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Israeli Couscous Salad With Korean Radish and Pine Nuts

Israeli Couscous Salad With Korean Radish and Pine Nuts

Israeli couscous is couscous on steroids. It’s much larger than the familiar North African version. Comparatively, Israeli couscous has a nutty flavor and is chewier. Israeli couscous also lends itself to salads better than its diminutive cousin. I came up with...
Korean Carrots (Koreyscha Sabzili Salat)

Korean Carrots (Koreyscha Sabzili Salat)

Korean carrot salad, pronounced Koreyscha Sabzili Salat in the Uzbek language, is ubiquitous throughout the former Soviet Union. The dish was invented by Korean immigrants to Russia’s Far East and the recipe would have stayed there if Stalin hadn’t...

Alkongi's First Children's Day

Yes, I know it’s a bit creepy for me to make a big deal about Children’s Day for a fetus. (BTW–Alkongi has graduated from embryo to fetus stage.) But Eun Jeong was craving something fresh, and I wanted to treat them both to some good food that was...
Cool and Spicy Cucumber Salad (Oi Muchim)

Cool and Spicy Cucumber Salad (Oi Muchim)

I have said many times before that Korean food is very seasonal. I especially look forward to the summer dishes like tangy Mul Kimchi (“water kimchi”), Oi Seobaggi (Cucumber Kimchi), and all the bright cool summer dishes that refresh in the summer heat....
Acorn Jelly Salad (Tastes Better Than It Sounds)

Acorn Jelly Salad (Tastes Better Than It Sounds)

At the mountain restaurants, including my favorite dong-dong-ju place, one of the plates you can order with your food and alcohol is DotoriMok 도토리묵. It’s Acorn Jelly Salad. According to Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared M. Diamond, acorns were not practically...

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