Hello, my stylish friends! Been a few months since my last entry! Recently wrapped up a summer internship and am looking ahead to my next steps after graduation next spring.
Interning remotely this summer, I spent more time with my family. One of my favorite evenings was having Korean food with the five of us, as well as my grandpa and gr. uncle.
Having K-food (yes, with forks, haha!) reminded me of some of my favorite Korean recipes—many of which I learned of at a culture camp for adoptees growing up.
Favorite Korean Food
- Kimbap: similar to Japanese sushi, kimbap is made with white rice and dried seaweed, often filled with meet and vegetables
- Bulgogi: sweet or spicy beef, bulgolgi fills you up and is flavorful all round
- Tteokbokki: a popular snack food, these small and spicy rice cakes are fun to snack on with scallions and hard boiled eggs
- Kalbi: grilled short ribs
- Cold cucumber soup: perfect for hot, summer days! Slight flavor and very refreshing
- Bungeoppang: these fish-shaped pastries are filled with red bean paste. I love how this dessert is sweet but not overly sweet.
- Japchae: first learned this from a family friend! My family now makes the starch noodles during Thanksgiving; we haven’t gone back since!
- Scallion pancakes: these light pancakes are also refreshing in the summer, when you want food neither that’s too heavy-sitting nor hot
- Kimchi: seems like nearly every meal has kimchi! The spicy cabbage is a core essential.
- Korean beef taco: doesn’t get much better than bulgolgi + rice + lettuce in a taco!
What are your favorite foods?