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Piedmontese peppers

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We discovered this recipe from Simon Hopkinson’s TV program and it looked so good that we had to try it ...

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Lemongrass poached pears

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I usually don’t like fusion food but this is one dish that works! Pears are usually poached in wine but ...

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Homemade cinnamon icecream

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The smell of cinnamon permeates the kitchen when you’re making this dessert. This is one dessert that just screams comfort ...

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Fondant potato

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This is such a great way to flavour potatos and have them crispy and golden brown at the same time. We use ...

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KFC or Korean fried chicken – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 15, 2014 | Category : Korean, Savories

KFC may have been invented in the US but the Koreans have perfected it! Korean fried chicken is tender, juicy and best of all, there’s hardly any oil in the skin so it’s crispy and crunchy! Perfect! Also, I love the radish pickles that come with as they complement the...
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Korean barbecue in Seoul

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 15, 2014 | Category : Korean, Savories

We ate Korean barbecue 4 times during our week-long stay in Seoul (once was during the cooking class at O’ngo) and I think that they were all chain restos. In spite of that, we still ate very well. Korean barbecue consists of a grill in the table, a fan above...
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Jukhoe at Gwangjang market

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 12, 2014 | Category : Korean, Savories

Jukhoe (육회) is Korean steak tartare. The seasoning for this is a raw egg yolk, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and Korean pear. The result is very fresh and tasty. The best place to get this is at Gwangjang market where there’s an alley serving only this dish. Notice that in the...
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Myeongdong Kyoja – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 11, 2014 | Category : Korean, Reviews

Myeongdong Kyoja
Myeongdong Kyoja (명동교자) has been serving knife cut noodles, kalguksu, for 40 years now and it’s very popular amongst tourists and locals alike. We were there at lunch time and choose their most popular dish, kalguksu with what looked like ground pork. The bowls of noodle soup came within minutes of...
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Street foods and snacks in Seoul – part 1

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 11, 2014 | Category : Korean

I was really happy to discovered the street foods of Hong Kong. To my delight, I found that there is even more variety in Seoul! Here are a few samples. Tteokbokki. The ubiquitous rice cakes in red chili sauce. This is available at most markets and is often found side...
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Cookin’ Nanta performance – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 11, 2014 | Category : Korean, Reviews

Since we’re food obsessed, we had to check out this show. It’s played 3 times daily at 2 different theatres in Seoul plus one in Jeju and has also been played in Broadway. I won’t go into too much details about the storyline but suffice it to say that it’s...
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Korea samgyetang – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 10, 2014 | Category : Korean, Reviews

One dish on my list of foods to try in Korea was samyetang or ginseng chicken. It’s supposed to be the best cure for a cold. The ginseng used here is 4 years old and the chickens aren’t older than 49 days, ie the best qualities of ingredients. I decided on...
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Buldak or fire chicken in Seoul – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 9, 2014 | Category : Korean, Reviews, Savories

Fire chicken, tummy ache inducing food due to the fiery heat from excessive chilies in the dish, is not authentic Korean food and apparently just one of the current fads. As we’re both chiliheads, we couldn’t pass up this opportunity to test ourselves! We were recommended Hongcho buldak (홍초불닭) by...
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Irresistable jalapeno poppers

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This app is fantastic for a night of drinking or when getting together with your friends for a football match. ...

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O’ngo cooking class in Seoul – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 9, 2014 | Category : Korean, Reviews

I found this school via Tripadvisor and signed up for the Korean barbecue class. The class was 3 well spent hours learning how to make Korean barbecue. We were 2 couples = 4 people with one instructor and 2 assistants. Because we had our very own efficient assistant, we didn’t get...
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Noryangjin fish market in Seoul – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 8, 2014 | Category : Korean, Reviews

We saved the best for last, it seems. Having had a not so successful meal at Goraebul due to hubby’s squeamishness, we concentrated on mostly on bbq and fried chicken until our last day. Getting to Noryangjin was a cinch as the station has the same name and the market...
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Goraebul Seoul – review

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 8, 2014 | Category : Korean, Reviews, Savories

I found glowing reviews for this resto on the Internet and decided to eat here for our first meal in Seoul. We had a sashimi bowl with raw fish, roe of some kind, raw octopus and other unidentified goodies on a bed of shaved ice and gojuchang. I was directed to...
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