Omu Rice = Omelette Rice

Today’s Recipe: Omu Rice = Japanese Omelette Rice   Omu Rice is a type of home-cooking very popular in Japan and Korea.  To put it simply it’s fried rice wrapped in an large fried egg omelette and then topped with ketchup or gravy.  It’s garnering a lot of attention lately due to a restaurant in…

Ramen Spectacular!

Today’s Recipe: Amping up Ramen Ramen, known as Ramyun in Korea, is a staple dish in Korea.  It is said that Koreans consume the most ramen in the world.  It’s no wonder too, having tasted the wide variety of options that Korean ramen companies have created since the widely successful inception of Shin Ramyun back…

Kimchi Stew – A Traditional Korean Dish

Recipe: Kimchi Stew or Kimchi Chigae   Kimchi Chigae (stew) is one of the most popular dishes that Koreans enjoy eating.  It is a really simple recipe where kimchi (pickled cabbage) gets cooked with some form of protein (commonly pork, but beef, Spam, and even canned tuna is delicious as well), tofu, and veggies.  But…

Chef Jet Tila’s “My Famous Drunken Noodles”

Today’s Recipe Challenge: Chef Jet Tila’s “My Famous Drunken Noodles” from 101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die, Jet Tila, Page Street Publishing, 2017     Jet Tila’s philosophy on Asian cooking is really refreshing.  For instance, he states that California Rolls, and Mongolian beef, two dishes knocked for being created by Asians…

Chef Armando De La Torre’s “Pulled Pork Tacos”

Today’s Recipe Challenge: Chef Armando De La Torre’s Pulled Pork from Munchies, Late-Night Meals from the World’s Best Chefs, J.J. Goode and Helen Hollyman, Ten-Speed Press.     We love tacos.  Being from Southern California and having access to so many different types, it’s always a good thing learning new recipes for tacos  These tacos consisted…

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s “Sushi Pizza”

Today’s Recipe Challenge: “Sushi Pizza” from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s cookbook, The New Art of Japanese Cooking, 2007 Published by DK We’re huge fans of Iron Chef Japan, when they used to air the marathons we would stay up for most of it, passing out by the time they would reach the top 5.  Iron Chef…

Korean “Army Stew” = Budae Chigae

Today’s Recipe: Korean “Army Stew” = Budae Chigae   Budae Chigae is called Army Stew for the simple fact that half of the ingredients came from the Korean War American soldier’s ration tins.  During the war, the country of Korea was starving and struggling.  The cities that were in the areas near the base camps…

Takoyaki, Japanese Octopus Dough Balls

Today’s Recipe Challenge: Takoyaki Takoyaki are a really popular Japanese street food.  The best way to describe them is lightly fried dough balls, with a moist inside that is filled with deliciously chewy octopus, green onions, ginger inside and some sprinkled seaweed, more green onions, and bonito flakes on top (dried tuna flakes). They do…

Chef Gordon Ramsay’s “Slow-Cooked Beef Short Ribs”

  Today’s Recipe Challenge: Slow-Cooked Beef Short Ribs from Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking, Gordon Ramsay, Hachette Book Group   Although short ribs may sound like a difficult task, it turned out to be a really simple yet elegant dish to make.  And did we mention how delicious it was too?  Only thing to mention beforehand…it takes…