Korean food fans

Sylvia Smith

Here is my mini interview with Sylvia Smith and the photos of Korean dishes that she made.

1. What is your name and where do you live?
Sylvia Smith from Westchester, NY

2. What do you do and how many family members do you have ?

I have a wonderful husband and we have six children.  I am a full time mom and homemaker.

3. How often do you cook Korean food following my recipes?
I cook Korean food a couple times a week for myself and about once every two weeks for the family.

I have made all of these from your recipes:
Panfried Tofu, Hobakjuk, Spicy egg sidedish, gajinamul (Eggplant side dish), Jjampong (spicy with seafood and not spicy with pork), Grilled beef (BBQ beef with all kinds of side dish, everyone in the family choose their own things to put into the lettuce bundle),Kimchi jjigae (I am the only one who eats kimchi in the family), Kkaennip kimchi and jangajji-with kkeannip from my garden, Samgakgimbap (this was tricky to get the shape correct), Soondobu Jjigae, Kongguksu, Oisobagi , Kongnomulguk (I make this at least once a week for my own lunch) , Spicy stir fried fish cake, Squash pancake- both zucchini and butternut squash, Sweet and crispy chicken, Hwajeon, Tangsuyuk with beef, Buchujeon (asian chives pancake), Yealmu mulkimchi (from radish in my garden),
and Kimbab:
I put all kinds of filling on a big tray and make the rice then I let my children and their friends make their own.  This gets a little crazy in the kitchen and I have about 5 rolling mats, but they have fun and it gets them to try.  Some of my children’s friends have never tried this type of food so they might just put in cucumber or carrots, but I have many options so they will be exposed to new things.
I also have a rice cooker and often make multi grain/bean rice.

perillaleaves perilla leaves (kkaennip) from my garden

gyeranjjim steamed egg side dish (gyeranjjim)


riceballs rice cake balls for hobakjuk

4. What are your favorite Korean dishes? Choose 3, please!
Kimchi Jjiggae made with very sour kimchi , Soondubu Jjigae, Kongnomulguk- but, I must have radish kimchi and rice with it, exactly as you show in your video

5. What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on when you make it?
Dakkangjung (sweet and crispy chicken)



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