Korean Spicy Radish Salad (Musaengchae)

The Korean radish is a hugely popular vegetable in Korean cuisine. The root’s firm, crunchy texture is prized in pickled and fermented forms, but is also used fresh and dried. The leaves are also used as a fresh green vegetable. Also known as daikon (Japanese), mooli (Hindi), Oriental radish, winter radish and white radish,┬áRaphanus sativus ... Read more »

Korean Charred Cabbage in Warm Gochujang Vinaigrette (Yangbaechu Gui)

Charred Cabbage in Warm Gochujang Vinaigrette

Cabbage is one of the most commonly eaten vegetables in Korea and one that everyone loves. I’m a huge fan too, and love how versatile this humble brassica can be. In this delicious recipe from Su Scott’s┬áRice Table: Korean Recipes & Stories To Feed The Soul, the cabbage is cooked fast and hot so that ... Read more »

Visiting South Korea’s Yuja (Yuzu) Capital in Goheung County

Duwon Agricultural Cooperative in Goheung Jeollonam Province South Korea

Yuzu is one of my favourite kinds of fruit. In the UK this distinctive citrus fruit is strongly associated with Japan, which is where I first encountered it during our holidays there. As the popularity of Japanese cuisine has grown in the UK, so too has awareness and appreciation of yuzu fruit; indeed it’s English-language ... Read more »

Table-Top Barbeque Japanese & Korean Style

Table-top BBQ

We fell in love with yakiniku (also known in Japan as Korean barbeque) when visiting Japan, and have loved it ever since. This year, one of my Christmas gifts from Pete was a table-top Korean barbeque grill by Primst, and a big box of bamboo charcoal briquettes. We veered towards Japanese flavours for our first ... Read more »

Chewy Rice Cakes & Tofu Puffs in Gochujang Sauce | My Take on Korean Gochujang Tteokbokki

Chewy Rice Cakes & Tofu Puffs in Gochujang Sauce

I love Korean food! For several years I worked in New Malden, my office located right by rail station, within very short walking distance of many local Korean restaurants. New Malden is colloquially known as Little Korea, a reflection of the large Korean community there, making it one of the best places in the UK ... Read more »

Bulgogi Grilled Chicken

Bulgogi Grilled Chicken

Bulgogi is a Korean dish, most commonly made with beef, pork or chicken cut into slices, marinated and cooked on a grill. The literal translation means “fire meat”, and I’ve often enjoyed bulgogi at restaurants offering a table barbeque on which I can cook the meat myself. The typical bulgogi marinade is both savoury and ... Read more »