• China,  Japan,  Korea,  Summer,  Vegetarian

    Dragon Boat Festival food – Zongzi

    emointhekitchen Get ready to paddle for joy at this Dragon Boat Festival! Held on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, this ancient Chinese tradition is a time of feasting, racing, and celebrating the joys of life. The excitement of the Dragon Boat Festival stems from the thrilling boat races where teams of oarsmen row furiously to the beat of a drum. But that’s not all – something also known as the festival for its delicious food such as zongzi 粽子(glutinous rice dumplings) and xiaolongbao 小笼包(steamed pork buns). And what kind of festival would it be without colourful decorations? You’ll find dragon ship decorations, paper lanterns and wormwood. Zongzi…

  • Korea,  Recipes,  Spring,  Vegetarian

    Aubergine, chilli & sesame seeds

    emointhekitchen South Korea is a beautiful country with a rich culture and history. From the majestic mountains to the stunning coastline, there is so much to explore in Korea. And with friendly locals and delicious food, Korea is a great place to visit for anyone looking for an amazing travel experience. Aubergine is a very widespread vegetable, full of nutrition! Today, I will give you the Korean way of eating, a sweet taste and treat your table with extra exotic food. You will need: 2 aubergine garlic powder green onion Korean chilli powder soy sauce fish sauce sesame oil sugar sesame seeds pepper tomato Procedure: Steam the aubergines for about…

  • Japan,  Korea,  Recipes,  Spring

    Korean-style fried tofu

    emointhekitchen I also prepared a Korean-style fried that I want to eat when I want to add stamina or when I’m tired. It is spicy and sweet, so it tastes good. If you’re not a big fan of pork, use chicken or beef, and to make a vegetarian version, use mushrooms instead of meat and use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. It’s delicious, so I can’t stop topping up (laughs) We need: 400g – Pork loin 1 tsp – Sugar Daisho Aji Shio Kosho – Salt and Pepper Potato starch 1 piece (160g ) – Atsu-age (Deep Fried Tofu) 3 pcs – Potatoes Sesame oil Sake Soy sauce, mirin,…

  • Kimchi-jjigae
    Indian summer,  Korea,  Recipes,  Soups,  Summer

    Kimchi-jjigae (Rich Korean Soup)

    emointhekitchen Traditionally this soup could be served in a large pot in the middle of the table. The whole family would meet and share the meal from the shared pot. It is a bit like a Chinese hot pot or a French fondue. Hot pots, as well as fondue, are very social dinning methods so if you are kinda shy and not at ease with “hot potting” you are of course free to use individual bowls for serving. Children, however, usually love this kind of pastime. Therefore, if you are a larger family with kids I suggest you give it a try. You will certainly enjoy a lot of fun.…