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Coffee Seolgi

I’m back to seolgi (설기), steamed cake made with rice flour, sugar and water at its simplest form.  This time, together with instant coffee in milk and finely chopped walnuts, a new seolgi is born as an afternoon pick-me-up coffee cake that goes great with, what...
Orange Seolgi

Orange Seolgi

As long as I can remember, I’ve always preferred rice cakes over breads/pastries if the comparison had to be ever made.  Don’t get me wrong, anyone who knows me will testify that I am happy to indulge in all sweet combinations of flour, butter and sugar....
First Full Moon Day and Energy Tteok

First Full Moon Day and Energy Tteok

Posted by shinshine The first full moon day (정월대보름; jeong wol dae bo reum or dae bo reum) of the year by lunar calendar, which is February 28th this year, is recognized as one of the five traditional Korean holidays.  Yet maybe because it comes so soon after the...
Grilled Ddeok

Grilled Ddeok

People who know me well here know that despite my love for Korean food, there are a few items I’m not a big fan of. I don’t like the rice water that is made by pouring hot water into the remains of hot stone pot rice. Seaweed soup (MiyeokGuk) is not...

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