Kimchi fried rice has become one of my favourite seasoned rice dishes to make at home. It’s so simple to make. Much easier than Chinese style fried rice. You don’t even need to cook the rice a day ahead. This means you can prepare kimchi fried ride the same day you plan on serving it!
I love watching Korean drama so when I heard Seoul Truck serves Korean street food, I had to check them out. Seoul Truck is located inside the food court of Henderson Place Mall in Coquitlam, BC. It’s not a place that I usually visit but I will travel for food!
When the weather gets chilly, and it usually does when it rains in Vancouver, I like to make soups to warm us up. Soups that can be a meal on its own are best and this Korean Kimchi Tofu Soup with Beef definite fits the bill. The spiciness from the kimchi and chili pepper flakes are great for cooler days. Plus, this soup can be easily customized to your taste. Want more vegetables? Add carrots, spinach or napa cabbage. Want to make it vegetarian? Switch out the chicken stock with veggie stock and skip the beef. Since this soup takes less than 30 minutes to make, it is perfect for a quick weekday dinner.
When I cook bibimbap at home, I like to double the recipe. That is because I can use the same ingredients to make Gimbap or Onigirazu. Using one recipe and serving it 3 ways allows me to present the same foods to Mr. Chau without worrying that the meals are too repetitive. That’s because each presentation is slightly different.
I love looking at bento boxes on Pinterest and Instagram. Photos of delicious and creative bento always make me want to create my own. So during my chemo days, I decided to give it a try and made this simple Korean bibimbap bento box. Surprisingly it turned out to be one of Mr. Chau’s favourite dishes!
If you’re not familiar with bibmibap, it’s a Korean rice bowl dish where steamed rice is topped with various sautéed and seasoned vegetables and/or protein. Usually, hot pepper paste or hot sauce is added, but you can omit this if you don’t like spicy food. Before you eat, you’re supposed to mix all everything together. So every bite will have a little bit of everything. Yum!
Hey there, I’m Jan, a food and travel enthusiast based in Burnaby, BC. I enjoy cooking because I believe food brings people together. Plus, I think the best way to experience different cultures is through the belly! Here you’ll find easy to make and hubby approved recipes, with a side of my travel and dine out adventures.