My favorite fermented food hands-down is kimchi. I grew up eating it, and it goes well with almost everything. Not only that, there are so many amazing health benefits in eating fermented foods like kimchi. They promote digestion because of the healthy bacteria like lactobacilli and probiotics, aid in weight loss, boost immunity, and some studies show that they prevent cancer. [Read more]  ...more


One of my favorite dishes from my childhood is my mom’s Galbi Jjim, which literally means “braised short ribs” in Korean. In the original recipe, thick cut ribs are cooked with potatoes, carrots, and radish in soy sauce, sweetened with brown sugar or corn syrup. It’s absolutely delicious and it’s one of those crowd favorite dishes....more

Fish Shaped Pumpkin Spice Bread

Whenever the weather cools and fall is no longer punctuated by unseasonably hot days I think about my favorite Korean street snack, bungeobbang (also spelled bungeoppang). These are sweet, fish shaped treats that are made by street vendors that are reminiscent of waffles filled with sweet red bean paste....more

Spicy Gourmet Kimchi Ramyun

Sandra M.  Makes 2-3 | Total Time: 20 minutesPrep time: 5 min. | Cook time: 15 min.Ingredients: ...more


Originally posted at Chocolat and a Baby Doll....more