7.07.2011

cooking!

kimchi fried rice

We're not totally unpacked yet, and I can't find my camera battery charger anywhere!  So for now, photos taken with Joe's phone will have to suffice.

Hey, remember when I used to cook?  One thing I've been really enjoying now that I'm in Iowa is cooking.  I love to cook.  Sadly, I never had much time to do that in New York.  There's a great food co-op here, an awesome farmer's market, and three or four different Asian groceries.  Last night I thought I'd take advantage and finally cook something from Jeana Sohn's food blog Bap Story.

I ended up making the kimchi fried rice, and it was delicious.  Joe's not a big kimchi fan, but he loved it and went back for seconds.  It was even better with a cold glass of Sapporo beer.  If you want to make this recipe, I have to warn you--it's kinda spicy.  Also, kimchi is a bit of an acquired taste.  Years ago when I worked at a Korean restaurant with my sister we became obsessed with Korean food, but it took awhile to get used to.  We were friends with the owners of the restaurant, and they taught us some basic Korean recipes.  It's been such a long time since I've made any Korean food that it was nice to have something a little different for dinner.

13 comments:

Naomi said...

Looks great! I'm going to have to check out Bap Story.

Curry said...

Glad you are enjoying cooking. The kimchi fried rice looks delicious! I enjoy reading Bap Story too.

Lindsay said...

love that you love korean food!

liamofyork said...

What other food blogs can you recommend that have recipes/instructions?

joyce said...

man, i would kill for a decent asian grocery near me. you're so lucky! and that rice looks yums.

jennifer said...

OMG, I LOVE kimchi, especially kimchi fried rice. I feel like it's such a good introduction to kimchi for people who don't like the flavor or who have never tried it before because cooking the kimchi helps to make it less pungent.

jeana sohn said...

jenny! this makes me so happy! we'll try to update the next recipe soon. xo

Particulars said...

If you like Korean food, you should try the blog, Aeri's Kitchen. There are a ton of great recipes (I've tried a bunch). I am not affiliated with the blog, but would recommend visiting.

in dreams said...

congrats on the successful move! (...and good luck with the unpacking.)

even though that is a tiny photo, what you've made looks delicious...i might have to practice making that recipe (maybe not so spicy yet, i'm a wimp). mmm. i love food. and cooking. and eating. (sigh!)

jen said...

i love kimchi! this looks delicious. glad to see you are getting back to cooking.

c.Rachel said...

Your kimchi fried rice looks yummy!
Kimchee is good but something happens when you cook it/fry it...the heat makes it heavenly...well at least to this Korean girl.

Got to check out Aeri's Kitchen too...thanks for the tip fellow commenter, Particulars!

valerie said...

oh yay! i just found that blog recently and have been excited to try out some recipes. we're korean food novices, but everything i've tried, i've loved.

also, iowa sounds kind of wonderful...? we are probably moving away from new york soon and one of my biggest worries about that is not having access to as much amazing food wherever we end up. i'm glad you're finding good resources!

Ele said...

I have never commented here but right now I really want to tell you that I LOVE YOUR BLOG. It is so inspiring. I admire you for taking the best in each situation (even though as you said there are bad times too). I wish you good luck for your new life in Iowa !