Napa Cabbage GeotJeoli

배추 겉절이, BaeChu GeotJeolI


Napa cabbage geotjeoli is a common and simple daily side dish in Korea. Instead of napa cabbage you can use lettuce, bok choy, or another leafy vegetable. In a few minutes, you can prepare a very delicious side dish by just mixing some ingredients with the cabbage. A secret for a good tasting dish is to use baby leaves (soft) that do not have much of a bitter or strong flavor. Baby leaves also have a nice soft texture. If you get a head of napa cabbage, use the thick outer leaves for napa cabbage soup, and use the soft inside leaves for this recipe. :)

Yield: 4 Servings

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Army Base JjiGae

부대 찌개, BuDae JjiGae


Army base soup, budae jjigae was originated during and after the Korean War, when Koreans had very little to eat. People made this dish by combining leftover Spam and hot dogs from U.S. Army facilities, and mixed it with whatever else was available. All of the leftovers were combined with water in a large pot and boiled. Nowadays, most Koreans have enough to eat, but this soup is still very popular with more varied ingredients added to it. Try it someday.

Yield: 2-3 Servings

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Endive Dressing


Endive dressing is a sweet and sour salad dressing that goes well with endive. I love bacon, but if you do not eat bacon you can leave it out. When we eat this, we also like fried potatoes as a side dish.

Yield: 5 Servings

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