Pixie Clay

This week our Korean food fan is Pixie Clay, who was born in Hawaii and is now living in San Francisco! She has her own blog here!
The first Korean food she ever tasted was kimchi and roasted gim made by her Korean babysitter when she was young. She was called kimchi monster by her own mom because she loved kimchi so much! Take a look at the kimchi that she made below. It looks super tasty. Nice meeting you, Pixie! I love your blue hair and red lipstick! : )

Pixie Clay

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What is your name and where do you live?
My name is Pixie Clay. I was born and raised in on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, but moved to San Francisco, California in 2011.

Tell me about the first time you ever tasted Korean food. Where were you, and what did you eat?
Growing up, I had a Korean neighbor who used to baby sit my brother and me when my parents were busy working. She made amazing kimchi and roasted seaweed. I loved kimchi so much ever since I first tasted it as a kid. My mom called me a kimchi-monster since I would eat it all the time – with rice, without rice, as a snack. When the neighbor moved away, I was sad because store bought kimchi is never as tasty as homemade.

How often do you cook Korean food?
Several times a month! In Hawaii, it’s easy to get Korean food as take-out food. Where I live now, it’s a bit harder…Most Korean food is at restaurants and sometimes, I want to eat at home instead of sitting at a restaurant!

What are your 3 favorite Korean dishes?
Kimchi – any type of kimchi! Cucumber, radish, traditional… I will eat any and all of it!

My second favorite dish is japchae. It’s very simple, but so delicious when you combine all the ingredients!

My third favorite is gimbap. It’s all my favorite things rolled into an easy to eat bite. What’s not to love!?

What’s your best Korean dish, the one that everybody compliments you on?
No matter what dish I make, everyone loves it. And when they ask me for the recipe, I always point them to your website.

This is kimchi! I bought a really large container to store it in, but not enough cabbage to fill it.
This is kimchi! I bought a really large container to store it in, but not enough cabbage to fill it.

I made mine vegetarian because I didn't have any beef, but it is still just as delicious and tasty!
I made mine vegetarian japchae because I didn’t have any beef, but it is still just as delicious and tasty!

Bibim guksu and jangtteok. They make a wonderful meal together!
Bibim-guksu (Spicy mixed noodles) and jangtteok. They make a wonderful meal together!

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