Kimchi Patties Using Dumpling Filling

만두속 김치 전, ManDuSok GimChi Jeon


Have you ever had leftover dumpling filling? Recently, I made a large batch of garlic chive dumplings. Those delicious dumplings are now steamed and waiting in the freezer to be eaten later. I feel very satisfied having frozen dumplings on hand, since they are convenient for quick meals later. Anyway, for that batch, I had some leftover filling, and with it, I made this recipe. Maybe you had the same experience before and did not know what to do with it; this is a good solution for that problem. ;) Simply mixing the dumpling filling with a few other ingredients turns into a very tasty snack or appetizer. :)

Yield: 15 Patties

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Tuna Mayo & Tuna Kimchi Triangle Kimbap

참치 마요 & 참치 김치 삼각 김밥, ChamChi MaYo & ChamChi KimChi SamGak GimBap


Triangle kimbap is a very popular food sold in convenience stores in Korea. For people who are too busy to prepare breakfast or lunch, this is a good option. Since the kimbap is wrapped in a disposable plastic package, it is easy to carry and eat wherever or whenever you want. There are many different types available; however, today I will only show you how to make two different types using tuna and kimchi. In a Korean grocery store, you can find the kit for making this triangle kimbap. Why not try making this simple and amazingly delicious kimbap at home? If you have kids, it will be fun to make this together with your children. I cannot wait to make these with my son, Bryson, someday. hehe

Yield: 10 Servings

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Sweet and Spicy TongDak

양념 통닭, YangNyeom TongDak


Yangmyeom tongdak (양념 통닭) must be the most popular snack food in Korea. There are many restaurants that offer free delivery service to your home with no tipping. Many companies deliver their food until midnight, and this fried chicken is always a popular choice in Korea. Whenever people have to be up late into the night watching the Olympics, World Cup, or other big events, the fried chicken restaurants will be very busy. lol This chicken is nicely battered and fried with a slightly sweet and spicy sauce. Try it someday.

Yield: 2-3 Servings

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Napa Cabbage Soybean Paste Guk

배추 된장국, BaeChu DwenJangGuk


Napa cabbage soybean paste guk is a healthy and delicious daily soup in Korea. Napa cabbage is mainly used for making kimchi in Korean cuisine, but sometimes it is used for soup, side dishes, or as an ingredient in a main dish. When you make kimchi, you might throw away some of the Napa cabbage leaves since they are not fresh or good. You can use those Napa cabbage leaves instead of throwing them out. You can also buy a small Napa cabbage for just this soup. Try this someday.

Yield: 4 Servings

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Korean Pickled Radish for Fried Chicken

치킨 무, ChiKin Mu


Whenever we order fried chicken in Korea, this pickled radish comes along with it. Usually the amount they give isn’t enough. So it is great to make extra picked radish at home, or if you make Korean fried chicken at home, you can make this picked radish too. It can’t be any easier or simpler than this. Try it someday. :)

Yield: 6 Cups Pickled Radish

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