Balinese ‘Gado Gado’ – inspired vegetables in peanut sauce

I came back from Bali earlier this month. And as expected, it was a paradise and more. Actually Bali had been off of our holiday destinations list for a while. It was because of an unfortunate incident my husband had, which led to him getting stranded at the airport (old one, not the shiny new one they… Continue reading Balinese ‘Gado Gado’ – inspired vegetables in peanut sauce

20-minute meal – Garlic and caper butter with parmesan linguini

Have you ever watched ‘Jamie’s 15-minute meals’ and tried to replicate his recipes?  Unfortunately I was never able to make the dishes from the show in 15 minutes. Well, I am not Jamie Oliver after all so it is understandable I guess. Cooking technique or the speed is one thing but the most challenging part for me… Continue reading 20-minute meal – Garlic and caper butter with parmesan linguini

Hangover breakfast – Kimchi and barley pancakes with fried eggs

There aren’t that many things that I like more than Kimchi and eggs in this world. Especially when I am hungover and craving something rich, spicy and refreshing at the same time. If I come home tipsy and I know that I will have a hangover the next day, I head to the kitchen and… Continue reading Hangover breakfast – Kimchi and barley pancakes with fried eggs

The most delicious journey through Jeju Island, Korea

If you are planning a trip to Korea for the first time, you should definitely go to Seoul. A city that truly never sleeps. You could shop, eat, drink and party around the clock. You could easily have 4-5 meals a day as well as snacks and street food if you can handle it. But if you… Continue reading The most delicious journey through Jeju Island, Korea

Spinach, feta and pomegranate salad with lentils

I will be taking my annual spring trip to Korea soon. I normally do this in May because it is the best time to visit Korea in terms of weather and my mom’s birthday usually falls in May (her birthday is based on lunar calendar so it changes every year, I am not kidding)…Anyways, this… Continue reading Spinach, feta and pomegranate salad with lentils

Coconut miso chicken breasts with toasted sesame seeds

To be honest, I used to hate chicken breast. I just could not understand why anyone would ever eat that tasteless dry meat. I am a huge fan of fatty and flavorful cuts of meat like pork belly, rib eye and duck breast (with skin on of course), so the idea of having chicken breast… Continue reading Coconut miso chicken breasts with toasted sesame seeds

My version of Sicilian pesto rosso – ‘Pesto alla trapanese’

I love Italian food. Dare I say I love it almost as much as I love Korean food, and definitely eat as often as Korean food. Although I enjoy cooking Italian dishes, I am a little afraid of posting my recipes here. Italians are known to be very specific about their food, and many Italian people I’ve met… Continue reading My version of Sicilian pesto rosso – ‘Pesto alla trapanese’