Recipes

Carving A Journey is a life-style blog including recipes, DIY, crafts, recommendations, etc. We are two sisters who love making beautiful things in life. Check out Carving A Journey recipes here! Our recipes focus on Southern USA and Korean cuisines. The recipes include those for breakfast, lunch, dinner, side dishes, drinks, appetizer, and dessert options. We have something delicious everywhere you look.

Do you like Korean barbecue? Kimchi? Samgyeopsal? Banchan?
Do you like grits? Pimento cheese? Okra? Boiled peanuts?
Do you like Southern Korean fusion foods?

If so, our carving a journey recipes are for you!

Korean Rice Paper Tteokbokki

Korean Rice Paper Tteokbokki Recipe

Of late, have you seen the new rice paper tteokbokki hack? Recently, during the spring and summer of 2021, this recipe idea started trending in South Korea. Instead of using the typical tteok (Korean rice cakes) in the tteokbokki, people are replacing it with rolled rice paper.

Korean Braised Lotus Roots

Korean Braised Lotus Root (Yeongeun Jorim)

In Korea, braised lotus roots, known as yeongeun jorim, are a popular side dish. People often make this at home and enjoy eating it as a side dish in restaurants. Actually, most schools prepare this side dish for the cafeteria school lunches because of its great source of fiber and vitamin C.

Korean Fish Pancake With Salad

Korean Fish Pancake (Korean Saengseon Jeon)

In Korea, during the hot summer monsoon season, people begin to crave makgeolli and jeon. Makgeolli refers to a type of Korean rice wine and jeon refers to a type of Korean fritter. As a nation, Koreans believe makgeolli and jeon are the perfect rainy weather food. As such, sales skyrocket when the monsoon season comes around in late June. People line up to eat at famous jeon restaurants until the monsoon season ends in August. One of my favorite types of jeon to eat during the summer months is saengseon jeon!

A plate of summer peach Caprese salad

Summer Peach Caprese Salad Recipe

Peach season is in full swing! This summer, let’s all make some delicious, juicy meals out of our favorite peach recipes! In my family, we love a simple summer salad–after all, salads are not too heavy on the stomach and tend to contain fresh seasonal ingredients. As a huge fan of peaches, one of my favorite recipes to make during the summer is a peach Caprese salad. Light, juicy, and refreshing, this salad is the perfect side to anything you cook on the grill.

Korean Strawberry Matcha Latte

Homemade Strawberry Matcha Latte Recipe

Our iced strawberry matcha latte is the perfect drink to consume during the hottest months of the year. Not only is it cool and refreshing, but it is also quick and easy to make at home! To make this drink, you need to prepare the three beautifully colorful layers. Each layer adds a different flavor profile to this refreshing beverage. The first layer consists of a sweet fruity mixture made from macerated strawberries and sugar. Then, the second layer consists of your choice of milk, whether it be cow’s milk or a milk replacement. Finally, the top layer consists of frothed matcha powder and water.