Not only do I love to eat, but I love cooking too. When I was young, my dad would cook dinner and I would be his assistant, allowed to do small tasks like cutting veggies or stirring something simmering on the stove.

Now, I find cooking cathartic. If I’ve had a stressful week it’s nice to come home and just cook it out. It’s also an adventure in and of itself. Last week I decided to take a risk and work with a cuisine I love but am not too familiar with cooking…Korean food. It was a pretty ambitious effort, but I was ready to take on the task.On the Menu:

Kimchi Fried Rice – http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/kimchi-bokkeumbap

Beef Bulgogi – http://allrecipes.com/recipe/beef-bulgogi/detail.aspx

Korean Fried Chicken – http://m.citypaper.com/finger-lickin-8217-good-1.1112217

The additions I made were to add zucchini & carrots to the rice and top with a sunny side up egg. 🙂 If you’ve had the opportunity to go to NYC and try BonChon Chicken, the recipe for the Korean Fried Chicken is a copycat of that .

This dinner was labor-intensive but worth the effort. Everything was perfection. If you want a taste of Korea, make it happen!

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