Korean Cravings


Having recently moved to a new district in Tianjin, we are now a 10 minute walk from several Korean food restaurants. I love Korean food so much that I can’t help but go once, twice, or even three times a month : ) Korean style complimentary appetizers are a highlight of my meal… you see, shortly after being seated, you are served a variety of taste-testers before the meal *no waiting idly while my stomach growls uncontrollably!* If you’ve never tried Korean food, I highly recommend it, check out a few of my favorite dishes below!

My ultimate favorite dish is 냉면; translated “cold noodles.” Yes, I know it sounds odd but trust me, its “oh-so-yummy!”


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Mama What’s Cookin’: Chinese Dumplings

Stuck inside today because of the rain here in northern china, and what else does one do inside all day? Cook!


I made Chinese chicken and cabbage dumplings. (With sweet and spicy soy sauce.)


The trick is to first fry the dumplings in some oil for a minute or two , this will prevent them from sticking when you steam them.


An easy way to steam the dumplings is to keep them in the same frying pan and pour a cup of water into the pan while hot and place a lid over them. Let it steam until the water is all gone.


An alternative step is to then pour some more oil in the pan and fry the other sides of the dumplings to get a crispy exterior.


And finally-Enjoy!