Saturday, 15 September 2012

My ideal 5 course Real Korean Food

Korean food is getting really a lots of attention from Londoners , and one glamorous TV chef is going to open Pop Up Korean Restaurant in East London.  It is a very good news indeed as long as the chef knows how to make real one, as the chef is cooking all of dish ( according the article).
Mentioned of making spicy fried chicken marinated in butter milk but sounds just like American / Texan chicken than Korean .
5 course meal for £35 with fun karaoke as well.
The chef was inspired by Korean Food Scene in LA and NY, specially David Jang's eatery in NY.
Lets hope the chef knows all about Korean cuisine first.
I love David Jang's Book, MOMOFUKU, but certainly it is not a Korean cook book , more like his own take, twist on Korean ( as he is America born with Korean parents from Korea), Japanese, and Chinese. Do not get me wrong, I think Jang's recipes are wonderful and lovingly westernised on Oriental cuisine.
Well My only wish is the chef know traditional Korean food first !!
I do not mind fusion Korean food but not call them Korean, should serve and understand Kimchi, without kimchi, Korean cuisine does not exist that's the very uniqueness of Korean cuisine.
As far as I know , any other cuisine in the world has one single dish has to be eaten every meal like Korean food, Kimchi!! Lets hope chef serve real kimchi,
Let me tell you how I present my ideal 5 course Korean Meal.
1.Steam 3 dumplings and serve with  beef broth (Manduguk)  or Spicy Beef Soup (yukgaejang)

2. Seafood  mini pancakes with dipping sauce (Haemul pajeon).Or asparagus wrapped in pancake
3. Grilled spicy fish ( salmon or mackerel) with asparagus or Seafood Japchae wrapped in the pancake.
4.. Short rib ,grilled ( galbi gui) with kimchi and mooli salad or cucumber salad.
      OR  Spicy belly pork or Chicken
5. Mini bibimbab with tofu soup, Mini baked kimchi rice with fried egg on the top and soup
6. Spicy fruit soup with pear
Wash down with cold beer or dry white wine !!, Yummmm


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks. I love set korean meal/ Hansik as a everyday meal but when you have guest make 5-7 course meal is attractive! if you live in London area you can join my class , Saturdays.

    2. Hi, my cookery class is on 22nd Sept, and will start again October 6th and 11th. then I will be in Korea(!!!) for 3 weeks, still try to blog from Korea, any one like to join my class dodo email me.