Feb 09

Homemade Korean Food by My Favorite Korean Mom

Last week, on Chinese New Year’s, my BFF was back in town for one day and we hung out with her mom in the morning for some Junior’s Cheesecake and coffee. While we were devouring the cheesecake, she let me know that she had some Korean Pancakes for me to take home! I was so giddy and started to talk about how I loved her Kimchi and yes…she decided to give me a tupperware of Homemade Kimchi too! It was truly my lucky day!

So for dinner last night, I decided to fry up the Korean Pancakes made with love in mung bean! I also made a Korean Soondubu Kimchi Jjigae, Spicy Soft Tofu & Kimchi Soup, which I have a simple recipe for. I already had a jar of Kimchi from the market so I used that for the soup, I didn’t want to waste the Homemade Kimchi for my soup of course!  Last but not least,  I made some rice to go with the Homemade Kimchi and spicy soup! My hubby and I were extremely happy with our simple Korean dinner, my favorite Korean mom put smiles on our faces! Food this good is never served at a restaurant, only mom’s know how to preserve the traditional and best recipes!

If you ever want to make Soondubu Kimchi Jjigae at home, here’s my simple recipe:

* Pot of Water, bring to a boil (I usually just make a small pot)

* Add one cube of Chicken Bouillon

* Add one container of Soft Tofu, chopped into cubes

* Add Kimchi, I usually add as much as I want

* Add about 1.5-2 Tablespoons of Hot Pepper Paste (can be purchased at any Korean market, I have a container from the Kukje Market which I just keep in the fridge), I usually taste as I add since it can be quite spicy

* If you like, you can add 0.5-1 teaspoon of Sesame Oil