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Korean cuisine day!

[Originally published at the now defunct group blog explananda.com]

Posted on November 24, 2007
Tags: food

We had some friends over today for our own little Korean cuisine festival. Pictures below the fold.

First, Oi Kimchi (Kimchi made with cucumbers). It begins, naturally enough, with cucumbers.


And ends up looking like this:

There were lots of other side dishes. But the mandoo was the real hit of the meal. First, you mix ground pork with garlic, onions, scallions, tofu, and bean sprouts.

Mandoo meat mix29

Then you get a bunch of mandoo wrappers and some egg solution.

Mandoo wrappers

Egg solution

You dab your finger in the egg solution, put a bit of filling in, and seal up the mandoo.

Dabbing egg on mandoo wrapper

Dabbing egg on mandoo wrapper

Stuff the mandoo

Stuffing mandoo

Sealing the mandoo

Sitting around the table and talking is a lot of the fun.

Now you’ve got yourself some pre-cooked mandoo.

Precooked mandoo

Then you toss ’em in boiling water for a bit. They’re yummy already!

Boiled mandoo

Boiled mandoo

Now they’re ready for frying.

Fried mandoo

And now for the Soon tobu gigae. This is a soup made from pork, onions, scallions, bean paste, hot pepper paste, hot pepper flakes, silken tofu, zucchini, and shittake mushrooms. Here are some of the ingredients:


Raw pork

Then add them to the pot like so:

Then enjoy!


Author: Steve Laniel
Date: 2007-11-25

It is exceedingly unfair of you to post such mouthwatering images without some kind of warning. In fact I believe you’re in violation of the Oral Hydration Minimization Act Of 1995. Thanks a lot, Chris.

Those are amazing photos. What a delicious meal.

Author: Kegri
Date: 2007-11-25

dude. looks like your mandu and my mandu are heading for a showdown, and las vegas has mine favoured 13:4 as of yesterday.

Author: Chris
Date: 2007-11-25

Aye goo chum, Kegri-ah! Chikero! Mogo gotchou!!!

Our side has two authentic Korean ladies wearing aprons with frogs and bunnies and listening to K-Pop while doing absolutely perfect imitations of their mothers. You cannot withstand our awesome Koreanness, and will therefore be crushed.

Author: Spaz
Date: 2007-11-26

You have inspired me to make dumplings!

“You’re the meaning in my life you’re the….”

Author: Mary
Date: 2008-04-22

Hey there, the food look so yummy, can I please get the recipe for the cucumber and the stew..please and thank you..

Author: Chris
Date: 2008-04-22

Sorry, we didn’t use any recipes. We just throw in whatever looks like it’ll be tasty.