Tag Archives: Korea

Mumbain Chickpea Battered Fried Potato Balls (Batata Vada)

The older I get, the more I see that life is about journeys and not destinations. While walking our paths up and down through many seasonal changes, we say “good bye” to a lot of the people who we love. … Continue reading

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Mushroom Chicken Pilau

“You’re eating rice for breakfast?”, said my friends with their eyebrows raised all the way to their foreheads. In Korean culture, many of us couldn’t think of any meals without a bowl of rice on our dining table. But, my … Continue reading

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Vietnamese-Style Pollock with Ginger Liqueur

If you were to pick just one type of cuisine to eat for rest of your life, what would it be? I think most Americans would pick Italian. For me, I’d go with Vietnamese. I find it so incredibly fresh, … Continue reading

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Soba (buckwheat noodles) with Creamy White Nut Sauce & Wasabi

My Mom, who embraced the philosophy of Buddhism, had a dream of building a house right behind a Buddhist temple to host and feed homeless senior citizens. Sadly, she passed away before making her dream come true. This year, Mother’s … Continue reading

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Pumpkin, Chickpea & Oxtail Stew

Halloween, which originated in Celtic culture 2000 years ago, is one of the oldest holidays.  I was first exposed to it when I moved to California from Korea in 1984. I still remember how fun it was to watch kids, … Continue reading

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