• Spicy Korean Tilapia

    This Spicy Korean Tilapia dish is so easy and quick that it is perfect for a weeknight dinner, yet tastes ah-may-zing. The sweet and tangy spiciness of the sauce balances well with the mild tilapia and if the heat is too much you can always pair it with white rice. However, if you are anything like my husband and I, we like to add even more of the sauce on top of the fish with each spoonful, making each bite incredibly flavorful, spicy, and addicting. Making the spicy Korean tilapia is simple and takes no more than 10 minutes start to finish with all the prep work going into making the sauce. You…

  • Kimbap: Korean Rice Rolls

    Kimbap is by far one of my favorite Korean foods to make AND eat.  They are great for a snack, for on-the-go, for lunches, and especially yummy at, well… any time! I grew up with my mom making them, stuffing the gim, or seaweed sheets, with all sorts of goodies like rice, egg, cucumber, and more.  It would be an understatement to say that my kids love them as well. If you are not familiar with kimbap it is a staple in Korea.  Simply, it is rice, veggies, egg, meat, and whatever else your heart (and stomach) desires, all wrapped up in rice and a dried seaweed sheet.  When I visited the country…

  • Spicy Korean Wings

    With the Super Bowl fast approaching thoughts always travel to food.  Who will bring what?  Will it be the usual shrimp with cocktail sauce and spinach artichoke dip?  Will someone venture out and try something new risking the world of unfamiliarity with a different appetizer? I wanted to jump head first into the realm of something new with wings that are spicy yet incredibly tasty and are not your run-of-the-mill buffalo wings.  Behold Spicy Korean Wings. Sauce incredibly simple yet flavors that leave your mouth begging for more. The star ingredient in this wing sauce is the kochujang, which is a Korean hot chili paste made from red chilies and fermented soy beans…

  • Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

    Cold outside? Check.  Hungry? Check. Craving something warm to eat? Yes.  Solution: Asian Chicken Noodle Soup.  This is not your ordinary chicken noodle soup that grandma made or anything like the watery canned chicken noodle soup from college.  No, this has some serious flavor in it with an added kick of spice to make your chilly fall night warm up with each flavorful spoonful. What sets this recipe apart from other chicken noodle soups is that it incorporates some familiar Asian ingredients such as kochujang, a spicy Korean red pepper paste, as well as garlic, Sriracha, and rice stick noodles.  It also uses lots of fresh ingredients like carrots, cilantro, and green onion. This dish can…

  • Korean Japchae Noodles

    Now that school has started and fall activities are in full swing there is nothing I like more than a simple meal to make for the family that is relatively quick and inexpensive.  A favorite dish of mine to prepare is Japchae, a Korean noodle dish that uses vegetables, sweet  potato noodles, and the option of meat. What I love about Korean Japchae Noodles is that like many other Korean dishes you can use a variety of vegetables interchangeably making this a great way to use up leftover veggies from the fridge.  Not to mention this is a very healthy meal which is always a plus for me! The kids love eating these noodles with…

  • Savory Asian Oatmeal

    Oatmeal.  Love it or hate it there’s no denying oatmeal is here to stay as being a staple health food.  For a long time I struggled figuring out a yummy way to prepare and eat it.  However, my sweet tooth always gave in and I would bombard it with brown sugar, butter, and more. Success for my sweet tooth! Epic fail in the health realm.  Enter my trip to Vegas a few weeks ago to visit my best friend Aiko.  She introduced me to a way to eat oatmeal I had never even thought of and has completely transformed my mornings! How I never thought to incorporate my Korean background into my oatmeal…

  • Easy Korean Beef Bowl

    Growing up with a Korean mom exposed me to some amazing cultural food that I think a lot of people would love if they tried it.  I know I converted my husband to loving Korean food!  The great thing about Korean food such as this easy Korean Beef Bowl is that it is typically healthy and especially yummy.  In addition most of the ingredients used are often found at your local grocery store. This Korean Beef Bowl is a play on bibimbap (rice and veggie mix) and bulgogi, a flash-grilled meat dish. What is great is that if you are short on time and/or money this dish keeps it pretty fast and cost…