I grew up eating mainly Korean food for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. My parents are immigrants from South Korea and our house always smelled like Kimchi and Fish. When I was 7 or 8 my grandma taught me how to make Rice and told me all good wives have to know this skill. In second grade, cooking rice is the LAST thing you think about…
Then in High School, my mom taught me a few things here and there~ mainly sous chef stuff like chopping, peeling, presentation, etc. It wasn’t until College & after College that I started to try things on my own (or with my mom’s direction). Before I was able to move out of the house, my mom taught me 10 recipes to cook for survival. LOL That was the best part, when she was teaching me all these things~ She didn’t realize that spaghetti, grilled cheese, and sandwiches were my life staple. *go figure * My Korean mom couldn’t fathom that I wouldn’t be eating Korean food 3x per day, 365 days a year.
As a child, the only time we DIDN’T eat Korean food was 1) when we went out to dinner (which was rare and we only went to Hometown Buffet or a Chinese restaurant) 2) When our friends came over (we ate spaghetti) or 3) when my brother and I saved our allowance and bought 1 pizza together.
Anyway, as an adult and a newly married wife~ it dawned on me recently that I need to learn how to cook Korean food for myself, my husband and our future kids. Food was such a big part of my life as a child that I want my kids to grow up loving the smell of certain soups, rice dishes and side dishes.
SOooOOoo here is my Korean Food Recipe Challenge! My goal was to make 10 recipes that I could consistently make at home for my family. Some were hard, others were easier. For the next couple weeks, I’ll be posting my dishes and how it went!