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VIP Restaurant, Anchorage, Alaska

VIP Restaurant, Anchorage, Alaska

On trips to see family in Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, I make it a point to visit VIP Restaurant at least once. It’s located in the Valhalla Center, a retail and office building amid the Korean business cluster along West Northern Lights Boulevard....
Peanut Ssamjang a.k.a. Satay Sauce

Peanut Ssamjang a.k.a. Satay Sauce

On a barbecue blog I found a recipe for Korean Satay Sauce. It’s a dipping sauce combining marinade for the popular Korean grilled beef dish 갈비 kalbi, peanut butter and water. Satay is a favorite marinated skewered meat dish of Southeast Asia, and it’s...
The Beauty of Korea: Bae Yong Joon’s Kalbi Steak

The Beauty of Korea: Bae Yong Joon’s Kalbi Steak

I bought the Korean version of Bae Yong Joon’s best-selling book, The Journey to Discover the Beauty of Korea. I got the book because I knew there would be several Korean food recipes tucked in the pages. I got excited when I found his recipe for Kalbi steak so...
Tammy’s submission to Korea’s official cooking video contest

Tammy’s submission to Korea’s official cooking video contest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-UN6Zx2elg The (South Korean) Presidential Counsel on National Branding is hosting a cooking video contest called “Experience Korea–UCC Video Contest: My Korean Cooking Video” in collaboration with YouTube as a part of...
Is it Korean?

Is it Korean?

Thanks to reader Outre for pointing this out. It looks like the Food Network thinks like former Top Chef contestants in that all Asian food is the same.  This is their recipe and photo for Slow Cooked Korean-style Short Rib Soup.  What the Food Network Kitchens give...

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