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!

A plate of Korean pa muchim

Pa Muchim Recipe (Korean Green Onion Salad)

Have you ever eaten at a Korean barbecue restaurant? When you eat Korean barbecue, they often serve different types of banchan along with the grilled meat. In Korea, banchan refers to a plethora of side dishes served with the main dish of the meal. Often, these restaurants pair the side dishes with the main dish they they are serving. Pa muchim is an incredibly popular side dish served at barbecue joints. Many people believe it pairs perfectly with grilled meat and lettuce wraps.

Korean Sweet Potatoes on a cutting board.

How to Perfectly Bake a Korean Sweet Potato

Have you ever tried cooking with Korean sweet potatoes? If not, you are missing out! Not only is a Korean sweet potato jam-packed full of healthy nutrients, but it also tastes extremely delicious. This recipe is incredibly simple and basic. So, besides teaching you how to bake these potatoes, we wanted to share facts and recommendations on how people in Korea cook with them!

Jumeokbap with kimchi on a cutting board.

Handmade Korean Rice Balls Recipe (Jumeokbap)

In South Korea, people make these easy handmade Korean rice balls, known as jumeokbap, as a side dish when making a packed lunch, out for a picnic, or eating spicy foods. Like triangle kimbap or kimbap rolls, jumeokbap is a In South Korea, people make these easy handmade Korean rice balls, known as jumeokbap, as a side dish when making a packed lunch, out for a picnic, or eating spicy foods. Like triangle kimbap or kimbap rolls, jumeokbap is a quick, convenient, and delicious meal. As such, you will see them often in packed lunches all across the country.

Tuna Kimbap with Kimchi

Tuna Kimbap Recipe (Chamchi Kimbap)

With the temperatures rising, why not make a classic Korean picnic food? In South Korea, kimbap is a quick, convenient, and cheap food you can easily find. Not only does kimbap taste great, but it also contains lots of vegetables, protein, and carbs. So, what better food to eat when on the go or out for a picnic? This particular kimbap recipe is known as chamchi kimbap. In English, this translates to tuna kimbap!

Tteokkochi Skewers with beer

Tteokkochi Recipe (Korean Rice Cake Skewers)

Tteokkochi is the perfect treat to eat as you wander the streets of Seoul. Not only do you get to taste the classic Korean spicy and sweet flavors, but you can also eat it easily as finger food! Thankfully, this South Korean street treat is incredibly easy to make at home. Soon, you will be adding it to your rotation of fun and unique foods to make throughout the year!