Hot pepper oil (gochu gireum=고추기름) is a condiment made from vegetable oil that has been infused with dried chili peppers and sometimes also additional ingredients. It is also employed in the Korean Chinese noodle soup dish jjamppong. Chili oil is typically red in color. It is made from vegetable oil, often soybean oil or sesame oil, although olive oil or other oils may be used. Other spices may be included such as Sichuan pepper, garlic, or paprika. The spices are soaked in oil. Commercial preparations may include other kinds of oil, water, dried garlic, soy sauce, and sugar. Recipes targeted to Western cooks also suggest other popular oils such as canola, peanut, grapeseed, olive, and any dried or fresh chili peppers. Chili oil is commercially available in glass jars, although it may also be made from scratch at home.
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Indulge in a delightful Korean fusion creation with our Hotdog Kimbap. These rolls, brimming with cute hotdogs in place of traditional buns, are a playful twist on the classic kimbap. They’re as visually appealing as they are delicious, featuring vibrant layers of lettuce, red sweet pepper, and yellow sweet pepper for a fresh and crisp texture. Perfect for a snack, lunch, or a fun party appetizer, these Hotdog Kimbap rolls are not only a treat for your taste buds but also a feast for the eyes. Get ready to roll with this creative and charming take on a beloved Korean dish.
Yield: 8 Pieces
These cute mini rolls of Kimbap are made with just few ingredients. These are called DdaengCho Kimbap in Korean. Ddaengcho is a Korean word for very spicy small Korean hot peppers. Therefore, the unique thing about this Kimbap is that it is seasoned with a spicy sauce. In particular, I choose spam to add a nice savory flavor for this recipe. Since it is very simple to make, this can be a great lunch box or snack menu for kids.
Yield: 20 Pieces
Fresh Spring vegetables are telling me that Spring is finally here. There are many Spring foods that I was missing this past winter, and you will see them one by one from my recent posts. So, today let’s cook something savory, healthy, and delicious using shishito peppers and potatoes. Shishito peppers called “GgwaRiGoChu” in Korean have a unique flavor and shape compared to other peppers. They are not spicy at all and are a little bitter. We enjoy their flavor in our Korean food. They usually go well with a sweet and salty sauce. Braised potatoes with these peppers makes for a quick and delicious side.
Yield: 6 Cups
These Korean hotdo and rice cake skewers are sold in rest stops or at street venders all across Korea. A famous Korean comedian, YeongJa Lee introduced this in one of her TV shows, and after that, it became a big hit last year. It looked so good, that I had to create a recipe for it to share with you. It is called sotteok sotteok. Doesn’t that sound cute? In its name, the letter “so” is from the word “sausage,” which is like a hot dog in America, and “tteok” means rice cakes. Since the hotdog and rice cake pattern is repeated on the skewer, they repeated the word twice in its name. The flavor is amazing. Imagine the combination of rice cakes and hotdogs topped off with one of 2 different sauces. The salty and smoky flavor from the hotdogs along with the sweet and spicy sauces are just amazing. You will understand why it is a big hit in Korea. Try it someday. For people who might want to watch the video clip of the TV show I mentioned, I will add the link here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZDZkYbUH- E&frags=pl%2Cwn
Yield: 8 Skewers
Before soup season is gone, we need to try as many delicious soups as possible. So today, I will share one of the simplest and quickest Korean stews that you can make using gochujang and tuna. This hot and spicy soup will make you warm and happy.
Yield: 2 Servings
Today, I will make a delicious variation of Korean street food, Hotteok. Hotteok is a Korean fried bread with brown sugar and cinnamon filling. By changing the filling, you can make many different versions of it. Among them, I will introduce veggie hotteok. This recipe especially for people who are vegetarians or people that love savory food. I will also show you how to make my delicious dipping sauce for it and share other cooking tricks in this recipe. Btw, I already posted the original hottoek recipe years ago, and my husband and I both think that my dough recipe for this veggie hottoek is even better than the original one. (Don’t get me wrong, the other recipe is delicious too. 😉) So, if you want to try to make sweet hotteok with the dough from this recipe, go for it, it will be great. 🙂 I cannot wait for you to try this recipe and let me know how it turned out. It is that good. 🙂
Yield: 18 Pieces
When you think of baking, you can easily think that it’s a time-consuming and complex process. Normally, you have to let the dough rise 2 or 3 times. That’s why most people prefer to buy bread at a bakery instead of making it at home. However, if it is not that difficult to make and it tastes better than store bought bread, would you still buy it? Or would you give it a try and make it at home? You can save money, control your ingredients by picking healthier ones, and enjoy it too. That’s what I’m going to share with you today – a popular Korean-style hot dog bread called Sausage bread or pizza bread in Korea. My husband and sons loved it. 🙂
Yield: 8 Pieces
Hi Everyone! For this recipe, I have a 5 star recipe (out of five) that my husband gave. It is oil ddeokbokki, called “기름 떡볶이” in Korean. Yes, you know ddeokbooki – it is a soft, chewy, sweet, and (often) spicy rice cake dish. It is very popular everywhere in Korea. This oil ddeokbokki is a little different from normal ddeokbokki for the flavor and especially the texture. It is more crispy and chewy. It has more hot pepper powder flavor in it than normal ddeokbokki. If you are tired of same old ddeokbooki, here is something different, yet delicious for you to try.
BTW, how are you all doing? It’s been about a half year since we moved to Korea. Life is pretty busy here, but thankfully, the kids adjusted well. Bryson and Logan are both doing great for their Korean and English speaking abilities. Bryson likes his kindergarten very much. My husband, Jason is in a vacation mood in Korea while he is preparing to get a job. It is rainy season now here, so it is hot and humid. The spring was awesome with a lot of cool breezes and beautiful nature. I’m out of control for eating Korean food, so I’m not doing very well with my diet. lol But for now, I will enjoy my delicious Korean food that I missed for years in America. hehe I just wanted to give you a brief update about us. I hope everybody stays cool and healthy. ^^ p.s Please leave a comment because I love reding your comments. 🙂
Yield: 2 Servings
Today, I will share a delicious Summer side dish with Shishito peppers called GgwaRiGoChu. The steamed shishito peppers seasoned with a savory sauce are crunch, spicy, salty, and slightly sweet. This is one of the Korean side dishes that you can make ahead of time and serve for many meals. Try this simple and tasty side dish someday.
Yield: 2 Servings