Tag Archives: Cooking

Cooking Classes at the Hutong.

Last week I was invited to join one of my co-workers and his family to a Chinese cooking class in the Beijing hutongs (old style alley ways), so I jumped at the opportunity to try and learn some new Chinese cuisine. While I can cook a few Chinese dishes, I’m hardly an expert, and the [...]

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White Chocolate Fondue.

One of the really cool presents we got this Christmas was a chocolate fondue set from my parents. While I’m not much of a chocolate eater, I have to confess that I do enjoy consuming it when it’s done in a fondue. Not only is it fun, but it’s something you can do with a [...]

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Late night basil thief.

You may have remembered me mentioning that I had grown some basil seedlings the other day. You may also remember how happy I was to soon have some fresh basil to add to some of my dishes and that I was quite happy with the numerous seedlings I had (about 10 or 11 all up). [...]

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Cooking with Dave: Beijing Lasagna.

One of my favourite dishes is lasagna, in particular the lasagna my mum makes which in my opinion is second to none.  While I was in Korea, I made lasagna several times, enjoyed by everyone, especially Em who can never seem to get enough of it (she agrees that my mum’s lasagna is the best [...]

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Mincemeat Pies.

Christmas is all about good people, good food, and good drink. In Korea, for the most part, we don’t have our families to celebrate the day (unlike last year was I was fortunate to have Mom and Dad here) so it’s solely up to us to make the most of the day. Some of you [...]

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Cooking with Dave: Hodok (호떡).

Over the weekend I decided to try my hand at a new Korean dish, hodok (호떡). It’s basically a glutinous fries pastry with a red sugar / nut mix in the middle. When you fry the hodok, the sugar inside melts to a sweet paste, making it an ideal snack for the cold winter days, [...]

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Cooking with Dave: Cherry Pie.

The other day I had a magic idea. I get them now and then, although probably not quite as much as I’d like. I saw online that I could order some cherry pie filling. It’s not that I love cherry pie, in fact I’ve only probably eaten it a couple of times before, but the [...]

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New food links.

A few new food blogs I’ve added; Seoul Food Seoul Eats Zen Kimchi Food Journal They can be found in the cooking links. While I have you here, does anyone know a good Jjajang myon (짜장면) recipe? I want as close to the take out Korean version as possible.

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Cooking with Dave: Charsan, Meatball Curry, and Snake beans with Mince.

It’s no real surprise to anybody that I really do like my food. It’s a real passion of mine and one day, sometime in the future, I hope I’ll be able to direct my life further in that direction (although somewhat a little away from my own stomach!). While I no grand delusions regarding my [...]

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Chinese shabu shabu.

Last night Em and I went out with the director, her husband, and a student from the Chinese academy that she works at. I’ve been out with them on a few occasions and, despite the lack of English, always had a fairly good time. Going out with them does highlight one thing about me, I [...]

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