Here is my mini interview with Julie, and the photos of Korean dishes that she made!
1. What is your name and where do you live?
My name is Julie and I live in Springfield, MA
Julie’s rainbow rice cake (mujigae ddeok)! It looks identical to my own!
Julie says, “..I am so proud of my rainbow cake and I wanted to show others how nice it comes out so they can try too! ”
2. What do you do and how many family members do you have ?
I am a family day care provider. I live with my parents, 4 birds, 3 hermit crabs, 1 turtle, 1 rabbit and several fish.
Julie’s pet, hermit crab named Samsoon! : ) She says, “..This one is Sam Soon, my other two, Hee Jin and Han Kui, were buried. ”
3. How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
I cook using your recipes 3-4 times a week, sometimes more.
4. What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
Just 3, that’s too hard! I guess my absolute favorites would be: ddeokbokki, bibimbap and deongjang jjigae.
5. What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
My 9 year old niece devours my oi kimchi and cabbage kimchi by the jarfuls and my 10 year old nephew fights with me over the last bit of japchae and jajangmyun so I would have to say they are my best dishes.
Julie’s kimchi! She says, “..As I am vegan I didn’t use any fish sauce or oysters. I just added a little soysauce instead and it came out great. Also I like to mix red pepper powder and flakes because the flakes don’t seem hot enough for me.”
Jjajangmyun (black bean noodles)!
Julie says, “For this jajangmyun, instead of pork I used tofu. I fried thin strips until crispy and then added soy sauce to give it saltiness and added at the end of cooking! “
gimbap(Julie used avocado, tofu, pickled radish (danmuji), and chopped kimchi as fillings)