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Fried Seasoned Zucchini (호박볶음 hobak bokkeum)

Fried Seasoned Zucchini (호박볶음 hobak bokkeum)

Zucchini are coming into season in California now, and I received a medium-sized one in my community-supported agriculture package last week. I could have again made 호박전 hobak jeon (zucchini pancake), which is always tasty. Another option was 궁중 떡볶이 gungjung...
Adzuki Bean Brownies

Adzuki Bean Brownies

Adzuki are small red beans commonly used in Korean, Japanese and Chinese confections. Called 팥 pat in Korean, these beans have a natural sweetness uncommon in legumes. Added sugar or honey during boiling to make the bean paste accentuates the sweetness for use in a...
Pul-bbang Korean pancake dumplings

Pul-bbang Korean pancake dumplings

I found a Danish Æbelskiver pancake pan at William-Sonoma some time ago.  I kept staring at the catalog, scratching my head trying to figure out why the pan and its baked contents looked so familiar. Then I realized I was looking at the perfect pul-bbang pan....

Kabocha Rice Muffin

I’ve been in search of a breakfast item lately, something healthy and light yet filling – in the stomach and in the brain.  A bowl of cereal and some fruit are nice, but my brain recognizes them more as desserts than proper breakfasts....

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