Korean

Rice Paper Tteokbokki Hack

When you’re out of tteok and craving for some Tteokbokki you will always find a way! Rice Paper Tteokbokki Hack is a method of making tteokbokki when you don’t have the tteok, using rice paper as an alternative by dipping them in water and rolling them into small logs and...

Rose Tteokbokki

Rose Tteokbokki is a type of Korean street food where Garae-tteok is slathered in a Rose sauce made by mixing the traditional spicy sauce infused with gochujang and gochugaru with cream or milk making it creamy while toning down the heat. Garae-tteok is the new pasta, it’s so versatile any...

My Fried Chicken (Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand)

In Auckland, I think there is no fried chicken place that offers more than two flavours, usually it’s just the spicy or regular. Our restaurant for today definitely offers more than that becuase at My Fried Chicken in Ponsonby you don’t have just two or three flavours, they serve seven...

Creamy Kimchi Bacon Spaghetti

Creamy Kimchi Bacon Spaghetti is a type of pasta with a Korean twist, prepared with spaghetti noodles where it is tossed in a creamy and mildly spicy sauce prepared with bacon, parmesan cheese, fermented cabbage in chillies (kimchi) and cream. The first time I tried something similar to our dish...

Ttukbaegi Bulgogi

Ttukbaegi Bulgogi is a Korean beef soup dish prepared with marinated beef called Bulgogi together with carrots, mushrooms and Dangmyeon Noodles cooked in an earthenware pot called Ttukbaegi. For those of you who are in the Northern Hemisphere our dish may not be as enticing as compared to us here...

Snowy Fried Chicken

Snowy Fried Chicken is Korean dish of breaded and deep-fried chicken topped with a white powder made with blended cheese. Snowy Fried Chicken or Snow Cheese Fried Chicken, the first time I had this dish was quite recently when we had a quick lunch at KS Chicken. When we saw...

Friends Korean Restaurant (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Yes were back in North Shore, not to live but just to dine in. We just find Northwest Auckland does not have a lot of varieties yet specially when it comes to Korean cuisine. Now that we had tried mostly everything in Wairau as well as in Apollo Drive we...

Spicy Seafood Hotpot

Spicy Seafood Hotpot is a communal dish of mixed seafood, vegetables, mushrooms, tofu, and noodles cooked on a wide cooking vessel filled with spicy broth in a dining table with portable or built in stove tops. While dining is already a communal family event (most of the times) but there...

Ogane (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Several weeks ago we discovered a new Korean Fried Chicken place in Rosedale area of North Shore and we loved it so much that is why since then we are in the hunt for similar alternatives so we can compare different Korean Fried Chicken places and that’s what brought us...

정담 Jung Dam (North Shore City, New Zealand)

One of our recent accidental discoveries was this Korean restaurant called Jung Dam, located in Wairau Valley just beside the Laundromat near Burger King. It was an unplanned visit because during that time we were planning to dine in on one of our favourite Japanese restaurants in North Shore, Naritas...