Korean

Palsun (Auckland CBD, New Zealand) 1

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

Gamjatang is a spicy Korean pork bone soup prepared by slowly simmering pork bones until soup is milky in consistency then seasoned with Korean seasonings like gochugaru and gochujang. You might have recognised this dish if you have been into a Korean restaurant, that red soup broth that is served...

Pork Belly and Tofu Kimchi Jjigae 1

Pork Belly and Tofu Kimchi Jjigae

Pork Belly and Tofu Kimchi Jjigae us a Korean stew of pork belly, tofu and vegetables cooked in an anchovy-based broth seasoned with gochujang. 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...

Shrimp and Cheese Ramen 1

Shrimp and Cheese Ramen

Shrimp and Cheese Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish prepared ramen noodles, prawns and cheese served on a slowly simmered chicken and dashi stock. 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....

Kimchi Fried Rice 2

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice is a type of Korean Fried rice cooked with kimchi , shiitake mushrooms, carrots, spring onions, ginger and so sauce. 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...

Gochujang Noodles 1

Gochujang Noodles

Gochujang Noodles is a Korean inspired dish of stir-fried noodles seasoned with gochujang and served with slices of beef steak and toasted sesame seeds. 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...

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. Korean Fried Chicken Knees is a Korean inspired chicken dish prepared with...

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...