinach, and friend kimchi! 

Jajang tteokbokki on a blue tray

One-Pot Korean Jajang Tteokbokki Recipe

Do you enjoy eating ‘tteokbokki’ (떡볶이), a Korean dish made by mixing rice cakes in spicy red sauce? What about ‘jajangmyeon’ (짜장면), a Korean-Chinese noodle dish made with a fermented black bean sauce? If so, you will love ‘jajang tteokbokki’ which combines the rice cakes from the tteokbokki with the sauce from the jjajangmyeon. 

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Can You Freeze Garlic? How to Freeze Garlic Easily:

As an avid garlic lover, I constantly search for ways to make peeling, prepping, and cooking with garlic easier. Previously, I wrote about how to peel garlic quickly and easily. Recently, as I work toward preparing dishes in a more conscientious and less wasteful way, I learned how to freeze garlic to use at a later time! Here, I will teach you how to freeze whole, peeled cloves as well as minced and pureed garlic. I hope this helps you in your future meal prepping, zero waste lifestyle, and cooking endeavors!

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Korean Sweet Potato Latte (Goguma Latte)

During the upcoming autumn and winter seasons, try making our sweet potato latte recipe to warm your belly–It is the perfect treat to get you into the cozy, fireside mood. You can easily make this comforting and subtle Korean cafe drink at home in just a few minutes of active cooking. Soon, you will be sipping on this velvety, fragrant drink!

Rice Paper Kim Bugak in a paper lined basket

Korean Rice Paper Fried Seaweed Trend (Rice Paper Kim Bugak)

Recently, I wrote about a Korean fried seaweed snack known as ‘kim bugak’ (or gim bugak). Traditionally, people in Korea make this fried crispy seaweed chip by coating dried seaweed in a glutinous rice paste. Then, they would once again dry out the seaweed and rice paste before deep-frying it. Nowadays, people have started making this traditional dish using pre-made rice paper instead of making rice paste from glutinous rice flour. Not only does it skip a few steps, but it also is less messy. Here, we will learn about this new trendy way of making kim bugak!