Korean

Palsun (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

This Korean Chinese restaurant is probably the one and only of its kind in Auckland CBD and they are popular with their Jajangmyeon and Sweet and Sour Pork, that is why we are here, to try those two things. Located in Lorne Street, it’s quite Centrally located. The place is...

Gamjatang

You might have recognised this dish if you have been into a Korean restaurant, that red soup broth that is served with pork bones and wilted cabbage, it is called Gamjatang. This spicy pork soup with hints of sweetness and lots of umami is seasoned with Korean spices like gochugaru,...

Pork Belly and Tofu Kimchi Jjigae

We discovered this dish recently when we dined in at a Korean restaurant here in Auckland called Obar and ordered it. While we had made some beef jjigae before it was nothing like our recipe for today which was heavily inspired from that restaurant. This time is made with pork belly...

Shrimp and Cheese Ramen

Cheese in ramen? Yes there is such a thing and for me it was weird the first time I heard of it, until I tried it. I am not sure if this is a Japanese creation but I am leaning towards the Koreans because when you check their rameyon varieties...

Kimchi Fried Rice

If you have some leftover rice and kimchi then I suggest you make this surprisingly delicious fried rice, Kimchi Bokkeumbap or simply called Kimchi Fried rice. When I first saw this dish, I never had imagined it would taste good, until I made it at home, such simple ingredients that...

Gochujang Noodles

When it comes to Korean noodles, the sweet potato starch noodles grabs a lot of attention and we see it in many of the Korean Noodle dishes like Japchae but have your tried other noodle types that uses mainly Korean ingredients? Well for me, I had but only those instant...

8 Marinades for your Samgyupsal 2

8 Marinades for your Samgyupsal

We had posted a Samgyupsal recipe before but that post was for the most basic samgyupsal recipe where it is just grilled and simply seasoned with salt and sesame oil. That’s is how its traditionally made, while that already is good on its own, there are other much better modern versions...

Korean Fried Chicken Knees 2

Korean Fried Chicken Knees

Korean Fried Chicken Knees is a Korean inspired chicken dish prepared with chicken’s knee, the tiny joint connecting the drumstick to the foot where it is seasoned with gochujang, garlic and ginger, coated with flour then deep fried. You might be wondering what is a Chicken Knee? well there is...

OBar (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

OBar (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Third time is a charm! Why, if you may ask me? Well we had passed this place several time pre-Covid time but all of those instances we were drawn by the happy faces of people dining out in the cold without roof enjoying that boiling rectangular pot full of Korean...

Daldang (Auckland CBD, New Zealand)

Do you know what Factcaron is? I guess we have the same answer until my daughter introduced me to it several months ago. While it may look French these sweet delights are a South Korean creation, it was the Koreans answer to the world-renowned dessert brands like Laduree, Pierre Herme...